Q Night At The Movies 3/22

KLRU Q - Night at the Movies

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:

Just Seen It Episode #510 at 7 pm
JUST SEEN IT is the review show where industry professionals present their takes on current movies and TV shows, and interview Hollywood insiders.

On Story Re-Imagining The Classics at 7:30 pm
The writers of re-imagined classics and popular franchises such as GHOST, CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, TWINS and SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN deliberate how to keep stories fresh while remaining faithful to the original version. Accompanied by Spencer and Lloyd Harvey’s short film JACK & JILL, a fresh take on the classic nursery rhyme that follows a young Australian girl who finds an inventive way to contact her father, a WWII soldier stationed in New Guinea.

Hollywood Stars Film Package Ten Little Indians at 8 pm
Unwary houseguests meet their deaths when they are invited by an unknown host to a secluded mountain mansion in this Agatha Christie thriller. Cast: Hugh O’Brian, Shirley Eaton.

Poisoner’s Handbook: American Experience at 9:30 pm
In the early 20th century, the average American medicine cabinet was a would-be poisoner’s treasure chest. There was radioactive radium in health tonics, thallium in depilatory creams, morphine in teething medicine and potassium cyanide in cleaning supplies. While the tools of the murderer’s trade multiplied as the pace of industrial innovation increased, the scientific knowledge (and the political will) to detect and prevent the crimes lagged behind. All this changed in 1918, when New York City hired its first scientifically- trained medical examiner Charles Norris. Over the course of a decade and a half, Norris and his extraordinarily driven and talented chief toxicologist, Alexander Gettler, would turn forensic chemistry into a formidable science, sending many a murder to the electric chair and setting the standards that the rest of the country would ultimately adopt.

 

Q Night At The Movies 3/15

KLRU Q - Night at the Movies

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:

Just Seen It Episode #509 at 7 pm
Just seen It is the review show where industry professionals present their takes on current movies and TV shows, and interview Hollywood insiders.

On Story Based on a True Story at 7:30 pm
The challenges of making true life stories compelling on the screen are discussed by THE FIGHTER’s Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Scott Silver, Academy Award-nominated scribe Nicholas Kazan (REVERSAL OF FORTUNE, AT CLOSE RANGE), Pamela Gray (CONVICTION), Academy Award-winner Ron Howard and the team behind APOLLO 13. Followed by OVERNIGHT STAY, directed by Daniela Sherer.

Hollywood Stars Film Package Gypsy at 8 pm
Based on the 1957 memoirs of famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee, the story focuses on her mother, Rose (Rosalind Russell), whose name has become synonymous with “the ultimate stage mother.” Cast: Rosalind Russell, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden.

Life Is A Banquet: The Rosalind Russell Story at 10:25
The star of Auntie Mame, His Girl Friday, Gypsy, and scores of other memorable films and Broadway shows, Rosalind Russell came into her own during Hollywood’s Golden Era and was paired with many of the luminaries of that time, including Joan Crawford, Cary Grant, and Kirk Douglas. Long an advocate for those with disabilities, late in life this unique and pioneering talent was struck with severe rheumatoid arthritis, which derailed her career. Thereafter, Russell championed the needs of millions also suffering from the disease. Whether considered for her sophisticated comedy roles or dignity under duress, her humanity shines through. Narrated by Kathleen Turner, this insightful and warm profile comes on the occasion of the approach of the 75th anniversary of her breakthrough role as Sylvia Fowler in The Women (1939) and the 55th anniversary of her most famous role as Mame Dennis in Auntie Mame (1958).

 

 

Q Night At The Movies 3/08

KLRU Q - Night at the Movies

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:

Just Seen It Episode #508 at 7 pm
JUST SEEN IT is the review show where industry professionals present their takes on current movies and TV shows, and interview Hollywood insiders.

On Story The Heart of a Film at 7:30 pm
On the next On Story, the inspiration behind such classic films as Edward Scissorhands, Toy Story, and UP is discussed by Academy Award winning Pixar director John Lasseter and screenwriter Caroline Thompson followed by the short Playing Ghost by Andrew Start.

Hollywood Stars Film Package The French Lieutenant’s Woman at 8 pm
The relationship of two actors (Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons) in a movie production parallels that of the Victorian characters they are portraying.

POV Guilty Pleasures at 10:05 pm
Every four seconds a romance novel published by Harlequin or its British counterpart, Mills & Boon, is sold somewhere in the world. Julie Moggan’s “Guilty Pleasures” takes a look at this global phenomenon. Ironies abound in the contrasts between the everyday lives of the books’ readers and the fantasy worlds that offer them escape. This film portrays five romance devotees who must, ultimately, find their dreams in the real world.

Elvis: Return To Tupelo at 11:05 pm
In the 1950s and ’60s, Elvis Presley became an icon of rock n’ roll around the world. But understanding the Elvis story requires going back to his origins in rural Tupelo, Miss. ELVIS: RETURN TO TUPELO documents the period from his birth in 1935 during the depths of the Great Depression, to his breakout year 1956, when Elvis made a triumphant return to his hometown.

Q Night At The Movies 3/1

KLRU Q - Night at the Movies

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:

Just Seen It Episode #507 at 7 pm
On this episode of JUST SEEN IT, we review the re-make of the classic sci-fi action film, ROBOCOP. We continue our special lead-up to the OSCARS with a look at the nominees for BEST DIRECTOR and BEST PICTURE, and we check out the indie thriller, ODD THOMAS, based on the best-selling novel by Dean Koontz.

On Story The Silence of the Lambs at 7 pm
Academy Award-winning screenwriter Ted Tally gives a provocative look at the adaptation and production of the Oscar-winning film THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS. Tally covers it all: working with director Jonathan Demme, anticipating Jodie Foster’s Oscar win, the delicious changed ending for the world’s most famous cannibal, Hannibal Lecter, and more.

The Picture Of Dorian Gray at 8 pm
A corrupt young man keeps his youthful beauty, while a special painting gradually reveals his inner ugliness to all.

Things That Go Bump In The Night at 9:55 pm
THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT details some of New England’s most bone-chilling stories, myths and legends. Interviews with local authors and experts, along with personal accounts, reveal tales of the supernatural, the unexplained and the mysterious. The special features visits to the infamous Lizzie Borden home in Fall River, MA, the long-abandoned village of Dudleytown in northern Connecticut, the Hoosac Tunnel in the Berkshire Mountains, the New London Ledge Lighthouse, Bellcourt Castle in Newport, Rhode Island and a Union cemetery in Easton, CT – the sites of terrible tragedies, supposed curses and ghostly hauntings.

Myths, Warriors and Queens Thursdays on KLRU Q

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2/6
In Search Of Myths And Heroes Queen Of Sheba at 8 pm
In his first journey, Michael Wood looks for the Queen of Sheba, one of the world’s most famous fascinating heroines. She’s been portrayed as goddess, demon, femme fatale – but did she really exist? The myth of Sheba takes Wood on a quest for clues around the Red Sea, from Egypt to Eritrea and Ethiopia and on to the earliest civilization of Arabia in Yemen to reveal the surprising truth behind the legend.

Secrets of the Dead Ultimate Tut at 9 pm
Ninety years ago in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings, the greatest archaeological find in history was made: the discovery of Tutankhamen’s tomb and its golden treasures. But the real story has become shrouded in myth — with many mysteries around the tomb unsolved to this day. This two-hour special combines the latest evidence from a team of archaeologists, anatomists, geologists and Egyptologists to build the ultimate picture of Tutankhamen. Blending 3D graphics, stylized reconstruction and action-adventure forensic investigation to take a 21st-century approach to ancient history, following new scientific research and presenting fresh insights into how Tutankhamen was buried, why his tomb was the only one to remain intact and the enduring enigma around how he died.

 

2/13

In Search Of Myths And Heroes Arthur: The Once & Future King at 8 pm
In the second segment, Wood explores the greatest British myth: the tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Traveling around the Celtic world from Cornwall to Wales, Brittany, Ireland and Scotland, Wood uncovers the extraordinary story of how a shadowy Welsh freedom fighter – a Dark Age Che Guevara – became a medieval superman and, finally, the model of a Christian hero. On the way, viewers discover the real stories behind the Round Table, Excalibur and the Holy Grail itself: the unattainable, mystical cup of Christ, which has inspired poets, novelists and filmmakers from the Middle Ages right down to Indiana Jones, Monty Python and The Da Vinci Code. In an intriguing piece of historical detective work, Wood offers a tantalizing glimpse of a historical Arthur – but in the unlikeliest of places.

When William of Normandy clashed against King Harold, the consequences were so far reaching they affected not only the sovereignty of the country at the time but brought about a new language, culture and royal dynasty.

Secrets Of The Tower Of London at 9:59 pm
Standing guard over the city of London for nearly 1000 years, this formidable fortress has been a royal castle, a prison, a place of execution and torture, an armory and the Royal Mint. Over the centuries it has gone from a symbol of imperialism and tyranny to a national treasure- the protector of the crown jewels and many other historic British traditions. This program goes behind the Tower’s ancient walls, opening it up to expose its secrets and stories.

2/20
In Search Of Myths And Heroes Shangri-la at 8 pm
The third of Michael Wood’s historical journeys takes viewers on a thrilling trek through India, Nepal and Tibet in search of Shangri-La.The tale of the magical valley hidden behind the Himalayas was popularized in the 1930s movie Lost Horizon, but the myth of a secret earthly paradise is much older. To find the truth behind the legend, Wood travels on foot through some of the world’s most sacred mountains before finally reaching the fantastic ruins of a lost city, which he believes is the real inspiration behind the myth.
Historian Bettany Hughes travels to spectacular and significant locations to offer a unique insight into one of the most ancient belief systems still practiced today. In an attempt to gain a better understanding of the different beliefs and practices that form the core of the Buddhist philosophy, investigate how Buddhism started and how it spread, Hughes visits some of the most spectacular monuments built by Buddhists across the globe.

Secrets of the Dead Bones of the Buddha at 9:59 pm
This show is a modern day Indiana Jones story: a tale of deception, treasure, intrepid adventurers and international realpolitik. Did a 19th-century British landowner really discover gold, jewels and the charred bones of the Lord Buddha in an underground chamber on his estate in Northern India in 1898? Doubt and scandal have hung over this amazing find for over 100 years.

2/27
In Search of Myths and Heroes Jason & The Golden Fleece at 8 pm
The Greeks have given the world its greatest body of myths, including the myth of Jason, an epic tale of the hero’s quest and the ancestor of Star Wars and Lord of the Rings. Jason is presented with a “mission impossible”: to sail into the unknown to find the Golden Fleece. He is saved by the priestess Medea and her magical arts, but her love comes at a high price. A fairy tale? Or was there a real voyage? Wood heads from Greece to the wild mountains of the Caucasus to find the truth behind the Jason legend.

Helen Of Troy at 9 pm
Bettany Hughes travels across the eastern Mediterranean on an epic journey to find out the truth about Helen of Troy, known as “the face that launched a thousand ships.” She has been blamed for causing the Trojan War, a conflict that resulted in countless deaths. During her own voyage in Helen’s wake, Bettany Hughes sorts the reality from the myths told about Helen. She travels from the city where it is said Helen was born – Sparta in the mountains of Greece – to the archaeological site in modern Turkey that will be forever linked with the war fought in Helen’s name: Troy.

Medieval Warfare Line-Up on KLRU-Q 1/30!

Tune in for Warriors and Battle Castle on January 30th for a line-up that explores Medieval history and warfare.

8:00 pm Warriors Richard The Lionheart and Saladin
Also airing Sunday 2/2 at 2 pm
Jaffa, a vital strategic port on the coast of Palestine. The Christians are on the brink of defeat in their Crusade against Saladin for control of the Holy Land. Richard the Lionheart staked his reputation on this final battle at Jaffa. With just a handful of knights and a small number of infantrymen, he lead an assault and gained a victory which cemented his position as the personification of the noble warrior king.

8:55 pm Battle Castle Crac Des Chevaliers
Also airing Sunday 2/2 at 2:55 pm
Set high above the Syrian landscape, Crac des Chevaliers was built by the Knights
Hospitaller to dominate. Its flawlessly-cut stones, steep slopes, and deadly entrance are designed to resist any attacker. In 1271, a Muslim warrior king and his powerful army come to seize this crown jewel of Crusader castles and drive Christians from the Holy Land.

9:40 pm Battle Castle Dover
Also airing Sunday 2/2 at 3:40 pm
High atop the white cliffs of southern England, Dover Castle was built by King Henry II to protect an empire. Its deadly gatehouses, layers of walls, and magnificent keep were engineered to crush the enemy. In 1216, an ambitious French prince and his determined troops descend to capture this key to England and with it, the English crown.

10:25 pm Battle Castle Malaga
Also airing Sunday 2/2 at 4:25 pm
Located high above the Mediterranean coast, Gibralfaro Castle and its surrounding defenses are the monuments of a Muslim dynasty. Its daunting towers, brilliant water-storage, and one-of-a-kind passageway were engineered to withstand the most ambitious attacker. In 1487, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella descend to capture this city and destroy the legacy it represents.

 

Q Night at the Movies 1/25

KLRU Q - Night at the Movies

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:

Just Seen It Episode #502 at 7:00 pm
We review the action comedy, RIDE ALONG, starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube. Next, we shift gears and discuss the HBO dramedy about modern gay life in San Francisco, LOOKING. Then it is on to the animated comedy, THE NUT JOB. We end it on a bang with the action thriller, JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT, starring Chris Pine. Four VERY different choices for your entertainment viewing..

On Story Westerns at 7:30 pm
Creating westerns with resonance is discussed by the creative minds behind UNFORGIVEN, A PERFECT WORLD, and 3:10 TO YUMA. Featuring John Lee Hancock, David Peoples, Michael Brandt, and Derek Haas. Film: Western by Lucas Millard.

Hollywood Stars Film Package The Unforgiven at 8:00 pm
A Texas woman (Lillian Gish) and her eldest son (Burt Lancaster) fight Kiowas over an adopted daughter (Audrey Hepburn).

Janson Movie Star Package Burt Lancaster: Daring To Reach at 10:05 pm
Burt Lancaster went from street-wise tough to art-collector liberal-activist, from circus-acrobat hunk to Academy Award winner.

Q Night at the Movies 1/18

KLRU Q - Night at the Movies

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:

Just Seen It Episode #501 at 7:00
On our first episode of season five of Just Seen It, we review the new HBO crime drama, True Detective. Next, we check out Greg Kinnear in FOX’s new dramedy, Rake. Then we review the documentary about the Egyptian uprising, The Square, premiering on Netflix, and finally we chat with June Squibb, the Golden Globe-nominated co-star of Nebraska.

On Story Comedy at 7:30 pm
Comedy in film is discussed by the creative minds behind To Die For, The 40 Year Old Virgin, National Lampoon’s Vacation, and The Hangover. Featuring Harold Ramis, Judd Apatow, Buck Henry, and Jon Lucas. Film: Sleep Study by Kerri Lendo and John Merriman and My Biggest Weakness by Bradley Jackson.

Hollywood Stars Film Package Some Like It Hot at 8:00 pm
To evade gangsters, two men (Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon) don skirts and makeup and join an all-girl band with a sizzling singer (Marilyn Monroe).

Hollywood Stars Film Package Hot Rock at 10:05 pm
A thief (Robert Redford), his brother-in-law (George Segal) and their two helpers botch a diamond caper in New York.

KLRU-Q Wild! Night 1/17

KLRU-Q presents a wild evening with back-to-back episodes of the nature series Wild! on January 17th. KLRU Q is broadcast channel 18.3. It is also available to digital cable subscribers of Grande on 284 and Time Warner on 255.

8:00 pm The Great Elephant Gathering
This film captures the stunning natural phenomenon of wild Sri Lankan elephants assembling in large numbers every year, a behavior found in very few places around the world.

8:55 pm Orangutans: The Last Trimate
This stunning, high definition documentary is a compelling account of the work of Dr Biruté Galdikas and her lifelong fight to save the diminishing world of Indonesia’s wild Orangutans – a habitat threatened by rampant deforestation and palm oil plantations.

9:50 pm In The Company of Moose
This stunning, high definition documentary is a compelling account of the work of Dr Biruté Galdikas and her lifelong fight to save the diminishing world of Indonesia’s wild Orangutans – a habitat threatened by rampant deforestation and palm oil plantations.

10:45 pm Sperm Whales
Sperm Whales: Titans of the Deep combines pioneering scientific research with the latest in filmmaking technology to draw you into the mysterious world of the sperm whale and to uncover the problems that it and many other animals face today.

11:40 pm Secrets of Giant Sharks
The two biggest fish on the planet – the whale shark and the basking shark are instantly recognizable yet until now we have known virtually nothing about their lives