November Lineup of KCET MUST SEE MOVIES
Features Four KCET Premieres – Ranging from Musicals to Period Dramas
Month of Classic Movies Kicks Off With ‘West Side Story’ on Nov. 3
Airs Fridays in Nov. at 8 p.m. with encores on Saturday afternoons
KCET MUST SEE MOVIES, the weekly destination for Southern California viewers of all ages to watch legendary stars in timeless movies, will premiere four first-run films in November. The Friday night series features Hollywood’s most iconic filmmakers as well as contemporary award-winning actors in notable 21st century films and is hosted by Pete Hammond, the Chief Film Critic of Deadline Hollywood and host of the KCET Cinema Series.
The November lineup includes the KCET premieres of an eclectic variety of genres that include award-winning musicals, a classic studio adventure film and an independent period drama. The exciting November slate of KCET MUST SEE MOVIES begins this Friday with Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, George Chakiris and Rita Moreno in the 1961 Academy Award®-winning best picture. “West Side Story” on Fri., Nov. 3 at 8 p.m. on KCET in Southern California. The film won a total of ten Academy Awards® including Best Picture® which remains the most for any musical.
The November lineup for KCET MUST SEE MOVIES is as follows (subject to change):
“West Side Story” – Fri. Nov. 3, 8 p.m.
Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy in this classic musical loosely based upon Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet story. Natalie Wood, George Chakiris, Richard Beymer and Rita Moreno. Musical score by Leonard Bernstein. (1961)
“The Great Escape” – Fri. Nov. 10, 8 p.m.
Allied prisoners of war plan for several hundred to escape from a German POW camp during World War II in an epic film based on fact. Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough and James Coburn. (1963)
“Hello, Dolly!” – Fri. Nov. 17, 8 p.m.
Matchmaker Dolly Levi travels to Yonkers to find a partner for “half-a-millionaire” Horace Vandergelder, convincing Vandergelder’s niece, his niece’s intended, and his two clerks to travel to New York City along the way. Barbra Streisand, Walter Matthau and Michael Crawford. The film was nominated for seven Academy Awards, and won three for Art Direction, Best Score and Best Sound Mixing. (1969)
“Testament of Youth” – Fri. Nov. 24, 8 p.m.
A British woman recalls coming of age during World War I – a story of young love, the futility of war, and how to make sense of the darkest times. Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington and Taron Egerton. (2014)
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