‘Cohen Film Classics’

Cohen Film Classics, a weekly series of 10 films, will premiere this Friday, January 27, on non-commercial Link TV at 9 pm ET/PT. Each film will also stream free for a week at LinkTV.org, Roku and Apple TV after its broadcast airing.

The series kicks off with the TV premiere of the 2013 documentary What is Cinema?, including a pre-film interview with director Chuck Workman by the film’s producer Charles Cohen. Cohen, the chairman and CEO of film distributor Cohen Media Group, is also series host and curator.

Subsequent films will include:

February 3: Sudden Fear (1952), film noir with Joan Crawford and Jack Palance

February 10: Hangmen Also Die (1943), a wartime espionage thriller set in occupied Czechoslovakia, directed by Fritz Lang

February 17: The Lady (2011), a political drama about Burma’s democracy movement from director Luc Besson

February 24: Fire Over England (1937), in which Flora Robson plays Queen Elizabeth, but future real-life lovers Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh steal the show

Films in the series come from the Cohen Film Collection, which consists of 700 titles mostly collected by Raymond Rohauer (1924–1987), a pioneering film curator, and now owned by Charles Cohen.

Here’s a trailer for What Is Cinema?:

You can watch Link TV nationwide on Roku, Apple TV, over-the-air in Los Angeles on channel 28.2, or via DirectTV and Dish Network. Cohen Film Classics will also air over-the-air in Los Angeles at 10 pm PT Fridays on KCET, channel 28.1.

About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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