Thursday, October 24, 2013

TCM for November 2013


We haven't done a TCM preview for a while because it seemed like we were recommending the same films over and over. But there's some cool stuff coming up and, appropriate for November, a few turkeys in the mix as well. Full schedule available HERE. All times Eastern.

November 4th



8:00 PM
MY BRILLIANT CAREER (1979)
A proud young woman in early 20th century Australia must choose between marriage and independence.
Dir: Gillian Armstrong Cast:  Judy Davis , Sam Neill , Wendy Hughes .
C-100 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format

Mega creepy Picnic at Hanging Rock November 4th

10:15 PM
PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK (1975)
When a group of schoolgirls mysteriously disappear, the survivors find their lives changed forever.
Dir: Peter Weir Cast:  Martin Vaughan , Rachel Roberts , Dominic Guard .
C-107 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format


12:15 AM
ALICE IN THE CITIES (1974)
A journalist and a young girl travel through Europe to find her grandmother.
Dir: Wim Wenders Cast:  Rudiger Vogler , Yella Rottlander , Elisabeth Kreuzer .
BW-112 mins, TV-PG

November 6



11:15 AM
MOST DANGEROUS GAME, THE (1932)
A big game hunter decides to stalk human prey.
Dir: Ernest B. Schoedsack Cast:  Joel McCrea , Fay Wray , Robert Armstrong .
BW-63 mins, TV-PG, CC,

2:00 AM
SWIMMER, THE (1968)
A tortured man reflects on past mistakes while "swimming" home through his neighbors' pools.
Dir: Frank Perry Cast:  Burt Lancaster , Janet Landgard , Janice Rule .
C-95 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format

4:00 AM
GYPSY MOTHS, THE (1969)
A trio of barnstorming skydivers finds love and heartache at one small-town stop.
Dir: John Frankenheimer Cast:  Burt Lancaster , Deborah Kerr , Gene Hackman .
C-107 mins, TV-MA,


November 9

Disco Godfather declares war on PCP



2:00 AM
DISCO GODFATHER (1979)
A retired cop becomes a disco king when he switches careers and becomes a DJ.
Dir: J Robert Wagoner
C-98 mins,




November 12



3:00 AM
SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE (1973)
Over a ten-year period, a divorced couple work through their tormented relationship.
Dir: Ingmar Bergman Cast:  Liv Ullmann , Erland Josephson , Bibi Andersson .
C-170 mins, TV-MA, Letterbox Format

November 19



8:00 PM
GREGORY'S GIRL (1981)
A schoolboy falls for a girl who wins a place on his school's soccer team.
Dir: Bill Forsyth Cast:  Gordon John Sinclair , Dee Hepburn , Jake D'Arcy .
C-91 mins, TV-14, Letterbox Format


10:00 PM
ELEPHANT MAN, THE (1980)
A 19th-century doctor questions his motives for rescuing a sideshow freak.
Dir: David Lynch Cast:  Anthony Hopkins , John Hurt , John Gielgud .
BW-126 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

NOV 19

12:00 AM

Soylent Green. You probably know the last line.

SOYLENT GREEN (1973)
A future cop uncovers the deadly secret behind a mysterious synthetic food.
Dir: Richard O. Fleischer Cast:  Charlton Heston , Leigh Taylor-Young , Edward G. Robinson .
C-97 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox Format


November 20



8:00 PM
PRIMARY (1960)
The Wisconsin Primary of 1960 sets John Kennedy on the road to the White House.
BW-53 mins, TV-G,


9:15 PM
ADVENTURES ON THE NEW FRONTIER (1961)
BW-52 mins, TV-PG,


10:30 PM
CRISIS (1963)
After years of segregation, the University of Alabama becomes the last U.S. college to open its doors to black students.
BW-52 mins, TV-PG,

Tons of Kennedy stuff November 20

11:45 PM
FACES OF NOVEMBER (1964)
This short film examines reactions to President Kennedy's death.
BW-12 mins, TV-PG,


12:00 AM
FOUR DAYS IN NOVEMBER (1964)
The nation responds with shock and sorrow when President John F. Kennedy is assassinated.
Dir: Mel Stuart Cast:  Richard Basehart
BW-122 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format


2:15 AM
PT 109 (1963)
Future president John Kennedy fights to save his crew when their PT boat sinks in the Pacific.
Dir: Leslie H. Martinson Cast:  Cliff Robertson , Ty Hardin , James Gregory .
C-140 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

November 22

Bringing Up Baby. You have to see it at least once.



10:00 PM
BRINGING UP BABY (1938)
A madcap heiress upsets the staid existence of a straitlaced scientist.
Dir: Howard Hawks Cast:  Katharine Hepburn , Cary Grant , Charlie Ruggles .
BW-102 mins, TV-G, CC,


November 24



2:30 AM
LES COUSINS (1959)
The relationship between two cousins with different personalities is challenged when one falls in love with the other's friend.
Dir: Claude Chabrol Cast:  Gerard Blain , Jean-Claude Brialy , Juliette Mayniel .
BW-109 mins, TV-14,


4:30 AM
LE BEAU SERGE (1959)
An ailing city dweller makes a therapeutic return visit to his home town in the country.
Dir: Claude Chabrol Cast:  Gerard Blain , Jean-Claude Brialy , Michele Meritz .
BW-95 mins, TV-PG,

November 25


Claire Denis' Beau Travail November 25



12:00 AM
BEAU TRAVAIL (1999)
An ex-Foreign Legion officer recalls his experiences in the Gulf of Djibouti.
Dir: Claire Denis Cast:  Denis Lavant , Michel Subor , Gregoire Colin .
C-89 mins, TV-MA, Letterbox Format


3:15 AM
FUNNY GAMES (1997)
Two psychotic young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic "games."
Dir: Michael Haneke Cast:  Susanne Lothar , Ulrich Muhe , Arno Frisch .
C-104 mins, Letterbox Format




November 27

Grown men weep during this movie.



8:00 PM
FIELD OF DREAMS (1989)
Mysterious voices tell an Iowa farmer to build a baseball diamond in his backyard.
Dir: Phil Alden Robinson Cast:  Kevin Costner , Amy Madigan , James Earl Jones .
C-105 mins, TV-14, Letterbox Format


November 30



8:00 PM
SEARCHERS, THE (1956)
An Indian-hating Civil War veteran tracks down the tribe that slaughtered his family and kidnapped his niece.
Dir: John Ford Cast:  John Wayne , Jeffrey Hunter , Vera Miles .
C-119 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

A salute to the trashy cinema of Ted V. Mikels November 30




2:15 AM
DOLL SQUAD, THE (1973)
A squad of beautiful government agents tries to catch saboteurs.
Dir: Ted V. Mikels Cast:  Michael Ansara , Francine York , Anthony Eisley .
C-101 mins, Letterbox Format


4:15 AM
TEN VIOLENT WOMEN (1982)
Dir: Ted V. Mikels Cast:  Sherri Vernon , Dixie Lauren , Georgia Morgan .
BW-97 mins,



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