Picnic & more on this week’s Q Night at the Movies 2/24

Our Q Night at the Movies feature film for Feb. 24th is Picnic! Here is the complete lineup:

7 pm Science Goes To The Movies – The Drama Of Space Travel
Science Goes to the Movies is a new monthly series, co-hosted by Faith Salie and Dr. Heather Berlin, that looks at the science in contemporary motion pictures. Guests are drawn from different scientific disciplines, illuminating scientific truths or imaginings in films like Interstellar, Birdman, The Theory of Everything, Into the Woods, and more.

7:30  pm On Story – John Patrick Shanley: Writing For The Stage And Screen

8 pm Picnic
A handsome drifter (William Holden) provokes explosive emotions in citizens (Kim Novak, Rosalind Russell) of a small Kansas town at a Labor Day festival. Based on William Inge’s play.

9:55  pm Hollywood Idols – William Holden: The Golden Boy
Academy Award winner William Holden was handsome, charming and unconventional, and never lost his power to enchant an audience. Included are scenes from: Golden Boys, The Country Girl, Sunset Boulevard, Stalag 17, Sabrina, The Bridge on the River Kwai, The World of Suzie Wong, and Network. Interviewees include actors Robert Wagner, Robert Mitchum, Cliff Robertson, Stefanie Powers, Glenn Ford, Nancy Olson and Susan Strasberg; and directors, Sydney Lumet, Blake Edwards and Robert Wise.

10:25  pm Variety Studio: Actors On Actors

Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) with Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick), Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project) with Hugh Jackman (Logan), Mary J. Blige (Mudbound) with Salma Hayek (Beatriz at Dinner) and Allison Janney (I, Tonya) with Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri).

Highlights Feb. 18-24

KLRU Highlights

Feeling suffocated by the weight of the crown, Victoria escapes with her court to the Scottish highlands on Victoria Season 2 On Masterpiece The King Over The Water at 7 pm Sunday.

Victoria and Albert deal with their worst nightmare as parents on Victoria Season 2 On Masterpiece The Luxury Of Conscience at 8 pm Sunday.

Independent Lens at 8 pm Monday features Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities, a documentary and interactive project that explores the pivotal role historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have played in American history, culture, and national identity.

Join Ann Curry for the dramatic reunions of people who lost touch after the civil rights movement on We’ll Meet Again Tuesday at 7 pm.

Examine the dangerous rivalry that has plunged the Middle East into sectarian war on Frontline Bitter Rivals: Iran And Saudi Arabia, Part 1 at 8 pm Tuesday.

Eye On The Sixties: The Iconic Photography Of Rowland Scherman at 10 pm Tuesday features the images of the LIFE magazine photojournalist.

Meet Sudan, the last male of his kind, the northern white rhino, living in a Kenyan sanctuary under 24-hour armed guard on Nature The Last Rhino at 7 pm Wednesday.

Evidence discovered in the world’s highest tombs reveals ancient rituals and beliefs on Nova Secrets of the Sky Tombs at 8 pm Wednesday.

Follow the build to make living beneath the waves into a reality as a team in Dubai attempts to construct a floating house on Impossible Builds at 9 pm Wednesday.

Enjoy an hour of contemporary country music with Chris Stapleton followed by Turnpike Troubadours on Austin City Limits at 10 pm Wednesday and 10:30 pm Friday.

Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday features Lyle Lovett.

New series! SciTech Now captures the latest breakthroughs in science, technology and innovation. The show airs Thursdays at 7:30 pm.

Chet visits the “Tomato Capital of the World” in Jacksonville on The Daytripper at 8:30 pm Thursday.

In the current moment, when sexual harassment is at the forefront of the national conversation, Metoo, Now What? at 7:30 pm Friday aims to take the discussion to another level, engaging both women and men  from all generations and walks of life in dialogue about these difficult issues.

Watch as Helen Mirren receives the 2017 Movies for Grownups Career Achievement Award on Great Performances at 8 pm Friday.

Style up indoors with plant panache and tour a small lot makeover that brought design up to date on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday.

Enjoy a career-spanning performance by R&B icon Ms. Lauryn Hill  on Austin City Limits at 7 pm Saturday.

Casablanca & more on this week’s Q Night at the Movies 2/17

The Feb. 17th Q Night at the Movies feature film is Casablanca! Here’s the complete lineup:

7 pm Science Goes To The Movies – Human Vocal Production
Guest: Dr. Edith Wiens. Movie and TV show: Sing! Glee! In the movies, everyone who wants to sing, can sing. Why isn’t that true in real life? Julliard professor, Dr. Edith Wiens give a lesson on human vocal production.

7:30  pm On Story – Creating Classic Characters
Academy Award-winning director Sydney Pollack (OUT OF AFRICA, TOOTSIE, THE WAY WE WERE) and NYPD Blue and Deadwood creator David Milch discuss the inspiration behind creating classic film and television characters. Followed by the suspenseful short film THE LAB by writer/director Ryan Scheer, about two young boys whose summer afternoon in the woods goes horribly awry.

8 pm Casablanca
Cafe owner Rick (Humphrey Bogart) helps an old flame (Ingrid Bergman) and her husband (Paul Henreid) escape from Nazis in Morocco.

9:45  pm Hollywood Idols – Ingrid Bergman Remembered
Ingrid Bergman possessed a natural and vulnerable persona, which was both genuine and alluring. Her cinematic contributions included such movie classics as Casablanca and Anastasia. Bergman’s life took many sharp turns and led her in directions she never expected. Appearing together for the first time, Ingrid’s daughters Pia Lindstrom and Isabella Rossellini take a personal look back at their mother’s life beyond Bergman’s acting career. They tell the story of her life, from her childhood in Sweden to her death at age 67 from breast cancer.

10:15  pm Variety Studio: Actors On Actors
Jennifer Lawrence (Mother!) with Adam Sandler (The Meyerowitz Stories) , Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour) with Kate Winslet (Wonder Wheel), Jake Gyllenhaal (Stronger) with Margot Robbie (I, Tonya), Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird) with Kristen Wiig (Downsizing and Mother!) and Timothee Chalamet (Call Me by Your Name) with Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out).

Highlights Feb. 11-17

KLRU Highlights

News of the horrific famine in Ireland reaches the Queen on Victoria Season 2 On Masterpiece Faith, Hope & Charity at 7 pm Sunday.

Feeling suffocated by the weight of the crown, Victoria escapes with her court to the Scottish highlands on Victoria Season 2 On Masterpiece The King Over The Water at 8 pm Sunday.

England has a new monarch, King James I, and Elizabeth’s former spymaster Robert Cecil faces his toughest test on Queen Elizabeth’s Secret Agents at 9 pm Sunday.

Do Not Resist puts viewers in the center of the exploration of the rapid militarization of the police in the United States on POV at 9 pm Monday.

Black Women In Medicine at 10:30 pm Monday honors black female doctors around the country who work diligently in all facets of medicine.

Join Ann Curry for dramatic reunions between people whose lives intersected on 9/11 on We’ll Meet Again at 7 pm Tuesday.

Camp 72 at 10 pm Tuesday follows a quest for justice and healing after Liberia’s Civil War through the eyes of survivors,  warlords, grassroots activists.

Witness the secret lives of animals as never before, as this three-part series uncovers truly unprecedented behavior on Animals With Cameras, A Nature Miniseries at 7 pm Wednesday.

Join archaeologists and divers recovering remains of ships and planes lost during World War II’s epic Dunkirk operation on Nova at 8 pm Wednesday.

Can six sand islands, poking out of the Persian Gulf near Dubai, be transformed into the most luxurious holiday destination on earth? Find out on Impossible Builds  Europe In The Desert at 9 pm Wednesday.

Akron’s Dan Auerbach puts the Black Keys on hold to showcase his second solo album Waiting on a Song on Austin City Limits at 10 pm Wednesday. Fronted by Kevin Russell of the Gourds, Austin’s Shinyribs whips up Texas country soul from its new LP I Got Your Medicine.

Yamiche Alcindor, White House Correspondent for PBS NewsHour, on Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday.

New series! SciTech Now captures the latest breakthroughs in science, technology and innovation. The show airs Thursdays at 7:30 pm.

In the current moment, when sexual harassment is at the forefront of the national conversation, Metoo, Now What? at 7:30 pm Friday aims to take the discussion to another level, engaging both women and men  from all generations and walks of life in dialogue about these difficult issues.

Journey through the prolific life of the I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings author and activist who inspired generations with lyrical modern African-American thought on Maya Angelou: American Masters at 8 pm Friday.

Find out what to ask when installing rain collection and tour a yard updated with layers of depth on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday.

Enjoy an hour of contemporary country music with Chris Stapleton followed by Turnpike Troubadours on Austin City Limits at 7 pm Saturday.

New episodes of Blackademics Television taping 2/15 & 2/16

blackademics tv

Please join KLRU for this year’s tapings of Lone Star Emmy nominated BlackademicsTelevision on Thursday, February 15 and Friday, February 16 in KLRU’s legendary Studio 6A! We feature presenters from a wide range of academic, entrepreneurial and creative backgrounds.

Doors open both nights at 6:30 p.m. in KLRU’s Studio 6A (map).
RSVP at the links below. Entrance is based upon capacity.

Thursday, February 15 at 7 p.m.
Presenters: Paula Gerstenblatt, Robert Adams, Tommy Curry, Victor Saenz, Riders Against the Storm, Aurora Chang and Lewis and Nicole Conway
RSVP

Friday, February 16 at 7 p.m.
Presenters: Venus Evans-Winters, John Hoberman, Kevin Michael Foster, Njera Keith, Shaleiah Fox, Richard Reddick and Chef Njathi Kabui
RSVP

 

Blackademics Television is back for its sixth season of top Black Studies scholars, activists and community leaders sharing projects and research focused on education, performance and youth empowerment. Please join us and be part of the studio audience for these tapings. And don’t forget, you can watch past episodes anytime online!

Blackademics Television is a presentation of The Institute for Community, University & School Partnerships (ICUSP) in combination with KLRU-TV, Austin PBS.

Arts In Context: Frida Friday ATX

“I think that when women get together there is MAGIC, period,” says TK Tunchez, founder of Frida Friday ATX, an artisan market centered around women of color. With the goal of promoting and supporting WOC, Frida Friday ATX has created a sacred place that allows women to connect, celebrate themselves, and truly form community.

Local Austin-area independent filmmakers! Send us your short films!

Films submitted will be nominated for inclusion in the seventh annual PBS Online Film Festival, a showcase for powerful and engaging stories from filmmakers across the country. The festival has become a popular annual online event, attracting more than 8 million video views over the past six years, as well as nominations in the Webby Awards.

Since its launch in 2012, the PBS Online Film Festival has featured diverse films from PBS member stations, Independent Lens and POV. Collaborations with public television producers, including the Center for Asian American Media, Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB), National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC), Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC), Wisconsin Media Lab and Vision Maker Media have also been included.

Submissions should be 3-15 minutes in length and can be documentary or narrative. There are no requirements about the short films having premiered elsewhere, though they should be no older than 3 years old. PBS also needs to have non-exclusive rights to stream the films on all PBS platforms, including social platform.

Austin-area filmmakers, to have your short films considered, submit the following via email to JJ Weber jweber@klru.org with the subject line “2018 PBS Online Film Festival submissions” by February 14th:

  • Title
  • Brief description
  • Online screener link
  • Information about the filmmaker

Filmmakers from other areas should contact their local PBS affiliate.

Dates for the 2018 PBS Online Film Festival and the featured films will be announced at a later time. The festival will be available for streaming via PBS and KLRU, Austin PBS digital platforms, including PBS.org, YouTube and PBS social media channels. The films will also be available via the PBS app on iOS, Android and a wide range of OTT devices.

Highlights Feb. 4-10

KLRU Highlights

Victoria decides to try her hand at foreign relations on Victoria Season 2 On Masterpiece at 7 pm Sunday.

As news of the horrific famine in Ireland reaches the Queen, Victoria is adamant that her government should be doing more to help on Victoria Season 2 On Masterpiece at 8 pm Sunday.

Elizabeth’s enemies grow in strength, but her spymaster Robert Cecil also fights an enemy within on Queen Elizabeth’s Secret Agents at 9 pm Sunday.

Camp 72 at 8 pm Monday follows a quest for justice and healing after Liberia’s Civil War through the eyes of survivors,  warlords, grassroots activists.

On Independent Lens Winnie at 9 pm Monday, Pascale Lamche paints a complex portrait of Winnie Mandela: the woman, the paradox, both exalted and villainized in the eyes of history.

Join Ann Curry for the dramatic reunions between people separated after the Vietnam War on  We’ll Meet Again at 7 pm Tuesday.

Gilded Age: American Experience at 8 pm Tuesday presents the story of one of the most convulsive and transformative eras in American history.

Witness the secret lives of animals as never before, as this three-part series uncovers truly unprecedented behavior on Animals With Cameras, A Nature Miniseries
Episode 2 at 7 pm Wednesday.

Take a risky dive into an underwater cave in Mexico to uncover the 13, 000 year-old skeleton of a prehistoric teenager on NOVA First Face Of America at 8 pm Wednesday.

Follow the construction of one of the most complex skyscrapers ever to make it off the drawing board on Impossible Builds The Scorpion Tower at 9 pm Wednesday.

Relish the ACL debut of alternative rock icon LCD Soundsystem on Austin City Limits at 10 pm Wednesday and 10:30 pm Friday.

New series! SciTech Now captures the latest breakthroughs in science, technology and innovation. The show airs Thursdays at 7:30 pm.

In the current moment, when sexual harassment is at the forefront of the national conversation, Metoo, Now What? at 7:30 pm Friday aims to take the discussion to another level, engaging both women and men  from all generations and walks of life in dialogue about these difficult issues.

Enjoy an all-star tribute to singer and songwriter Willie Nelson, the 2015 recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song at 8 pm Friday.

Road to Austin at 9 pm Friday is a legendary concert assembled by musical director, Stephen Bruton.

Brie Arthur swaps homegrown tips with an urban farmer and an Indian couple grows ethnic tastes on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday.

Akron’s Dan Auerbach puts the Black Keys on hold to showcase his second solo album Waiting on a Song on Austin City Limits at 7 pm Saturday. Fronted by Kevin Russell of the Gourds, Austin’s Shinyribs whips up Texas country soul from its new LP I Got Your Medicine.

Indie Lens Pop Up Screening: Tell Them We Are Rising 2/15

Join KLRU and our community partners for a screening of Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities by Stanley Nelson and Marco Williams. This free Indie Lens Pop Up screening takes place Feb. 15th at 6:30 pm at the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center. RSVP now

Tell Them We Are Rising explores the pivotal role historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have played over the course of 150 years in American history, culture, and identity. This film reveals the rich history of HBCUs and the power of higher education to transform lives and advance civil rights and equality in the face of injustice.

Doors open at 6 pm, Screening starts at 6:30 pm. RSVP now

Thanks to our partners:

Black History Month 2018 special programs

KLRU broadcasts programming created by and about people from all cultures year-round, from public affairs to history to independent film to kids programming. In celebration of Black History Month, KLRU will feature additional programs and events exploring African American culture.

Screening:
Independent Lens “Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities”

Explores the pivotal role historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have played in American history, culture, and national identity. February 15 at 6:30 pm (doors at 6 pm) at the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center

On KLRU:
Independent Lens   Winnie
Monday, February 5 at 9 pm  
Pascale Lamche paints a complex portrait of Winnie Mandela: the woman, the paradox, both exalted and villainized in the eyes of history.

Black Women in Medicine
Monday, February 12 at 10 pm
This film honors black female doctors around the country who work diligently in all facets of medicine.

Maya Angelou:  American Masters
Friday, February 16 at 8 pm
Journey through the prolific life of the I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings author and activist who inspired generations.

Karamu:  100 Years in the House
Friday, February 16 at 10 pm
Tour the oldest African-American theater in the United States, which serves as a community center for the arts and maintains a legacy of innovation and diversity.

Independent Lens “Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities”
Monday, February 19 at 8  pm and repeats on Sunday, February 25 at 1 pm
Explores the pivotal role historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have played in American history, culture, and national identity.

POV  “All The Difference”
Monday, February 19 at 9:30 pm
Accompany two African-American teens from the South Side of Chicago on their journey to achieve their dream of graduating from college.

Fighting on Both Fronts:  The Story of the 370th
Monday, February 19 at 11 pm
Tells the remarkable and little-known story of one of few African American WWI regiments to have fought in combat.

Rising from the Rails:  The Story of the Pullman Porter
Monday, February 26 at 10 pm
Explores the little-known history of the African American men hired to work on railroad sleeping cars beginning in the late 1860s.

On KLRU Q

Blackademics TV
Thursdays at 5 pm starting Feb. 8th
Top Black Studies scholars engage with projects and research focused on education, performance and youth empowerment.

Watch online anytime at klru.org or in the PBS app

Blackademics TV
Top Black Studies scholars engage with projects and research focused on education, performance and youth empowerment.

Austin Revealed: Civil Rights Stories
Presents interviews with prominent Austin citizens about their experience during Austin’s civil rights period, the effect of segregation and what gentrification has meant to the city.

Juneteenth Jamboree
Learn how history can connect communities and families in a celebration of Texas’ African American heritage, explore the stories of several African American heroes in Texas history and much more.