Classic Movie Musicals Get Monthlong Broadcast on PBS

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Reel 13, the community of filmlovers affiliated with parent company WNET New York Thirteen, will present a classic song-and-dance film each week in October, starting with "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" Oct. 4.

According to press notes, "Every Saturday night beginning at 9 PM, viewers can catch a Hollywood Classic hosted by film historian Neal Gabler, followed by an Indie, hosted by Columbia University professor Richard Peña." Each evening will finish off with a short film chosen from viewer's votes out of a selection of three at

Reel 13 is funded by the Sy Syms Foundation and the Rubin Museum of Art. For more information visit


The schedule of films for October follows:

* Oct. 4
"Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" (1954) directed by Stanley Donen

"When an Oregon trapper (Howard Keel) decides to marry, he and his rowdy brothers kidnap women from the town. With Jane Powell, Russ Tamblyn, and Jeff Richards."


"Small, Beautifully Moving Parts" (2011) directed by Annie Howell and Lisa Robinson

"A young woman comes to terms with motherhood in the age of technology. With Anna Margaret Hollyman, Josephine Clausen and Corey Deckler."


Oct. 11
"That's Entertainment II" (1976) directed Gene Kelly

"Highlights from MGM musicals including Kiss Me Kate, Easy to Love, Barkleys of Broadway, Easy to Love and A Night at the Opera. With Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Judy Garland, Bing Crosby, Clark Gable, Dorris Day, Elizabeth Taylor, Greta Garbo and The Marx Brother among many others."


"Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?" (2013) directed by Arvin Chen

"A married optical-shop manager begins to question his marriage when he's attracted to a man. With Richie Ren, Mavis Fan and Lawrence Ko."


Oct. 18
"An American in Paris" (1951) directed by Vincente Minnelli

"An American soldier (Gene Kelly) stays in Paris after World War II to paint and falls in love with a French beauty (Leslie Caron). With Oscar Levant and Nina Foch."


"Putzel" (2012) directed by Jason Chaet

"A shy Upper West Sider falls in love with his uncle's girlfriend. With Jack Carpenter, Melanie Lynskey and John Pankow."


Oct. 25
"The Music Man" (1962) directed by Morton DaCosta

"A librarian (Shirley Jones) hears a sour note when a charming rogue (Robert Preston) convinces Iowa townspeople he can transform the youngsters into a first-rate marching band. Also with Buddy Hackett and Ron Howard."


"The Day I Saw Your Heart" (2011) directed by Jennifer Devoldère

"Justine flits from boyfriend to boyfriend, while her immature father secretly befriends them all. With Mélanie Laurent, Michel Blanc and Florence Loiret Caille."

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