Q Night At The Movies April 18

This week on Q Night At The Movies: Go inside the mind of Mad Men’s anti-hero Don Draper with the show’s creator, Matthew Weiner on an all-new On Story. Plus, Harry Knowles chats with horror director Wes Craven, and our feature film follows a convent of nuns to a desolate valley in the Himalayas in the psychological drama Black Narcissus.

On Story Mad Men: A Conversation with Matthew Weiner at 7:30
Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner dissects the culture, identity and status quo of the show, and the psychology behind its beloved anti-hero 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.

Feature Film Black Narcissus at 8 pm
Anglican nuns face a variety of pressures as they attempt to maintain a convent school and hospital in the Himalayas.

Ain’t It Cool With Harry Knowles Wes Craven at 9:30 pm
Horror guru Wes Craven, Director A Nightmare on Elm St/Scream franchises, and Harry explore the world of horror and discuss early battles with censors to the current trend on television with shows like The Walking Dead, which seem to have no limits with graphic content. Viewers will enjoy rare behind the scenes anecdotes into the making of The Swamp Thing and his lesser known art film The Fireworks Woman.

Film School Shorts When We Were Young at 10:15 pm
Blue Boy (UCLA) — Credited with saving a kid’s life, a teenage lifeguard decides to act on his romantic obsession with a gorgeous country club wife. Directed by Alex Jablonski. Bombshell (NYU) — All Daisy wants to do is be one of the boys, but when she tags along with her brother and his troublesome friends, she realizes where her heart really lies. Written and directed by Erin Sanger.

Q Night At The Movies April 11

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This week’s Q Night at the Movies delves into the minds behind complex characters that challenge notions of right and wrong. Plus, a compilation of some of the greatest moments in MGM’s most beloved musicals, and Harry Knowles contemplates the Academy Awards.

America in Primetime: The Crusader at 6:30 pm
Delve into the increasingly grey area between right and wrong as television heroes confront internal demons while seeking their own forms of justice. Interviews include Alan Alda (“M*A*S*H”); Steven Bochco and David Milch (“NYPD Blue”); Chris Carter and Gillian Anderson (“The X-Files”); Bob Cochran and Joel Surnow (“24″); Michael C. Hall (“Dexter”); Shawn Ryan and Michael Chiklis (“The Shield”); and David Shore and Hugh Laurie (“House”), among others.

On Story Heroes and Anti-Heroes at 7:30 pm
The voices behind The Devil Wears Prada, Bridesmaids, and Rachel Getting Married deliberate how the most impressionable characters – both good and evil – are compelling because of their flaws, complexities, and personal truths.

That’s Entertainment at 8 pm
Enjoy an unforgettable collection of sequences from MGM’s greatest musicals, including Anchors Aweigh, Babes in Arms, Singin’ in the Rain, The Wizard of Oz” and more. Astaire, Crosby, Kelly, Minnelli, Sinatra and Rooney host.

Ain’t It Cool With Harry Knowles Academy Awards Special at 10:15 pm
Author Ernest Cline joins Harry to discuss problems with the Academy Awards’ system as well as the joy of loving the Oscars. Harry further explores the politics of the Academy Awards and offers a retrospective of over 80 years of cinema, including the process of judging and awarding the “best” in the business.

Community Cinema: Love Free or Die

The June 2013 Community Cinema film is Love Free or Die with screenings and discussions in both Austin and Round Rock. All screenings will start at 7 pm, are free and open to the public.

Screenings take place June 4 at Austin’s Windsor Park Branch Library (5833 Westminster Dr.) and June 27 at Round Rock Public Library (216 E. Main Street).

LOVE FREE OR DIE by Macky Alston
Faith, love, marriage, homosexuality, and the Episcopal Church collide in the first openly gay Bishop, Gene Robinson of New Hampshire.

Special thanks to
Austin American-Statesman

Community Cinema: The Revolutionary Optimists 5/7, 5/30

The May 2013 Community Cinema film is Revolutionary Optimist with screenings and discussions in both Austin and Round Rock. All screenings will start at 7 pm, are free and open to the public.

Screenings take place May 7 at Austin’s Windsor Park Branch Library (5833 Westminster Dr.) and May 30 at Round Rock Public Library (216 E. Main Street).

THE REVOLUTIONARY OPTIMISTS by Maren Grainger-Monsen and Nicole Newnham
In the poorest neighborhoods of Calcutta, a lawyer turned social entrepreneur is empowering young girls and boys to take an active role in transforming their own lives. Through arts programs and hands-on activities like mapping their communities, these young girls and boys have brought clean drinking water to and improved sanitation in their slums.

Special thanks to
Austin American-Statesman

Kind Hearted Woman airs April 1 & 2

In a special two-part series from Frontline and Independent Lens, filmmaker David Sutherland (The Farmer’s Wife, Country Boys) creates an unforgettable portrait of Robin Charboneau, a 32-year-old divorced single mother and Oglala Sioux woman living on North Dakota’s Spirit Lake Reservation. Sutherland follows Robin over three years as she struggles to raise her two children, further her education and heal herself from the wounds of sexual abuse she suffered as a child. Robin’s battles in tribal court with her ex-husband for custody of the children, even after he is convicted of abusive sexual contact with his daughter, illuminates how serious this problem is on the reservation. Her quest to heal her family, find a man worthy of her love, build a career and fulfill her goal of returning to her reservation to help prevent the abuse of women and children, takes her on an intimate and inspiring journey full of heartbreak, discovery and redemption. Episode 1 airs Monday, April 1st at 8 pm and Episode 2 airs Tuesday, April 2nd at 8 pm on KLRU.

Community Cinema: The Island President April 2013

The April 2013 Community Cinema film is Island President with screenings and discussions in both Austin and Round Rock. All screenings will start at 7 pm, are free and open to the public.

Screenings take place April 2 at Austin’s Windsor Park Branch Library (5833 Westminster Dr.) and April 25 at Round Rock Public Library (216 E. Main Street).

THE ISLAND PRESIDENT by Jon Shenk, Bonni Cohen, and Richard Berge
After bringing democracy to his country, President Mohaned Nasheed of the Maldives, the lowest-lying country in the world, takes up the fight to keep his homeland from disappearing under the sea.

Special thanks to
Austin American-Statesman

KLRU Q Saturday at the Movies – 1/26

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KLRU-Q’s Saturday Night at the Movies presents a full-length feature film every Saturday night, plus extra content that gives the evening an exciting spin. Each film explores the work of legendary actors and actresses through many important films from their careers. Here is a peek of what this Saturday has in store:

8:00pm – Platoon
Two sergeants and a private join others lost in war along the 1967 Cambodian border. Cast: Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, Charlie Sheen.

10:00pm – Vietnam War Stories
Three million Americans served in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. Most veterans are reluctant to speak of war experiences, but Vietnam veterans have been even more reluctant because of the controversy surrounding their war and the often hostile reception on their return. They put away their uniforms and tried to put away their memories, but these are memories that cannot be put away. “Vietnam War Stories” shares these personal memories of service and sacrifice, and gives us insight into the experience of war.

KLRU Q Saturday Night at the Movies – 1/19

KLRU-Q’s Saturday Night at the Movies presents a full-length feature film every Saturday night, plus extra content that gives the evening an exciting spin. Each film explores the work of legendary actors and actresses through many important films from their careers. Here is a peek of what this Saturday has in store:

8:00pm – No Way Out
The secretary of Defense (Gene Hackman) forces a Pentagon naval aide (Kevin Costner) to lead a manhunt for a Soviet spy during a murder cover-up. Cast: Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman, Sean Young.

10:00pm – Rockin’ The Wall
This program presents the history of the Berlin Wall through the experiences of well-know rock musicians and those who lived behind the wall. Among the rock musicians featured are Robby Krieger (The Doors), Mark Stein and Vinny Martell (Vanilla Fudge), Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot), David Paich (Toto), Jimmy Haslip (Yellowjackets), and the group Mother’s Finest who played in East Berlin just weeks before the Wall fell.

11:00pm – How The Beatles Rocked the Kremlin
This is the unknown story of how the Beatles inspired a revolution that helped to destroy the communist system. Leslie Woodhead first met the Beatles in 1962 when he worked on a film in the Liverpool Cavern Club before the world had heard of the Fab Four. Twenty-five years later, when Woodhead began to make films in the Soviet Union, he became aware of how the Beatles legend had soaked into the lives of a generation of Soviet kids — even though they were barred from playing “Back in the USSR.” Now he has been on a journey to meet the Soviet Beatles generation and to discover how the Fab Four changed their lives. 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.

Q Night at the Movies for January

KLRU Q Night at the Movies spotlights a classic film on select Saturday nights at 8 p.m. This month’s feature films will be:

1/5– An Affair to Remember
Engaged to others, two people (Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr) meet aboard a cruise-ship and then plan to reunite six months later atop the Empire State Building. Cast: Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Richard Denning.

1/12 – Bedazzled
A short-order cook (Dudley Moore) with a crush on a waitress (Eleanor Bron) makes a deal with the devil (Peter Cook). Cast: Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Eleanor Bron.

1/19 – No Way Out
The secretary of Defense (Gene Hackman) forces a Pentagon naval aide (Kevin Costner) to lead a manhunt for a Soviet spy during a murder cover-up. Cast: Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman, Sean Young.

1/26 – Platoon
Two sergeants and a private join others lost in war along the 1967 Cambodian border. Cast: Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, Charlie Sheen.

KLRU Q Saturday Night at the Movies – 12/29

KLRU-Q’s Saturday Night at the Movies presents a full-length feature film every Saturday night, plus extra content that gives the evening an exciting spin. Each film explores the work of legendary actors and actresses through many important films from their careers. Here is a peek of what this Saturday has in store:

8:00pm – A Walk in the Clouds
A married chocolate salesman (Keanu Reeves) agrees to pose for a day as the new husband of a pregnant vineyard heiress (Aitana Sanchez-Gijon) in postwar California. Cast: Keanu Reeves, Aitana Sanchez-Gijon, Anthony Quinn.

9:45pm – Oregon Wine: Grapes of Place
In the 1960s a new breed of pioneers began arriving in Oregon’s Willamette Valley determined to grow Vitis vinifera, the fine wine grapes of Europe. They were told it couldn’t be done and were amply warned that western Oregon was too cold and wet for vinifera to flourish. But they came anyway with a dream of producing premium wines – in particular, Pino Noir – made from the delicate red grape of Burgundy, France. The pioneers’ risky experiment created a new industry in Oregon and changed the world of wine forever.

10:45pm – Chesapeake Wine Country
Few phrases have quite as much allure for the would-be traveler as “Wine Country”. Two words which summon up images of sunny vineyards, cavernous barrel rooms, informal yet artful hospitality, and above all select hand-crafted wines waiting to be tasted. Above all, Wine Country is a place filled with the mystique of the grape and the wonderful alchemy that changes fruit into something approaching art. For the thirsty traveler in Maryland, every point of the compass leads to Wine Country. It’s there in the Eastern Shore, Southern Maryland, the Central Counties and in Western Maryland. Clusters of wineries straddle wine trails, laid out so that a wine tourist can drive the entire circuit in an easy relaxing day. The wines of Maryland await discovery. And the hard working wine makers and grape growers of the Free State are eager to share with you the romance of visiting Wine Country.