This weekend on WETA, watch three movies right from your Washington, DC, Maryland, or Virginia home! Watch a blind love unravel into danger and fear with Alfred Hitchcock's classic film Suspicion. Then discover the struggle between love and infatuation in Independent Lens' Seeking Asian Female. And if you're still awake at midnight, watch POV's In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee as a Korean born woman delves into her past to find the person whose name she bears.
and Joan Fontaine
deliver exuberant performances in Alfred Hitchcock
’s classic thriller, Suspicion
. This film tells the story of Lina McLaidlaw, a wealthy young woman, who falls in love with Johnnie Aysgarth. Swept off her feet by Johnnie’s charm, Lina disregard’s the disapproval of her father, General McLaidlaw, and soon runs away to get married. Unaware of troubles that are just around the corner, Lina finds out that her new husband has no money, no job and has a gambling problem. Johnnie insists that this will all change, but as Lina soon finds out, not everyone can keep promises. Following a series of bizarre events, a mysterious murder, and bit of paranoia, Lina becomes convinced that Johnnie might be plotting to kill her and make haste with her inheritance. Watch the trailer!
Tune in to WETA TV26 & HD Saturday at 9:30pm for Alfred Hitchcock’s, Suspicion.
For those of you who believe opposites attract, you’ll want to check out this documentary
from Independent Lens. Seeking Asian Female
follows the lives of two people who fall in love
and decide to get married after meeting on the internet. Steven, a white American
man from San Francisco
, has always had a fascination with Chinese
women. After divorcing twice, the struggle for Steven to find the Asian woman of his dreams seems to be merely impossible until he meets Sandy. Sandy, a determined 30 year old woman from China
, immediately falls in love with Steven and flies out to San Francisco to marry him. But marriage isn’t all fun and games as the cross-cultured couple soon find out. Communicating through a translator, overcoming Steven’s obsession with Chinese women and adapting to life in a foreign country are just a few issues the couple must face in order to make their relationship work. But are Steven and Sandy willing to take these drastic measures for true love? Tune in to find out! Watch the trailer!
Independent Lens: Seeking Asian Female airs this Saturday at 11:00pm on WETA TV26 & HD.
In this unusual documentary
, POV reveals the story of a Korean
orphan who has her identity switched before she is taken in by an American
family. After coming to the United States
in 1966 at eight years old, she was told to keep her false identity a secret and never reveal it to anyone. Now, after more than 40 years, it is time to find the real Cha Jung Hee. In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee
, filmmaker Deann Borshay Liem
sets out in hopes of helping this mistaken orphan
find Cha Jung Hee. But in a big territory like Korea
, finding the woman whose life she has lived will not be an easy task. Watch the trailer!
Check out POV: In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee this Sunday at 12:00am on WETA TV26 & HD.