Steve McQueen, Humphrey Bogart, et al. to be Featured on REEL 13 in May
Silver screen he-men Steve McQueen, Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, and Gary Cooper topline May's Classic films on "Reel 13." McQueen will be seen in two of his best films - "Papillon" and "Bullitt" - on consecutive weeks (see below).
Bogart and Robinson star in the classic adaptation of Maxwell Anderson's 1939 Broadway play, "Key Largo," which onstage, had starred Paul Muni, with a stellar supporting cast which included Jose Ferrer, Uta Hagen, and Karl Malden. And Cooper stars in his late career romantic comedy, "Love in the Afternoon."
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Every Saturday night beginning at 9 p.m., viewers can catch a Classic hosted by film historian Neal Gabler, followed by an Indie, hosted by Richard Peña.
The evening concludes with a Short selected by visitors to Reel13.org who vote for their favorite of three shorts every week.
"Love in the Afternoon" (1957) Dir: Billy Wilder
A middle-aged playboy (Gary Cooper) is fascinated by the daughter of a private detective (Audrey Hepburn). With Maurice chevalier
"Birthday Girl" (2001) Dir: Jez Butterworth
A bank clerk is drawn into a web of crime. With Nicole Kidman, Vincent Cassel, and Ben Chaplin.
"Key Largo" (1948) Dir: John Huston
A gangster holds a GI and others hostage in a run-down hotel. With Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, Edward G. Robinson and Claire Trevor.
"The Piano in the Factory" ("Gang de qin") (2010) Dir: Zhang Meng, Jae-young Kwak
A laid-off factory worker in China tries to buy his daughter a piano. With Yongzhen Guo, Shin-yeong Jang and Qian Liu
"Papillon" (1973) Dir: Franklin J. Schaffner
A safecracker (Steve McQueen) and a counterfeiter (Dustin Hoffman) try to escape Devil's Island.
"Rabbit-Proof Fence" (2002) Dir: Phillip Noyce
In 1931, three aboriginal girls set off on a trek across the Outback. With Kenneth Branagh, Evelyn Sampi, and Tianna Sansbury.
"Bullitt" (1968) Dir: Peter Yates
Steve McQueen as a San Francisco police detective investigating a mob corruption case. With Jacqueline Bisset and Robert Vaughn.
"Beneath Clouds" (2002) Dir: Ivan Sen
An aboriginal girl meets a Murri boy doing time in an Australian prison. Dannielle Hall, Damian Pitt and Jenna Lee Connors
Reel 13 is funded by the Sy Syms Foundation, the Henry Nias Foundation, and the Rubin Museum of Art. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
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