KLRU, Austin Film Festival and the Bullock Texas State History Museum present preview screenings and discussions of three POV films scheduled to air later this year on KLRU. Art and Craft on June 10th, Web Junkie on July 7th and Point and Shoot on August 10th. The screenings are free, but an RSVP is required. Be sure to RSVP for each film you would like to attend.
Art and Craft Wednesday, June 10th 7:00pm Texas Spirit Theater at The Bullock Museum The screening is free but an RSVP is required RSVP now Mark Landis is one of the most prolific art forgers of the modern era—and he isn’t in it for the money. In the last 30 years he’s copied hundreds of pieces, from 15th-century icons to works by Picasso and even Dr. Seuss, then donated them to museums across the country. When a tenacious registrar discovers the ruse, Landis must confront his legacy and a chorus of duped professionals intent on stopping him. But Landis is a diagnosed schizophrenic, driven since his teens to escape “the life of a mental patient,” and ending the con isn’t so simple. A cat-and-mouse caper told with humor and compassion, Art and Craft uncovers the universal in one man’s search for connection and respect. Official Selection of the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival and International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. Named a Top 5 Documentary by the National Board of Review. Produced in association with American Documentary | POV. Directed by Sam Cullman and Jennifer Grausman; co-directed by Mark Becker
Web Junkie Tuesday, July 7th 7:00pm Texas Spirit Theater at The Bullock Museum The screening is free but an RSVP is required RSVP now Internet addiction has been declared a national health crisis in China, the first country in the world to classify this evolving diagnosis. Web Junkie follows the treatment of three Chinese teenagers, obsessive gamers whose preference for the virtual world over the real one is summed up in one jarring statement: “Reality is too fake.” Israeli filmmakers Shosh Shlam and Hilla Medalia gained extraordinary access to a three-month military-style rehab program in Beijing, illuminating a process that, while stern, may help set a standard as the wider world comes to grips with the devastating consequences of excessive Internet use. Official Selection of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Web Junkie by Shosh Shlam and Hilla Medalia
Point and Shoot Monday, August 10th 7:00pm Texas Spirit Theater at The Bullock Museum The screening is free but an RSVP is required RSVP now POV has broadcast every feature documentary by two-time Oscar nominee Marshall Curry for 10 years, starting with 2005′s Street Fight. Point and Shoot is the fourth. It follows Matt VanDyke, a timid 27-year-old with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, who left home in Baltimore in 2006 and set off on a self-described “crash course in manhood”. He bought a motorcycle and a video camera and began a three-year, 35,000-mile motorcycle trip through Northern Africa and the Middle East. When revolution broke out in Libya, he joined in the fight against Muammar Gaddafi and spent six months in solitary confinement. A co-production of ITVS. Winner of the Best Documentary Feature award at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. Point and Shoot by Marshall Curry
Join KLRU, the Emma Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center and Latino Public Broadcasting for a preview screening of Hector Galan’s new film Children of Giant.
DATE: Thursday, April 2 TIME: 7 pm reception, 7:30 pm film screening LOCATION: Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St. (map) RSVP: This event is free but an RSVP is required. RSVP now (Admission is based on capacity.)
Galan will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A about the film. In 1955, Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean and a massive crew descended on the Texas town of Marfa to begin production on Giant. Now, 60 years later, “Children of Giant” explores the film’s still timely examination of racial prejudice. This film will air as part of the Voces series on PBS stations nationwide. Learn more about this year’s Voces presentations
We did it! Because of YOU, we were able to surpass our goal and raise almost $38,000 from 380 people in our community during the Amplify Austin campaign. Not only did we surpass our goal, but you helped Amplify Austin surpass their goal and raise over $7.7 million for the Austin area community. It is yourgenerosity that gives us the ability to continue building a stronger Central Texas through quality public television and vital community services. Thank you!
In fact, your gift will help KLRU convene conversations, bringing people together around issues that matter. Your gift helps KLRU support children, families and teachers, offering trustworthy educational media and face-to-face outreach where it is most needed. Your gift helps KLRU produce original content created for, about, and with the people who live here. Your gift helps KLRU tell local stories, connecting your community around different histories and a shared future.
KLRU is community-supported: over 85% of our annual funding comes from individual donors, foundations and corporations. Your donation creates a stronger community, one story at a time.
Thank you for investing in KLRU during Amplify Austin!
The Contemporary Austin’s Five x Seven art sale, featuring over 600 original works of art by Texas artists, all hung anonymously and all within the dimensions of 5×7 inches. The event features live music, bites and beverages from Austin’s favorite establishments, exciting new artwork, and great conversations. The Five x Seven Silent Auction features works by past and current Contemporary Austin exhibiting artists Orly Genger, Tom Sachs, Do Ho Suh and more.
Amplify Austin, Austin’s 24-hour giving day, is right around the corner. Here’s how you can help KLRU continue to tell the stories that entertain, inspire and change lives!
Give: Donate online starting at 6pm on March 5th until 6pm on March 6th at amplifyatx.org/klru. Can’t participate on March 5th or 6th? Schedule your donation to KLRU now!
Engage: Join KLRU at Frank, 407 Colorado St 78701 at 6pm on March 5th! Celebrate philanthropy in Austin and watch as your donation makes an impact. Hosted by Next, KLRU’s young professionals group.
Amplify: Your Amplify Austin gift to KLRU will make your PBS station eligible for bonus donations thanks to incentive donations from the day’s sponsors.
Interested in becoming a fundraiser? We have some pretty great prizes to sweeten the deal if you do! Here’s how:
1. Go to KLRU’s Amplify page — AmplifyATX.org/klru
2. Once on our page, click “Create a Fundraising Campaign” button on the right hand side, adjacent to scrolling photos.
3. Create a donor/fundraiser account for ease of tracking your donations and managing your fundraising pages. Please provide name, email, and password in order to submit information.
4. Then click the tab “My Fundraisers” upon entering newly created account. From this tab, click ”Create a Fundraiser” to start campaign profile.
5. Upload all information needed for a complete Fundraiser Profile. Once all information is uploaded, click “Submit Fundraiser for Approval.”
6. Profile(s) must be approved by KLRU for it to be active and public facing and ready-to-share.
7. KLRU will approve as they come in.
Fundraising Page Fun Facts:
Fundraisers receive a confirmation email when a gift has been made during the giving day on their fundraising page. The donor to their page receives a tax receipt when their gift has been processed.
Fundraisers also have backend access to basic donor information on donors that have contributed on their page. This is important for personal thank you notes and tracking. KLRU also has access to all of that donation information and donor data as it relates to individual fundraiser pages.
Fundraisers’ goal thermometer on their page will not move until the day-of when actual transactions are being processed and run. Scheduled donations are merely scheduled, not run yet, and will not reflect on the fundraiser page until the giving day begins. If you have a fundraiser whose thermometer goal has moved prior to Amplify Austin Day, it is because they received a real-time live donation that is not part of Amplify Austin Day.
Incentives for our Personal Fundraisers:
KLRU T-Shirts to the 1st 3 to raise $240
Roku | Streaming TV & Media Player to the 1st 3 to raise $400
ACL Anniversary Book to the 1st 3 to raise $500
ACL Taping, of your choice, to the 1st 2 to raise $1000*
The Boys & Girls Club at HACA’s Flores Education & Training Center enjoyed an afternoon watching the ODD SQUAD “Saves The World” premier before its national debut on Monday, January 19th.
Clifford the Big Red Dog stopped by to kick off a fun math puzzle activity before the special. Kids were hard at work trying to be the first to figure out the puzzle before the premiere. Seventy Kindergartners through 5th graders enjoyed the event and left with a bookmark and a fun pocket-sized math riddle handout.
In commemoration of Black History Month, please join Alpheus Media, KLRU, and Black Googler Network for a special screening and discussion of KLRU’s Austin Revealed: Civil Rights Stories.
DATE: Sunday, Feb. 8
TIME: 5-7 pm
LOCATION: Google Fiber Space 201 Colorado Street, Austin, TX 78701
COST: Free, RSVP required. RSVP now Drinks and light bites will be provided.
This documentary 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. Panelists will expand on their experiences featured in the film and answer audience questions.
Join KLRU and the Austin Public Library for a screening and discussion of A Path Appears on Tuesday, January 6th, at Windsor Park Branch Library (5833 Westminster Dr.). The free event is open to the public and takes place from 7 pm to 9 pm.
Jan 6: A Path Appears from the creators of Half the Sky
A Path Appears goes to the USA, Colombia, Haiti, and Kenya to reveal the incredible adversity faced every day by millions of women and girls, while also presenting glimpses of hope and change. From the team that brought you the groundbreaking Half the Sky:Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. KLRU’s screening will focus on Part 1 of the series, which focuses on sex trafficking. Join New York Times reporter Nicholas Kristoff, Ashley Judd, Blake Lively and Malin Ackerman as they meet activists fighting sex trafficking in the U.S.
Community Cinema is a groundbreaking public education and civic engagement initiative featuring screenings of films from Independent Lens on location in 100 cities and online. Between September and June, Community Cinema brings together leading organizations, community members and public television stations to learn, discuss and get involved in today’s critical social issues.
American Graduate Champions can be students who work as mentors, business leaders who serve as role models, school officials making changes to better the system, parent activists, and even struggling students who are overcoming obstacles in order to graduate.
Do you know an American Graduate Champion? Fill out our short form to give us details about their contributions to our community. KLRU will feature all Champions on our American Graduate website. We will select a few Champions to be featured as part of our next American Graduate Day celebration in the Fall of 2015.
Rick Steves is coming to Austin! and our friends at The Paramount have given KLRU a few passes to his talk to give to our fans. Email email@example.com by Wednesday, November 19th, with your request. We will randomly choose winners from those who email by the deadline. Winners will be notified by email.
RICK STEVES Wednesday, December 3rd
Doors @ 7:00pm | Show @ 8:00pm
The Paramount Theatre Buy tickets now
Guidebook author and travel TV host Rick Steves is America’s most respected authority on European travel. Producer of more than 50 guidebooks, host of America’s most popular travel series on public television as well as a weekly hour-long national public radio show and a weekly syndicated column, Rick is an enthusiastic and prolific speaker that will both inform and entertain.