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.

KLRU-Q is broadcast channel 18.3. It is also available to digital cable subscribers of Grande on 284 and Time Warner on 20.

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.”

KLRU-Q is broadcast channel 18.3. It is also available to digital cable subscribers of Grande on 284 and Time Warner on 20.

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.

KLRU-Q is broadcast channel 18.3. It is also available to digital cable subscribers of Grande on 284 and Time Warner on 20.

Q Night at the Movies 6/20

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On this week’s Q Night at the Movies, we take a look at monumental moments in 1940s American history. After an all-new On Story, Fat Man & Little Boy and Enola Gay’s Navigator tell different angles to the story of the Hiroshima bombing in 1945. Later, Music Makes a City tells the story of how one Louisville mayor struggled to save his civic orchestra.

On Story Dead Poets Society: Deconstructing the Acclaimed 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.

Fat Man & Little Boy at 8 pm
The 1989 film dramatizes the events leading up to the American bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima in August 1945. In the desert of New Mexico, America’s secret effort to build the first nuclear bombs with the potential to end WW II is materializing. Paul Newman stars as General Leslie Groves, the man in charge of the project that will produce two weapons: “Fat Man” and “Little Boy.” Dwight Schultz plays J. Robert Oppenheimer, the scientist attempting to bring themission to fruition. Co-starring Bonnie Bedelia, John Cusack, Laura Dern and Natasha Richardson, this film recreates one of history’s most compelling moments.

Enola Gay’s Navigator: Theodore “Dutch” Van Kirk at 9:59 pm
On Aug. 6, 1945, Van Kirk was the navigator on the first atomic bombing mission during WWII. At 2:30 a.m., the Enola Gay lifted off North Field en route to Hiroshima, Japan. “I knew when we hit the coast of Japan we were well on the way to completing a successful mission and the new bomb we carried would be a great help in shortening the war,” Van Kirk said. At exactly 09:15:15, the world’s first atomic bomb exploded.

Music Makes a City at 11 pm
In the late 1940s, Charles Farnsley, a visionary mayor in Louisville, Kentucky, embarked on an unusual scheme to save the struggling civic orchestra. His ambitious plan to commission and record new music from composers all over the world succeeded beyond all expectations — sparking a torrent of original offerings from both famous and emerging composers of the time. The commissioning project propelled the Louisville Orchestra to Carnegie Hall and international acclaim, and made a lasting contribution to musical history.

KLRU-Q is broadcast channel 18.3. It is also available to digital cable subscribers of Grande on 284 and Time Warner on 20.

Q Night at the Movies 6/13

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On this week’s Q Night at the movies, after an all-new On Story, we take a look at legendary filmmaking and music. After the classic A Few Good Men, Side By Side will explore the history and future of film creation. Later, the concert video Dead Ahead performed by the Grateful Dead serves as a prime example of a time-honored musical performance.

On Story Planet of the Apes: Reimagining a Sci-fi Franchise at 7:30 pm
Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, co-writers of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, discuss reimagining the popular sci-fi franchise and their delicate approach to depicting the protagonist’s journey.

All-Star Film Collection A Few Good Men at 8 pm
Navy lawyers (Tom Cruise, Demi Moore) defend two Marines accused of killing a private at the naval station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Side By Side: The Science, Art and Impact of Digital Cinema at 10:12 pm
This documentary investigates the history, process and workflow of both digital and photochemical film creation. It shows what artists and filmmakers have been able to accomplish with both film and digital, and how their needs and innovations have helped push filmmaking in new directions. Interviews with filmmakers and industry professionals reveal their experiences and feelings about working with film and digital — where we are now, how we got here and what the future may bring.

Grateful Dead Dead Ahead at 11:10 pm
The performances on Dead Ahead, filmed on October 30th and 31st of 1980, captured the Dead at a moment of transformation, when the band took a reckoning of their history through the lens of a marathon run of shows. Recorded in Radio City Music Hall, the performances marked the culmination of a month long musical odyssey during which the band stretched the boundaries of over 100 songs, from the newly written “Lost Sailor” to jug-band tunes they played in coffeehouses like “Monkey and the Engineer.”

KLRU-Q is broadcast channel 18.3. It is also available to digital cable subscribers of Grande on 284 and Time Warner on 20.

Q Night at the Movies 6/6

On this week’s Q Night at the Movies, after On Story breaks down the traditional romantic comedy, two feature films tell stories of love, drama and mystery. Later, Mary Lou Williams’ documentary and Pioneers of Television examine influential women in the fields of music and comedy.

On Story Groundhog Day: Deconstructing the Comedy Classic at 7:30 pm
Danny Rubin, co-writer of Groundhog Day, deconstructs the unconventional romantic comedy’s progression from script to screen and reminisces on his unique collaboration with the legendary Harold Ramis.

Making of a Lady at 8 pm
Based on “The Secret Garden,” this tale tells the story of the well-born but penniless Emily (Lydia Wilson). During her duties as a lady’s companion for Lady Maria (Joanna Lumley), she comes into contact with her employer’s wealthy nephew, Lord James Walderhurst (Linus Roache). Accepting his practical if unromantic marriage proposal, Emily seeks solace in the company of Walderhurst’s nephew and his beautiful Indian wife. But all is not what it seems as a contented Emily has no idea her life is in danger.

Murder on the Home Front at 9:30 pm
When young women are found murdered amid the chaos of the London Blitz of World War II, brilliant Home Office Pathologist Dr. Lennox Collins (Patrick Kennedy), on his first murder case, and his new assistant Molly Cooper (Tamzin Merchant) clash with the police over just who the main suspect is. Employing groundbreaking forensics, can Lennox and Molly save a seemingly innocent man from the gallows and prove there may be more to these murders than meets the eye?

Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band at 11 pm
This film examines Williams’ life, career and legacy as an innovative and prolific jazz pianist, composer and arranger, created some of the most sophisticated big-band hits for Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington and other popular orchestras of the 1930s. Away from the piano, she defied expectations – as a woman in a “man’s world,” as a black person in a whites-only society, and as a non-conforming creative genius in an image-driven industry.

Pioneers of Television Carol Burnett & The Funny Ladies at 12 am
This program is comprised largely of material from the “Funny Ladies” episode that led off season 3 of Pioneers of Television. The program focuses on Carol Burnett’s television comedy career and the funny ladies of television who joined her in paving the way for today’s TV comediennes.

KLRU-Q is broadcast channel 18.3. It is also available to digital cable subscribers of Grande on 284 and Time Warner on 20.

Q Night at the Movies May 15

On Story at 7:30 pm
Terry George (writer/director Hotel Rwanda; writer In the Name of the Father) reflects on the art of fictionalizing fact and placing ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances as a storytelling vehicle. Followed by Dean Loxton’s short film, Under, about a train operator struggling to deal with a traumatic event and finding solace in an unsuspecting way.

Feature film Three Coins in a Fountain at 8 pm
Three single American women make wishes at Rome’s Fountain of Trevi. This film is followed by the documentary Dreams of Italy Tuscany

Ain’t It Cool with Harry Knowles 10:30 pm
Revered Writer/Director Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire/127 Hours/Trainspotting and Harry discuss auteurs. The theory that some filmmakers have so much personal influence and artistic control over a movie that they become regarded as the author of the movie is also explored as Harry chats with “Boiler” about the late William Wyler’s films.

Film School Shorts at 10:45 pm
The Karman Line (New York University) – Olivia Coleman (Broadchurch, The Iron Lady, Hot Fuzz) stars as a mother who is hit by an unusual condition that causes her to lift off the ground at a slow but ever increasing rate. Directed by Oscar Sharp.

Q Night at the Movies 5/9

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This week’s Q Night at the Movies features an all-new On Story, the feature film An Affair To Remember and back to back documentaries on doctors and nurses.

On Story Deconstructing The Fly at 7:30 pm
Mick Garris (Masters of Horror) and Alvaro Rodriguez (Machete) deconstruct the shock, suspense, and subtleties of David Cronenberg’s The Fly and how his execution has contributed to the legitimacy and intellect of the horror genre.

Feature film An Affair To Remember at 8 pm
Engaged to others, two cruise-ship passengers (Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr) plan to reunite six months later atop the Empire State Building.

Pioneers of Television Doctors and Nurses at 9:59 pm
From George Clooney on “ER” to Richard Chamberlain on “Dr. Kildare,” television’s long love affair with doctors and nurses shows no signs of letting up. Noah Wyle, Anthony Edwards, Gloria Reuben and Eriq LaSalle open up about the secrets of “ER”; Howie Mandel, Ed Begley Jr. and Christina Pickles revisit “St. Elsewhere.”

No Evidence of Disease at 11 pm
This documentary follows a unique rock band made up of six gynecologic oncology surgeons from across the country who are taking healing and the arts to a new level (the band’s name comes from the four words every patient prays to hear, “No Evidence of Disease”). Created as a cover band to entertain their peers at a medical conference, the members soon saw the potential to reach women in a powerful way – through music.


Q Night at the Movies May 2

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This week, KLRU Q features an ALL NEW On Story plus the feature film Victor Victoria.

On Story Conversation with John Ridley at 7:30 pm
John Ridley reflects on his beginnings and the inspirations that have shaped his approach to screenwriting, with a special look into his journey adapting the Academy Award-winning script for 12 Years a Slave. Accompanied by Alex Clark’s short film, Siren, about two ambulance paramedics faced with an emergency that’s out of this world.

Feature film Victor Victoria at 8 pm
A Chicago mobster (James Garner) falls for a female impersonator (Julie Andrews), actually a woman, in 1930s Paris.

Ain’t It Cool with Harry Knowles at 10:15 pm
Part 1 and 2 back-to-back of Harry’s interview with House of Cards Creator Beau Willimon.

Arts In Context Light in the Dark at 11:15 pm
This documentary film focuses on designer Gail Chovan who uses life experiences to inspire her artisanal couture of all things black

Independent Lens Brothers Hypnotic at 11:45 pm
The brotherhood of the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble is literal. Not always willing subjects of a utopian family experiment, the eight boys were forged into a band as children by their father, Chicago jazz maverick Phil Cohran. Now as young men, making their way on the streets of New York and in the music business, with stardom on the horizon, they must test their father’s ideals against their own brotherly vision.




Q Night at the Movies April 25

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On Story Fargo & True Detective: Television Anthologies at 6:30 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 about Laurent, a young man who absorbed in his own world, draws the attention of a fellow train passenger who shares his interest in rhythm, despite their obvious language barrier.

American Masters Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel at 7 pm
This documentary examines the amazing endurance of “Gone with the Wind” and reveals the seminal events of Mitchell’s life through dramatic re-enactments based on her letters, as scenes from the movie weave together her life and her work.

Feature Film: Gone with the Wind at 8 pm
A fiery Southern belle struggles to return her family’s estate to its original magnificence after the Civil War.