Community Cinema: Me Facing Life 2/1

Join KLRU and the Austin Public Library for free Community Cinema screenings on the first Tuesday of the month at the Windsor Park Branch Library (5833 Westminster Dr,). Screenings will start at 7 p.m. with a discussion to follow each of the films. The next screening will be Me Facing Life: Cyntoia’s Story on February 1st.

Me Facing Life: Cyntoia’s Story
Follows the sad and startling story of Cyntoia Brown, who is serving a life sentence for murder at the age of 16. The camera first glimpses her the week of her arrest at age 16 and follows her for nearly six years. Along the way, nationally renown juvenile forensic psychiatrist, Dr. William Bernet from Vanderbilt University, assesses her situation.

Q Night at the Movies for January

KLRU Q Night at the Movies spotlights a classic film each Saturday night at 8 p.m. This month our feature films will be:

January 7: Arthur
A dry British butler (John Gielgud) helps his tippling master (Dudley Moore) choose between love with a waitress (Liza Minnelli) or marriage for money. Cast: John Gielgud, Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli.

January 14: Anastasia
An expatriate Russian general (Yul Brynner) grooms a refugee (Ingrid Bergman) to pose as the lost daughter of Czar Nicholas II. Cast: Ingrid Bergman, Yul Brynner, Helen Hayes.

January 21: Ocean’s Eleven
Danny Ocean wants to score the biggest heist in history. He combines an eleven member team, including Frank Catton, Rusty Ryan and Linus Caldwell. Their target? The Bellagio, the Mirage and the MGM Grand. All casinos owned by Terry Benedict. It’s not going to be easy, as they plan to get in secretly and out with $150 million. Starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts.

January 28: To Have and Have Not
A wartime adventure-romance in which boat skipper (Humphrey Bogart) on the Island of Martinique is approached by a Free French activist who wants to charter his boat to smuggle an important underground leader. This was Lauren Bacall’s first film and the one during which she and Bogart fell in love. Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Walter Brennan.

Community Cinema: For Once in My Life dvd, book list

KLRU’s Community Cinema partners, the Austin Public Library, have put together a list of DVDs and books that go along with this month’s film For Once In My Life. All items are available at the library.


Autism movement therapy: empowering your child through music & movement

Beyond F.A.T. city: a look back, a look ahead

Black sun


Darius goes West: the roll of his life

Emmanuel’s gift

The Goal

It’s so much work to be your friend: helping the child with learning disabilities find social success

Misunderstood minds: searching for success in school



Art for all the children: approaches to art therapy for children with disabilities by Francis E. Anderson

Chronicles of courage: very special artists by Smith, Jean Kennedy Potok

Essential musical intelligence: using music as your path to healing, creativity, and radiant wholeness by Louise Montello

The healing energies of music by Hal A Lingerman

A matter of dignity: changing the lives of the disabled by Andrew Potok

Music, the brain, and ecstasy: how music captures our imagination by Robert Jourdain

Music therapy for the autistic child by Juliette Alvin

Rex: a mother, her autistic child, and the music that transformed their lives by Cathleen Lewis

Sounds of healing: a physician reveals the therapeutic power of sound, voice, and music by Mitchell L. Gaynor

Special kids need special parents: a resource for parents of children with special needs by Judith Loseff Lavin

You will dream new dreams: inspiring personal stories by parents of children with disabilities by Stanley D. Klein and Kim Schive