Picnic & more on this week’s Q Night at the Movies 2/24

Our Q Night at the Movies feature film for Feb. 24th is Picnic! Here is the complete lineup:

7 pm Science Goes To The Movies – The Drama Of Space Travel
Science Goes to the Movies is a new monthly series, co-hosted by Faith Salie and Dr. Heather Berlin, that looks at the science in contemporary motion pictures. Guests are drawn from different scientific disciplines, illuminating scientific truths or imaginings in films like Interstellar, Birdman, The Theory of Everything, Into the Woods, and more.

7:30  pm On Story – John Patrick Shanley: Writing For The Stage And Screen

8 pm Picnic
A handsome drifter (William Holden) provokes explosive emotions in citizens (Kim Novak, Rosalind Russell) of a small Kansas town at a Labor Day festival. Based on William Inge’s play.

9:55  pm Hollywood Idols – William Holden: The Golden Boy
Academy Award winner William Holden was handsome, charming and unconventional, and never lost his power to enchant an audience. Included are scenes from: Golden Boys, The Country Girl, Sunset Boulevard, Stalag 17, Sabrina, The Bridge on the River Kwai, The World of Suzie Wong, and Network. Interviewees include actors Robert Wagner, Robert Mitchum, Cliff Robertson, Stefanie Powers, Glenn Ford, Nancy Olson and Susan Strasberg; and directors, Sydney Lumet, Blake Edwards and Robert Wise.

10:25  pm Variety Studio: Actors On Actors

Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) with Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick), Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project) with Hugh Jackman (Logan), Mary J. Blige (Mudbound) with Salma Hayek (Beatriz at Dinner) and Allison Janney (I, Tonya) with Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri).

Casablanca & more on this week’s Q Night at the Movies 2/17

The Feb. 17th Q Night at the Movies feature film is Casablanca! Here’s the complete lineup:

7 pm Science Goes To The Movies – Human Vocal Production
Guest: Dr. Edith Wiens. Movie and TV show: Sing! Glee! In the movies, everyone who wants to sing, can sing. Why isn’t that true in real life? Julliard professor, Dr. Edith Wiens give a lesson on human vocal production.

7:30  pm On Story – Creating Classic Characters
Academy Award-winning director Sydney Pollack (OUT OF AFRICA, TOOTSIE, THE WAY WE WERE) and NYPD Blue and Deadwood creator David Milch discuss the inspiration behind creating classic film and television characters. Followed by the suspenseful short film THE LAB by writer/director Ryan Scheer, about two young boys whose summer afternoon in the woods goes horribly awry.

8 pm Casablanca
Cafe owner Rick (Humphrey Bogart) helps an old flame (Ingrid Bergman) and her husband (Paul Henreid) escape from Nazis in Morocco.

9:45  pm Hollywood Idols – Ingrid Bergman Remembered
Ingrid Bergman possessed a natural and vulnerable persona, which was both genuine and alluring. Her cinematic contributions included such movie classics as Casablanca and Anastasia. Bergman’s life took many sharp turns and led her in directions she never expected. Appearing together for the first time, Ingrid’s daughters Pia Lindstrom and Isabella Rossellini take a personal look back at their mother’s life beyond Bergman’s acting career. They tell the story of her life, from her childhood in Sweden to her death at age 67 from breast cancer.

10:15  pm Variety Studio: Actors On Actors
Jennifer Lawrence (Mother!) with Adam Sandler (The Meyerowitz Stories) , Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour) with Kate Winslet (Wonder Wheel), Jake Gyllenhaal (Stronger) with Margot Robbie (I, Tonya), Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird) with Kristen Wiig (Downsizing and Mother!) and Timothee Chalamet (Call Me by Your Name) with Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out).

Science in movies, Grace & Frankie, Show Boat, Roberta Flack and More on Q Night at the Movies 5/6

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7 pm: Science Goes To The Movies
Movie Producer, Lynda Obst, talks about the importance of using real science in her movies, which include “Contact” and “Interstellar.” Not only has science influenced cinema but movies have reciprocated its influence on science as well.

7:30 pm: On Story A Conversation With Marta Kauffman
Marta Kauffman and Season 3 of Grace & Frankie (Netflix May 2017).

8 pm: Show Boat
The captain’s daughter (Kathryn Grayson) marries a gambler (Howard Keel) who turns performer on a Mississippi riverboat.

9:50 pm: Variety Studio: Actors On Actors
Viola Davis (Fences) and Tom Hanks (Sully); Emma Stone (La La Land) and Molly Shannon (Other People); Nicole Kidman (Lion) and Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea); Matthew McConaughey (Gold) and Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water).

10:50 pm: Roberta Flack – Killing Me Softly
In the 1970s Roberta Flack became a global sensation with hits such as The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, Feel Like Making Love and Killing Me Softly. Her style of soulful pop transcended the US East Coast jazz clubs to become the dinner party sound track for Middle America. But behind this seemingly effortless career rise lies a much deeper, more substantial journey.

Asteroids to spy movies to the evolution of rock music on Q Night at the Movies 4/29

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This week’s Q Night at the Movies brings you a plethora of entertainment; from asteroids to spy movies to the evolution of rock music – there is something for everyone!

Can science prevent another asteroid from hitting the Earth? Neil deGrasse Tyson stops by to explain some of the real possibilities and the many international considerations protecting our planet. Science Goes To The Movies begins at 7:00 pm.

Tony Hale discusses season 6 of VEEP on On Story, beginning at 7:30 pm.

Set against the economic troubles facing Britain in the 1970s, the civil unrest, the coal miners’ strikes and the resulting power cuts, Legacy is a fast paced spy story with a personal twist. Legacy airs at 8:00 pm.

Ten years in the making, FREE TO ROCK explores how American rock and roll contributed to the end of the Cold War. Watch FREE TO ROCK at 9:30 pm.

This is the unknown story of how the Beatles inspired a revolution that helped to destroy the communist system. Featuring a bizarre collection of Beatles tribute bands, the film tracks down the stories of how the Cold War was won with music as much as with nuclear missiles. Catch How The Beatles Rocked The Kremlin beginning at 10:30 pm.

After The Thin Man on Q Night at the Movies 4/22

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Q Night kicks off this week with a deeper look into Tarzan and other kid’s jungle classics, and ends with back to back airings from the Thin Man movies. Don’t miss out!

Humans are descended from apes! Professor William Harcourt-Smith explains how that idea is both true and false. Additionally – if apes raised Tarzan, would he truly act like the apes? If apes had the consciousness and brainpower of humans would they rise up like in Planet of the Apes? Our scientist breaks it all down on this episode of Science Goes to the Movies, beginning Saturday at 7:00 pm.

The Jungle Book: Justin Marks On Updating A Classic from On Story airs at 7:30 pm.

Urbane Nick and Nora Charles (William Powell, Myrna Loy) look for a cousin’s missing husband … and find murder. Find out what happens on After The Thin Man from the All Star Film Collection, beginning at 8:00 pm.

Nick and Nora Charles visit his hometown, sober, and link art and corpses to a spy ring. The Thin Man Goes Home begins at 9:55 pm.

Q Night at the Movies: Judgement at Nuremberg on April 1st

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Q Night at the Movies brings you action packed features this week, including the Vikings, Nazi War criminals and Hitler’s soldiers.

Professor Anders Winroth from Yale University talks about real life Vikings and how they compare to The History Channel’s interpretation on the show “Vikings.” Turns out real Vikings were great poets with extraordinary hygiene! Science Goes To The Movies begins at 7:00 pm.

Writer/Director/Producer Charles Burnett shares his career development process in narrative and documentary filmmaking with Killer of Sheep (1978), his seminal film, which was definitive in highlighting African American cultural experience, all on On Story, beginning at 7:30 pm.

Stanley Kramer’s Oscar-winning account of the postwar courtroom proceedings against Nazi war criminals in 1948 Germany, Judgement At Nuremberg, this this week’s All-star Film Collection feature beginning at 8:00 pm.

Acted by German actors, speaking both German and English, they will quote directly from the highlights of over 100,000 hours of secretly recorded and therefore unguarded conversations between German POWs held in Britain. These long lost voices of the past are being brought back to life, bringing with them unique and exclusive insights into What the Nazis Really Thought. Secrets Of The Dead begins at 9:55 pm.

 

Q Night At The Movies Mar. 4: SXSW Flashback Marathon

This week’s KLRUQ Night At The Movies has a special theme. Start off with a documentary about marijuana, then spend the rest of the night watching Lone Star Emmy Award-Winning SXSW Flashback of previous years in preparation for this year’s Annual South By Southwest celebration. Between episodes, we’ll feature new short videos from 2016’s SXSW.

Dr. Yasmin Hurd, the Director of the Center for Addictive Disorders at Mount Sinai, explains how addiction impacts the lives of many, movie portrayals accuracies and just how little we know about drugs like marijuana. Science Goes To The Movies airs at 7:00 pm.

2010 SXSW Flashback airs at 7:30 pm.
You’ll see a wide variety of interviews ranging from the already-made-its to the up-and-comers of the entertainment world, discussing their latest movies and music as well as their experiences here visiting Central Texas and SXSW. Highlights include Bill Murray, Paul Wall, Chamillionaire, Ed Norton, and Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead.

2011 SXSW Flashback airs at 8:30 pm.
KLRU pulled out all the stops in covering SXSW 2011. Why you ask? So you can experience the Interactive, Film, and Music portions like never before, and hear from the biggest peeps at the festival. Where else can you see Mike Tyson, Moby, Danny DeVito, Bun B, Black Joe Lewis, Paul Giamatti, teenage film directors, Conan O’Brien, Rosario Dawson, and Ted Nugent in the same show? This one, friends.

2012 SXSW Flashback airs at 9:30 pm.
SXSW Flashback 2012 gives viewers one hour of SXSW excitement, once again featuring a wide variety of interviews. Highlights for 2012 include Channing Tatum, Willem Dafoe, Kimbra, Matthew McConaughey, Lance Gross, Jack Black, Jonah Hill, and many more, discussing their experiences during SXSW.

2013 SXSW Flashback airs at 10:30 pm.
We take viewers back to March for a half hour of highlights, including 50 Cent, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Aisha Tyler, Bruce Campbell, Fred Armisen, and many, many more. Learn about their experiences here visiting Austin during SXSW.

2014 SXSW Flashback airs at 11:00 pm.
See the highlights of SXSW 2014, including Nicolas Cage, Rosario Dawson, Mike Judge, Spandau Ballet, America Ferrera, and more! Famed felines Lil BUB and Grumpy Cat also appear!

2015 SXSW Flashback airs at 11:30 pm.
Droves of people travel to Austin from all over the planet to attend SXSW every March. Why do they come here?! What are they doing?! See the world interact with Texas, and Texas interact with the world, during 2015’s festival. Highlights include: Wolf Alice, Ex Machina, Satellite Sky, Tomi Fujiyama, Suboi, Luke Drozd, Gloria Trevi, The Barberettes, Los Master Plus.

2016 videos:

Q Night At The Movies Feb. 25

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Q Night At The Movies brings you a plethora of genres this week. Start with Tarzan and move onto British Classics like Mary Poppins and Northanger Abbey. End the night with a look back on PEGOT Marvin Hamlish, and his incredibly journey to obtain those awards.

Humans are descended from apes! Professor William Harcourt-Smith explains how that idea is both true and false. Additionally – if apes raised Tarzan, would he truly act like the apes? If apes had the consciousness and brainpower of humans would they rise up like in Planet of the Apes? Our scientist breaks it all down on this episode of Science Goes to the Movies at 7:00 pm.

Director John Lee Hancock and writer Kelly Marcel discuss how the script for Saving Mr. Banks was successfully transformed onto the screen using heavily stylized elements, and musical cues from the classic film Mary Poppins to depict the life of author PL Travers during the 1960’s. Catch this On Story airing at 7:30 pm.

In ane Austen’s gentle parody of gothic fiction, Northanger Abbey airing at 8:00 pm, Felicity Jones plays romance addict Catherine Morland. At a medieval country house that fuels her lurid fantasies, she forms a friendship with Henry Tilney, but their budding romance is cut short.

Tailors, hatters and shoemakers to the British elite reveal the secrets behind a gentleman’s unique style; historians discuss the gentleman’s origins in the Middle Ages; and modern-day gentlemen and gentlewomen share what the label means in the modern world, all in THE ENGLISH GENTLEMAN – AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE, airing at 9:35 pm.

By age 31, Marvin Hamlisch had won four Grammys, an Emmy, three Oscars, a Tony and a Pulitzer Prize, making him one of only 2 PEGOT’s ever. A rich archival legacy, interviews with his A-list collaborators, and cooperation from his family combine to tell this rich and engrossing story, on Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love, airing at 10:30 pm.

 

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.

 

Q Night At The Movies Feb. 11 features Laura and Scarlet Street

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This week’s Q Night At The Movies brings you more science and classics. Go back in time – from discussing and dissecting old movies to watching and admiring them, the classics theme is one you won’t want to miss.

The conversation continues with movie producer, Lynda Obst, about the importance of using real science in movies, her relationship with Carl Sagan and her experience meeting Stephen Hawking in Science Goes To The Movies, airing at 7:00 pm.

In this week’s On Story, 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, which airs at 7:30 pm.

An arrogant New York columnist (Clifton Webb) taunts a detective (Dana Andrews) obsessed with a slain woman’s (Gene Tierney) portrait in Laura, provided by the All Star Film Collection, airing at 8:00 pm.

When a man in mid-life crisis (Edward G. Robinson) befriends a young woman, her venal fiancé persuades her to con him out of some of the fortune she thinks he has. The Corinth Films Collection brings you Scarlet Street at 9:30 pm.