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:
Just Seen It Episode #504 at 7 pm
On the next episode of Just Seen It, we review the animated comedy, THE LEGO MOVIE, and then head back to TV for a review of the new NBC dramedy, ABOUT A BOY. Next, we discuss TIM’S VERMEER, the fascinating documentary about the “photo-realistic” paintings of Johannes Vermeer, and finish up with the war drama, THE MONUMENTS MEN, featuring an all-star cast led by George Clooney.
On Story Presented by the Austin Film Festival War at 7:30 pm
War in film is discussed by the creative minds behind RED DAWN, BORN ON THE 4th OF JULY, and APOCALYPSE NOW. Featuring Oliver Stone and John Milius. Film: Veterans by Miguel Alvarez.
Frozen North: Sir Hubert’s Forgotten Submarine Expedition at 9:35 pm
Sir Hubert Wilkins was a fascinating character with many diverse interests. He was a war correspondent and photographer, polar explorer, naturalist, geographer, climatologist and aviator. After completing the world’s first trans-arctic flight in 1928, Wilkins’ dreams of exploration grew. He renovated a WWI submarine, enlisted a crew of 20, and planned to make headlines with a daring expedition. The ship was christened “Nautilus,” made famous by Jules Verne’s novel 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. In the riveting documentary FROZEN NORTH: SIR HUBERT’S FORGOTTEN SUBMARINE MISSION oceanographer Hans Fricke searches for the wreck of Nautilus. With a wealth of historical footage, modern re-enactments, and the help of a 1:1 steel model of the sub, one of the last polar adventures of our time is brought back to life.
Bayou: DC’s Killer Joint at 10:30 pm
The Bayou: DC’s Killer Joint chronicles the 45-year history of a Washington, D.C., landmark and takes viewers on a journey from Dixieland to Dave Matthews, from strippers and bikers to hippies and punks. The kind of neighborhood club that’s all but vanished from the American scene, The Bayou featured jazz legends Coleman Hawkins, Woody Herman and Count Basie in the 1950s; rock ‘n roll and student riots in the ’60s; the debuts of Kiss, the Runaways, Dire Straits, Foreigner and U2 in the ’70s and ’80s; and the last-ever performance by international sensation Eva Cassidy in the ’90s. Told by Bayou performers, employees and patrons, this film celebrates the club’s music, mischief and enduring legacy.