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 Based on a True Story at 7:30 pm
The challenges of making true life stories compelling on the screen are discussed by THE FIGHTER’s Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Scott Silver, Academy Award-nominated scribe Nicholas Kazan (REVERSAL OF FORTUNE, AT CLOSE RANGE), Pamela Gray (CONVICTION), Academy Award-winner Ron Howard and the team behind APOLLO 13. Followed by OVERNIGHT STAY, directed by Daniela Sherer.
Hollywood Stars Film Package Gypsy at 8 pm
Based on the 1957 memoirs of famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee, the story focuses on her mother, Rose (Rosalind Russell), whose name has become synonymous with “the ultimate stage mother.” Cast: Rosalind Russell, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden.
Life Is A Banquet: The Rosalind Russell Story at 10:25
The star of Auntie Mame, His Girl Friday, Gypsy, and scores of other memorable films and Broadway shows, Rosalind Russell came into her own during Hollywood’s Golden Era and was paired with many of the luminaries of that time, including Joan Crawford, Cary Grant, and Kirk Douglas. Long an advocate for those with disabilities, late in life this unique and pioneering talent was struck with severe rheumatoid arthritis, which derailed her career. Thereafter, Russell championed the needs of millions also suffering from the disease. Whether considered for her sophisticated comedy roles or dignity under duress, her humanity shines through. Narrated by Kathleen Turner, this insightful and warm profile comes on the occasion of the approach of the 75th anniversary of her breakthrough role as Sylvia Fowler in The Women (1939) and the 55th anniversary of her most famous role as Mame Dennis in Auntie Mame (1958).