British Battleships and Air Strikes of WWII on KLRU Q 5/22

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On Thursday, May 22, KLRU Q is revisiting the monumental battles between Nazi Germany and Great Britain during World War II with eye-witness accounts and recent discoveries of evidence from the battles.

Thousands of British civilians were killed and injured in the London area during the 57 consecutive nights that Germany bombed Britain, known as the London Blitz. Starting at 8 p.m., the documentary Blitz: London’s Longest Night focuses on just one night in 1940 that dropped 24,000 firebombs and 45 tons of explosives on the city.

The largest air battle in history is explored in-depth in Battle of Britain: The Real Story at 9:30 p.m. Hearing stories from one of the few German survivors of the battle and reading other documented testimonies reveals astonishing behind-the-scenes information and goes deeper into the clash of the two nations during the war.

Next, the Hunt For Battleship Hood goes three miles underwater for one of the most ambitious shipwreck searches ever undertaken: the Bismarck and HMS Hood battleships. The British “Mighty Hood” was one of the most well-known battleships of the time period, surviving both World Wars until its wreck on May 24, 1940. See the ship over 60 years later at 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, only on KLRU Q.

Q Night at the Movies 5/17

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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:

Just Seen It Episode #605 at 7 pm
JUST SEEN IT is the review show where industry professionals present their takes on current movies and TV shows, and interview Hollywood insiders.

On Story Episode #405 at 7:30 pm
Rian Johnson (Looper), Richard Kelly (Donnie Darko), and Roberto Orci (Star Trek), masters of weaving time travel into the fabric of film, dissect the elements that make for a believable “operating system” when writing a comprehensible timeline for a screenplay. A Conversation  About Cheating with my Time Traveling Future Self accompanies this episode, trailing one man’s  attempt to better his life by traveling back in time to offer himself weathered advice, written and directed by Pornsak Pichetshote.

Hollywood Stars Film Package Woman Of The Year at 8 pm
A New York sportswriter (Spencer Tracy) marries a political columnist (Katharine Hepburn) whose career comes first. Cast: Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Fay Bainter.

Hollywood Stars Film Package Separate Tables at 9:55 pm
An alleged war hero (David Niven), a spinster (Deborah Kerr) and other long-term guests interact at a seaside British resort. Cast: David Niven, Burt Lancaster, Deborah Kerr.

Natural Wonders on KLRU Q, 5/16

This Friday night, KLRU Q is stepping outside of modern society and into some of the oldest creations on Earth created by everything but humans.

The night starts with a feature of the second largest canyon in the United States that lies in the Panhandle of our own state, the Palo Duro Canyon. Since prehistory, it holds natural, historical, and cultural impact. The Natural Wonder of Texas: Palo Duro Canyon documentary boasts its beauty in high definition at 8 p.m. on KLRU Q.

The Mammoth Cave of central Kentucky is the longest cave system known in the world. Deemed a national park, World Heritage Site, and international Biosphere Reserve, this legendary cave has a lot to say for itself within the 405 miles underground. Mammoth Cave: A Way to Wonder weaves together the human stories that make up the fascinating history of the park, while revealing extraordinary beauty above and below Mammoth Cave National Park starting at 9 p.m.

Part One of the series Amazing Underground Secrets focuses on the natural wonders below ground, which teach us about our planet and ourselves. Dive under with intrepid underground explorers at 10 p.m. on Friday night, only on KLRU Q.

Superheroes take over KLRU Q on May 18

On Sunday, May 18th, KLRU Q features an evening of adventure, action and inspiration with a superhero marathon!

6:00pm  Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle “Truth, Justice, and the American Way (1938-1958)” – The popularity of superhero characters during the Depression and the World War II era is explored.

7:00pm  Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle “Great Power, Great Responsibility (1959-1977)” – In the 1960s a new breed of Marvel superheroes emerges, inspired by atomic energy and space travel.

8:00pm  Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle “A Hero Can Be Anyone (1978-Present)” – The “Superman” movie with Christopher Reeve, the overhaul of “Batman” and “Watchmen” are discussed.

9:00pm  Pioneers of Television “Superheroes” - Adam West, Lynda Carter, Lou Ferrigno and others discuss “Superman,” “Batman” and more great shows.

10:00pm  Independent Lens “Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines” – The comic book superheroine Wonder Woman and popular representations of powerful women are explored.

11:00pm  Independent Lens “Wham! Bam! Islam!” – A Kuwaiti psychologist launches a comic series with 99 superheroes based on the 99 virtues of Allah.

Q Night at the Movies 5/3

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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:

Just Seen It at 7 pm
On this episode of Just Seen It, we review LOCKE, the new thriller starring Tom Hardy, and BELLE, the historical drama about a mixed race woman living in 18th century England. Next we check out JOE, Nicolas Cage’s latest project, which finds him teaming up with Pineapple Express director David Gordon Green. Finally we round things out with the return of Jack Bauer in 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY.

On Story Alien: Deconstructing A Sci-Fi Classic at 7:30 pm
An iconic example of its genre, Alien’s tension, pacing, and craftsmanship are deconstructed by veteran screenwriters John August and Ashley Miller. Accompanied by Jason Mann and Frieda Luk’s mystical short film, Delicacy, following a culinary connoisseur and his loyal chef as they dangerously navigate into the unknown with hopes to obtain a rare treat.

Hollywood Stars Film Package Cabaret at 8 pm
Multiple Oscars went to this tale about an American chanteuse in Berlin caught in the rising tide of Nazism. Cast: Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey, Michael York.

Hindenburg And Hitler – The Making Of A Fuehrer at 10:05 pm
HINDENBURG AND HITLER – THE MAKING OF A FUHRER chronicles the political career of World War I hero Paul von Hindenburg, Germany’s chancellor from 1925 to 1934. The documentary also explores Hindenburg’s instrumental role in the political ascent of his one-time political foe, Adolf Hitler.

Richard Glazier In Concert: From Ragtime To Reel TIME  at 11 pm
Award-winning pianist and master storyteller Richard Glazier takes viewers on a musical journey through the early 20th century in RICHARD GLAZIER IN CONCERT: FROM RAGTIME TO REEL TIME. A brilliant musical interpreter of standards, Glazier brings new life to classics by George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, Jerome Kern and other Golden Era composers, including “The Man I Love,” “Rialto Ripples” (the theme song to the Ernie Kovaks Show) and “Rhapsody in Blue.” Between piano performances, Glazier shares anecdotes about George and Ira Gershwin, concert pianist Oscar Levant and Hollywood movie-studio moguls. In one nostalgic segment, screen legend Mickey Rooney joins Glazier on the site of the former MGM Recording Stage to perform “You Made Love You (I Didn’t Want to Do It),” a song popularized by Rooney’s frequent co-star, Judy Garland.

Q Night At The Movies 4/26

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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:

Just Seen It Episode #602 at 7 pm
On this episode of Just Seen It, we review the revenge thriller straight from Sundance, BLUE RUIN, and the new ABC medical drama, BLACK BOX. Next, we salute the late Mickey Rooney and check out the unnerving Argentinean drama, THE GERMAN DOCTOR. Finally, we weigh in on Johnny Depp’s latest foray into sci-fi with TRANSCENDENCE.

On Story Frank Darabont: Filmmaker’s Journey at 7:30 pm
Frank Darabont, writer and director of such classics as The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile and The Mist, discusses adapting works by Stephen King and keeping his characters at the core of the story. Followed by Jeffrey DeChausse’s short film, Anniversario, trailing a woman’s visit to her two favorite hairdressers on the day of her 45th wedding anniversary for what becomes the most important makeover of their lives.

Hollywood Stars Film Package The Picture Of Dorian Gray at 8 pm
A corrupt young man somehow keeps his youthful beauty, but a special painting gradually reveals his inner ugliness to all.

Drive-In Movie Memories at 9:55 pm
DRIVE-IN MOVIE MEMORIES is a film celebration of drive in movie theaters, one of America’s greatest symbols of youth, freedom and the automobile. What started as the business venture an auto parts dealer to make some easy money accidentally became a magical place where romance, fun and a sense of community flourished. The centerpiece of DRIVE-IN MOVIE MEMORIES is a vast collection of historical photos and footage from the mid ’30s until today, including clips from classic drive-in movies of all genres: westerns, romance, horror, and the teenage beach party movies of the ’60s. Interviews with film critic Leonard Maltin and other film historians add context while stories from B-movie actors, including Beverly Garland, the “queen” of B-movies, provide entertaining “insider” views of the era in its heyday.

Elvis: Return To Tupelo at 10:55 pm
In the 1950s and ’60s, Elvis Presley became an icon of rock n’ roll around the world. But understanding the Elvis story requires going back to his origins in rural Tupelo, Miss. ELVIS: RETURN TO TUPELO documents the period from his birth in 1935 during the depths of the Great Depression, to his breakout year 1956, when Elvis made a triumphant return to his hometown.

 

 

Q Night At The Movies 4/19

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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:

Just Seen It Episode #601 at 7 pm
JUST SEEN IT is the review show where industry professionals present their takes on current movies and TV shows, and interview Hollywood insiders.

On Story Breaking Bad: A Conversation With Vince Gilligan at 7:30 pm
Vince Gilligan, creator of the AMC hit series Breaking Bad, reflects upon the show’s hyper-serialized storytelling, along with his inspirations and influences. Accompanied by Victor Nores’ short film, Euthanas Inc., about an old lady whose family wishes to no longer be burdened by her presence, and her plans to grant them an unexpected change of scene.

Hollywood Stars Film Package The Bad Seed at 8 pm
Odd fatal accidents lead a woman (Nancy Kelly) to realize that her 8-year-old daughter (Patty McCormack) was born to kill. Cast: Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack, Henry Jones.

Hollywood Stars Film Package Dressed To Kill at 10:15 pm
A psychiatrist (Michael Caine), a prostitute (Nancy Allen) and the son of a slain woman (Angie Dickinson) try to track down the dead woman’s killer. Cast: Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, Nancy Allen.

 

 

 

New On Story Episodes!

On Story

KLRU Q features new episodes Austin Film Festival’s On Story as part of Q Night at the Movies each Saturday night. Q Night at the Movies starts at 7 pm and On Story airs at 7:30 pm.

On Story gives a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process of the country’s most beloved movies and TV shows. The show is a mash-up of footage of screenwriter and film-makers discussing their craft and films. Each episode is thematically paired with one or two short films, with an introduction from the film’s writer or director. LA Times film critic Kenneth Turan says: “On Story” is film school in a box, a lifetime’s worth of film-making knowledge squeezed into half-hour packages.”

4/19
Breaking Bad: A Conversation With Vince Gilligan
at 7:30
Vince Gilligan, creator of the AMC hit series Breaking Bad, reflects upon the show’s hyper-serialized storytelling, along with his inspirations and influences. Accompanied by Victor Nores’ short film, Euthanas Inc., about an old lady whose family wishes to no longer be burdened by her presence, and her plans to grant them an unexpected change of scene.

4/26
Frank Darabont: Filmmaker’s Journey
at 7:30
Frank Darabont, writer and director of such classics as The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile and The Mist, discusses adapting works by Stephen King and keeping his characters at the core of the story. Followed by Jeffrey DeChausse’s short film, Anniversario, trailing a woman’s visit to her two favorite hairdressers on the day of her 45th wedding anniversary for what becomes the most important makeover of their lives.

5/3
Alien: Deconstructing A Sci-Fi Classic
at 7:30
An iconic example of its genre, Alien’s tension, pacing, and craftsmanship are deconstructed by veteran screenwriters John August and Ashley Miller. Accompanied by Jason Mann and Frieda Luk’s mystical short film, Delicacy, following a culinary connoisseur and his loyal chef as they dangerously navigate into the unknown with hopes to obtain a rare treat.

5/10
House Of Cards: A Conversation With Beau Willimon 
at 7:30
House of Cards creator, Beau Willimon, discusses writing for Netflix, working with David Fincher, and delving into the psychology of narrative power struggles. Artiz Moreno’s short film, Colera, follows with an ominous glimpse of a town that decides to take the law into their own hands, without considering the consequences.

5/17
A Conversation about Cheating with my Time Traveling Future Self
Rian Johnson (Looper), Richard Kelly (Donnie Darko), and Roberto Orci (Star Trek), masters of weaving time travel into the fabric of film, dissect the elements that make for a believable “operating system” when writing a comprehensible timeline for a screenplay. A Conversation About Cheating with my Time Traveling Future Self accompanies this episode, trailing one man’s attempt to better his life by traveling back in time to offer himself weathered advice, written and directed by Pornsak Pichetshote.

5/24
Thelma & Louise: A Conversation with Callie Khouri
Callie Khouri reflects upon her experience working with Ridley Scott and writing the classic female-driven-buddy film, Thelma and Louise. Followed by a comedic, yet honest glimpse into a recent immigrant’s first time visiting an American shopping “mecca”, Reza Hassani Goes to the Mall, a short film by Sara Zandieh.

More episodes of the 4th season of On Story coming soon.

 

Q Night At The Movies 4/12

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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:

Just Seen It Episode #513 at 7 pm
JUST SEEN IT is the review show where industry professionals present their takes on current movies and TV shows, and interview Hollywood insiders.

On Story War at 7:30 pm
War in film is discussed by the creative minds behind RED DAWN, BORN ON THE 4th OF JULY, and APOCALYPSE NOW. Featuring Oliver Stone and John Milius. Film: Veterans by Miguel Alvarez.

Hollywood Stars Film Package Platoon at 8 pm
Two sergeants and a private join others lost in war along the 1967 Cambodian border. Cast: Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, Charlie Sheen.

20th Century Battlefields: Vietnam at 10 pm
Peter Snow is a highly respected journalist, author and broadcaster. He was ITN’s Diplomatic and Defense Correspondent from 1966 to 1979, and presented Newsnight, the BBC’s flagship news and current affairs programme, from 1980 to 1997. His son and partner, Dan Snow, won a first-class degree in history at Balliol College, Oxford, where he developed a passion for military history, specializing in the First World War. Since graduation he has written articles on military history and sailing, and together with his father, he researched, wrote and hosted the BBC series Battlefield Britain. This program takes a look at the conduct of the war in Vietnam, covering the Tet Offensive of 1968, in particular the fighting at Saigon and Khe Sanh, but the main focus is on the Battle of Hue.

Ancient Knowledge Night on KLRU Q

KLRU Q explores the forgotten knowledge of our ancient past during April 10th, 17th, and 24th with the six-part series Alexander’s Lost World and the three-part series Divine Women. Tune In to KLRU-Q!

April 10
Alexander’s Lost World
 
Explorations On An Ancient Sea at 8:00 pm
In search of the Alexander’s Lost World, Adams follows in the footsteps of the earliest Greek explorers, putting a new theory on Jason and the Argonauts to the test.

Alexander’s Lost World The Mother of All Cities at 8:45 pm
Crossing into Afghanistan in search of the lost city of Bactra, Adams uses the Ancient Greek accounts as a guide to try and locate Alexander’s fabled Central Asian Capital.

Divine Women When God Was A Girl at 9:35 pm
Historian Bettany Hughes goes back to the beginning of time and visits the world’s oldest religious site to find startling evidence that women were part of the very birth of organised religion. She visits a world where goddesses ruled the heavens and earth, and reveals why our ancestors thought of the divine as female. Travelling across the Mediterranean and the Near East, Bettany goes to remote places, where she encounters fearsome goddesses who controlled life and death, including the formidable goddesses Kybele and Gaia. And she ends up in modern-day India, where  the goddess is still a powerful force for thousands of Hindus.

April 17
Alexander’s Lost World Alexandria On The Oxus at 7:59 pm
Did Alexander really build sixteen cities in Afghanistan and Central Asia or was he the destroyer of a far more ancient civilization?

Alexander’s Lost World City Of Moon Lady at 8:46 pm
Lost in a sand storm in the desert, Adams and cameraman Greg finally reach a remote police outpost in the Taliban held Kunduz delta.

Divine Women Handmaids Of The Gods at 9:35 pm
In episode two Bettany Hughes uncovers the lost era of the priestess and visits Lesbos, home of the poet Sappho and, perhaps, the spiritual home of lesbianism. Bettany Hughes In this episode, Bettany travels to the island of Lesbos to discover the truth behind the much sensationalized poet Sappho. Best known today for giving us the words sapphic and lesbian, in her own time Sappho fulfilled the important role of a priestess, channeling the power of Aphrodite the goddess of sex.

April 24
Alexander’s Lost World  The Land Of The Golden Fleece at 7:59 pm
In the waters of the Oxus River Adams discovers a surprising connection to Jason and the Argonauts – could they have possibly travelled this far from Greece?

Alexander’s Lost World  Source Of Civilisation at 8:46 pm
To discover the origins of these people and their civilization that flowered long before Alexander’s arrival David enters one of the least visited places on earth.

Divine Women War Of The Words at 9:35 pm
In the last episode of Divine Women, Bettany Hughs looks at Theodora, the prostitute who became an empress and allied herself with Mary the Mother of God to rule over a great Christian empire. She also looks at the legacy of the wives of the prophet Mohammad: Khadija, the first convert to Islam and Aisha, whose words are still read by over two billion men and women today.