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The Public Television Feature Film Package explores the work of legendary actors and actresses in some of their greatest cinema classics. In these films, presented without interruption, viewers will enjoy an array of noteworthy performances, ranging from Audrey Hepburn’s iconic turn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s to Will Smith’s enthralling portrayal of Muhammad Ali in the 2001 film Ali. The package is available for station use from 2018 through 2019 and includes 78 films from four major studios.

November 2018:

The Elephant Man

Window Start: 11/1/18
Rights Window: 11/1/18-11/30/18; 2 exhibition days per film window
Film Supplier: Paramount
Year Released: 1980
Rating: PG
Cast (top billed): John Hurt, Anthony Hopkins, Anne Bancroft
Summary: Victorian Dr. Treves (Anthony Hopkins) rescues grotesque John Merrick (John Hurt) from a London sideshow and shows him humanity.

The Philadelphia Story

Window Start: 11/1/18
Rights Window: 11/1/18-11/30/18; 2 exhibition days per film window
Film Supplier: Warner Brothers
Year Released: 1940
Rating: NR
Cast (top billed): Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn and James Stewart
Summary: A snooty socialite (Katharine Hepburn) fights with her ex-husband (Cary Grant) and flirts with a reporter (James Stewart).

Terms of Endearment

Window Start: 11/1/18
Rights Window: 11/1/18-11/30/18; 2 exhibition days per film window
Film Supplier: Paramount
Year Released: 1983
Rating: PG
Cast (top billed): Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson
Summary: A spunky woman (Shirley MacLaine) babies her daughter (Debra Winger), then her ex-astronaut neighbor (Jack Nicholson).

Kramer vs. Kramer

Window Start: 11/1/18
Rights Window: 11/1/18-11/30/18; 2 exhibition days per film window
Film Supplier: Sony
Year Released: 1979
Rating: PG
Cast (top billed): Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep and Jane Alexander
Summary: A New York adman (Dustin Hoffman) fights for custody of his son (Justin Henry) after his wife (Meryl Streep) walks out.

December 2018:

Places in the Heart

Window Start: 12/1/18
Rights Window: 12/1/18-12/31/18; 2 exhibition days per film window
Film Supplier: Sony
Year Released: 1984
Rating: PG
Cast (top billed): Sally Field, Lindsay Crouse, John Malkovich
Summary: A widowed mother (Sally Field) fights for her cotton farm with a laborer and a blind boarder (John Malkovich) in 1930s Texas.

January 2018:

Shallow Grave

Window Start: 1/1/19
Rights Window: 1/1/19-1/31/19; 2 exhibition days per film window
Film Supplier: Fox
Year Released: 1995
Rating: R
Cast (top billed): Kerry Fox, Christopher Eccleston, Ewan McGregor
Summary: Three friends discover their new flatmate dead but loaded with cash.

Gilda

Window Start: 1/1/19
Rights Window: 1/1/19-1/31/19; 2 exhibition days per film window
Film Supplier: Sony
Year Released: 1946
Rating: NR
Cast (top billed): Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford and George Macready
Summary: A Buenos Aires casino owner (George Macready) hires a gambler (Glenn Ford) who once had an affair with his alluring wife (Rita Hayworth).

Lawrence of Arabia

Window Start: 1/1/19
Rights Window: 1/1/19-1/31/19; 2 exhibition days per film window
Film Supplier: Sony
Year Released: 1962
Rating: NR
Cast (top billed): Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness and Anthony Quinn
Summary: Controversial British officer T.E. Lawrence (Peter O'Toole) learns the culture of Arabs (Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn) and unites their tribes against the Turks.

Moscow on the Hudson

Window Start: 1/1/19
Rights Window: 1/1/19-1/31/19; 2 exhibition days per film window
Film Supplier: Sony
Year Released: 1984
Rating: R
Cast (top billed): Robin Williams, Maria Alonso, Cleavant Derricks
Summary: A Russian musician defects to the United States and settles in New York with the help of a Bloomingdale's employee.

 

DISTRIBUTOR: American Public Television
APT PROGRAM SERVICE: Syndication
PRODUCER: Various
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Contract period: 01/01/2018-12/31/2019
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