KLRU-Q’s Saturday Night at the Movies presents a full-length feature film every Saturday night, plus extra content that gives the evening an exciting spin. Each film explores the work of legendary actors and actresses through many important films from their careers. Here is a peek of what this Saturday has in store:
On Story Elements Of Great Horror at 7:30 pm
Professional horror writers explore how great drama lies at the core of the most frightening films, and discuss the style and techniques used to invoke fear, suspense and thrills that linger long after the credits roll.
Hollywood Stars Film Package Wait Until Dark at 8:00 pm
Intruders search a blind woman’s (Audrey Hepburn) Greenwich Village apartment for a heroin-filled doll. Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin, Richard Crenna.
Drive-In Movie Memories at 9:50 pm
Drive-In Movie Memories is a film celebration of drive in movie theaters, one of America’s greatest symbols of youth, freedom and the automobile. What started as the business venture an auto parts dealer to make some easy money accidentally became a magical place where romance, fun and a sense of community flourished. The centerpiece of Drive-In Movie Memories is a vast collection of historical photos and footage from the mid ’30s until today, including clips from classic drive-in movies of all genres: westerns, romance, horror, and the teenage beach party movies of the ’60s. Interviews with film critic Leonard Maltin and other film historians add context while stories from B-movie actors, including Beverly Garland, the “queen” of B-movies, provide entertaining “insider” views of the era in its heyday.
Sam Cooke – Legend at 10:50 pm
The first-ever authorized filmed biography of the visionary singer/songwriter/ producer examines his extraordinary career and personal life–from his gospel-singing roots through his R&B, soul and pop music career. The documentary includes rare performances, memorable footage of Cooke and close friend Muhammad Ali, and interviews with fellow musicians Aretha Franklin, Lloyd Price, Lou Rawls, Bobby Womack, business manager Allen Klein, and the Cooke family whose cooperation was invaluable in the production. Acknowledged as soul music’s progenitor, Cooke took the civil rights movement’s message of economic self-determination to heart and built his own label and publishing company. He wrote and performed such classics as “You Send Me,” “Wonderful World,” “Chain Gang,” and the evocative “A Change is Gonna Come” before his tragic death in 1964. Narrated by actor Jeffrey Wright (Ali, “Angels in America”) and written by Peter Guralnick, author of the definitive Sam Cooke biography best seller, Dream Boogie.
Take 2 at 11:31 pm
For more than two decades, saxophonist/clarinetist Frank Glover and pianist Claude Sifferlen enjoyed both a critically acclaimed musical collaboration and a nurturing father/son-type bond. TAKE TWO traces the final stages of their act following Sifferlen’s terminal diagnosis of inoperable prostate cancer. The regional Emmy® -nominated film poignantly explores the musical and interpersonal relationship between these two jazz virtuosos, as they reflect on their decades-long partnership and continue to perform together while facing a painful, yet inevitable, separation.