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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.

September 2018:

Body Heat

Window Start: 9/1/18
Rights Window: 9/1/18-9/30/18; 2 exhibition days per film window
Film Supplier: Warner Brothers
Year Released: 1981
Rating: R
Cast (top billed): William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, Richard Crenna
Summary: A socialite (Kathleen Turner) lures a chump Florida lawyer (William Hurt) to plot the perfect murder of her husband (Richard Crenna).

Dial M for Murder

Window Start: 9/1/18
Rights Window: 9/1/18-9/30/18; 2 exhibition days per film window
Film Supplier: Warner Brothers
Year Released: 1954
Rating: PG
Cast (top billed): Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings
Summary: A husband's plot to murder his unfaithful wife goes awry in Alfred Hitchcock's adaptation of the Frederick Knott play.

Key Largo

Window Start: 9/1/18
Rights Window: 9/1/18-9/30/18; 2 exhibition days per film window
Film Supplier: Warner Brothers
Year Released: 1948
Rating: NR
Cast (top billed): Humphrey Bogart, Edward Robinson, Lauren Bacall
Summary: A gangster (Edward G. Robinson) holds a GI (Humphrey Bogart) and others hostage in a run-down Florida Keys hotel.

Ocean's 11

Window Start: 9/1/18
Rights Window: 9/1/18-9/30/18; 2 exhibition days per film window
Film Supplier: Warner Brothers
Year Released: 1960
Rating: NR
Cast (top billed): Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr.
Summary: Veterans of the 82nd Airborne Division devise an elaborate plot to simultaneously rob five casinos on New Year's Eve.

To Have and Have Not

Window Start: 9/1/18
Rights Window: 9/1/18-9/30/18; 2 exhibition days per film window
Film Supplier: Warner Brothers
Year Released: 1944
Rating: NR
Cast (top billed): Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Walter Brennan
Summary: A boat skipper (Humphrey Bogart) flirts with a singer (Lauren Bacall) and fools Nazis on the island of Martinique.

October 2018:

Doctor Zhivago

Window Start: 10/1/18
Rights Window: 10/1/18-10/31/18; 2 exhibition days per film window
Film Supplier: Warner Brothers
Year Released: 1965
Rating: PG-13
Cast (top billed): Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin
Summary: Boris Pasternak's story of a poet/doctor (Omar Sharif), his wife (Geraldine Chaplin) and his lover (Julie Christie) unfolds during the Russian Revolution.

A Streetcar Named Desire

Window Start: 10/1/18
Rights Window: 10/1/18-10/31/18; 2 exhibition days per film window
Film Supplier: Warner Brothers
Year Released: 1951
Rating: PG
Cast (top billed): Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh, Kim Hunter
Summary: Tennessee Williams' Blanche DuBois (Vivien Leigh) moves in with her sister, Stella (Kim Hunter), and brutish brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski (Marlon Brando).

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Window Start: 10/1/18
Rights Window: 10/1/18-10/31/18; 2 exhibition days per film window
Film Supplier: Sony
Year Released: 1977
Rating: PG
Cast (top billed): Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr
Summary: An Indiana lineman (Richard Dreyfuss) and other UFO sighters, beleagured by earlier incidents, finally have documented contact with space aliens.

Julie and Julia

Window Start: 10/1/18
Rights Window: 10/1/18-10/31/18; 2 exhibition days per film window
Film Supplier: Sony
Year Released: 2009
Rating: PG-13
Cast (top billed): Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Chris Messina
Summary: A woman (Amy Adams) in Queens, N.Y., sets a deadline of one year to prepare all 524 recipes in Julia Child's (Meryl Streep) famous cookbook, "Mastering the Art of French Cooking."

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.

 

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Contract period: 01/01/2018-12/31/2019
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