Q Night at the Movies for December

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KLRU Q Night at the Movies spotlights a classic film on select Saturday nights at 8 p.m. This month’s feature films will be:

12/7  - Features programming about Musicals (Begins at 7:30)

12/14 – The Great Train Robbery
Michael Crichton directed this adaptation of his novel chronicling the first robbery of a moving train in 1855.

12/21 - Rebel Without A Cause
A realistic journey through a turbulent teenage universe of violence and delinquency. Recently selected by the American Film Institute as one of the 75 greatest American films of all time.

East of Eden at 9:55
Based on the classic John Steinbeck novel, this Academy Award-winning film features the starring debut of movie legend James Dean in a riveting drama revolving around two brothers’ love for the same woman.

12/28 - Giant
George Stevens won an Academy Award for his direction of this legendary film based on Edna Ferber’s novel about a wealthy Texan (Rock Hudson) who marries a strong-willed beautiful woman (Elizabeth Taylor). Their adjustments to life on their ranch are interwoven with problems of Mexican workers and an ambitious young ranch hand (James Dean) who becomes an oil tycoon.

Q Night at the Movies 11/30

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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:

Energy At The Movies at 7:05 pm
From the gushing geysers of Giant, to the plutonium-powered time machines of Back to the Future, Hollywood has entertained us with unforgettable, often iconic images of energy. Whether intentional or not, films frequently serve as a snapshot of society, capturing sentiments of each time period. Many films have themes that memorialize collective optimism, fears and observations about energy. Using film clips as a historical road map, Energy at the Movies is an entertaining lecture by energy expert and University of Texas at Austin professor Dr. Michael E. Webber about the ways influence how we think about energy, and in turn, and how we influence energy policy.

Hollywood Stars Film Package Giant at 8 pm
George Stevens won an Academy Award for his direction of this legendary film based on Edna Ferber’s novel about a wealthy Texan (Rock Hudson) who marries a strong-willed beautiful woman (Elizabeth Taylor). Their adjustments to life on their ranch are interwoven with problems of Mexican workers and an ambitious young ranch hand (James Dean) who becomes an oil tycoon. Recently selected by the American Film Institute as one of the 100 greatest

Just Seen It Episode #407 at 11:30 pm
JUST SEEN IT is the review show where industry professionals present their takes on current movies and TV shows, and interview Hollywood insiders.

 

Adventure night on KLRU Q 11/29

KLRU Q takes you on an adventure on Friday, Nov. 29th.

Birdmen: The Original Dream of Flight at 8 pm
Staring down a sheer precipice into a deep abyss with your head spinning, every fiber in your body tries to resist the edge. Meet the men and women who don’t. Overcoming their fears, they step off into thin air and fly like birds, hurtling at impossible speeds and gliding across beautiful, rolling landscapes. In the words of one base jumper: “It’s only when you leave the cliff – when you’re flying – that you really feel at home.” This program is a startling, adrenaline-filled insight into the revolutionary new sport that brings the dream of human flight alive.

Amazing Underground Secrets Natural Wonders at 8:55 pm
Much of the underground world is carved by nature; many of its greatest treasures are the result of elemental processes as old as the planet itself. We haven’t been slow to make use of these extraordinary and dramatic spaces – they provide us with a record of our earliest history, if we know where to look. But it’s a dangerous, often threatening realm, with its dark caverns, narrow environments and rushing water. Far from the light of day we join intrepid underground explorers as they push back the boundaries, make amazing discoveries and share sights of remarkable beauty.

Amazing Underground Secrets Secrets & Treasures at 9:55 pm
The underground world is one of secrets, ideal for hiding everything from misdeeds to the world’s greatest works of art. This program reveals some of the most exciting discoveries of buried treasure – then takes us to another kind of secret, the sort that governments like to hide, not just from their enemies, but from their own people. From ancient history right up to the present day, the underground world is the first choice for those seeking concealment.

Amazing Underground Secrets Mastering the Underground World at 10:55 pm
It’s a whole new world down there if we can conquer its challenges. Some of the greatest human minds have been engaged in making the underground safe and accessible. In this program we look at the most breathtaking feats of technology, past and present. From pick-axed tunnels to an excavated mountain, from Roman sewers to a vast 27km long particle accelerator – these are the ways we’ve harnessed the potential of this, the planet’s last frontier.

Q Night at the Movies 11/23

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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 #406 at 7:00 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 Elements Of Great Horror at 7:30 pm
Professional horror writers explore how great drama lies at the core of the most frightening films, and discuss the style and techniques used to invoke fear, suspense and thrills that linger long after the credits roll.

Hollywood Stars Film Package Wait Until Dark at 8:00 pm
Intruders search a blind woman’s (Audrey Hepburn) Greenwich Village apartment for a heroin-filled doll. Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin, Richard Crenna.

Drive-In Movie Memories at 9:50 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.

Sam Cooke – Legend at 10:50 pm
The first-ever authorized filmed biography of the visionary singer/songwriter/ producer examines his extraordinary career and personal life–from his gospel-singing roots through his R&B, soul and pop music career. The documentary includes rare performances, memorable footage of Cooke and close friend Muhammad Ali, and interviews with fellow musicians Aretha Franklin, Lloyd Price, Lou Rawls, Bobby Womack, business manager Allen Klein, and the Cooke family whose cooperation was invaluable in the production. Acknowledged as soul music’s progenitor, Cooke took the civil rights movement’s message of economic self-determination to heart and built his own label and publishing company. He wrote and performed such classics as “You Send Me,” “Wonderful World,” “Chain Gang,” and the evocative “A Change is Gonna Come” before his tragic death in 1964. Narrated by actor Jeffrey Wright (Ali, “Angels in America”) and written by Peter Guralnick, author of the definitive Sam Cooke biography best seller, Dream Boogie.

Take 2 at 11:31 pm
For more than two decades, saxophonist/clarinetist Frank Glover and pianist Claude Sifferlen enjoyed both a critically acclaimed musical collaboration and a nurturing father/son-type bond. TAKE TWO traces the final stages of their act following Sifferlen’s terminal diagnosis of inoperable prostate cancer. The regional Emmy® -nominated film poignantly explores the musical and interpersonal relationship between these two jazz virtuosos, as they reflect on their decades-long partnership and continue to perform together while facing a painful, yet inevitable, separation.

Q Night at the Movies 11/16

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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 #405 at 7:00 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 A Conversation With Damon Lindelof, Co-creator Of Lost at 7:30 pm
Damon Lindelof discusses his hand in some of the most celebrated and scrutinized works of science fiction over the past five years, and how much of their success is attributed to writing stories that leave a lot up to one’s imagination.

Hollywood Stars Film Package Strangers On A Train at 8:00 pm
A psychopath (Robert Walker) and a tennis player (Farley Granger) meet in a club car and plot that each will murder someone for the other. Cast: Robert Walker, Farley Granger, Ruth Roman.

Anatomy ’59: The Making Of A Classic Motion Picture at 9:45 pm
Anatomy ’59 is a behind-the-scenes documentary by independent filmmaker John Pepin which explores the crime, the trial and the book that led to the making of Otto Preminger’s classic 1959 courtroom thriller Anatomy of a Murder. The movie starred James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara and George C. Scott. In Anatomy ’59, Preminger’s focus on realism to create what many consider to be the greatest courtroom drama ever made is showcased through rare film clips and photographs, documents and interviews with cast members, locals and others with ties to the production. Preminger’s film, shot entirely on location in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, was based on the 1958 bestseller by Robert Traver.

Charlie Gracie: Fabulous at 10:45 pm
Still rockin’ after 60 years, Charlie Gracie continues to thrill his fans on both sides of the Atlantic with the same energy and virtuosity that catapulted him to early fame with his Number 1 hit ‘Butterfly’ in 1957. A story of survival, perseverance and ultimate redemption, Fabulous! depicts a stubborn artist’s journey down a bumpy entertainment road paved with the fleeting careers of one-hit wonders and countless aspirants. Told from the mouths of those Charlie influenced the most-including Graham Nash, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Frankie Avalon-Fabulous! has something for longtime fans and music aficionado’s alike.

 

Q Night at the Movies 11/9

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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 #404 at 7:00 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 Re-Imagining The Classics at 7:30 pm
The writers of re-imagined classics and popular franchises such as Ghost, Charlie & The Chocolate Factor, Twins and Snow White and The Huntsman deliberate how to keep stories fresh while remaining faithful to the original version. Accompanied by Spencer and Lloyd Harvey’s short film JACK & JILL, a fresh take on the classic nursery rhyme that follows a young Australian girl who finds an inventive

Hollywood Stars Film Package Hawaii at 8:00 pm
A New England missionary (Max von Sydow) and his bride (Julie Andrews) bring Christianity to 1820s Hawaii. Cast: Julie Andrews, Max von Sydow, Richard Harris.

Hawaii: Roots Of Fire at 10:45 pm
Hawaii: Roots Of Fire goes down below the Hawaiian Islands in a search for the hidden forces that drive the planet’s largest and most active volcanic system. The film follows earth scientists as they work among the volcanoes of the Big Island of Hawaii, pursuing clues and compiling evidence in a quest to shed new light on the mysterious inner Earth process that has been producing giant volcanoes in the middle of the Pacific Ocean for more than 75 million years. Scientists have long been puzzled over the source of the huge quantities of lava erupting out of Hawaii’s massive volcanoes. Does the lava come from just below the Earth’s crust? Or does it come from much deeper, perhaps even as far down as the Earth’s core, some 1,800 miles below the surface? The film focuses on an international team of scientists who boldly take on these key questions with a major drilling project into the flanks of Mauna Kea, Hawaii’s tallest volcano. As their work progresses, another group of scientists embarks on a huge seismic study that deploys instruments on the islands and the seafloor surrounding them. After years of painstaking research, startling new discoveries are made. Not only do the scientists determine where the lava is coming from, but they solve other long-standing mysteries about the workings of Hawaii’s magnificent volcanoes.

Over Hawai’i at 11:15 pm
A new special explores the scenic wonders and rich cultural traditions of Hawai’i. From spectacular shots of lava pouring from one of the world’s most active volcanoes to soaring explorations of lush, unspoiled valleys to reef-skimming underwater forays with sea turtles and dolphins, OVER HAWAI’I presents an illuminating, off-the-beaten-path tour of Hawai’i's six major islands and popular visitor destinations. Interwoven with striking visuals, locals offer insights into the distinctive landscapes and culture of the islands, share surprising facts about Hawai’i's geology, plants and animals; relate ancient stories of Hawaiian deities and discuss traditional beliefs that still play an important role in Hawaiian life today.

KLRU-Q Celebrates Dia De Los Muertos 11/1

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Join KLRU-Q and celebrate Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with programming that explores the history, culture, and traditions of this ancient holiday.

Arts In Context The Art Of Dia De Los Muertos at 8 pm
Discover the personal history and unique art of Dia de los Muertos through the stories of San Antonio artists who capture this rich cultural heritage. Although the philosophy behind Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) began in the Mexican culture, it now crosses all cultures as a ceremony to remember and value the ones who led us to where we are today.

In The Americas With David Yetman Day of The Dead: A Mexican Celebration at 9 pm
Many Native American groups in pre-Conquest Mexico celebrated one day each year when their deceased ancestors would return to visit them-El Dia de los Muertos. This ancient tradition has become the state of Oaxaca’s most important celebration. Parades, home altars, and gaily-decorated graves welcome back the dead. The custom has spread throughout Mexico and even to Los Angeles and Tucson.

Desert Speaks Dying Traditions In A Mexican Pueblo at 9:30 pm
Host David Yetman takes a trip to the pueblos of the Sierra Madre, where traditions are slowly dying out as the big cities become more accessible to the population. After stopping to see a donkey-powered Pinole grinder made of stone, he heads to agrarian community of Sahuaripa to visit its talabarteria (a leather goods shop) and call upon the last remaining weaver of palm hats and baskets.

Q Night at the Movies 11/2

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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 #403 at 7:00 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 James Franco: A Look Inside 127 Hours at 7:30 pm
James Franco reveals his unique experience working on 127 Hours including his faith in director Danny Boyle’s vision, and the collaboration approach from cast and crew to fulfill the tension needed to capture this true and tantalizing story.

Hollywood Stars Film Package Rebel Without A Cause at 8:00 pm
A realistic journey through a turbulent teenage universe of violence and delinquency. Recently selected by the American Film Institute as one of the 75 greatest American films of all time.

American Masters Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel at 9:55 pm
No ordinary writer and no ordinary woman — “Gone with the Wind” created two of the world’s greatest lovers, Scarlett and Rhett, won a Pulitzer Prize in 1937 and has sold more than 30 million copies. Born into Atlanta’s upper crust in 1900, Margaret Mitchell challenged stifling social restrictions at every turn. A charismatic force to be reckoned with, she had a great sense of humor, was one of Georgia’s first newspaper women and was extremely generous with the money she made from “Gone with the Wind.” She struggled with the changing role of women and the liberation of African Americans but also suffered from lifelong bouts of depression, until a tragic accident lead to her death in 1949. This film examines the amazing endurance of “Gone with the Wind” and reveals the seminal events of Mitchell’s life through dramatic re-enactments based on her letters, as scenes from the movie weave together her life and her work.

 

Q Night at the Movies for November

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KLRU Q Night at the Movies spotlights a classic film on select Saturday nights at 8 p.m. This month’s feature films will be:

11/2 – Rebel Without A Cause
A realistic journey through a turbulent teenage universe of violence and delinquency. Recently selected by the American Film Institute as one of the 75 greatest American films of all time.

11/9 – Hawaii
A New England missionary (Max von Sydow) and his bride (Julie Andrews) bring Christianity to 1820s Hawaii.

11/16 – Strangers On A Train
A psychopath (Robert Walker) and a tennis player (Farley Granger) meet in a club car and plot that each will murder someone for the other.

11/23 – Wait Until Dark
Intruders search a blind woman’s (Audrey Hepburn) Greenwich Village apartment for a heroin-filled doll.

11/30 – Giant
George Stevens won an Academy Award for his direction of this legendary film based on Edna Ferber’s novel about a wealthy Texan (Rock Hudson) who marries a strong-willed beautiful woman (Elizabeth Taylor). Their adjustments to life on their ranch are interwoven with problems of Mexican workers and an ambitious young ranch hand (James Dean) who becomes an oil tycoon.

Q Night at the Movies 10/26

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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 #402 at 7:00 pm
We start off with a review of the winner of the Palme d’Or from this year’s Cannes film festival, BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR, about the budding relationship of two young women. Then we look at the sci-fi drama, MR. NOBODY, starring Jared Leto. Next, we have the pleasure of chatting with director JORDAN VOGT-ROBERTS, who directed this summer’s indie comedy, THE KINGS OF SUMMER, and we finish up with the drama, DALLAS BUYERS CLUB, starring Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto.

On Story Exporting Comedy at 7:30 pm
Everybody Loves Raymond creator Phil Rosenthal discusses the (not so) universal language of comedy in his documentary EXPORTING RAYMOND with KISS KISS BANG BANG writer/director Shane Black. Followed by the charming Danish short film FIRST ANDERS by writer/director Kristian Ussing Anderson about a well-meaning father who attempts to teach his artistic and bullied young son a valuable lesson.

Feature Film: Raising Arizona at 8:00 pm
A loser (Nicolas Cage) and his wife (Holly Hunter) kidnap a quintuplet from an unfinished-furniture store magnate.