Q Night at the Movies 1/31

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Q Night at the Movies for Jan. 31st features documentaries on Charlton Heston and Harry Dean Stanton.

Charlton Heston: A Man For All Seasons at 6:10 p.m.
He has played king and slave, hero and villain, and is renowned throughout the movie-going world for the heroic figures he played during his early years in Hollywood: Moses, Ben-Hur, El Cid and Michaelangelo. In a wide range of roles, from classical to futuristic, he has shown himself a consummate actor. But Charlton Heston has always been more than a star. Although he is a private man, he has often appeared to be a very public one, willing to speak up on issues he believes in–however controversial they may be. Here, in his own words, is Heston’s life as well as highlights of a career that resulted in more than 60 motion pictures. This episode includes scenes from The Greatest Show on Earth, The Ten Commandments, The Big Country, Ben-Hur, Will Penny, Soylent Green, and Planet of the Apes.

Harry Dean Stanton – Crossing Mulholland at 7:05 p.m.
A favorite of directors, critics, colleagues, and audiences, actor Harry Dean Stanton has carved his name into the cultural consciousness of cinematic arts with dozens of roles in films ranging from Cool Hand Luke and Alien to Paris, Texas and The Green Mile. The new documentary “Harry Dean Stanton: Crossing Mulholland” offers an insightful look at this versatile and talented actor through film clips and interviews with such Hollywood figures as actors Billy Bob Thornton and Richard Dreyfuss; musicians Kris Kristofferson and Michelle Phillips; critic Leonard Maltin; and directors John Carpenter and Wim Wenders. The documentary traces Stanton’s story from his birth in a small Kentucky town to his rise as a noted character actor. The program also takes time to look at Stanton’s other passion – music-and features intimate, living room jam sessions with friends Michelle Phillips and Jamie James.

Q Night at the Movies 1/24

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Q Night at the Movies presents a conversation with filmmakers and a musical for Jan. 24th’s presentation.

On Story presents part 1 and part 2 of  A Conversation with Jonathan Demme & Paul Thomas Anderson at 7 and 7:30 pm
Filmmaking legends Paul Thomas Anderson and Jonathan Demme pay tribute to Robert Downey Sr.’s cult classic Greaser’s Palace. Next, Andrew Napier’s short film, Grandma’s Not a Toaster, where a whiskey-guzzling mother-to-be aims to enlist her neurotic brother in attempt to thieve from their ailing grandmother’s fortune.

Great Performances Oklahoma! at 8 pm
Celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2013, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s landmark musical “Oklahoma!” returns to Great Performances for a special commemorative encore telecast. This acclaimed production from London’s National Theatre, directed by Trevor Nunn and choreographed by Susan Stroman, set box office records during its original runs in the West End and then later on Broadway, with critics and audiences alike captivated by its fresh new take on a venerable classic. The original London production also featured a sensational, star-making performance by Hugh Jackman as Curly before his ascent to international movie stardom in the X Men film franchise. Also featured are original cast members Josefina Gabrielle as Laurey, Maureen Lipman (The Pianist) as Aunt Eller, and 2002 Best Supporting Actor Tony-winner Shuler Hensley as the menacing Jud Fry.

 

Q Night at the Movies 1/17

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This week Q Night at the Movies features back-to-back On Story presented by the Austin Film Festival followed by Mutiny on the Bounty!

On Story Deconstructing Dog Day Afternoon at 7 pm
Frank Pierson’s Academy Award® winning Dog Day Afternoon elevates the classic crime genre through its exploration of textured characters and rationale. Screenwriters Robin Swicord (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) and Peter Craig (The Town) examine the story’s masterful reveal of information and its surprising, but inevitable and honest conclusion.

On Story Neo Noir: The Modern Day Film at 7:30 pm
Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) and Brian Helgeland (LA Confidential) discuss the modern day Neo Noir – a genre-bending response to the Film Noirs of the 1940s and 50s – and dissect the basic styles, impulses, themes, and tones that embrace this form of storytelling.

Feature film: Mutiny on the Bounty at 8 pm
First mate Mr. Christian (Clark Gable) and his 18th-century shipmates overthrow cruel Capt. Bligh (Charles Laughton) and set him adrift in the Pacific.

Q Night at the Movies Jan. 10

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This week Q Night at the Movies features back-to-back On Story episodes and the classic film It Happened One Night!

On Story Rectify : Ray McKinnon on Characters & Culture at 7pm
Ray McKinnon, creator of the Sundance Channel’s breakout hit, Rectify, details how to capture the personality of a culture through establishing strong characters, tone, and atmosphere. The short film Spanola Pepper Sauce Company follows, directed by McKinnon and written by Graham Gordy, suggesting there’s more brewing in Spanola, AK than just its fine pepper sauce cooking.

On Story Philadelphia: A Look Back at 7:30 pm
Ron Nyswaner recounts the social impact of his screenplay Philadelphia, a bold film released during a delicate time in history. Followed by Oliver Kember’s Puzzled, about a young boy whose only chance at survival on the playground is to outsmart the other children.

Feature film: It Happened One Night at 8 pm
A newsman (Clark Gable) rides a bus and shares a cabin with a tycoon’s (Walter Connolly) runaway daughter (Claudette Colbert).

Catalina: Hollywood’s Magical Island at 9:45 pm
Through the eye of film director, Greg Reitman, we get a first hand glimpse of The Magic Isle off the coast of California, Santa Catalina Island. While exploring historical, social, and environmental changes, the film captures the mystical splendors, natural beauty and romance of Catalina. Using a mix of rare 16mm, archival film and old black and white stills, inter-cut with interviews of islanders, historians and celebrities; the viewer is taken on a journey during America’s golden era.

 

Q Night at the Movies Jan. 3

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It’s a night of comedy and news on Q Night at the Movies January 3rd with the featured film Network!

On Story The Evolution of Funny at 7:30 pm
Larry Wilmore, the Senior Black Correspondent on The Daily Show and creator of The Bernie Mac Show reflects upon different forms of comedy, his own comic influences, and always looking to maximize comedic potential. Followed by two short films about courage and endurance: Chris Bourke and Kevin Harger’s LOVE, EMILY, and Andrea Gomez’s 036.

Feature film Network at 8 pm
A TV executive (Faye Dunaway) boosts her ratings with a mad anchorman (Peter Finch) who thinks he speaks for God.

Further explore the topics brought up in Network with the documentary Running on Empty: The Brain Drain in Local TV immediately after the movie. Journalism is losing experienced reporters at a record rate. This means less in-depth and investigative reporting that help keep you informed. This documentary introduces you to some seasoned reporters who were at the top of their game. They share their frustrations and challenges as they move on with their lives.

KLRU Q is broadcast channel 18.3. It is also available to digital cable subscribers of Grande on 284 and Time Warner on 20.

Q Night at the Movies December 27

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Classic stories and music come to life on KLRU-Q’s Night at the Movies this Saturday beginning at 7 pm.

First, on Arts In Context, the Miro Quartet performs music from popular composer Franz Schubert in front of a live studio audience. The quartet recreates the tradition of the “Shubertiad” in which groups of friends come together to explore new music for the first time. The Miro Quartet is an award winning and internationally performing professional classical string quartet based in Austin.

At 7:30 on On Story, the writers of re-imagined classics and popular franchises such as Ghost, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, 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.

The evening’s feature from the All-Star Film Collection is Amadeus beginning at 8 pm. Aging Antonio Salieri (F. Murray Abraham), court composer in Vienna, confesses to his sins against the young genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Tom Hulce).

KLRU-Q is broadcast channel 18.3. It is also available to digital cable subscribers of Grande on 284 and Time Warner on 20.

Q Night at the Movies December 20

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This Saturday KLRU-Q brings the movies to your home as well as a few other programs you’ll love. Here’s what the evening looks like on Q Night at the Movies:

The night begins with Arts In Context at 7 pm. Mother Falcon is a indie rock band with chamber music sensibilities, on the cusp of stardom. Created by Nick Gregg in his senior year of high school, Mother Falcon began as three cellists tired of the same daily routine. Building upon hours of practice and discipline, the group quickly grew to become a dedicated community of musicians, united by their desire to do something more with music. As many of the members face life beyond school, the group must decide the direction they take if they want to take their music and careers to the next level.

On Story follows 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.

And for your movie Saturday evening (well, it’s not exactly a movie), KLRU-Q will be featuring Hamlet on Great Performances at 8 pm. Shakespeare’s tortured Danish prince receives a contemporary spin in this critically acclaimed production from the Royal Shakespeare Company. Starring David Tennant as Hamlet (familiar to fans as Dr. Who in the cult-favorite UK science fiction TV series) and Patrick Stewart as Claudius, this television adaptation features an edgy interpretation by innovative director Gregory Doran, utilizing location shooting at St. Joseph’s College, London, as the setting for a present-day Elsinore Castle. Winning a 2009 Olivier Award for his performance, Tennant is joined by Oliver Ford Davies as Polonius, Penny Downie as Gertrude and Mariah Gale as Ophelia.

KLRU Q is broadcast channel 18.3. It is also available to digital cable subscribers of Grande on 284 and Time Warner on 20.

Q Night at the Movies December 13

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It’s a night of murder and mystery on KLRU Q’s Night at the Movies. At 8 pm in Murder on the Home Front, when young women are found murdered amid the chaos of the London Blitz of World War II, brilliant Home Office Pathologist Dr. Lennox Collins (Patrick Kennedy), on his first murder case, and his newly recruited assistant Molly Cooper (Tamzin Merchant) clash with the police over just who the main suspect is. Employing groundbreaking forensic techniques, can Lennox and Molly save a seemingly innocent man from the gallows and prove there may be more to these murders than meets the eye?

But, that’s not all. Join KLRU before the movie at 7 pm for Arts In Context and On Story.

On Arts In Context: Once a taboo practice largely confined to sailors and street hoodlums, tattooing has evolved into a highly prized fashion product for millions of consumers. America’s core cultural reference books, professional journals, newspapers and magazines recognize tattooing as a well-established art form that, over the last three decades, has undergone dramatic changes.

And on On Story: 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.

KLRU Q is broadcast channel 18.3. It is also available to digital cable subscribers of Grande on 284 and Time Warner on 20.

Q Night at the Movies December 6

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Join KLRU Q every Saturday evening at 7 pm for a night at the movies!

The evening begins with Arts In Context | Let Me Tell You About the Octopus Project. The Octopus Project expresses the meaning of “multi” media by creating lively art through music, film and technology. The band has been releasing joyous party music since 2002, all the while touring the world both on their own and as handpicked support for artists as diverse as Aesop Rock, DEVO, and Explosions in the Sky.

Then on On Story at 7:30 pm, Brian Helgeland, the creative force behind 42, LA Confidential, Mystic River, and A Knight’s Tale, shares his experience as a screenwriter, director and producer, along with the ups, downs and left turns of the filmmaking industry. Accompanied by the short film Hector Is Gonna Kill Nate, from Ari Issler about a basketball student that rolls into his High School gym looking for revenge.

Finally, your movie of the evening beginning at 8 pm: Van Gogh: Painted With Words. Benedict Cumberbatch portrays Vincent Van Gogh to perfection in this powerful and critically acclaimed docudrama, with every single word of dialogue sourced from his original correspondence. e artist yet Based on years of painstaking research and faithful to his writings down to every last detail, this is Vincent Van Gogh’s story, in his own words. For 18 years from 1872, Van Gogh chronicled his eventful life through some 900 letters to his younger brother Theo. It is a remarkable collection which, even if none of his paintings had survived, would have been enough to mark him out as an extraordinary figure in the art world. Now, this film weaves together the painter’s recorded experiences into a compelling story, with each word spoken by the actors faithful to these original sources. What emerges is a complex portrait of a sophisticated, civilized and yet tormented man.

KLRU Q is broadcast channel 18.3. It is also available to digital cable subscribers of Grande on 284 and Time Warner on 20.

Q Night at the Movies11/29

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Relax and watch a movie this Saturday evening with KLRU Q’s Movie Night. The entertainment begins at 6 pm.

This week’s feature film is sandwiched in-between two pledge events, Classic Hollywood Musicals beginning at 6 pm and again at 9:25 pm. Featuring some of the most iconic images ever recorded on film, these five classic Hollywood musicals – The Wizard of Oz, Yankee Doodle Dandy, Singin’ in the Rain, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and Viva Las Vegas – will take you on a journey across the Golden Age of movie musicals, spanning the days from the Great Depression all the way to the Civil Rights Movement. Join Nick Clooney as he takes you on a journey – alongside some of our greatest movie stars – of laughter and inspiration that will have you singing for days.

The film begins at 8 and stars the beloved Gene Kelly. You won’t want to miss the classic movie An American in Paris. American soldier (Gene Kelly) stays in Paris after World War II to paint and falls in love with a French beauty (Leslie Caron).

Following the film at 10:55 pm, That’s Entertainment II shows a history of Hollywood films and musicals produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, featuring excerpts from many beloved classics.

Remember: KLRU Q hosts Movie Night every Saturday!

KLRU Q is broadcast channel 18.3. It is also available to digital cable subscribers of Grande on 284 and Time Warner on 20.