Q Night at the Movies features A Soldier's Story 02/16

Posted on Feb 11, 2019

Q Night at the Movies presents the WWII-era drama A Soldier's Story, adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning production A Solider's Play. Before the film, learn about an old theater that served as an important community gathering space for black residents in Cleveland, along with a conversation with the producer of the show Underground. Stick around for the story of World War I African American soldiers who, upon their heroic return from war, continued to face discrimination. It all starts at 7 p.m. Saturday on KLRU Q.

Karamu: 100 Years in the House at 7 p.m. The Karamu House in Cleveland, the oldest black theater in the U.S., serves as a community center for the arts.

On Story at 7:30 p.m. Writer and producer Misha Green discusses her experience as a first-time showrunner, and she talks about having to say goodbye to a story before it's finished.

Feature Film A Soldier's Story at 8 p.m. A black Army investigator (Howard E. Rollins Jr.) travels to a remote military base in the heart of the Louisiana backwoods to look into the mysterious murder of a black sergeant toward the tail end of World War II. Once he arrives, the investigator discovers an Army regiment and an entire community that, despite the beginnings of integration, is still torn apart by race and segregation. He soon learns that on this base, trust is sparse and secrets are a currency all their own.

Fighting on Both Fronts: The Story of the 370th at 9:45 p.m. Black soldiers from Illinois fight for the U.S. under the French during World War I, but are denied civil rights upon their return home.

Variety Studio: Actors on Actors at 10:15 p.m. & 10:45 p.m. Film stars discuss their work; host Andrew Wallenstein.