Q Night at the Movies 1/11

KLRU Q - Night at the Movies

KLRU-Q’s Saturday Night at the Movies presents a full-length feature film every Saturday night, plus extra content that gives the evening an exciting spin. Each film explores the work of legendary actors and actresses through many important films from their careers. Here is a peek of what this Saturday has in store:

Just Scene It at 7 pm
On our last episode of our fourth season, we offer up a special encore performance of three indie movies from 2013 that were among our favorites and deserves a second look: the coming of age drama, THE SPECTACULAR NOW, based on true events, the drama FRUITVALE STATION, and the summer comedy, THE WAY WAY BACK. And we top off the show with an interview with academy award winning director, BARBARA KOPPLE, about her newest documentary on the Hemingway family – RUNNING FROM CRAZY. And stay tuned for our next season where we kick off our reviews of the mid-season TV pilots.

On Story at 7:30 pm
From THE GRADUATE and CATCH-22 to “Saturday Night Live” and “Get Smart,” iconic comedic and distinctly American writer, director, and actor Buck Henry recalls his long and storied career in Hollywood. Followed by the heartwarming story of a failed ukulele player and her talking puppet dog, The Ballad of Friday and June by writer/director Tate English.

The Birdcage at 8 pm
In Miami Beach, a gay couple (Robin Williams, Nathan Lane) pretend to be man and wife when a son’s future father-in-law (Gene Hackman) and family visit. Cast: Robin Williams, Nathan Lane, Gene Hackman.
Will Ferrell: The Mark Twain Prize at 10 pm
“Will Ferrell: The Mark Twain Prize” celebrates the work of the popular comedian and comic actor. From the stage at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, Ferrell’s friends, contemporaries and co-stars salute him, from Christina Applegate, Jack Black and Zach Galifianakis, to Conan O’Brien, Maya Rudolph and Molly Shannon. With music from Green Day.

You Don’t Know Jack Soo at 11:3- pm
This program tells the story of a pioneering American entertainer, Jack Soo, an Oakland native who became the first Asian American to be cast in the lead role in a regular television series, “Valentine’s Day” (1963), and later starred in the popular comedy show “Barney Miller” (1975-1978). Featuring rare footage and interviews with Soo’s co-stars and friends, including actors George Takei, Nancy Kwan and Max Gail, comedians Steve Landesberg and Gary Austin, and producer Hal Kanter, the film traces Soo’s early beginnings as a nightclub singer and comedian, to his breakthrough role as Sammy Fong in Rogers and Hammerstein’s Broadway play and film version of “The Flower Drum Song”. The film also explores why Soo, a former internee who was actually born Goro Suzuki, was forced to change his name in the post WWII era, in order to perform in clubs in the midwest. Because of his experiences, throughout his career in films and television, Soo refused to play roles that were demeaning to Asian Americans and often spoke out against negative ethnic portrayals.

Q Night at the Movies 1/4

KLRU Q - Night at the Movies

KLRU-Q’s Saturday Night at the Movies presents a full-length feature film every Saturday night, plus extra content that gives the evening an exciting spin. Each film explores the work of legendary actors and actresses through many important films from their careers. Here is a peek of what this Saturday has in store:

Just Seen It Episode #412 at 7 pm
Just Seen It is the review show where industry professionals present their takes on current movies and TV shows, and interview Hollywood insiders.

On Story Academy Award Winners at 7:30 pm
Academy Award winning films are discussed by the creative minds behind Apollo 13, Schindler’s List, and A Beautiful Mind. Featuring Ron Howard and Steve Zaillian. Film: Red Wednesday by Nazanin Shirazi.

Hollywood Stars Film Package West Side Story at 8 pm
In this homage to Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, two young lovers (Richard Beymer, Natalie Wood) attempt to overcome the fact that they are from rival gangs in New York. Winner of 10 Academy Awards.

 

Q Night at the Movies 12/28

KLRU Q - Night at the Movies

KLRU-Q’s Saturday Night at the Movies presents a full-length feature film every Saturday night, plus extra content that gives the evening an exciting spin. Each film explores the work of legendary actors and actresses through many important films from their careers. Here is a peek of what this Saturday has in store:

Just Seen It Episode #411 at 7 pm
Just Seen It is the review show where industry professionals present their takes on current movies and TV shows, and interview Hollywood insiders.

On Story A Conversation With Brian Helgeland at 7:30
Brian Helgeland shares his experience as a screenwriter, director and producer, along with the ups, downs and left turns of the filmmaking industry.

Hollywood Stars Film Package Giant at 8 pm
George Stevens won an Academy Award for his direction of this legendary film based on Edna Ferber’s novel about a wealthy Texan (Rock Hudson) who marries a strong-willed beautiful woman (Elizabeth Taylor). Their adjustments to life on their ranch are interwoven with problems of Mexican workers and an ambitious young ranch hand (James Dean) who becomes an oil tycoon.

Q Night at the Movies 12/21

KLRU Q - Night at the Movies

KLRU-Q’s Saturday Night at the Movies presents a full-length feature film every Saturday night, plus extra content that gives the evening an exciting spin. Each film explores the work of legendary actors and actresses through many important films from their careers. Here is a peek of what this Saturday has in store:

 Just Seen It Episode #410 at 7 pm
Just Seen It is the review show where industry professionals present their takes on current movies and TV shows, and interview Hollywood insiders.

On Story Creating Classic Characters at 7:30 pm
Academy Award-winning director Sydney Pollack and NYPD Blue and Deadwood creator David Milch discuss the inspiration behind creating classic film and television characters. Followed by the suspenseful short film THE LAB by writer/director Ryan Scheer, about two young boys whose summer afternoon in the woods goes horribly awry.

Hollywood Stars Film Package Rebel Without A Cause at 8 pm
A realistic journey through a turbulent teenage universe of violence and delinquency. Recently selected by the American Film Institute as one of the 75 greatest American films of all time.

Hollywood Stars Film Package East Of Eden at 9:55 pm
Based on the classic John Steinbeck novel, this Academy Award-winning film features the starring debut of movie legend James Dean in a riveting drama revolving around two brothers’ love for the same woman.

 

Q Night at the Movies 12/14

KLRU Q - Night at the Movies

KLRU-Q’s Saturday Night at the Movies presents a full-length feature film every Saturday night, plus extra content that gives the evening an exciting spin. Each film explores the work of legendary actors and actresses through many important films from their careers. Here is a peek of what this Saturday has in store:

Just Seen It Episode #409 at 7 pm
Just Seen It is the review show where industry professionals present their takes on current movies and TV shows, and interview Hollywood insiders.

On Story Raising Stakes, Reversals, and Payoffs at 7:30
Thriller master writer/director Shane Black (KISS KISS BANG BANG, LETHAL WEAPON) discusses the critical elements of a taut, suspense-filled movie – raising stakes, unexpected reversals, and satisfying payoffs.

Hollywood Stars Film Package The Great Train Robbery at 8 pm.
Michael Crichton directed this adaptation of his novel chronicling the first robbery of a moving train in 1855.

Great Train Robber’s Secret Tapes at 9:55 pm
The Great Train Robber’s Secret Tapes is a compelling documentary about one of Britain’s most notorious crimes and the subsequent 10-year manhunt. Ronnie Biggs became Britain’s most wanted man after fleeing prison following the most iconic crime in British history: The Great Train Robbery of 1963. The Great Train Robber’s Secret Tapes sheds new light on the crime that still echoes around the walls of Fleet Street and Scotland Yard, combining an intriguing crime story with dramatic reconstructions of key events, first person testimony, and strong production values to transport viewers across three continents.

Q Night at the Movies 12/7

KLRU Q - Night at the Movies

KLRU-Q’s Saturday Night at the Movies presents a full-length feature film every Saturday night, plus extra content that gives the evening an exciting spin. Each film explores the work of legendary actors and actresses through many important films from their careers. Here is a peek of what this Saturday has in store:

 Just Seen It Episode #408 at 7 pm
On this episode, we review the crime thriller series from TNT, Mob City. Then, we have the honor of discussing Gravity with its co-screenwriter, Jonas Cuaron. Next, we check out the crime drama Out Of The Furnace, starring Christian Bale and Casey Affleck. And we end the show with a review of the bio-pic, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom.

Oscar Hammerstein II: Out of My Dreams at 7:30
Oscar Hammerstein – Out of My Dreams is a celebration of the most acclaimed lyricists and librettists of the 20th century, the man who worked in the theater for over 40 years, writing the lyrics for over a thousand songs and the books for 45 operettas and musicals.

Great Performances Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy at 9 pm
Irving Berlin, the Gershwins, Arthur Laurents, Jerome Robbins, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim… Why has the Broadway musical proven to be such fertile territory for Jewish artists of all kinds? The documentary combines interviews with performance footage, including many of the rousing anthems and timeless ballads America has loved for a century.

 

Q Night at the Movies for December

KLRU Q - Night at the Movies

KLRU Q Night at the Movies spotlights a classic film on select Saturday nights at 8 p.m. This month’s feature films will be:

12/7  - Features programming about Musicals (Begins at 7:30)

12/14 – The Great Train Robbery
Michael Crichton directed this adaptation of his novel chronicling the first robbery of a moving train in 1855.

12/21 - Rebel Without A Cause
A realistic journey through a turbulent teenage universe of violence and delinquency. Recently selected by the American Film Institute as one of the 75 greatest American films of all time.

East of Eden at 9:55
Based on the classic John Steinbeck novel, this Academy Award-winning film features the starring debut of movie legend James Dean in a riveting drama revolving around two brothers’ love for the same woman.

12/28 - Giant
George Stevens won an Academy Award for his direction of this legendary film based on Edna Ferber’s novel about a wealthy Texan (Rock Hudson) who marries a strong-willed beautiful woman (Elizabeth Taylor). Their adjustments to life on their ranch are interwoven with problems of Mexican workers and an ambitious young ranch hand (James Dean) who becomes an oil tycoon.

Q Night at the Movies 11/30

KLRU Q - Night at the Movies

KLRU-Q’s Saturday Night at the Movies presents a full-length feature film every Saturday night, plus extra content that gives the evening an exciting spin. Each film explores the work of legendary actors and actresses through many important films from their careers. Here is a peek of what this Saturday has in store:

Energy At The Movies at 7:05 pm
From the gushing geysers of Giant, to the plutonium-powered time machines of Back to the Future, Hollywood has entertained us with unforgettable, often iconic images of energy. Whether intentional or not, films frequently serve as a snapshot of society, capturing sentiments of each time period. Many films have themes that memorialize collective optimism, fears and observations about energy. Using film clips as a historical road map, Energy at the Movies is an entertaining lecture by energy expert and University of Texas at Austin professor Dr. Michael E. Webber about the ways influence how we think about energy, and in turn, and how we influence energy policy.

Hollywood Stars Film Package Giant at 8 pm
George Stevens won an Academy Award for his direction of this legendary film based on Edna Ferber’s novel about a wealthy Texan (Rock Hudson) who marries a strong-willed beautiful woman (Elizabeth Taylor). Their adjustments to life on their ranch are interwoven with problems of Mexican workers and an ambitious young ranch hand (James Dean) who becomes an oil tycoon. Recently selected by the American Film Institute as one of the 100 greatest

Just Seen It Episode #407 at 11:30 pm
JUST SEEN IT is the review show where industry professionals present their takes on current movies and TV shows, and interview Hollywood insiders.

 

Q Night at the Movies 11/23

KLRU Q - Night at the Movies

KLRU-Q’s Saturday Night at the Movies presents a full-length feature film every Saturday night, plus extra content that gives the evening an exciting spin. Each film explores the work of legendary actors and actresses through many important films from their careers. Here is a peek of what this Saturday has in store:

Just Seen It Episode #406 at 7:00 pm
JUST SEEN IT is the review show where industry professionals present their takes on current movies and TV shows, and interview Hollywood insiders.

On Story Elements Of Great Horror at 7:30 pm
Professional horror writers explore how great drama lies at the core of the most frightening films, and discuss the style and techniques used to invoke fear, suspense and thrills that linger long after the credits roll.

Hollywood Stars Film Package Wait Until Dark at 8:00 pm
Intruders search a blind woman’s (Audrey Hepburn) Greenwich Village apartment for a heroin-filled doll. Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin, Richard Crenna.

Drive-In Movie Memories at 9:50 pm
Drive-In Movie Memories is a film celebration of drive in movie theaters, one of America’s greatest symbols of youth, freedom and the automobile. What started as the business venture an auto parts dealer to make some easy money accidentally became a magical place where romance, fun and a sense of community flourished. The centerpiece of Drive-In Movie Memories is a vast collection of historical photos and footage from the mid ’30s until today, including clips from classic drive-in movies of all genres: westerns, romance, horror, and the teenage beach party movies of the ’60s. Interviews with film critic Leonard Maltin and other film historians add context while stories from B-movie actors, including Beverly Garland, the “queen” of B-movies, provide entertaining “insider” views of the era in its heyday.

Sam Cooke – Legend at 10:50 pm
The first-ever authorized filmed biography of the visionary singer/songwriter/ producer examines his extraordinary career and personal life–from his gospel-singing roots through his R&B, soul and pop music career. The documentary includes rare performances, memorable footage of Cooke and close friend Muhammad Ali, and interviews with fellow musicians Aretha Franklin, Lloyd Price, Lou Rawls, Bobby Womack, business manager Allen Klein, and the Cooke family whose cooperation was invaluable in the production. Acknowledged as soul music’s progenitor, Cooke took the civil rights movement’s message of economic self-determination to heart and built his own label and publishing company. He wrote and performed such classics as “You Send Me,” “Wonderful World,” “Chain Gang,” and the evocative “A Change is Gonna Come” before his tragic death in 1964. Narrated by actor Jeffrey Wright (Ali, “Angels in America”) and written by Peter Guralnick, author of the definitive Sam Cooke biography best seller, Dream Boogie.

Take 2 at 11:31 pm
For more than two decades, saxophonist/clarinetist Frank Glover and pianist Claude Sifferlen enjoyed both a critically acclaimed musical collaboration and a nurturing father/son-type bond. TAKE TWO traces the final stages of their act following Sifferlen’s terminal diagnosis of inoperable prostate cancer. The regional Emmy® -nominated film poignantly explores the musical and interpersonal relationship between these two jazz virtuosos, as they reflect on their decades-long partnership and continue to perform together while facing a painful, yet inevitable, separation.

Q Night at the Movies 11/16

KLRU Q - Night at the Movies

KLRU-Q’s Saturday Night at the Movies presents a full-length feature film every Saturday night, plus extra content that gives the evening an exciting spin. Each film explores the work of legendary actors and actresses through many important films from their careers. Here is a peek of what this Saturday has in store:

Just Seen It Episode #405 at 7:00 pm
JUST SEEN IT is the review show where industry professionals present their takes on current movies and TV shows, and interview Hollywood insiders.

On Story A Conversation With Damon Lindelof, Co-creator Of Lost at 7:30 pm
Damon Lindelof discusses his hand in some of the most celebrated and scrutinized works of science fiction over the past five years, and how much of their success is attributed to writing stories that leave a lot up to one’s imagination.

Hollywood Stars Film Package Strangers On A Train at 8:00 pm
A psychopath (Robert Walker) and a tennis player (Farley Granger) meet in a club car and plot that each will murder someone for the other. Cast: Robert Walker, Farley Granger, Ruth Roman.

Anatomy ’59: The Making Of A Classic Motion Picture at 9:45 pm
Anatomy ’59 is a behind-the-scenes documentary by independent filmmaker John Pepin which explores the crime, the trial and the book that led to the making of Otto Preminger’s classic 1959 courtroom thriller Anatomy of a Murder. The movie starred James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara and George C. Scott. In Anatomy ’59, Preminger’s focus on realism to create what many consider to be the greatest courtroom drama ever made is showcased through rare film clips and photographs, documents and interviews with cast members, locals and others with ties to the production. Preminger’s film, shot entirely on location in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, was based on the 1958 bestseller by Robert Traver.

Charlie Gracie: Fabulous at 10:45 pm
Still rockin’ after 60 years, Charlie Gracie continues to thrill his fans on both sides of the Atlantic with the same energy and virtuosity that catapulted him to early fame with his Number 1 hit ‘Butterfly’ in 1957. A story of survival, perseverance and ultimate redemption, Fabulous! depicts a stubborn artist’s journey down a bumpy entertainment road paved with the fleeting careers of one-hit wonders and countless aspirants. Told from the mouths of those Charlie influenced the most-including Graham Nash, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Frankie Avalon-Fabulous! has something for longtime fans and music aficionado’s alike.