Dark Victory

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Free Movies in DC: WETA Fall Movie Festival November 17

Every Saturday, WETA hosts the Fall Movie Festival where we compile exciting and commercial-free movies for you to enjoy in your Washington, DC area home. Watch these compelling films this Saturday, November 17!


George Washington said, “Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains taken to bring it to light.” With the revelation of truth comes serenity and peace. Experience catharsis and multiple sighs of relief as the truth is revealed in three films this Saturday night!

The Truth Will Win Out

When Vincent Parry’s wife is suddenly killed, Parry is promptly convicted of murder. He must exert all of his energies toward clearing his name, without allowing his morning to distract him  Vincent escapes prison and subsequently encounters multiple barriers, but repeatedly manages to evade capture (despite being highly wanted). When Vincent meets Irene, the beautiful woman takes the supposed killer under her wing. Irene developed an unwavering passion in seeking justice for the wrongly convicted when, years earlier, her father was convicted of murder. Dark Passage is a thriller following Vincent’s pursuit for freedom, righteousness, and a clear name. In his tireless attempts for clarity, what extreme measures will Vincent take and will he succeed in tracking down his wife’s killer? To complicate matters, the killer might be right under his nose...

Watch The WETA Movie: Dark Passage Saturday, November 17 at 9:30pm on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD.

WETA Movie: Dark Passage (1947)


Dying Men Speak True…

Dark Victory stars Bette Davis as Judith, the young New York socialite with hobbies suitable for her class: smoking, drinking, horses, and fast cars. A horse-riding accident leaves Judith with some uncomfortable after-effects, and only at the urging of her friend Ann does she seek a doctor’s counsel.  Testing reveals life-altering results: Judith has incurable cancer. She will soon become blind, and death will inevitably follow. However, Judith neglects to say her “adieus” …because her failing health is kept a secret! Why does Dr. Steele keep his lips sealed and will the truth set itself free before it’s too late?  Dark Victory is a tale of love, deceit, and coping.

Watch Dark Victory Saturday, November 17 at 11:20pm on WETA TV and WETA HD.

WETA Movie: Dark Victory


The Truth Right In Front Of Us

Block parties take place in neighborhoods across America every summer. After all, everyone on the street can relate to each other: happy children, full-time jobs, family dinners, weekends spent at the dog park or soccer field. But New York City’s Park Avenue set follows different rules, depending on which half you live. The mega-rich reside on Park Avenue’s Upper East Side—the wealthiest neighborhood in all of New York City. Take a leisurely stroll ten minutes up the block to the South Bronx, however, and the neighborhood sights, sounds, and smells will leave you wondering how only ten minutes mean the difference between luxury and lower income.

Independent Lens brings you Park Avenue: Money, Power & The American Dream, a shocking exploration of the extreme disparity in quality of life along one avenue. On one side live billionaires while. on the other side. forty percent of residents live in poverty. Park Avenue in the South Bronx is America’s poorest congressional district, plaqued by unemployment, crime, and failing schools. Yet these residents can literally see the “other side”, the so-called “better side”, from their windows. So close physically, with dreams of putting truth to the The Jefferson’s theme song lyrics, “moving on up to the East Side”.

But actually making the move to the other side is not as simple as America naively preaches. Sometimes achieving the American Dream demands more than hard work, determination, and a hearty dose of “American spirit”. Park Avenue: Money, Power & The American Dream looks at the invisible barricade that divides rich from poor and powerful from oppressed on both sides of Park Avenue.

Watch Independent Lens Park Avenue: Money, Power & The American Dream Saturday, November 17 at 1:00am on WETA TV26 and WETA HD.

Independent Lens | Park Avenue: Money, Power & the American Dream | Promo | PBS

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Free Movies in DC: WETA Fall Movie Festival October 20

WETA’s Fall Movie Festival brings you the best movies of all genres and generations with the convenience of never leaving your home or searching for a film. Added bonus? No commercials and entirely free! It’s all right here on WETA TV26 and WETA HD.  Every Saturday, check out the WETA Movie, a major feature film followed directly by documentaries from Independent Lens or P.O.V.


If all goes well, the sun will rise again tomorrow, signaling to nature that a new day has begun.  We are aware of its physical attributes; warm, bright, and a nutrients provider.  But when thinking about the sun in a more figurative sense, we are able to expand our imaginations and decide for ourselves what the sun means and does for us. Perhaps filmmakers of Saturday’s movies considered the sun’s capabilities and intended to explore its influences (good and bad) on people and nature.  Join us for this Saturday’s Fall Movie Festival event as we present films that will display a side of the sun that we may not have seen or experienced before.

From Sunrise to Sunset

Long Island social butterfly, Judith Traherne is living the good life with her passions for horses, parties, and just about all the material things that money can buy.  She hasn’t known any other way than to live life in the fast lane.  But when she begins to experience unusual episodes of headaches and dizziness, close friends insist that she slows down and arranges a visit with a Dr. Steele who specializes in brain cell research.  Steele discovers some life-threatening conditions in Judith’s system but decides to keep it to himself in hopes that she will enjoy the little time she has left without worry.  Love sparks between them as Judith returns again and again for more tests.  Their relationship blossoms but is it only out of pity that he cares for her? Or is it true love? Saturday night at 9:30 tune in for this week’s WETA Movie: Dark Victory (1939) on WETA TV26 and WETA HD. 

WETA Movie: Dark Victory


Deadly Rays

When a rare disease threatens the lives of their young children, Navajo couple Dorey and Yolanda Nez desperately seeks answers from their ancestors, elders, and community members as to how the disease came about.  The illness, Xeroderma Pigmentosum (XP), makes sunlight deadly when one’s skin is exposed and it is so rare that just one child out of a million is affected.  But several children in the Navajo community suffer from the disorder.  The Yez family must go deep within their tribal roots back to historical events to discover the history of XP.  But no event seems more potent and relevant than the Long Walk of 1864Saturday at 11:30pm on WETA TV26 and WETA HD, join us for the POV documentary, Sun Kissed as the Navajo community struggles to save their children from the deadly sun’s touch.


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