Q Night at the Movies features Officer and a Gentleman 5/26

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).

Q Night at the Movies features The Big Sleep 5/19

Q Night at the Movies presents the Howard Hawks film noir, The Big Sleep. We’ll also have back-to-back episodes of On Story with professionals who have been in the industry for decades, working with some of Hollywood’s most notable characters. It all starts at 7 p.m. Saturday on KLRU Q.

On Story A Conversation with Gale Anne Hurd at 7 p.m.
An award-winning producer, Hurd has spent decades navigating high-stakes situations, both on and off the page. In this episode, she takes audiences through her career, beginning as an assistant for the legendary Roger Corman to working with James Cameron to producing the sci-fi classics The Terminator, The Walking Dead, Aliens and many others.

On Story A Conversation with Brian Helgeland at 7:30 p.m.
The creative force behind L.A. Confidential, Mystic River and A Knight’s Tale shares his experience as a screenwriter, director and producer, along with the ups, downs and left turns of the filmmaking industry.

Feature Film The Big Sleep at 8 p.m.
Author Raymond Chandler’s private eye Philip Marlowe (Humphrey Bogart) follows two wealthy sisters (Lauren Bacall, Martha Vickers) through a maze. This classic has been described as a film all about the “process of a criminal investigation, not its results.”

Q Night at the Movies features Bringing Up Baby 5/12

Q Night at the Movies presents the classic screwball comedy Bringing Up Baby. We’ll also chat with Bill Nye about cinematic weather events, along with Dan Gilroy about his portfolio of hit films. And following our feature, learn more about the man behind the legend of Cary Grant. It all starts at 7 p.m. Saturday on KLRU Q.

Science Goes To The Movies Disaster Movies and You at 7 p.m.
Bill Nye stops by to talk about fictional disaster movies and the possibility of real life climate disasters.

On Story A Conversation with Dan Gilroy at 7:30 p.m.
Screenwriter Dan Gilroy discusses the evolution of the Academy Award-nominated Nightcrawler, working with actor Denzel Washington to create an unforgettable idealist in the critically acclaimed Roman J. Israel, Esq. and the challenges and benefits of being surrounded by a Hollywood-successful family.

Feature Film Bringing Up Baby at 8 p.m.
While trying to secure a $1 million donation for his museum, a befuddled paleontologist (Cary Grant) is pursued by a flighty and often irritating heiress (Katharine Hepburn) and her pet leopard “Baby.”

Hollywood Idols Cary Grant: The Leading Man at 9:45 p.m.
With a winning combination of comic style and leading-man charisma, Cary Grant was the essence of a star. But the suave exterior concealed a complex individual. Family photos, archival footage and film clips vividly convey Grant’s journey from his lonely, working-class beginnings to the peak of Hollywood royalty.

Q Night at the Movies features Singin’ in the Rain 5/05

Q Night at the Movies presents the beloved musical and romantic comedy Singin’ in the Rain. We’ll also delve into the math and language hurdles addressed in the film Arrival, along with how such a “hard sci-fi” book was finally turned into a successful film. Plus catch Richard Glazier’s unique perspective on the music of stage and screen. It all starts at 7 p.m. Saturday on KLRU Q.

Science Goes To The Movies Math and Language at 7 p.m.
What is the cornerstone of civilization? Math? Or Language? A linguist and an astrophysicist throw down with a look at the movie Arrival. With Emily Rice and William Haddican.

On Story Script to Screen: Arrival at 7:30 p.m.
Once considered “unfilmable,” the movie Arrival scored big at the box office. Screenwriter Eric Heisserer talks about his long road selling Hollywood on his adaptation of the short story by Ted Chiang, working with director Denis Villeneuve and the challenges of writing a cerebral sci-fi story about love and loss.

Feature Film Singin’ in the Rain at 8 p.m.
This legendary musical showcases Gene Kelly as a silent-film star. He’s in love with a chorus girl (Debbie Reynolds) who dubs his squeaky-voiced co-star in a 1927 Hollywood talkie.

From Broadway to Hollywood with Richard Glazier at 9:45 p.m.
Join pianist and historian Richard Glazier for his view of Broadway and Hollywood through music. Weaving together interviews, piano performances and commentary, Glazier explores the history of the great music that has been written for Broadway musicals and Hollywood film and television.

Q Night at the Movies features Cocoon 4/28

Q Night at the Movies presents the 80’s sci-fi hit Cocoon. We’ll also explore the not-so-sci-fi aspects of the new fantasy movie A Wrinkle in Time. And catch some great conversations about screenwriting and acting before and after the feature film with some of this year’s biggest names in Hollywood. It all starts at 7 p.m. Saturday on KLRU Q.

Science Goes To The Movies Astrophysics and Cell Biology at 7 p.m.
Did you know Madeline L’Engle’s fiction predicted real scientific discoveries? Take a closer look at the hard science in A Wrinkle in Time with Matt O’Dowd, a CUNY Astrophysicist and host of the popular PBS series Space Time and Natasha Pavlova, a Research Fellow at Thompson Laboratory for Cancer, Biology & Genetics at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

On Story A Conversation with Kenneth Lonergun at 7:30 p.m.
Academy Award-winning writer-director Kenneth Lonergan compares screenwriting with playwriting, protecting his personal relationship with his work and being open to mistakes. With over 90 nominations for his work, a resume that includes Manchester by the Sea, Gangs of New York and You Can Count on Me, this conversation with a master storyteller is not to be missed.

Feature Film Cocoon at 8 p.m.
Ron Howard’s Oscar-winning tale about Florida retirees who find the fountain of youth in a pool filled with alien pods is great comedy and great drama wrapped into one.

Variety Studio Actors on Actors at 10 p.m.
Jessica Chastain (Molly’s Game) with Holly Hunter (The Big Sick), Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour) with Kate Winslet (Wonder Wheel), Hong Chau (Downsizing) with Diane Kruger (In the Fade), Richard Jenkins (The Shape of Water) with Laurie Metcalf (Lady Bird) and Jamie Bell (Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool) with Robert Pattinson (Good Time).

Q Night at the Movies features Network 4/21

Q Night at the Movies presents the ever-relevant film Network. Winner of four Academy Awards and a constant on the American Film Institute’s 100 Greatest American Films list, it’s a must-see. Catch a conversation with groundbreaking entertainer Keenen Ivory Wayans beforehand, then stick around for a deeper look into one of Network’s stars, William Holden. It all starts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday on KLRU Q.

On Story A Conversation with Keenen Ivory Wayans at 7:30 p.m.
Entertainment trailblazer writer/director/producer Keenen Ivory Wayans achieved national prominence when he created the culturally groundbreaking, Emmy award-winning, black-oriented comedy satire In Living Color. In this episode, Wayans talks about his circular path to Hollywood and how In Living Color paved the way for so many artists and subsequent projects.

Feature Film Network at 8 p.m.
A television network cynically exploits a deranged former anchor’s ravings and revelations about the news media for its own profit.

Hollywood Idols William Holden: The Golden Boy at 10 p.m.
Academy Award winner William Holden was handsome, charming and unconventional and never lost his power to enchant an audience. Included are scenes from: Golden Boys, The Country Girl, Sunset Boulevard, Stalag 17, Sabrina, The Bridge on the River Kwai, The World of Suzie Wong and Network. Interviewees include actors Robert Wagner, Robert Mitchum, Cliff Robertson, Stefanie Powers, Glenn Ford, Nancy Olson and Susan Strasberg and directors Sydney Lumet, Blake Edwards and Robert Wise.

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).

Q Night at the Movies features Cat On a Hot Tin Roof 4/14

Q Night at the Movies presents the classic Tennessee Williams Pulitzer Prize winning play-turned-movie Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Before the film, get in touch with your emotions as Lewis Black discusses the animated hit Inside Out, followed by a look into the career of actress and director Greta Gerwig. Watch starting at 7 p.m. Saturday on KLRU Q.

Science Goes To The Movies Inside Out and The Science of Comedy at 7 p.m.
Comedian Lewis Black (the voice of Anger) talks about Disney’s Inside Out and the neuroscience of comedy. Does laughter hit a particular part in our brain that infiltrates our deep rooted biases?

On Story A Conversation with Greta Gerwig at 7:30 p.m.
In our season 8 premiere episode, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker and actress Greta Gerwig talks about her theatrical beginnings, what she learned working with filmmakers Noah Baumbach, Mike Mills and others in such films as Frances Ha and 20th Century Women and taking the leap to write and direct her own film, the critically acclaimed Lady Bird.

Feature Film Cat On a Hot Tin Roof at 8 p.m.
Two brothers, one an alcoholic (Paul Newman) who resents his devoted wife (Elizabeth Taylor), visit their dying millionaire father (Burl Ives) in the South.

Q Night at the Movies features Ben Hur 4/7

Q Night at the Movies features the epic film Ben Hur! Plus take a look at Ready Player One and the writers behind re-imagined classics. Watch starting at 7 pm Saturday on KLRU Q.

Science Goes To The Movies Ready Player One at 7 pm
What is real and what is in our mind? Is there a difference? Professors Ken Perlin and Matt O’Dowd discuss the idea of alternate and virtual realities. How close are we to these being commonplace in our society? And what is reality, after all? Watch and find out.

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.

Feature Film: Ben Hur at 8 pm
An enslaved Judean prince (Charlton Heston) meets his Roman betrayer (Stephen Boyd), a former friend, in a chariot race.

Q Night at the Movies features director Sidney Lumet 3/25

Science Goes To The Movies Physics And The Flash at 7 pm
Co-hosted by Faith Salie and Dr. Heather Berlin, that looks at the science in contemporary motion pictures. Guests are drawn from different scientific disciplines, illuminating scientific truths or imaginings in films.

On Story Frank Marshall On Producing From The Creative Side at 7:30 pm
The producer behind Raiders of the Lost Ark, Back to the Future, The Sixth Sense, and more talks about starting his career with Spielberg, Coppola, and Lucas, the creativity in producing, and working with writers.

Sidney Lumet: American Masters at 8 pm
Journey through the life’s work of the socially conscious director of Serpico, 12 Angry Men and Network in a never-before-seen interview. With candor, humor and grace, Sidney Lumet reveals what matters to him as an artist and as a human being.

Variety Studio: Actors On Actors at 10 pm
Jessica Chastain (Molly’s Game) with Holly Hunter (The Big Sick), Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour) with Kate Winslet, (Wonder Wheel) Hong Chau (Downsizing) with Diane Kruger (In the Fade), Richard Jenkins (The Shape of Water) with Laurie Metcalf (Lady Bird) and Jamie Bell (Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool) with Robert Pattinson (Good Time).