KLRU Q Saturday Night at the Movies – 12/22

KLRU-Q’s Saturday Night at the Movies presents a full-length movie every Saturday night, plus extra content that gives the evening an exciting spin. Here is a peek of what this Saturday has in store:

8:00pm – Masterpiece Mystery! Presents: Poirot X: Murder On The Orient Express
David Suchet (Henry VIII, The Way We Live Now) stars as suave Belgian super sleuth Hercule Poirot in this mystery based on the novels by Agatha Christie. Whether he’s on holiday abroad, taking a countryside break or simply going about his business near his central London home, Poirot finds himself exercising his “little grey cells” by helping police investigate crimes and murders, whether they ask for his help or not. Securing a last-minute ticket on the Orient Express from Istanbul to London, Poirot finds himself amongst a host of eclectic fellow passengers. When the train becomes caught in a snowdrift and a passenger is found brutally murdered mid-voyage, the famous Belgian detective is called upon to investigate the crime and find the culprit. Dame Eileen Atkins (Cranford), Hugh Bonneville (Miss Austen Regrets) and David Morrissey (Sense and Sensibility) guest star.

9:30pm – David Suchet on the Orient Express
This program takes us across the Europe of today and reaches into bygone eras. With glamour, insight, charm, beautiful photography and fascinating characters, Suchet leads us on an epic journey on an iconic train through a series of romantic cities and stunning scenery.

KLRU-Q Saturday Night At The Movies – 12/8

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 – Soldier in the Rain
An Army supply sergeant’s (Steve McQueen) tragic hero is a portly master sergeant (Jackie Gleason) who knows his way around. Cast: Jackie Gleason, Steve McQueen, Tuesday Weld.

9:30pm – Steve McQueen: Man on the Edge
A fatherless reform school kid, Steve McQueen joined the Marines, but was never far from trouble – until he found acting and the woman who would always love him. He was one of Hollywood’s highest paid stars, and one of its most difficult. His rise to icon and the inevitable descent are told by those who watched it happen. Clips include: The Magnificent Seven, Love With the Proper Stranger, The Cincinnati Kid, The Reivers, The Great Escape, The Thomas Crown Affair and Bullitt. His life story is told with home movies and the recollections of his first wife, Neile McQueen Toffel; children Terri and Chad; actors Chuck Norris, Karl Malden and Don Gordon; and the directors, producers, agents and racing buddies who knew and understood him. Narrated by James Coburn.

10:30pm – Airplay: The Rise and Fall of Rock Radio
This program documents the history of rock radio – from the AM deejays to the FM pioneers who fanned the flames of the ’60s, to the silencing of rock radio by the government and big-business interests, to its promise of rebirth on satellite radio. AIRPLAY shares the story of the 50-year struggle for the soul of music radio, told by the deejays and the artists they made stars. Musicians include: Crosby, Stills and Nash, Grace Slick, Little Steven Van Zandt, Bob Weir and Ray Manzarek (The Doors). In addition, legendary disc jockeys talk about the hits and the history they made together through interviews, archival footage and airchecks, some never seen or heard on television before.

Q Night at the Movies for December

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:

12/1– Dark Victory
An heiress (Bette Davis) with only months to live embarks on a social whirl, then marries her doctor (George Brent). Cast: Bette Davis, George Brent, Humphrey Bogart.

12/8 – Soldier In The Rain
An Army supply sergeant’s (Steve McQueen) tragic hero is a portly master sergeant (Jackie Gleason) who knows his way around. Cast: Jackie Gleason, Steve McQueen, Tuesday Weld.

12/15 – No Time For Sergeants
A naive and stubborn Georgia rube (Andy Griffith) joins the peacetime Air Force and talks back to his sergeant (Myron McCormick). Cast: Andy Griffith, Myron McCormick, Nick Adams.

12/29 – 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.

Q Night at the Movies for November

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:

11/3– Hound of the Baskervilles
When a nobleman is threatened by a family curse on his newly inherited estate, Sherlock Holmes (Peter Cushing) is hired to investigate. Cast: Peter Cushing, Andre Morell, Christopher Lee.

11/10 – Rocky
A small time boxer (Sylvester Stallone) gets a once in a lifetime chance to fight the heavyweight champ in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect. Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burgess Meredith.

11/17 – The Searchers
A Confederate veteran (John Wayne) and his part-Cherokee partner (Jeffrey Hunter) search five years for a kidnapped girl (Natalie Wood) . Cast: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Natalie Wood.

11/24 – 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.

Q Night at the Movies for October

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

10/6 - Dark Victory
An heiress (Bette Davis) with only months to live embarks on a social whirl, then marries her doctor (George Brent).

10/13 – The Searchers
A Confederate veteran (John Wayne) and his part-Cherokee partner (Jeffrey Hunter) search five years for a kidnapped girl (Natalie Wood).

10/20 – The Unforgiven
A Texas woman (Lillian Gish) and her eldest son (Burt Lancaster) fight Kiowas over an adopted daughter (Audrey Hepburn).

10/27 – Rainman
A wheeler-dealer (Tom Cruise) meets his brother (Dustin Hoffman), an institutionalized autistic-savant and heir to $3 million.

Q Night at the Movies for June

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

6/9 Love in the Afternoon
A middle-aged playboy (Gary Cooper) is fascinated by the daughter (Audrey Hepburn) of a private detective (Maurice Chevalier) who has been hired to entrap him with the wife of a client.

6/16 Gaslight
A Scotland Yard detective (Joseph Cotten) figures out why a schizoid Victorian (Charles Boyer) is trying to drive his wife (Ingrid Bergman) mad.

6/30 Bullitt
A San Francisco police detective (Steve McQueen) gets hold of a mob-witness/corruption case and won’t let go.

Q Night at the Movies for May

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

5/5– Arsenic and Old Lace
A theater critic (Cary Grant) learns his two elderly aunts serve poisoned elderberry wine to lonely gentlemen callers.

5/12 – Bringing Up Baby
A paleontologist (Cary Grant) loses a dinosaur bone to a dog whose heiress owner (Katharine Hepburn) also has a pet leopard, called Baby.

5/19 – Key Largo
A gangster (Edward G. Robinson) holds a GI (Humphrey Bogart) and others hostage in a run-down Florida Keys hotel.

5/26 – Bullit
A San Francisco police detective (Steve McQueen) gets hold of a mob-witness/corruption case and won’t let go.

Q Night at the Movies for March

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

3/3 – Hoosiers
A college basketball coach leaves the Navy in 1951 and becomes coach of an underdog Indiana high-school team.

3/24 – Local Hero
An oilman goes native in a quirky Scottish town his Texas boss expects him to buy.

3/31 – West Side Story
In this homage to Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, two young lovers (Richard Beymer, Natalie Wood) attempt to overcome the fact that they are from rival gangs in New York. Winner of 10 Academy Awards.

Q Night at the Movies for February

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

2/4 – One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
Adapted from a novel by Ken Kesey, mental patients rise up and follow social-misfit hero Randle P. McMurphy (Jack Nicholson).

2/11 – People Will Talk
A doctor’s (Cary Grant) unconventional theories of medicine and his relationship with a young student (Jeanne Crain) place his reputation in jeopardy.

2/18 – Run Silent, Run Deep
A U.S. sub commander (Clark Gable) obsessed with sinking a Japanese ship, butts heads with his first officer (Burt Lancaster) and crew.

2/25 – Witness For The Prosecution
An aging barrister (Charles Laughton) defends a man (Tyrone Power) for murder despite damaging testimony from the accused’s wife (Marlene Dietrich).

Giveaway: Austin Film Festival

KLRU has a commitment to presenting the arts to Austin. As part of this commitment we team up with local arts organizations to bring you television programs like Arts In Context and online arts features on KLRU Collective. We also bring you the best of performance art from PBS with Great Performances and Live from Lincoln Center.

Today, we’re teaming up with the Austin Film Festival, who producers our KLRU-Q series On Story, to bring you a chance to attend the 2011 Festival. For your chance to get a pair of Film Pass level tickets, just leave a comment about your favorite film experience by noon, Thursday, Oct. 13th. Film Pass recipients will be chosen at random from those who leave comments.

You can buy tickets now at austinfilmfestival.com

The 2011 Film Pass provides access to eight days of film screenings in Austin during the 18th annual Austin Film Festival (October 20-27, 2011) – including world, U.S. and regional premiere films, both in and out of competition. Also access to the priority Film Pass line, admitted ahead of individual ticket-holders at all venues. Please read more about the Film Pass level on the Austin Film Festival’s website