POV preview screenings this summer

POV

KLRU, Austin Film Festival and the Bullock Texas State History Museum present preview screenings and discussions of three POV films scheduled to air later this year on KLRU. Art and Craft on June 10th, Web Junkie on July 7th and Point and Shoot on August 10th. The screenings are free, but an RSVP is required. Be sure to RSVP for each film you would like to attend.

Art and Craft
Wednesday, June 10th
7:00pm Texas Spirit Theater at The Bullock Museum
The screening is free but an RSVP is required RSVP now
Mark Landis is one of the most prolific art forgers of the modern era—and he isn’t in it for the money. In the last 30 years he’s copied hundreds of pieces, from 15th-century icons to works by Picasso and even Dr. Seuss, then donated them to museums across the country. When a tenacious registrar discovers the ruse, Landis must confront his legacy and a chorus of duped professionals intent on stopping him. But Landis is a diagnosed schizophrenic, driven since his teens to escape “the life of a mental patient,” and ending the con isn’t so simple. A cat-and-mouse caper told with humor and compassion, Art and Craft uncovers the universal in one man’s search for connection and respect. Official Selection of the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival and International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. Named a Top 5 Documentary by the National Board of Review. Produced in association with American Documentary | POV. Directed by Sam Cullman and Jennifer Grausman; co-directed by Mark Becker

Web Junkie
Tuesday, July 7th
7:00pm Texas Spirit Theater at The Bullock Museum
The screening is free but an RSVP is required RSVP now
Internet addiction has been declared a national health crisis in China, the first country in the world to classify this evolving diagnosis. Web Junkie follows the treatment of three Chinese teenagers, obsessive gamers whose preference for the virtual world over the real one is summed up in one jarring statement: “Reality is too fake.” Israeli filmmakers Shosh Shlam and Hilla Medalia gained extraordinary access to a three-month military-style rehab program in Beijing, illuminating a process that, while stern, may help set a standard as the wider world comes to grips with the devastating consequences of excessive Internet use. Official Selection of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Web Junkie by Shosh Shlam and Hilla Medalia

Point and Shoot
Monday, August 10th
7:00pm Texas Spirit Theater at The Bullock Museum
The screening is free but an RSVP is required RSVP now
POV has broadcast every feature documentary by two-time Oscar nominee Marshall Curry for 10 years, starting with 2005′s Street Fight. Point and Shoot is the fourth. It follows Matt VanDyke, a timid 27-year-old with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, who left home in Baltimore in 2006 and set off on a self-described “crash course in manhood”. He bought a motorcycle and a video camera and began a three-year, 35,000-mile motorcycle trip through Northern Africa and the Middle East. When revolution broke out in Libya, he joined in the fight against Muammar Gaddafi and spent six months in solitary confinement. A co-production of ITVS. Winner of the Best Documentary Feature award at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. Point and Shoot by Marshall Curry

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Passionate about PBS? Inspire others to support quality public television in Central Texas and become a fundraiser for #yourklru. What is #yourklru? Well, it’s a 5 day online giving drive and KLRU has a goal to raise $50,000 is just 5 days. This is why we need your help and we have some pretty great incentives to sweeten the deal when you sign up to become a personal fundraiser!

How to Sign Up to be a #yourklru Fundraiser:

  1. Go to www.supportklru.org/register and enter your information where prompted.
  2. Set a fundraising goal and personalize your fundraising page with personal statement, photo, etc.
  3. Once that info is saved, navigate to the MY TOOLS tab – use those unique to you links as needed to share with friends and family. An email with additional information and resources will be sent.
  4. Start fundraising! See toolkit a fundraiser’s guide!

Remember to KEEP THE EMAIL you receive as confirmation for signing up—it contains the link to manage your personal fundraising profile!

Fundraiser Fun Facts:

  1. Fundraisers receive a confirmation email when a gift has been made on their fundraising page. The donor to their page receives a tax receipt when their gift has been processed.
  2. Fundraisers also have backend access to basic donor information on donors that have contributed on their page. This is important for personal thank you notes and tracking. KLRU also has access to all of that donation information and donor data as it relates to individual fundraiser pages.
  3. Fundraisers’ goal thermometer on their page will update in real time when actual transactions are being processed and run.

Incentives for our personal fundraisers:

  1. For the 1st of 3 to raise $1,000
    -Tickets ACL Taping – Courtney Barnett*
    * Thanked with a pair of passes to attend KLRU’s taping of Austin City Limits on Thurs. June 4th at 8pm.
    -Tickets Tedeschi Trucks Band with Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings and Doyle Bramhall II*
    * Thanked with a pair of tickets Sunday, July 12th at Austin360 Amphitheater at Circuit of The Americas
  2. For the 1st of 10 to raise $500*
    * Select one of the following, subject to availability, etc.
    -Signed copy of Amazon’s best selling Franklin Barbecue: A meat-smoking manifesto
    -UT Press books include: Boyhood, Homegrown and Viva Tequila
    -Austin City Limits: A History Book
  3. For the 1st of 15 to raise $300*
    * Select one of the following, subject to availability, sizes, etc.
    -KLRU T-shirts: Central Texas Gardener, KLRU-Q, Throwback KLRU
    -Austin City Limits T-shirt
    -Brisket is my Spirit Animal T-Shirt + Koozie
    -Roku
    -Vintage Austin City Limits poster featuring 2015 Hall of Fame performer Lyle Lovett. Fun Fact: This poster is from the very last ACL taping in Studio 6A on November 8, 2010.
  4. For the 1st of 20 to raise $100
    * Select one of the following, subject to availability, sizes, etc.
    -Newshour Mug
    -Dr Who Mug
    -Sesame Street Reusable Tote Bags: (one of) Big Bird, Grover, Elmo, Cookie Monster or Oscar the Grouch

THANK YOU for supporting #yourklru June giving week! You truly are essential to our community in helping us GIVE, ENGAGE, and INSPIRE.

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Tedeschi Trucks Band with Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings and Doyle Bramhall II
Sunday, July 12th at Austin360 Amphitheater at Circuit of The Americas
Tickets are on sale now via ticketmaster.com, all ticketmaster outlets, or call 1.800.745.3000 to charge by phone.

Q Night at the Movies May 15

On Story at 7:30 pm
Terry George (writer/director Hotel Rwanda; writer In the Name of the Father) reflects on the art of fictionalizing fact and placing ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances as a storytelling vehicle. Followed by Dean Loxton’s short film, Under, about a train operator struggling to deal with a traumatic event and finding solace in an unsuspecting way.

Feature film Three Coins in a Fountain at 8 pm
Three single American women make wishes at Rome’s Fountain of Trevi. This film is followed by the documentary Dreams of Italy Tuscany

Ain’t It Cool with Harry Knowles 10:30 pm
Revered Writer/Director Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire/127 Hours/Trainspotting and Harry discuss auteurs. The theory that some filmmakers have so much personal influence and artistic control over a movie that they become regarded as the author of the movie is also explored as Harry chats with “Boiler” about the late William Wyler’s films.

Film School Shorts at 10:45 pm
The Karman Line (New York University) – Olivia Coleman (Broadchurch, The Iron Lady, Hot Fuzz) stars as a mother who is hit by an unusual condition that causes her to lift off the ground at a slow but ever increasing rate. Directed by Oscar Sharp.

Science Night May 20

Nature Sagebrush Sea, Wednesday at 7 pm, explores of the most overlooked ecosystems on the continent: a massive sea of sagebrush that stretches across 11 states in the American West.

NOVA Rise Of The Hackers, Wednesday at 8 pm, goes behind the scenes of the fast-paced world of cryptography to meet the scientists battling to keep our data safe. They are experts in extreme physics, math, and a new field called “ultra-paranoid computing,” all working to forge unbreakable codes and build ultra-fast computers.

Michael Palin’s epic voyages have seen him circumnavigate the globe, travel from the North to the South Pole and circle the countries of the Pacific Ocean, but perhaps the greatest challenge facing an intrepid explorer is crossing the vast and merciless Sahara Desert. Sahara With Michael Palin Dire Straits shows the explorer-adventurer at his very best, Wednesday at 9 pm.

Arts In Context Shorts: Experimental Response Cinema

This week’s Art In Context Shorts focuses on a group exploring the limits of film. Experimental Response Cinema showcases those films that explore the untapped possibilities of cinema. By unearthing experimental films hidden in archives and publicizing new experimental works, the local organization offers viewers the chance to marvel together as images merge, pop, and glide across the silver screen. Highlighting the works of filmmakers like Roger Beebe, whose films combine multiple projectors and innovative cinematography, Experimental Response Cinema is an invaluable contributor and cultivator of Austin’s robust film scene. Creating installations that are half film and half art to audiences eager to experience a unique and imaginative side of cinema.

Highlights May 17-23

KLRU Highlights

On Call The Midwife Sunday at 7 pm, Trixie and Sister Mary Cynthia team up to support a deaf mother-to-be, while a case of morning sickness proves more serious than initially suspected.

With the deadline of his hasty promise looming, Harry stocks the store for the ultimate sale. As other businesses accuse him of playing unfairly, the public and the shareholders are worked into a frenzy, and Harry must prepare for the worst in the thrilling Season 3 finale of Mr. Selfridge, Sunday at 8 pm.

In 1971, eight citizens broke into an FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania, took hundreds of damning secret files and shared them with the public and the press. Now, for the first time, they tell their story on Independent Lens 1971, Monday at 9 pm.

War For Guam, Monday at 10:30 pm, is a documentary about World War II and its enduring legacy in Guam, a U.S. territory since 1898. It tells the extraordinary story of how the Native people of Guam, the Chamorros, remained loyal to the U.S. under a brutal Japanese occupation, only to be later stripped of much of their ancestral lands by the American military.

Frontline Secrets, Politics And Torture Tuesday at 9 pm, investigates the fight over the CIA’s controversial interrogation methods, widely criticized as torture, through recently declassified documents and interviews with key political leaders and CIA insiders.

The 442nd Regimental Combat Team was an infantry regiment in the United States Army comprised of Americans of Japanese ancestry who fought in Italy and France during World War II against the German Army of Hitler’s Third Reich. Four-Four-Two, F Company At War follows the exploits of the company through the letters of 1st Sergeant Jack Wakamatsu and interviews of five “F” Company veterans. Airs Tuesday at 10 pm.

Nature Sagebrush Sea, Wednesday at 7 pm, explores of the most overlooked ecosystems on the continent: a massive sea of sagebrush that stretches across 11 states in the American West.

NOVA Rise Of The Hackers, Wednesday at 8 pm, goes behind the scenes of the fast-paced world of cryptography to meet the scientists battling to keep our data safe. They are experts in extreme physics, math, and a new field called “ultra-paranoid computing,” all working to forge unbreakable codes and build ultra-fast computers.

Michael Palin’s epic voyages have seen him circumnavigate the globe, travel from the North to the South Pole and circle the countries of the Pacific Ocean, but perhaps the greatest challenge facing an intrepid explorer is crossing the vast and merciless Sahara Desert. Sahara With Michael Palin Dire Straits shows the explorer-adventurer at his very best, Wednesday at 9 pm.

The Grammy-winning Bon Iver performs material from its self-titled second album on Austin City Limits, Wednesday at 10 pm and Friday at 10 pm.

Thursday at 7 pm, former Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank joins Overheard With Evan Smith. Frank is known as one of the most prominent gay politicians in American history and was the first sitting member of Congress to enter a same-sex marriage.

Arts In Context A Light In The Dark, Thursday at 7:30 pm, profiles Gail Chovan, whose locally made, handcrafted clothing challenges notions of traditional beauty.

Thursday at 8 pm on BBQ with Franklin: Brisket, learn how the brisket became a popular centerpiece of Central Texas BBQ. Hear from legends of Texas BBQ and be guided through a step-by-step brisket cook experiment using three different methods.

On The Daytripper: Schulenburg, Thursday at 8:30 pm, Chet explores the “Painted Churches of Texas” and dives into the German and Czech history of Central Texas with stops to a sausage maker, polka museum, and Texas dance hall serving hot schnitzel.

Operation Appreciation follows the volunteers as they collect cookies, brownies and doughnuts from local stores, and baked goods made by people in the community to distribute at Fort Hood, America’s largest military base. Airs Thursday at 9 pm.

Mosaic: The Deep Eddy Mural Project, Thursday at 9:30 pm, tells the story of the iconic art piece at the historic pool. Integrating art therapy with local workshops, Wanda Montemayor and her team spent nearly four years planning, developing and creating each of the countless individual tiles that would become part of the colossal mosaic mural at Deep Eddy Pool.

Enjoy a concert in celebration of the Lincoln Awards, 8 pm Friday, which recognize outstanding achievement and excellence in providing opportunities and support to veterans and military families.

President Obama and First Lady, Michelle Obama welcome Mary J. Blige, Common, John Fogerty, Willie Nelson, Romeo Santos and more on Salute To The Troops: In Performance At The White House Friday at 9 pm.

See how ponds, fountains, and backyard streams make a splash with wildlife on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday. On tour, visit a DIY pond joined by a greenhouse and corral for rescued goats.

American Graduate Champion: Latinitas

KLRU shares the inspiring stories of the people that are making our community a success! As part of our American Graduate initiative, we’re honoring American Graduate Champions that have been submitted by the community.

latinitas (1)Today’s Champion is Latinitas. Latinitas, an Austin-based nonprofit organization, is dedicated to empowering Latina youth using media and technology, providing direct digital media and technology training and esteem-boosting services to nearly 3,500 girls and teens across Texas annually, 2500 in Central and 1000 more in West Texas. Latinitas envisions a future in which all Latina and other girls of color are strong and confident in their image. Founded in 2002, by Alicia Rascon and Laura Donnelly Gonzalez, then-journalism students at UT Austin fed up with the misrepresentation of Latinas in media, Latinitas has served over 20,000 girls and teens through after school clubs, weekend workshops, camps and conferences at 112 Austin schools, libraries and community centers generating content for Latinitas magazine, still the first and only magazine made for and by young Latinas.

The recognition letter submitted by the community said: “For 13 years Latinitas has been empowering girls using media and technology, securing diverse voices in media, providing much needed digital access and training to communities of color and all under the theme of celebrating identity and culture. They bridge that divide between Austin’s prosperity and young communities of color.”

Do you know someone in our community who is working to improve high school success for students throughout Central Texas? Recognize them as an American Graduate Champion! American Graduate Champions can be students who work as mentors, business leaders who serve as role models, school officials making changes to better the system, parent activists, and even struggling students who are overcoming obstacles in order to graduate.

University-Bound Seniors Celebrated at College Signing Day

Higher-Ed bound students celebrate at College Signing Day.

Higher-Ed bound students celebrate at College Signing Day.

 

May saw Central Texas host its first College Signing Day, an event aimed at honoring high school seniors taking the next step into higher learning.

Over 400 students from 24 different high schools took part in the pep rally hosted by Huston-Tillotson University, where they pledged to pursue their higher education goals..

“It is a wonderful thing to be able to congratulate these young people on achieving their college dreams,” stated Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro.

For many students, realizing their dream of higher education is more than a personal accomplishment; it also serves as an inspiration for future generations.

“It’s not just them, it’s them being a role model,” said E3 Alliance President Susan Dawson.

Senior Delilah Miramontes echoed that mentality, hoping she can inspire those close to home.

“It’s such a big step for my family,” she said. “My parents didn’t go to college, and I know this inspires my little brother to continue.”

The event was tied to National Decision Day, a nationwide event meant to celebrate seniors for their post secondary plans.

Arts In Context Shorts: Second Saturdays

This week’s Arts In Context Shorts focuses on a monthly arts event for families. Every second Saturday of the month, The Contemporary Austin hosts family art-making activities at Laguna Gloria. Second Saturdays is a great way to make contemporary art accessible to families as it provides the opportunity to spend a relaxing day in a beautiful sculpture garden and learn about how nature influences art. Canopy Tower, a sculpture crafted specifically for Laguna Gloria, provided the inspiration for the table-top biospheres families gathered to create here.

 

Q Night at the Movies 5/9

KLRU Q - Night at the Movies

This week’s Q Night at the Movies features an all-new On Story, the feature film An Affair To Remember and back to back documentaries on doctors and nurses.

On Story Deconstructing The Fly at 7:30 pm
Mick Garris (Masters of Horror) and Alvaro Rodriguez (Machete) deconstruct the shock, suspense, and subtleties of David Cronenberg’s The Fly and how his execution has contributed to the legitimacy and intellect of the horror genre.

Feature film An Affair To Remember at 8 pm
Engaged to others, two cruise-ship passengers (Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr) plan to reunite six months later atop the Empire State Building.

Pioneers of Television Doctors and Nurses at 9:59 pm
From George Clooney on “ER” to Richard Chamberlain on “Dr. Kildare,” television’s long love affair with doctors and nurses shows no signs of letting up. Noah Wyle, Anthony Edwards, Gloria Reuben and Eriq LaSalle open up about the secrets of “ER”; Howie Mandel, Ed Begley Jr. and Christina Pickles revisit “St. Elsewhere.”

No Evidence of Disease at 11 pm
This documentary follows a unique rock band made up of six gynecologic oncology surgeons from across the country who are taking healing and the arts to a new level (the band’s name comes from the four words every patient prays to hear, “No Evidence of Disease”). Created as a cover band to entertain their peers at a medical conference, the members soon saw the potential to reach women in a powerful way – through music.