Q Night at the Movies 6/27

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On this week’s Q Night at the Movies, after an all-new On Story, the classic film The Barefoot Contessa takes viewers into Madrid. Later, La Dolce Vita explores the music of Italian cinema, and The Birth of a Rock Theater dives into the history and the future of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

On Story Tommy Lee Jones: Bringing the Three Burials of Mel at 7:30 pm
Tommy Lee Jones, writer, director, and protagonist of The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, reflects on the making of the film, accompanied by some of his cast and crew. Followed by Roy Rutngamlug’s short film, Formosa, TX, about a first generation Asian-American’s fleeting encounter with an out-of-towner who stumbles upon his family’s diner.

All-Star Film Collection The Barefoot Contessa at 8 pm
Flashbacks at a funeral reveal how a Madrid nightclub dancer was propelled to instant stardom and eventual misfortune in this 1954 classic starring Humphrey Bogart, Ava Gardner and Edmond O’Brien.

Great Performances La Dolce Vita: The Music of Italian Cinema at 10:12 pm
Conducted by Alan Gilbert, selections include music by Nino Rota, Ennio Morricone, Luis Bacalov and other composers, performed by the New York Philharmonic and featuring Joshua Bell, Renée Fleming and Josh Groban. The concert includes video projection with animated graphics and film clips related to the films such as La Dolce Vita, Cinema Paradiso, Once Upon a Time in the West, and Il Postino.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra: The Birth of Rock Theater at 11:45 pm
Paul O’Neill shows the past, present and future of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) through live video and interview segments taken over the last couple of years during their annual Winter Tour and from their debut rock theater tour “Beethoven’s Last Night” which was filmed in Dallas, Texas, on May 2, 2010. Get a sneak peak at their plans for the future and a look at how TSO developed into one the of the top 10 live shows in the country with over 1 million people a year coming to see it.

KLRU-Q is broadcast channel 18.3. It is also available to digital cable subscribers of Grande on 284 and Time Warner on 20.

Q Night at the Movies 6/20

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On this week’s Q Night at the Movies, we take a look at monumental moments in 1940s American history. After an all-new On Story, Fat Man & Little Boy and Enola Gay’s Navigator tell different angles to the story of the Hiroshima bombing in 1945. Later, Music Makes a City tells the story of how one Louisville mayor struggled to save his civic orchestra.

On Story Dead Poets Society: Deconstructing the Acclaimed at 7:30 pm
Tom Schulman, writer of Dead Poet’s Society, deconstructs the story’s journey from script to screen, along with his unique working relationships on set with Robin Williams and director Peter Weir.

Fat Man & Little Boy at 8 pm
The 1989 film dramatizes the events leading up to the American bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima in August 1945. In the desert of New Mexico, America’s secret effort to build the first nuclear bombs with the potential to end WW II is materializing. Paul Newman stars as General Leslie Groves, the man in charge of the project that will produce two weapons: “Fat Man” and “Little Boy.” Dwight Schultz plays J. Robert Oppenheimer, the scientist attempting to bring themission to fruition. Co-starring Bonnie Bedelia, John Cusack, Laura Dern and Natasha Richardson, this film recreates one of history’s most compelling moments.

Enola Gay’s Navigator: Theodore “Dutch” Van Kirk at 9:59 pm
On Aug. 6, 1945, Van Kirk was the navigator on the first atomic bombing mission during WWII. At 2:30 a.m., the Enola Gay lifted off North Field en route to Hiroshima, Japan. “I knew when we hit the coast of Japan we were well on the way to completing a successful mission and the new bomb we carried would be a great help in shortening the war,” Van Kirk said. At exactly 09:15:15, the world’s first atomic bomb exploded.

Music Makes a City at 11 pm
In the late 1940s, Charles Farnsley, a visionary mayor in Louisville, Kentucky, embarked on an unusual scheme to save the struggling civic orchestra. His ambitious plan to commission and record new music from composers all over the world succeeded beyond all expectations — sparking a torrent of original offerings from both famous and emerging composers of the time. The commissioning project propelled the Louisville Orchestra to Carnegie Hall and international acclaim, and made a lasting contribution to musical history.

KLRU-Q is broadcast channel 18.3. It is also available to digital cable subscribers of Grande on 284 and Time Warner on 20.

Q Night at the Movies 6/13

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On this week’s Q Night at the movies, after an all-new On Story, we take a look at legendary filmmaking and music. After the classic A Few Good Men, Side By Side will explore the history and future of film creation. Later, the concert video Dead Ahead performed by the Grateful Dead serves as a prime example of a time-honored musical performance.

On Story Planet of the Apes: Reimagining a Sci-fi Franchise at 7:30 pm
Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, co-writers of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, discuss reimagining the popular sci-fi franchise and their delicate approach to depicting the protagonist’s journey.

All-Star Film Collection A Few Good Men at 8 pm
Navy lawyers (Tom Cruise, Demi Moore) defend two Marines accused of killing a private at the naval station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Side By Side: The Science, Art and Impact of Digital Cinema at 10:12 pm
This documentary investigates the history, process and workflow of both digital and photochemical film creation. It shows what artists and filmmakers have been able to accomplish with both film and digital, and how their needs and innovations have helped push filmmaking in new directions. Interviews with filmmakers and industry professionals reveal their experiences and feelings about working with film and digital — where we are now, how we got here and what the future may bring.

Grateful Dead Dead Ahead at 11:10 pm
The performances on Dead Ahead, filmed on October 30th and 31st of 1980, captured the Dead at a moment of transformation, when the band took a reckoning of their history through the lens of a marathon run of shows. Recorded in Radio City Music Hall, the performances marked the culmination of a month long musical odyssey during which the band stretched the boundaries of over 100 songs, from the newly written “Lost Sailor” to jug-band tunes they played in coffeehouses like “Monkey and the Engineer.”

KLRU-Q is broadcast channel 18.3. It is also available to digital cable subscribers of Grande on 284 and Time Warner on 20.

Q Night at the Movies 6/6

On this week’s Q Night at the Movies, after On Story breaks down the traditional romantic comedy, two feature films tell stories of love, drama and mystery. Later, Mary Lou Williams’ documentary and Pioneers of Television examine influential women in the fields of music and comedy.

On Story Groundhog Day: Deconstructing the Comedy Classic at 7:30 pm
Danny Rubin, co-writer of Groundhog Day, deconstructs the unconventional romantic comedy’s progression from script to screen and reminisces on his unique collaboration with the legendary Harold Ramis.

Making of a Lady at 8 pm
Based on “The Secret Garden,” this tale tells the story of the well-born but penniless Emily (Lydia Wilson). During her duties as a lady’s companion for Lady Maria (Joanna Lumley), she comes into contact with her employer’s wealthy nephew, Lord James Walderhurst (Linus Roache). Accepting his practical if unromantic marriage proposal, Emily seeks solace in the company of Walderhurst’s nephew and his beautiful Indian wife. But all is not what it seems as a contented Emily has no idea her life is in danger.

Murder on the Home Front at 9:30 pm
When young women are found murdered amid the chaos of the London Blitz of World War II, brilliant Home Office Pathologist Dr. Lennox Collins (Patrick Kennedy), on his first murder case, and his new assistant Molly Cooper (Tamzin Merchant) clash with the police over just who the main suspect is. Employing groundbreaking forensics, can Lennox and Molly save a seemingly innocent man from the gallows and prove there may be more to these murders than meets the eye?

Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band at 11 pm
This film examines Williams’ life, career and legacy as an innovative and prolific jazz pianist, composer and arranger, created some of the most sophisticated big-band hits for Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington and other popular orchestras of the 1930s. Away from the piano, she defied expectations – as a woman in a “man’s world,” as a black person in a whites-only society, and as a non-conforming creative genius in an image-driven industry.

Pioneers of Television Carol Burnett & The Funny Ladies at 12 am
This program is comprised largely of material from the “Funny Ladies” episode that led off season 3 of Pioneers of Television. The program focuses on Carol Burnett’s television comedy career and the funny ladies of television who joined her in paving the way for today’s TV comediennes.

KLRU-Q is broadcast channel 18.3. It is also available to digital cable subscribers of Grande on 284 and Time Warner on 20.

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.

Q Night at the Movies 5/9

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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.

 

Q Night at the Movies May 2

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This week, KLRU Q features an ALL NEW On Story plus the feature film Victor Victoria.

On Story Conversation with John Ridley at 7:30 pm
John Ridley reflects on his beginnings and the inspirations that have shaped his approach to screenwriting, with a special look into his journey adapting the Academy Award-winning script for 12 Years a Slave. Accompanied by Alex Clark’s short film, Siren, about two ambulance paramedics faced with an emergency that’s out of this world.

Feature film Victor Victoria at 8 pm
A Chicago mobster (James Garner) falls for a female impersonator (Julie Andrews), actually a woman, in 1930s Paris.

Ain’t It Cool with Harry Knowles at 10:15 pm
Part 1 and 2 back-to-back of Harry’s interview with House of Cards Creator Beau Willimon.

Arts In Context Light in the Dark at 11:15 pm
This documentary film focuses on designer Gail Chovan who uses life experiences to inspire her artisanal couture of all things black

Independent Lens Brothers Hypnotic at 11:45 pm
The brotherhood of the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble is literal. Not always willing subjects of a utopian family experiment, the eight boys were forged into a band as children by their father, Chicago jazz maverick Phil Cohran. Now as young men, making their way on the streets of New York and in the music business, with stardom on the horizon, they must test their father’s ideals against their own brotherly vision.

 

 

 

Q Night at the Movies April 25

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On Story Fargo & True Detective: Television Anthologies at 6:30 pm
True Detective director, Cary Fukunaga, and Fargo creator, Noah Hawley, discuss the rise of the television anthology series and how to execute a compelling balance of plot, character, and structure within the bounds of one season. Followed by Elaine Poon’s short film, Entrain about Laurent, a young man who absorbed in his own world, draws the attention of a fellow train passenger who shares his interest in rhythm, despite their obvious language barrier.

American Masters Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel at 7 pm
This documentary examines the amazing endurance of “Gone with the Wind” and reveals the seminal events of Mitchell’s life through dramatic re-enactments based on her letters, as scenes from the movie weave together her life and her work.

Feature Film: Gone with the Wind at 8 pm
A fiery Southern belle struggles to return her family’s estate to its original magnificence after the Civil War.

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.