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.

Night At The Movies 2/13

This week, Night At The Movies is out of this world! We start off with a variety of actors from shows like Jane the Virgin and Orange is the New Black. Then, screenwriters John August and Ashley Miller will analyze Alien and play the short film, Delicacy. After discussing Alien in depth, we will watch the director’s cut of this classic sci-fi movie. Finally, learn more about one of the movie’s stars, Harry Dean Stanton by watching the documentary, Harry Dean Stanton – Crossing Mulholland. 

Variety Studio Episode #202 at 6:30 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 Watch Alien: Deconstructing A Sci-Fi Classic at 7:31 p.m.

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.

Alien (director’s cut) at 8:00 p.m.

After answering an SOS, a crew (Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt) encounters a merciless and horrific creature aboard a space tanker.

Harry Dean Stanton – Crossing Mulholland at 9:59 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. This 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.

 

Night At The Movies 2/6

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We’ve got a political Night At The Movies for a political year! The night opens up with Jenelle Riley speaking one-on-one with actors about their work. Then, House of Cards creator and The West Wing writer debate politically-driven narratives and all the dynamics they create. Following that is The Manchurian Candidate, a political thriller set during the Korean War. Finally, we end the night with a documentary about African American kung fu artists and their role in film and society.

Variety Studio Episode #201 at 6:30 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).

On Story The Left And Write: Politically Driven Narratives at 7:30 p.m.
Beau Willimon (creator House of Cards) and Eli Attie (writer The West Wing) debate politically-driven narratives, power struggles, and dramatizing the truths and fictions that comprise ideologically-charged stories. Accompanied by Topher Field’s short film, The Hustle, offering a glimpse inside a swindler’s artful technique and deception.

All-star Film Collection The Manchurian Candidate at 7:59 p.m.
A Korean War hero’s (Laurence Harvey) commanding officer (Frank Sinatra) discovers he and his platoon were brainwashed.

Black Kungfu Experience  at 10:07 p.m.
The Black Kungfu Experience introduces kungfu’s African-American pioneers, men who challenged convention and overturned preconceived notions while mastering the ancient art.The four martial artists profiled include Ron Van Clief, an ex-Marine and Vietnam veteran who starred in more than 40 kungfu films.Their compelling stories illustrate how kungfu began as – and remains – a unique crucible of the black experience.

Q Night at the Movies 12/26

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Pony up and get ready for Q Night at the Movies. This week, a fine-as-cream-gravy Q celebrates the wild world of Western films. First, Hollywood Idols profiles Yul Brynner, who starred in as many Westerns as he did dramatic narratives, followed by an On Story featuring today’s prominent Western films. Next, a double feature: Brynner stars in The Magnificent Seven, accompanied with Marlon Brando’s One-Eyed Jacks, the only film Brando ever directed.

Hollywood Idols Yul Brynner: The Man Who Was King at 7 p.m.

There will never be another like Yul Brynner. No other actor has had his looks, his range of talents, his energy, and his capacity to draw others into the spell of his charm. A true sophisticate of deliberately mysterious origins, Yul Brynner was at home in a wide variety of languages and social environments. At an early age he found his perfect role in The King And I. The Academy Award-winning success that might have become a trap for a lesser star became the ongoing glory of his career from the peak of his stardom to his untimely death.

On Story Westerns at 7:30 p.m.

Creating westerns with resonance is discussed by the creative minds behind Unforgiven, A Perfect World, and 3:10 To Yuma. Featuring John Lee Hancock, David Peoples, Michael Brandt, and Derek Haas.

All-Star Film Collection The Magnificent Seven at 8 p.m.

A man in black (Yul Brynner) recruits six hired guns to lead Mexican villagers against the gang of an outlaw (Eli Wallach).

Corinth Films Collection One-Eyed Jacks at 10:10 p.m.

Running from the law after a bank robbery in Mexico, Dad Longworth (Karl Malden) finds an opportunity to take the stolen gold and leave his partner Rio (Marlon Brando) to be captured. Years later, Rio escapes from prison and hunts down Dad for revenge. Dad is now a respectable sheriff in California, and has been living in fear of Rio’s return.

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 12/12

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Gary Cooper is the star of this week’s Q Night at the Movies with a doc about the actor’s life at 7 and the feature film Meet John Doe at 8.

Hollywood Idols Gary Cooper: The Face Of A Hero 7 pm
Known for his personification of the Western Hero, it was Montana-born Gary Cooper’s horse-riding skills that first brought him bit parts in movies – and he never lost his love of the great American outdoors. Though he rarely played a villain and was an adept comedian, Cooper is best remembered for the strong, silent heroes he portrayed. With his lanky, country-boy looks and shy manner, he created a unique screen presence, though his real life was one of sophisticated elegance. He received three Academy Award nominations and two Academy Awards for his resume of more than 100 films.

On Story House Of Cards: A Conversation With Beau Willimon at 7:30 pm
House of Cards creator, Beau Willimon, discusses writing for Netflix, working with David Fincher, and delving into the psychology of narrative power struggles.

Meet John Doe at 8 pm
Fired reporter Ann Mitchel (Barbara Stanwyck)l prints a fake letter from unemployed “John Doe,” who threatens suicide in protest of social ills. The paper is forced to rehire Ann and hires John Willoughby (Gary Cooper) to impersonate “Doe.” Ann and her bosses cynically milk the story, until the made-up “John Doe” philosophy starts a whole political movement.

Q Night at the Movies 12/12

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Michael Caine: Breaking The Mold at 7 pm
Born into poverty in London, when he first decided to become an actor, Caine was met with amazement – who did he think he was? Yet, he persevered, starting in repertory theater, then television, and, finally succeeding in becoming one of filmdom’s most versatile stars. Included are the recollections of friends, co-workers and family members such as actors Julie Walters, Bob Hoskins, Dyan Cannon, Ben Kingsley, Roger Moore; directors Lewis Gilbert and Sidney J. Furie; and, Michael Caine’s wife, Shakira.

On Story Creating Classic Characters 7:30 pm
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.

Henry VIII And His Six Wives at 8 p.m.
On his deathbed Tudor-king Henry VIII (Keith Michell) remembers his long reign and especially the crucial part his six marriages played in it, without producing the male heir he desired.

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 12/5

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This week, Q Night at the Movies celebrates one of the most definitive leading men from the Golden Age of Hollywood – Cary Grant. Hollywood Idols starts the night with a profile of the prodigious actor. On Story follows with an episode about romantic comedies, one of Grant’s favored genres. Round out the night with a screening of Grant’s movie Only Angels Have Wings.

Hollywood Idols Cary Grant: The Leading Man at 7 p.m.

With a winning combination of comic style and leading-man charisma, Cary Grant was the essence of a star. But the suave exterior concealed a complex individual. Family photos, archival footage and film clips vividly convey Grant’s journey from lonely, working-class beginnings to the peak of Hollywood royalty.

On Story Romantic Comedies at 7:30 p.m.

The screenwriters (Abby Kohn, Geoff LaTulippe, Dana Stevens, Marc Silverstein, Marcie Mayhorn-Moderator) 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.

All-Star Film Collection Only Angels Have Wings at 8 p.m.

A sassy chorus girl (Jean Arthur) falls in love with a seat-of-the-pants pilot (Cary Grant) in South America.

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