Q Night at the Movies presents the swoon-worthy and Academy Award winning romance Officer and a Gentleman. Before the film, learn more about the inspiration for giant animals on screen, including the beloved character Pete’s Dragon. Stick around after the movie to hear directly from some of Hollywood’s biggest stars about their acting process. It all starts at 7 p.m. Saturday on KLRU Q.
Science Goes to the Movies Real Dragons at 7 p.m.
American Natural History curator Mark Norell explains the origins of some fantastic beasts and shows us the paleontological underpinning of giants and cyclopes – not to mention the startling discovery that many dinosaurs were covered in bright colored feathers!
On Story Script to Screen: Pete’s Dragon at 7:30 p.m.
In this episode, Pete’s Dragon director and co-writer David Lowery and co-writer Toby Halbrooks take us behind the scenes of their reinvention of the classic story and discuss writing fairy tales, balancing tragedy with wonder and the difference between making indie films and a big budget Disney movie.
Feature Film Officer and a Gentleman at 8 p.m.
A hardened loner (Richard Gere) shapes up for a military drill instructor (Louis Gossett Jr.) and a factory girl (Debra Winger) from town.
Variety Studio: Actors on Actors at 10:30 p.m.
Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) with Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick), Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project) with Hugh Jackman (Logan), Mary J. Blige (Mudbound) with Salma Hayek (Beatriz at Dinner) and Allison Janney (I, Tonya) with Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri).