Q Night At The Movies Feb. 25

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Q Night At The Movies brings you a plethora of genres this week. Start with Tarzan and move onto British Classics like Mary Poppins and Northanger Abbey. End the night with a look back on PEGOT Marvin Hamlish, and his incredibly journey to obtain those awards.

Humans are descended from apes! Professor William Harcourt-Smith explains how that idea is both true and false. Additionally – if apes raised Tarzan, would he truly act like the apes? If apes had the consciousness and brainpower of humans would they rise up like in Planet of the Apes? Our scientist breaks it all down on this episode of Science Goes to the Movies at 7:00 pm.

Director John Lee Hancock and writer Kelly Marcel discuss how the script for Saving Mr. Banks was successfully transformed onto the screen using heavily stylized elements, and musical cues from the classic film Mary Poppins to depict the life of author PL Travers during the 1960’s. Catch this On Story airing at 7:30 pm.

In ane Austen’s gentle parody of gothic fiction, Northanger Abbey airing at 8:00 pm, Felicity Jones plays romance addict Catherine Morland. At a medieval country house that fuels her lurid fantasies, she forms a friendship with Henry Tilney, but their budding romance is cut short.

Tailors, hatters and shoemakers to the British elite reveal the secrets behind a gentleman’s unique style; historians discuss the gentleman’s origins in the Middle Ages; and modern-day gentlemen and gentlewomen share what the label means in the modern world, all in THE ENGLISH GENTLEMAN – AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE, airing at 9:35 pm.

By age 31, Marvin Hamlisch had won four Grammys, an Emmy, three Oscars, a Tony and a Pulitzer Prize, making him one of only 2 PEGOT’s ever. A rich archival legacy, interviews with his A-list collaborators, and cooperation from his family combine to tell this rich and engrossing story, on Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love, airing at 10:30 pm.

 

Q Night At The Movies Feb. 18 features Lady From Shanghai & The Stranger

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Q Night At The Movies brings everyone a little something that is sure to capture. Go behind the scenes and discuss the hit television show, Mr. Robot. Take a closer look at the Austin Film Festival, then finish the night with a double feature from Orson Welles, Lady From Shanghai and The Stranger.

Science Goes to the Movies airs at 7:00 pm, and hacks into the realities behind the TV show Mr. Robot and feature documentary, Zero Days. Watch as our guest, Rosario Gennaro, breaks down why Mr. Robot isn’t so fictional.

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, in  this On Story, airing at 7:30 pm.

A rich lawyer (Everett Sloane) and his seductive wife (Rita Hayworth) frame an Irish sailor (Orson Welles) for murder in the All-star Film Collection feature, Lady From Shanghai airing at 8:00 pm.

In 1946, Mr. Wilson (Edward G. Robinson) of the United Nations War Crimes Commission is hunting for a Nazi fugitive Franz Kindler (Orson Welles), a war criminal. See what happens in the Corinth Films Collection feature, The Stranger, airing at 9:30 pm.

 

Q Night At The Movies Jan. 28

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Q Night At The Movies brings you a wide variety of science, comedy and films this Saturday night. Join us for a deeper look inside the concept of virtual realities, a discussion with writer and director Jason Reitman, and a movie from the All-star Film Collection.

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 this week’s Science Goes To The Movies airing at 7:00 pm.

Writer/director Jason Reitman, whose credits include Thank You for Smoking, Up in the Air Juno, and most recently, the TV series Casual, discusses his journey from novice filmmaker to indie stalwart. Join this episode of On Story, airing at 7:30 pm.

This week’s All-star Film Collection brings you Tootsie, the Oscar-winning tale of a temperamental actor who becomes a sensation while posing as a woman on a hit TV soap opera, which airs at 8:00 pm.

From the time of its birth, the boomer generation has significantly and uniquely changed our world. In 2014, the last boomer turns 50. This documentary is a comprehensive look at 19 iconic boomers — one born each year of the baby boom from 1946-1964, including music legend Billy Joel and novelist Amy Tan (The Joy Luck Club). Watch Boomer List: American Masters, airing at 10:00 pm.

 

Q Night At The Movies Jan. 21

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This week’s Q Night At The Movies brings you on a journey through space and time – and the women who were a part of it. Start off with a look back on the making of Star Trek, then work your way through the night with commentary on old classics like Thelma and Louise. Follow through history to discover how women made their marks on classic hollywood films and defined entertainment as it is known today.

In Science Goes To The Movies, Princess Leia, Tupac Shakur and Michael Jackson have all been made into holograms – How was it done? And how close are we to having real Marvel Universe labs like Tony Stark’s? Dr. Vinod Menon explains what exactly a hologram is, how they are created, and what the future might hold for this impressive technology – airs at 7:00 pm.

Callie Khouri reflects upon her experience working with Ridley Scott and writing the classic female-driven-buddy film, Thelma and Louise, followed by a short film by Avram Dodson titled Pistachio Milk, in this week’s On Story, airing at 7:30 pm.

Three fed-up secretaries (Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton) kidnap their sexist boss and force him to authorize office improvements in Nine to Five, a member of the All-Star Film Collection, airing at 8:00 pm.

In Women’s List: American Masters, meet 15 women who define contemporary American culture in Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’ new “List” film featuring Madeleine Albright, Margaret Cho, Edie Falco, Betsey Johnson, Alicia Keys, Nancy Pelosi, Rosie Perez, Wendy Williams and more, starting at 9:55 pm.

The documentary THE GIRLS IN THE BAND relays the poignant, inspiring, yet often unknown stories of female jazz artists and big band instrumentalists from the late 1930s to the present day. These highly skilled women endured decades of sexism, racism and diminished opportunities to succeed in a field that seldom welcomed them. THE GIRLS IN THE BAND airs at 10:55 pm.

Q Night At The Movies Jan. 14

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This week at Q Night, watch old classics with Cary Grant and Judy Holiday. Then, join us late for another screening of Miss Springmaid.

A scrap-metal tycoon (Broderick Crawford) pays a Washington newsman (William Holden) to make his girlfriend (Judy Holliday) couth, on Born Yesterday, airing at 8 pm on Saturday.

Spouses (Irene Dunne, Cary Grant) try to spoil each other’s chances for romance before their divorce becomes final in 90 days, on The Awful Truth, airing at 9:45 pm on Saturday.

From the late 1940s until his death in 1959, he spearheaded an innovative ad campaign that made Springmaid sheets a household word and changed the approach of the country’s advertising industry. The “Colonel” was already a WWI hero and author of War Birds: Diary of an Unknown Aviator, when he inherited his father’s South Carolina textile company in the 1930s. Watch Miss Springmaid this Thursday at 10:30 pm.

 

Q Night At The Movies Jan. 7

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Q Night at the Movies brings you science, love, and comedy with classic primetime soaps. Watch exclusive interviews and classic movies this week with Q Night.

On Science Goes To The Movies, Faith Salie and Dr. Heather Berlin bring you commentary on Real Dragons, airing at 7 pm on Saturday.

When writer and war veteran Charles Wills (Van Johnson) meets the lovely and restless Helen Ellswirth (Elizabeth Taylor) in Paris after WWII, the two strangers instantly fall in love. This week’s Corinth Film Collection brings you The Last Time I Saw Paris, airing at 8 pm Saturday.

Dallas and Dynasty kicked off the nighttime soap frenzy in the late 1970s, a phenomenon that continued through the last season of Knots Landing in 1993. The episode offers new details about the famous “Who Shot JR” episode of Dallas. Watch interviews on Pioneers of Television‘s Primetime Soaps special this Saturday at 9 pm.

Hosted by the still handsome and now legendary artist Glen Campbell, viewers will love revisiting the performances, the outfits and the hairstyles of some of the hottest talent of the period only on Glen Campbell: Good Times Again airing at 10:59 pm Saturday night.

Q Night At The Movies Dec. 31

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Q Night at the Movies brings you commentary on the new hit tv show, The Flash, to hundreds of clips of old classic musicals, and ends with a special feature on famous swing artist, Norma Miller.

Science Goes To The Movies brings you behind the scenes on how physics is intertwined in the new tv show, The Flash, this Saturday at 7 pm.

Christos and Ruth Fletcher Gage discuss the process of adapting the Marvel comic Daredevil for television on this week’s episode of On Story, airing Saturday at 7:30 pm.

June Allyson, Cyd Charisse, Lena Horne, Howard Keel, Gene Kelly, Ann Miller, Debbie Reynolds, Mickey Rooney and Esther Williams introduce clips from more than 100 MGM musicals, on this week’s All Star Film Collection, which airs at 8 pm on Saturday.

Join pianist and historian Richard Glazier for a unique view of Broadway and Hollywood through music on From Broadway To Hollywood With Richard Glazier airing Saturday at 9:59 pm.

QUEEN OF SWING 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.”, airing at 10:59 pm Saturday.

 

Q Night At The Movies 11/12

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Join us for KLRUQ Night At The Movies where you’ll get to take a look at the sea, sitcoms, suitors, and stardom. Movies featuring science and the sea, Carl Reiner, and two full length movies feature Nicholas Cage and old-time classic Humphrey Bogart.

Science Goes to the Movies is a new monthly series, co-hosted by Faith Salie and Dr. Heather Berlin, that looks at the science in contemporary motion pictures. In this episode, watch Salie and Berlin discuss the science in the short film, “In The Heart Of The Sea, White Whales And Conservation” Saturday at 7 pm.

This week on On Story, Carl Reiner discusses working with comedy giants Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore on the influential sitcom, The Dick Van Dyke Show at 7:30 pm Saturday.

An Italian-American widow (Cher), engaged to a reticent suitor, falls in love with his brother (Nicolas Cage) in the film, “Moonstruck” Saturday at 8 pm. 

Flashbacks at a funeral reveal how a Madrid nightclub dancer was propelled to instant stardom and eventual misfortune on Barefoot Contessa, this Saturday at 9:45 pm.

High school sports is the focus this week on Q Night at the Movies 8/27

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Former Giants linebacker Carl Banks and Tom Cruise make an appearance on this week’s Q Night at the Movies!

Science Goes to the MoviesBallers and Everest‘ – airs at 7 pm
Retired Giants linebacker Carl Banks comes by to talk about the HBO series Ballers, the neurological underpinnings of teamwork, and why humans like to watch other humans engage in risky or dangerous behaviors.

On Story Dead Poets Society: Deconstructing the Acclaimed Classic‘ – airs 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.

All-star Film CollectionAll The Right Moves‘ – airs at 8 pm
A Pennsylvania steel-town high-school coach (Craig T. Nelson) tries to spoil a football hero’s (Tom Cruise) scholarship dream.

Independent LensIn Football We Trust‘ – airs at 9:30 pm
Explore the story behind the Polynesian pipeline to the NFL through the lives of high school players in Utah. As they enter the high-stakes world of college recruiting and the promise of pro sports, they still struggle with gang violence and poverty.

Funny Ladies on Q Night at the Movies 8/20

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Tune in this week for another amazing lineup of special programming on Q Night at the Movies!

Science Goes to the MoviesStar Trek, Star Wars, and Fantastic Four‘ – airs at 7 pm
Dr. Heather Berlin and Faith Salie are joined by City College physics professor Vinod Menon to discuss how light is used and portrayed in Star Wars, Star Trek, and Fantastic Four.

On StoryCarl Reiner: A Conversation with a TV Legend‘ – airs at 7:30 pm
Carl Reiner discusses working with comedy giants Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore on the influential sitcom, The Dick Van Dyke Show.

Carol Burnett’s Favorite Sketches airs at 8 pm
Join Carol Burnett for her personally selected favorite moments from her long-running comedy series, including sketches from the first five years of the show not seen in decades.

Pioneers of TelevisionFunny Ladies‘ – airs at 9:30 pm
This episode includes the first standup comediennes to appear on television, including Joan Rivers and the late Phyllis Diller. Funny Ladies also looks at Lucille Ball’s breakthrough on I Love Lucy and the sitcom stars who followed, including Mary Tyler Moore, Betty White and Marla Gibbs. Also, television’s most beloved variety star, Carol Burnett.

Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration – airs at 10:30 pm
View dozens of classic TV and movie clips and hear comments from Moore’s co-stars and Moore herself. Oprah Winfrey recounts Moore’s critical role in inspiring her – and millions of others – as TV’s first independent career woman.