Q Night At The Movies 4/23: Chariots Of Fire & More

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This week, Q Night at the Movies looks back and celebrates innovators and groundbreakers. First, Variety speaks with actors who had standout performances in film in 2015. Then, Pioneers of Television pays tribute to some of the first female television comediennes, including Joan Rivers, Lucille Ball, Betty White, Carol Burnett and more. After that, On Story talks with Norman Lear, a television writer and producer who helped pave the way for how Hollywood intertwines situational comedy and progressive ideals. We end the night with Chariots of Fire, which showcases the trials and victories of British runners Harold Abrahams and Eric Liddell in the 1924 Olympics.

Variety Episode #303 at 5:30 p.m.
The actors responsible for the most exciting performances of the year talk about their work-and more. Featuring Seth Rogen (Steve Jobs) with Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight), Amy Schumer (Trainwreck) with Lily Tomlin (Grandma), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Walk) with Paul Dano (Love & Mercy), Isabella Rossellini (Joy) with Charlotte Rampling (45 Years).

Pioneers of Television Funny Ladies at 6:30 p.m.
This episode includes the first standup comediennes to appear on television, including Joan Rivers and the late Phyllis Diller. Funny Ladies also looks at Lucille Ball’s breakthrough on I Love Lucy and the sitcom stars who followed, including Mary Tyler Moore, Betty White and Marla Gibbs. Also, television’s most beloved variety star, Carol Burnett.

On Story Norman Lear – A Retrospective at 7:30 p.m.
Perhaps one of the most influential contributors to the landscape of situational comedies and progressive writing in Hollywood, Norman Lear transformed a genre known for play-it-safe humor into a platform for how Americans experience social issues. In this week’s On Story, Lear remembers a few of his favorite episodes and how he created some of the most beloved characters in the history of television.

All-star Film Collection Chariots Of Fire at 8 p.m.
Personal goals spur British runners Harold Abrahams (Ben Cross) and Eric Liddell (Ian Charleson) to compete in the 1924 Olympics.

Q Night At The Movies 4/16: New Episode of On Story & More

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JohnSingletonQuoteCardStandardQ Night At The Movies kicks off with back-to-back episodes of Variety. After that, On Story brings on John Singleton to discuss his influences and process. Finishing off the night is The Remains of the Day, a movie about a butler’s struggle between his devotion to work and his love for a housekeeper.

Variety Episode #301 at 5:30 p.m.
Exclusive conversations between some of the most exciting actors working today. Featuring Cate Blanchett (Carol/Truth) with Ian McKellen (Mr. Holmes), Will Smith (Concussion) with Benicio Del Toro (Sicario), Brie Larson (Room) with Joel Edgerton (Black Mass), Samuel L. Jackson (The Hateful Eight) with Michael Keaton (Spotlight).

Variety Episode #302 at 6:29 p.m.
An intimate conversation between some of the greatest actors working today. Featuring Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs) with Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn), Carey Mulligan (Suffragette) with Elizabeth Banks (Love & Mercy), Steve Carell (The Big Short) with Rooney Mara (Carol), Bryan Cranston (Trumbo) with Jason Segel (The End of the Tour).

On Story John Singleton’s Classic Influences at 7:30 p.m.
John Singleton, the youngest and first African American filmmaker to win an Academy Award for his work on Boyz in the Hood, discusses his process, influences, and inspirations, from the work of acclaimed playwright August Wilson to pioneering directors Spike Lee and Federico Fellini.

All-star Film Collection The Remains Of The Day at 8 p.m.
An English butler’s (Anthony Hopkins) devotion to service keeps him from the housekeeper (Emma Thompson) he loves in 1930s England.

Q Night At The Movies 4/9: Sense and Sensibility & More

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This week, Q Night at the Movies is a must watch for lovers of the English language. The night begins with back to back episodes of Variety, speaking with stars from some of today’s best television shows. Then, On Story breaks down the classic movie, Dead Poet’s Society, with its writer Tom Schulman. Ending the night is the film adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel, Sense and Sensibility.

Variety Episode #201 at 5:30 p.m.
Exclusive conversations between some of the most exciting actors working today. Featuring Julia Louis Dreyfus (Veep) with Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent), Queen Latifah (Bessie) with Taraji P. Henson (Empire), Jessica Lange (American Horror Story), with Taylor Schilling (Orange is the New Black), Liev Schrieber (Ray Donovan) with Maggie Gyllenhaal (An Honorable Woman), Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex) with Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul).

Variety Episode #202 at 6:29 p.m.
An intimate conversation between some of the greatest actors working today. Featuring Claire Danes (Homeland) with Don Cheadle (House of Lies), Matt LeBlanc (Episodes) with Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family), Clive Owen (The Knick) with Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife), Viola Davis (How to Get Away with Murder) with Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie), Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin) with Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black).

On Story Dead Poets Society: Deconstructing the Acclaimed Classic at 7:30 p.m.
Tom Schulman, writer of Dead Poet’s Society, deconstructs the story’s journey from script to screen, along with his unique working relationships on set with Robin Williams and director Peter Weir.

All-star Film Collection Sense and Sensibility at 8 p.m.
Suitors romance, then abandon, sisters (Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet) left destitute by their father’s death in late-1800s England.

Q Night at the Movies 4/2: Sleepless in Seattle & More

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Q Night at the Movies embraces the joys and perils of romance this week. We start the night off with Hollywood Idols discussing the career and life of Casablanca star, Ingrid Bergman. Then on On Story, screenwriters of some modern day romantic comedies explain what they consider when writing their screenplays. Finally, Sleepless In Seattle tells the story of two people who fall in love at a weird time in their respective lives.

Hollywood Idols Ingrid Bergman Remembered at 7 p.m.
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. 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.

On Story Romantic Comedies at 7:30 p.m.
The screenwriters behind Never Been Kissed, Safe Haven, Going the Distance and He’s Just Not That Into You contemplate the important balance of relationship, conflict and originality when creating romantic comedies. Followed by the short film, Do Over by David Fabelo.

All-star Film Collection Sleepless In Seattle at 8 p.m.
A recently engaged newswoman (Meg Ryan) becomes obsessed with meeting a grieving widower (Tom Hanks) she heard on a late-night radio call-in show.

Q Night At The Movies 3/26: Steel Magnolias & More

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This week, Q Night At The Movies celebrates female friendships! We start out with Hollywood Idols highlighting the career of Shirley MacLaine, one of the stars if Steel Magnolias. Then, Callie Khouri talks about her experience making the ultimate female dynamic duo film, Thelma and Louise. After that, Steel Magnolias tells the story of six women and their friendships. We end the night with conversations with actors and actresses who starred in some of the biggest movies of the year.

Hollywood Idols Shirley MacLaine: Kicking Up Her Heels at 7 p.m.
Shirley MacLaine’s love of the theater began at a very early age. Her ballet training and long-legged pixie charm led her to rapid success on Broadway in musical comedy. Inevitably, Hollywood called. It wasn’t long before she was offered dramatic roles opposite the most popular leading men of the time. Shirley MacLaine’s films include The Apartment, Two For The Seesaw, The Turning Point, Terms of Endearment, Steel Magnolias and many more.

On Story Thelma and Louise: A Conversation with Callie Khouri at 7:30 p.m.
Callie Khouri reflects upon her experience working with Ridley Scott and writing the classic female-driven-buddy film, Thelma and Louise. Followed by Avram Dodson’s short film, Pistachio Milk, a coming of age tale about a young suitor using only his wits and a bottle of pistachio milk to pursue his love interest.

All-star Film Collection Steel Magnolias at 8 p.m.
Based on the play about six Southern women who become close friends despite their eccentricities and complicated lives.

Variety Episode #302 at 10 p.m.
An intimate conversation between some of the greatest actors working today. Featuring Kate Winslet (Jobs) with Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn), Carey Mulligan (Suffragette) with Elizabeth Banks (Love & Mercy), Steve Carell (The Big Short) with Rooney Mara (Carol), Bryan Cranston (Trumbo) with Jason Segel (The End of the Tour).

Q Night At The Movies 3/19: Postman Always Rings Twice & more

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Get insight into the entertainment industry this week on Q Night At The Movies! On Hollywood Idols, Academy Award winner Gregory Peck walks through his rise to stardom. Then, The writers of the TV show Justified explain the progression of the program. The feature film of the night, Postman Always Rings Twice, tells the story of a drifter who conspires with his lover to kill her husband. We end the night with exclusive conversations with A-listers such as Samuel L. Jackson and Brie Larson.

Hollywood Idols Gregory Peck: His Own Man at 7 p.m.
Talented and enduring Academy Award-winning star, Gregory Peck, tells how it was when the studios ruled and a shy boy from a broken family could rise to become a famous leading man. Unfashionably modest, Peck describes his fascinating journey from early theater roles, through his first films, and on to becoming Hollywood’s elder statesman.

On Story Justified: Insider the Writer’s Room at 7:30 p.m.
Writers (Chris Provenzano, Wendy Calhoun, Dave Adron, VJ Boyd) from the hit show Justified discuss adapting Elmore Leonard’s short story for television and the evolution of the show’s tone, rhythm, and setting.

All-star Film Collection Postman Always Rings Twice at 8 p.m.
A drifter (John Garfield) stops at a Greek diner and helps the owner’s (Cecil Kellaway) lusty wife (Lana Turner) become a widow.

Variety Episode #301 at 9:55 p.m.
Exclusive conversations between some of the most exciting actors working today. Featuring Cate Blanchett (Carol/Truth) with Ian McKellen (Mr. Holmes), Will Smith (Concussion) with Benicio Del Toro (Sicario), Brie Larson (Room) with Joel Edgerton (Black Mass), Samuel L. Jackson (The Hateful Eight) with Michael Keaton (Spotlight).

Q Night At The Movies 3/12: The Man With The Golden Arm & More

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If you like Frank Sinatra and the big city aesthetic, don’t miss Q Night At The Movies this week! Starting off the night is a documentary about the history of neon signs, first used in Las Vegas. Then, learn all you need to know about Frank Sinatra in a documentary about his career right before you watch The Man With The Golden Arm, where stars as a skilled card dealer and recovering heroin addict.

Restoration Neon at 5:30 p.m.
Through archival photos and footage, this documentary presents the history of the neon signs from their first usage in Las Vegas in the late 1920s to present day. It also offers an inside look at what it takes to bring these luminous historic icons back to life.

Frank Sinatra: The Voice Of Our Time at 6:29 p.m.
The program focuses on Sinatra’s career from the 1940s through the 1960s. Touching briefly on his personal life, the program chronicles Sinatra’s rise in the music world, his acting career, and his involvement in politics and fundraising.

Corinth Films Collection: The Man With The Golden Arm at 8 p.m.
Frankie Machine (Frank Sinatra) is a skilled card dealer and one-time heroin addict. When he returns home from jail, he struggles to find a new livelihood and to avoid slipping back into addiction.

Q Night At The Movies 3/5: The Stranger & More

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This week, Q Night At The Movies has not just one, but two feature films! But first, prominent actors like Amy Schumer and Joseph Gordon-Levitt will discuss their recent projects. Then, Tommy Lee Jones will walk through his experience when making The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada. Our first feature film of the night will be The Stranger which tells the story of a Nazi fugitive who assumed a new identity post WWII. The Third Man, a film about a pulp novelist who winds up investigating an old friend’s death while in Vienna, will conclude the night.

Variety Episode #303 at 7 p.m.
The actors responsible for the most exciting performances of the year talk about their work-and more. Featuring Seth Rogen (Jobs) with Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight), Amy Schumer (Trainwreck) with Lily Tomlin (Grandma), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Walk) with Paul Dano (Love & Mercy), Isabella Rossellini (Joy) with Charlotte Rampling (45 Years).

On Story Tommy Lee Jones: The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada at 8 p.m.
Tommy Lee Jones, writer, director, and protagonist of The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, reflects on the making of the film, accompanied by some of his cast and crew. Followed by Roy Rutngamlug’s short film, Formosa, TX, about a first generation Asian-American’s fleeting encounter with an out-of-towner who stumbles upon his family’s diner.

Corinth Films Collection The Stranger at 8 p.m.
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. Kindler has assumed a new identity, Charles Rankin, and has become a prep school teacher in a small town in Connecticut.

Corinth Films Collection The Third Man at 10:10 p.m.
Pulp novelist Holly Martins (Joseph Cotten) travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, black-market opportunist Harry Lime (Orson Welles).

Q Night At The Movies 2/27: Glory & much more

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This week, Night At The Movies will explore works that highlight the struggle for equality in America. On Variety, we will hear from actors about their newest projects, including actresses from Suffragette and Carol. Then, the writer of Philadelphiaa story about a man with AIDS who was fired for his condition, discusses the impact of his screenplay. After that, Glory will tell the story of an all-black regiment during the Civil War. To end the night, we’ll take a broader look at the black experience before, during, and after the Civil War.

Variety Episode #302 at 6:30 p.m.
An intimate conversation between some of the greatest actors working today. Featuring Kate Winslet (Jobs) with Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn), Carey Mulligan (Suffragette) with Elizabeth Banks (Love & Mercy), Steve Carell (The Big Short) with Rooney Mara (Carol), Bryan Cranston (Trumbo) with Jason Segel (The End of the Tour).

On Story Watch Philadelphia: A Look Back at 7:30 p.m.
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.

All-star Film Collection Glory at 8:00 p.m.
Col. Robert Gould Shaw (Matthew Broderick) trains and leads an all-black regiment of the U.S. Civil War.

Looking Over Jordan: African Americans And The War  at 10:05 p.m.
This documentary chronicles the black experience in the South before, during and after the war. It features interviews with Civil War scholars, historical re-enactments, and primary readings. Among many topics, the documentary covers the marked rise of slavery between 1790 and 1860, the role of religion and music in the slave narrative, the influx of freed black slaves into the Union army, heroics at the Battle of Nashville in December 1864, both Confiscation Acts, and the creation of the Bureau of Freedman, Refugees and Abandoned Land to aid freed slaves in the early Reconstruction era.

Night At The Movies 2/20: The Right Stuff & more

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The 60s are coming alive again with this week’s Night At The Movies! The creator of Mad Men will analyze various aspects of the show and its protagonist, Don Draper. Then, The Right Stuff will put you alongside the first U.S. astronauts during the height of the space race. But first, we’ll start the night with conversations with artists involved in making some of 2015’s best movies.

Variety Studio Episode #301 at 6:30 p.m.

Exclusive conversations between some of the most exciting actors working today. Featuring Cate Blanchett (Carol/Truth) with Ian McKellen (Mr. Holmes), Will Smith (Concussion) with Benicio Del Toro (Sicario), Brie Larson (Room) with Joel Edgerton (Black Mass), Samuel L. Jackson (The Hateful Eight) with Michael Keaton (Spotlight).

On Story Watch Mad Men: A Conversation With Matthew Weiner at 7:30 p.m.

Mad Men creator, Matthew Weiner, dissects the culture, identity, and status quo of the show, and the psychology behind its beloved antihero, Don Draper. Followed by Faraday Okoro’s short film, Full Windsor, about a young boy’s quest to preserve a meaningful piece of his past.

All-star Film Collection The Right Stuff at 8:00 p.m.

The selection and training of the first U.S. astronauts take place amid political maneuvering and media hype.