Q Night at the Movies 8/29

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This week’s Q Night at the Movies brings you around the world! After On Story teaches you about the modern day Neo Noir, The Third Man takes you on a mysterious adventure through Vienna and Spies Beneath Berlin transports you to the Soviet sector of Berlin’s past. Finally, The Bayou: DC’s Killer Joint looks back at a classic American club.

On Story Neo Noir: The Modern Day Film Noir at 7:30 pm
Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) and Brian Helgeland (LA Confidential) discuss the modern day Neo Noir—a genre-bending response to the Film Noirs of the 1940s and 50s —and dissect the basic styles, impulses, themes and tones that embrace this form of storytelling.

Corinth Film Collection The Third Man at 8 pm
Pulp novelist Holly Martins (Joseph Cotten) travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, black-market opportunist Harry Lime (Orson Welles).

Spies Beneath Berlin at 9:35 pm
This film tells the extraordinary true story of the top-secret mission to build a spy tunnel into the Soviet sector of one of the most heavily guarded cities in history. CIA Chief Alan Dulles would later describe the tunnel as “one of the most valuable and daring operations ever undertaken.”

The Bayou: DC’s Killer Joint at 10:29 pm
This film chronicles the 45-year history of a Washington, D.C., landmark and takes viewers on a journey from Dixieland to Dave Matthews, from strippers and bikers to hippies and punks. The kind of club that’s all but vanished from the American scene, The Bayou featured jazz legends in the 1950s; rock ‘n roll and student riots in the ’60s; the debuts of Kiss, the Runaways, Dire Straits, Foreigner and U2 in the ’70s and ’80s; and the last performance by international star Eva Cassidy in the ’90s.

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Q Night at the Movies 8/22

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This week’s Q Night at the Movies brings you a night of comedy and music. After an episode of On Story and the classic movie Annie Hall provide some laughs, Lindsey Stirling Live From London and Gloria Estefan: The Standards bring you into live performances of electronic violin and Latin Pop. Finally, we wrap up the night with more humor on an episode of Artist Toolbox featuring comedic actor Jason Alexander.

On Story Bringing Comedy to the Big Screen 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.

All-Star Film Collection Annie Hall at 8 pm
A New York comedian (Woody Allen) recalls his lost love, a kooky singer (Diane Keaton) with a style all her own.

Lindsey Stirling Live From London at 9:35 pm
In this special, electronic violinist and dancer Lindsey Stirling brings her incredibly creative music production to the big stage. Filmed at London’s Forum Theater in 2014, the dynamic program showcases a new music world where the infectious energy of dance and electronic music meet modern classical.

Gloria Estefan: The Standards at 11:05 pm
Over the course of her illustrious career, the seven-time Grammy-Award winning international superstar, Gloria Estefan, has recorded many classics from the American Songbook and collaborated with countless musical icons. Now, on this PBS special, Gloria Estefan performs songs live from her new album, The Standards.

Artist Toolbox Jason Alexander at 12:05 am
Join host John Jacobsen as he attempts to crack up classic funny-man Jason Alexander, perhaps best known as George Costanza from the classic sitcom, Seinfeld. While having such a successful show often typecasts actors for the rest of their careers, Alexander talks about breaking the mold and forging a career based on craft, training and ambition.

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Q Night at the Movies 8/15

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On this week’s Q Night at the Movies, after On Story highlights television dramas, the Corinth Films Collection brings you the 1954 classic The Last Time I Saw Paris. Then, Variety Studio: Actors on Actors takes you into conversations between some of the most influential actors in Hollywood, and the night concludes with the triumphant story of Norma Miller on Queen of Swing.

On Story Drama at 7:30 pm
In episode 6 of On Story, the creative minds behind the shows Mad Men, The Wire and Treme discuss historical and modern day relevance in television dramas. Featuring Matthew Weiner and David Simon.

Corinth Films Collection The Last Time I Saw Paris at 8 pm
Richard Brooks directed this adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald story about a writer who returns to Paris to gain custody of his daughter, and while there reminisces about his ill-fated marriage to the girl’s mother.

Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Episode #202 at 9:59 pm
An intimate conversation between some of the greatest actors working today. Featuring Claire Danes (Homeland) with Don Cheadle (House of Lies), Matt LeBlanc (Episodes) with Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family), Clive Owen (The Knick) with Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife), Viola Davis (How to Get Away with Murder) with Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie), Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin) with Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black).

Queen of Swing at 10:59 pm
This film recounts the true story of a Jazz Age trailblazer—95-year-old entertainer Norma Miller. The engaging biography highlights the life, career and indomitable spirit of the Harlem-born actress, dancer and choreographer known as “The Queen of Swing.” Discovered at the age of 12, Miller’s show business career has spanned seven decades (and counting).

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Q Night at the Movies 8/8

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This week’s Q Night at the Movies is a night filled with cinematic passion. After an episode of On Story featuring the iconic works of Jonathan Demme, the Corinth Films Collection brings you the suspenseful, romantic classic, Charade. Then, Variety Studio: Actors on Actors takes you into conversations between some of the most influential actors in Hollywood, and the night concludes with Frank Sinatra: The Voice of Our Time.

On Story A Conversation With Jonathan Demme & Paul Thomas Anderson Part 2 at 7:30 pm
In this second installation featuring Paul Thomas Anderson and Jonathan Demme, the duo look back on the vision, style, influences and creative passion for Demme’s The Silence of the Lambs, Stop Making Sense, Rachel Getting Married and Something Wild.

Corinth Films Collection Charade at 8 pm
Romance and suspense fill Paris as a woman (Audrey Hepburn) is pursued by several men (including Cary Grant) who want a fortune her murdered husband had stolen. Who can she trust?

Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Episode #201 at 9:55 pm
Exclusive conversations between some of the most exciting actors working today. Featuring Julia Louis Dreyfus (Veep) with Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent), Queen Latifah (Bessie) with Taraji P. Henson (Empire), Jessica Lange (American Horror Story), with Taylor Schilling (Orange is the New Black), Liev Schrieber (Ray Donovan) with Maggie Gyllenhaal (An Honorable Woman), Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex) with Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul).

Frank Sinatra: The Voice of Our Time at 10:55 pm
Hosted by singer Mel Torme, this film chronicles the career of the legendary singer, focusing on his rise to fame in the music world, his acting career and his involvement in politics and fundraising.

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Q Night at the Movies 8/1

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On this week’s Q Night at the Movies, On Story explores strategies of television anthologies. Then, Fat Man and Little Boy and In My Lifetime take you into the world of nuclear weapons, covering the American bombing of nagasaki and the history of atomic threats. And finally, Songs to Keep: Treasures of an Adirondack Folk Collector travels through time to find rare folk songs.

On Story Fargo & True Detective: Television Anthologies at 7:30 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.

Fat Man and Little Boy at 8 pm
This 1989 feature film dramatizes the events leading up to the American bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima in August 1945. In the remote desert of New Mexico, “The Manhattan Project” is materializing – America’s secret effort to build the first nuclear bombs with the potential to end World War II. This poignant film recreates one of history’s most compelling chapters – one that resulted in the mushroom-shaped specter that changed the world forever.

In My Lifetime at 10 pm
This film thoughtfully examines the 68-year history of nuclear weapons – the most destructive force invented. In My Lifetime focuses on the continuing struggle of citizens, scientists and political leaders working to reduce or eliminate the atomic threat, while others search for ways to build nuclear weapons. In interviews, former heads of state, United Nations representatives, figures from the nuclear establishment, Manhattan Project scientists, Nobel Peace- and Pulitzer Prize-winners, military personnel and atomic-bomb survivors recount the birth of the nuclear age and detail the developments that followed.

Songs to Keep: Treasures of an Adirondack Folk Collector at 11 pm
This Emmy-winning special opens a musical time capsule from a hundred years ago. Marjorie Lansing Porter (1891-1973) dedicated her life to preserving the rare folk songs of the Adirondacks. Throughout the 1940s and ’50s, Porter traveled throughout New York State, interviewing and recording musicians and singers in the hopes of creating a collection of previously unpublished folk songs, transcripts and other writings.

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Q Night at the Movies 7/25

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On this week’s Q Night at the Movies, after an all-new On Story, The Last Picture Show and Film School Shorts feature new beginnings. Arnel Pineda, new lead singer of Journey, faces his own new beginnings on Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey. And finally, catch up on the bands you missed from SXSW 2015.

On Story Rectify: Ray McKinnon on Characters & Culture at 7:30 pm
Ray McKinnon, creator of the Sundance Channel’s breakout hit, Rectify, details how to capture the personality of a culture through establishing strong characters, tone and atmosphere. The short film Spanola Pepper Sauce Company follows, directed by McKinnon and written by Graham Gordy, suggesting there’s more brewing in Spanola, AK than just its fine pepper sauce cooking.

All-Star Film Collection The Last Picture Show at 8 pm
The lives of high schoolers (Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges), a debutante (Cybill Shepherd) and others overlap in a dying 1950s Texas town.

Film School Shorts Where Do We Go From Here? at 10:05 pm

  • 11-Minute Mile – When an arrogant young day-trader is delayed at an airport during the Boston Marathon bombing, the threat of tragedy brings a moment of clarity.
  • Keep the Change – David has autism, but he prides himself on not being rigid, “like that movie, Rain Man.” He enjoys chasing women, offensive humor and “exclusive clubs,” but he comes to reevaluate “normal” when he meets a new love interest at a support group.

Independent Lens Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey at 10:31 pm
This film follows the real life rock ‘n’ roll fairy tale of Filipino Arnel Pineda, who was plucked from YouTube to become the front man for iconic American rock band Journey. Arnel must now navigate the immense pressures of replacing a legendary singer and leading a world-renowned band on their most extensive world tour in years.

SXSW Flashback 2015 at 12 am
Presenting clips from and info about the films you loved or that slipped under your radar this past year, SXSW Flashback features interviews with the creative forces behind various SXSW hits.

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Q Night at the Movies 7/18

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On this week’s Q Night at the Movies, after an all-new On Story, Risky Business and Film School Shorts focus on romance and the art of seduction. Then, in a triple-header of Ain’t It Cool with Harry Knowles, Harry talks to legendary filmmakers and actors. Finally, Billy Joel’s remastered performance of A Matter of Trust – The Bridge to Russia airs for the first time since its VHS release.

On Story Better Call Saul: A Conversation with Peter Gould at 7:30 pm
Peter Gould, writer, producer and director of Breaking Bad and co-creator of its spinoff Better Call Saul discusses shifting gears, schemes and swindles within the world of Saul Goodman pre-Walter White.

All-Star Film Collection Risky Business at 8 pm
A call girl (Rebecca De Mornay) helps a Princeton applicant (Tom Cruise) turn his home into a one-night brothel.

Film School Shorts On the Prowl at 9:31 pm

  • App – Desperate to get funding for his groundbreaking new dating app, shy software developer Paul agrees to use the app to seduce a beautiful stranger, but his calculations backfire when he starts to feel a genuine connection.
  • Banana Trip – Three South Korean college boys head to Florida for spring break, hoping to hook up with white girls.

Ain’t It Cool with Harry Knowles Burt Reynolds at 10:02 pm
Screenwriter C. Robert Cargill, Sinister/Sinister 2, and Harry explore the backbreaking world of stuntmen. Special focus is given to the late Hal Needham, an incredible Stunt Coordinator as well as Director of Smokey and the Bandit, which leads to a rare guest appearance from Hal’s great friend and legendary actor, Burt Reynolds.

Ain’t It Cool with Harry Knowles Wes Craven at 10:30 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.

Ain’t It Cool with Harry Knowles Danny Boyle at 10:58 pm
Revered Writer/Director Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire/127 Hours/Trainspotting and Harry discuss auteurs, filmmakers who have so much personal influence and artistic control over a movie that they become regarded as the author of the movie.

Billy Joel: A Matter of Trust – The Bridge to Russia at 11:25 pm
This historic 1987 concert event was restored in HD from the original 35mm footage and shot from over six concerts in Moscow and Leningrad. It has been re-mastered with six previously unreleased songs. The program has not been available since its original VHS release.

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Q Night at the Movies 7/11

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On this week’s Q Night at the Movies, after an all-new On Story, All-Star Film Collection brings you Kramer Vs. Kramer. Then, we take it back to film basics, with Film School Shorts and a triple-header of Ain’t It Cool with Harry Knowles. Finally, Smokey Robinson and The Miracles: The Definitive Performances present the band’s greatest TV moments.

On Story Justified: Inside the Writers’ Room at 7:30 pm
Writers from the hit show Justified discuss adapting Elmore Leonard’s short story for television and the evolution of the show’s tone, rhythm, and setting.

All-Star Film Collection Kramer Vs. Kramer at 8 pm
A New York adman (Dustin Hoffman) fights for custody of his son (Justin Henry) after his wife (Meryl Streep) walks out.

Film School Shorts Separation Anxiety at 9:46 pm

  • Owl and Mouse – In this wry tale that celebrates the art of stop-motion animation, a curmudgeonly owl must fight his nature when he has to watch over a young mouse for a night.
  • So You’ve Grown Attached – An imaginary friend is forced to consider retirement when his creator – and best friend – starts to grow up.
  • Steadfast Stanley – A faithful dog must journey through the zombie apocalypse to save his best friend.
  • Fluffy the Flying Fish – When they move from Los Angeles to Denver, a family has to decide how to transport their pet goldfish, Fluffy.

Ain’t It Cool With Harry Knowles Leonard Maltin at 10:15 pm
Film Critic/Historian Leonard Maltin and Harry fully explore nearly a century of animation in cinema. After Maltin arrives in the magical basement via animator’s Max Fliesher’s hand, they discuss their childhood joy and love for a medium that still clearly inspires both of them.

Ain’t It Cool with Harry Knowles Beau Willimon / House of Cards Part 1 and Part 2 at 10:42 pm and 11:09 pm
On this first of a two part special with House of Cards Creator Beau Willimon, Harry explores the cinematic world of politics. Beau and Harry discuss its filmic evolution from Citizen Kane all the way to the world of digital streaming on Netflix. In the second half, Beau offers Harry and viewers insight into the rest of the A-List Hollywood players behind the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning show like David Fincher, Joel Schumacher and Jodie Foster.

Smokey Robinson and The Miracles: The Definitive Performances at 11:36 pm
This segment presents three decades worth of classic archival television appearances by one of the most successful singing groups of all-time. Interviews with Smokey Robinson and original Miracles Pete Moore and Bobby Rogers add valuable insight on the history of the group, Motown, and their incredible songs.

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Q Night at the Movies 7/4

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On this week’s Q Night at the Movies, after an all-new On Story, we highlight some of New York’s finest, with Annie Hall starring Woody Allen and American Masters telling the story of Mel Brooks. Then, we take a musical turn, with Elvis: Return to Tupelo as he comes back to rural Mississippi and Appalatin, focusing on the band’s Appalachian-Latin sound.

On Story Scott Frank: A Screenwriter’s Design at 7:30 pm
Scott Frank (Get Shorty, Out of Sight) reflects on his diverse career writing thrillers and pulp films, and his approach to developing complex characters in search of their identity.

All-Star Film Collection Annie Hall at 8 pm
A New York comedian (Woody Allen) recalls his lost love, a kooky singer (Diane Keaton) with a style all her own.

American Masters Mel Brooks: Make a Noise at 9:35 pm
In 60 years in show business, Mel Brooks has earned more major awards than any other living entertainer. A comedy giant of our time, scrawny Melvin Kaminsky developed his aggressively funny personality on the mean streets of Brooklyn, to protect against bullies. He has never authorized a biography and has requested that his friends not talk about him, making his full participation with American Masters a genuine first.

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, Mississippi. This film 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.

Appalatin at 12 am
Appalatin, a music group based in Louisville, Kentucky, has fused Latin and Appalachian influences for an energetic and exciting new sound. Recorded live in concert at Natasha’s Music Club, they perform songs that range from traditional South American songs such as “Alpa Mayo” to a Latin-infused version of the mountain classic “Shady Grove.”

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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 Melquiades Estrada to Life 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.

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