Q Night At The Movies Jan. 28

KLRU Q - Night at the Movies

Q Night At The Movies brings you a wide variety of science, comedy and films this Saturday night. Join us for a deeper look inside the concept of virtual realities, a discussion with writer and director Jason Reitman, and a movie from the All-star Film Collection.

What is real and what is in our mind? Is there a difference? Professors Ken Perlin and Matt O’Dowd discuss the idea of alternate and virtual realities. How close are we to these being commonplace in our society? And what is reality, after all? Watch and find out on this week’s Science Goes To The Movies airing at 7:00 pm.

Writer/director Jason Reitman, whose credits include Thank You for Smoking, Up in the Air Juno, and most recently, the TV series Casual, discusses his journey from novice filmmaker to indie stalwart. Join this episode of On Story, airing at 7:30 pm.

This week’s All-star Film Collection brings you Tootsie, the Oscar-winning tale of a temperamental actor who becomes a sensation while posing as a woman on a hit TV soap opera, which airs at 8:00 pm.

From the time of its birth, the boomer generation has significantly and uniquely changed our world. In 2014, the last boomer turns 50. This documentary is a comprehensive look at 19 iconic boomers — one born each year of the baby boom from 1946-1964, including music legend Billy Joel and novelist Amy Tan (The Joy Luck Club). Watch Boomer List: American Masters, airing at 10:00 pm.