Q Night At The Movies Feb. 18 features Lady From Shanghai & The Stranger

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Q Night At The Movies brings everyone a little something that is sure to capture. Go behind the scenes and discuss the hit television show, Mr. Robot. Take a closer look at the Austin Film Festival, then finish the night with a double feature from Orson Welles, Lady From Shanghai and The Stranger.

Science Goes to the Movies airs at 7:00 pm, and hacks into the realities behind the TV show Mr. Robot and feature documentary, Zero Days. Watch as our guest, Rosario Gennaro, breaks down why Mr. Robot isn’t so fictional.

Scott Frank (Get Shorty, Out of Sight) reflects on his diverse career writing thrillers and pulp films, and his approach to developing complex characters in search of their identity, in  this On Story, airing at 7:30 pm.

A rich lawyer (Everett Sloane) and his seductive wife (Rita Hayworth) frame an Irish sailor (Orson Welles) for murder in the All-star Film Collection feature, Lady From Shanghai airing at 8:00 pm.

In 1946, Mr. Wilson (Edward G. Robinson) of the United Nations War Crimes Commission is hunting for a Nazi fugitive Franz Kindler (Orson Welles), a war criminal. See what happens in the Corinth Films Collection feature, The Stranger, airing at 9:30 pm.

 

Love The Keno Brothers? See them in Austin!

Are you a fan of The Keno Brothers? If so, we want you to be the first to know about a special opportunity to see The Keno Brothers live at The Paramount Theatre.

Donate $120 to KLRU today and we’ll thank you with a pair of tickets to see Leigh and Leslie Keno on Sunday, March 5th at 4pm at The Paramount Theatre. Immersed in the world of antiques and classic cars from a young age, the Keno brothers’ more than 30 years experience in beautiful and rare Americana supplies them with a wealth of knowledge and fascinating stories to entertain and inspire you to start the hunt for your next treasure!

Tickets are extremely limited, so don’t miss your chance to see Leigh and Leslie Keno bring their art and antique expertise to the historic Paramount stage for an enlightening and engaging evening filled with amusing discovery anecdotes and tips on finding hidden gems.

5 PBS videos you can watch online with your sweetheart

Who knew PBS could be so romantic? We gathered a list of five videos – long and short – that you can stream for free online with a special someone

LOVE – Spy In The Wild

Get an intimate look at the never-before seen emotions of the animal world through the eyes of Spy Creatures brought to you by Nature PBS. Love isn’t exclusive to humans and you’ll learn to love even more through animals experiences from a pack of wild dogs to mating penguins and a herd of elephants.

Listening Is an Act of Love: A StoryCorps Special

In this special, watch some of the best love stories gathered over 10 years of StoryCorps come to life through animation. StoryCorps founder Dave Isay says, “We can learn so much about the people all around us – even about the people we already know – just by taking the time to have a conversation.”

My Gal, Rosemarie

Somewhere on the outskirts of Los Angeles, Rosemarie and Ray pass time in an apartment packed and cluttered with the detritus of a half century of marriage. With their meager social security checks gone straight to covering rent every month and nothing in savings, Ray collects cans to get a little cash together so he can grant Rosemarie her one and only 90th birthday wish: a trip to In-N-Out.

Sweet Tips for Starting Beehives

Gardening is the perfect activity to pick up as a couple and this episode from Central Texas Gardener is sweeter than honey. Get tips on how to make a habitat that’s pollinator friendly and get tips on how to start a beehive.

The couple that gardens together, stays together.

**BONUS PASSPORT VIDEO – Animal Odd Couples

If you have KLRU Passport, Animal Odd Couples is available for you to watch.

Love apparently knows no boundaries in the animal kingdom. Despite the odds, there are countless stories of the most unlikely cross-species relationships imaginable.

Get a look inside Tiny Homes on Arts In Context Shorts

Miniature house builder, Bruce Miller, discusses the origins of his passion for the scaled-down construction and remodeling of petite homes. He explains his process for mini-sized interior design, and the reasoning behind different room furnishings.

 

KLRU brings Conspirare’s Considering Matthew Shepard to TV

KLRU-TV, Austin PBS, in collaboration with Conspirare, is bringing Considering Matthew Shepard to television. KLRU has assembled an award-winning team to help adapt the three-part oratorio into a unique theatrical experience for the small screen. The Considering Matthew Shepard television adaptation will be formatted for a 90-minute broadcast and distributed nationally to PBS stations in 2018 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Shepard’s death. The performance will be recorded live in front of an invitation-only audience February 1 at 7:30 pm at ACL LIve at The Moody Theater.  Watch a trailer here.

Considering Matthew Shepard is a Grammy-nominated three-part oratorio composed by Craig Hella Johnson. The work is an evocative and compassionate musical response to the murder of Matthew Shepard. On October 6, 1998, University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard was kidnapped, beaten, and left to die, in what became an infamous act of brutality, and one of America’s most notorious anti-gay hate crimes. Shepard’s murder ultimately led to the creation of the Matthew Shepard Foundation and provided a catalyst for legislation that expanded the definition of a hate crime to include sexual orientation. In 2009, Congress passed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act. Composer Craig Hella Johnson had a profoundly personal reaction to both the murder and its resonance. The Shepard family and Foundation engaged with Johnson in the creation of the work, and allowed the use of fragments from Shepard’s personal diary.

“We are honored to be partnering with Conspirare to bring this important and meaningful work to a national audience,” said Sara Robertson, KLRU’s VP for Production and Technology. “Considering Matthew Shepard is a powerful piece that connects with you on different emotional levels. We feel public television is the perfect medium to share this message and encourage community conversations around the themes of acceptance and human rights.”

Considering Matthew Shepard isn’t strictly a biographical work but rather a reflection of our society and our collective experience told through the lens of one individual story. One of the most remarkable elements of Shepard’s continuing legacy is the powerful inspiration his life and death have provided to artists of every genre. Considering Matthew Shepard joins the ranks of many significant artistic responses to Matthew Shepard’s legacy. Most noteworthy is The Laramie Project by Moises Kaufman and the Members of the Tectonic Theater Project, which has been seen by more than 30 million people. Jason Marsden, Executive Director of the Matthew Shepard Foundation calls Considering Matthew Shepard “by far the most intricate, beautiful and unyielding artistic response to this notorious anti-gay hate crime.”

Watch KLRU’s Arts In Context documentary about Considering Matthew Shepard

Produced by KLRU and directed by Peabody Award winning Broadcaster and Producer Elliott Forrest, the music’s storytelling will be supported by visuals explicitly designed to appeal to the television viewing audience. The backdrop of the stage with be a large screen for projections and will augment the storyline and libretto through color, video and text.

The recording of Considering Matthew Shepard on the harmonia mundi / [PIAS] label debuted at #4 on Billboard’s Traditional Classical Chart in mid-September, 2016.  The Chicago Tribune called it  “one of the best classical albums of 2016.”

“This exciting collaboration with KLRU, feels for us like the opportunity of a lifetime, said Craig Hella Johnson, Founder and Artistic Director Conspirare.  “The musicians and I are deeply committed to sharing the light and power in the story of Matthew Shepard.  We feel that this television production will bring both his story and Conspirare’s music to a much broader national audience. I am inspired by the level of talent, imagination, and dedication that I experience in our KLRU colleagues. Perhaps best of all, this has that great feeling of being an Austin-based creation and partnership.  I feel so grateful that KLRU is bringing their distinctive brand and love to this project.”

The film will be accompanied by outreach and engagement programs, providing opportunities – facilitated by public television stations- for communities to participate in a national conversation about acceptance, compassion and bullying.  Considering Matthew Shepard is a co-production of KLRU-TV, Austin PBS and Conspirare.

About KLRU-TV, Austin PBS:
KLRU-TV, Austin PBS is dedicated to telling stories that entertain, inspire and change our lives. KLRU highlights what makes Austin unique – whether music, arts or public issues – by creating and distributing award-winning original content. KLRU produces several series including Austin City Limits, Arts In Context, Central Texas Gardener, Civic Summit and Overheard with Evan Smith. As a nonprofit educational organization, KLRU also prepares children to succeed in school and creates lifelong learning opportunities for all. Find out more at KLRU.org.

About Conspirare:
Established in Austin, Texas in 1991, Conspirare is a Grammy-winning and internationally recognized choir with a reputation for “expanding the boundaries of choral performance” (Wall Street Journal). Conspirare, which translates from Latin as “to breathe together,” is led by founder and Artistic Director Craig Hella Johnson, and is comprised of soloists from around the country. Conspirare’s extensive discography includes 11 releases on the harmonia mundi / [PIAS] label. The 2014 album The Sacred Spirit of Russia won the Grammy for Best Choral Performance. Conspirare’s ambitious mission is to engage the power of music to change lives. Through its artistic excellence, creative programming, commissioning, and educational endeavors, the organization has established itself as an agent of change and a bedrock of the Texas arts community and beyond.

Q Night At The Movies Jan. 14

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This week at Q Night, watch old classics with Cary Grant and Judy Holiday. Then, join us late for another screening of Miss Springmaid.

A scrap-metal tycoon (Broderick Crawford) pays a Washington newsman (William Holden) to make his girlfriend (Judy Holliday) couth, on Born Yesterday, airing at 8 pm on Saturday.

Spouses (Irene Dunne, Cary Grant) try to spoil each other’s chances for romance before their divorce becomes final in 90 days, on The Awful Truth, airing at 9:45 pm on Saturday.

From the late 1940s until his death in 1959, he spearheaded an innovative ad campaign that made Springmaid sheets a household word and changed the approach of the country’s advertising industry. The “Colonel” was already a WWI hero and author of War Birds: Diary of an Unknown Aviator, when he inherited his father’s South Carolina textile company in the 1930s. Watch Miss Springmaid this Thursday at 10:30 pm.

 

Q Night At The Movies Jan. 7

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Q Night at the Movies brings you science, love, and comedy with classic primetime soaps. Watch exclusive interviews and classic movies this week with Q Night.

On Science Goes To The Movies, Faith Salie and Dr. Heather Berlin bring you commentary on Real Dragons, airing at 7 pm on Saturday.

When writer and war veteran Charles Wills (Van Johnson) meets the lovely and restless Helen Ellswirth (Elizabeth Taylor) in Paris after WWII, the two strangers instantly fall in love. This week’s Corinth Film Collection brings you The Last Time I Saw Paris, airing at 8 pm Saturday.

Dallas and Dynasty kicked off the nighttime soap frenzy in the late 1970s, a phenomenon that continued through the last season of Knots Landing in 1993. The episode offers new details about the famous “Who Shot JR” episode of Dallas. Watch interviews on Pioneers of Television‘s Primetime Soaps special this Saturday at 9 pm.

Hosted by the still handsome and now legendary artist Glen Campbell, viewers will love revisiting the performances, the outfits and the hairstyles of some of the hottest talent of the period only on Glen Campbell: Good Times Again airing at 10:59 pm Saturday night.

The Everlasting Mind

EVERLASTINGMIND 1By attending Creative Action’s Continuing Creativity classes, Austin Seniors are able stay involved in the arts, maintain cognitive health and meet new people in the community. The group, mostly comprised of Senior African-Americans of the Chestnut neighborhood, is encouraged to learn new skills and explore a passion they have always wanted to try. Through writing and other creativity stimulating activities, the Seniors of the Continuing Creativity class continue to invigorate their everlasting minds.

 

Q Night At The Movies Dec. 31

KLRU Q - Night at the Movies

Q Night at the Movies brings you commentary on the new hit tv show, The Flash, to hundreds of clips of old classic musicals, and ends with a special feature on famous swing artist, Norma Miller.

Science Goes To The Movies brings you behind the scenes on how physics is intertwined in the new tv show, The Flash, this Saturday at 7 pm.

Christos and Ruth Fletcher Gage discuss the process of adapting the Marvel comic Daredevil for television on this week’s episode of On Story, airing Saturday at 7:30 pm.

June Allyson, Cyd Charisse, Lena Horne, Howard Keel, Gene Kelly, Ann Miller, Debbie Reynolds, Mickey Rooney and Esther Williams introduce clips from more than 100 MGM musicals, on this week’s All Star Film Collection, which airs at 8 pm on Saturday.

Join pianist and historian Richard Glazier for a unique view of Broadway and Hollywood through music on From Broadway To Hollywood With Richard Glazier airing Saturday at 9:59 pm.

QUEEN OF SWING recounts the true story of a Jazz Age trailblazer – 95-year-old entertainer Norma Miller. The engaging biography highlights the life, career and indomitable spirit of the Harlem-born actress, dancer and choreographer known as “The Queen of Swing.”, airing at 10:59 pm Saturday.