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From a pact with the devil to an heiress with only months to live, several of December's Reel 13 offerings grapple with matters of mortality.
Independents "The Accidental Death of Joey by Sue" and "Barking Water" share the thematic bill with Hollywood classics "Angel on My Shoulder" and "Dark Victory" respectively.
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.
"Soldier in the Rain" (1963) Dir: Ralph Nelson
An Army supply sergeant's tragic hero is a portly master sergeant (Jackie Gleason) who knows his way around. With Steve McQueen and Tuesday Weld.
"Made in Dagenham" (2010) Dir: Nigel Cole
The story of a 1968 Ford strike, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination. With Sally Hawkins, Bob Hoskins, and Miranda Richardson.
"Angel On My Shoulder" (1946) Dir: Archie Mayo
A deceased gangster makes a deal with the devil. With Paul Muni, Anne Baxter, and Claude Rains.
"The Accidental Death of Joey by Sue" (2010) Dir: Neal Thibedeau and Sarah Louise Wilson
A young couple has 24 hours to decide if their love should live or die. With Steve Talley, Mercedes Le Anza and Lin Shaye
"Dark Victory" (1939) Dir: Edmund Goulding (please note 11pm start time)
Bette Davis stars as an heiress with only months to live, embarking on a social whirl. With Humphrey Bogart and George Brent.
"Barking Water" (2009) Dir: Sterlin Harjo
Frankie is dying. Irene hasn't forgiven him. And they are racing against time to find their way home. With Casey Camp-Horinek, Richard Ray Whitman and Jon Proudstar
WNET is the parent company of THIRTEEN and WLIW21, New York's public television stations. For 50 years, THIRTEEN has been making the most of the rich resources and passionate people of New York and the world, reaching millions of people with on-air and online programming that celebrates arts and culture, offers insightful commentary on the news of the day, explores the worlds of science and nature, and invites students of all ages to have fun while learning.
Reel 13 is funded by the Sy Syms Foundation, the Henry Nias Foundation, and the Rubin Museum of Art.
David Horn is executive producer. Bob Morris is senior producer. Colleen McHugh is associate producer. Kevin Alexander is production assistant.
Visit Reel 13 Online at http://www.thirteen.org/sites/reel13/ for additional information.
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