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.
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