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

POV "Better This World" Screening 8/24

Monkey Wrench Books, 110 E. North Loop, will host a screening of the POV documentary “Better This World” on Wednesday, 8/24, at 8 pm. This film will air on KLRU Tuesday, 9/6, at 9 pm

Watch the full episode. See more POV.

The story of Bradley Crowder and David McKay, who were accused of intending to firebomb the 2008 Republican National Convention, is a dramatic tale of idealism, loyalty, crime and betrayal. Better This World follows the radicalization of these boyhood friends from Midland, Texas, under the tutelage of revolutionary activist Brandon Darby. The results: eight homemade bombs, multiple domestic terrorism charges and a high-stakes entrapment defense hinging on the actions of a controversial FBI informant. Better This World goes to the heart of the war on terror and its impact on civil liberties and political dissent in post-9/11 America.

Austin boxing documentaries 6/16

Austin’s boxing scene takes center stage in back-to-back documentaries on June 16.

Split Decision at 7:30 pm
Talented boxer Jesus “El Matador” Chavez finds his rise to the world championship cut short when he is deported to Mexico for a youthful crime in his past. Back in the country he left as a child, Jesus faces two new battles: the fight for the right to return to his family and career in the United States and the struggle to find acceptance in the country of his birth.

Boxing Gym at 8:30 pm
This film explores an Austin institution, Lord’s Gym, which was founded by Richard Lord, a former professional boxer. A wide variety of people of all ages, races, ethnicities and social classes train at the gym: men, women, children, doctors, lawyers, judges, business men and women, immigrants, professional boxers and people who want to become professional boxers alongside amateurs who love the sport and teenagers who are trying to develop strength and assertiveness. The gym is an example of the American “melting pot” where people meet, talk, and train.