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.
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).