Q Night at the Movies features Bugsy 05/30

Posted on May 25, 2020

Q Night at the Movies presents the star-studded neo-noir film Bugsy. Starring Warren Beatty and Annette Bening, this movie is based on the life of mobster Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel. Before the picture, its more thrills as we hear from some of television's newest true crime writers. After the feature, learn more about two men deeply connected with the American mafia: Al Capone and Teamster Jimmy Hoffa. It starts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday on Q.

On Story at 7:31 p.m. Screenwriters Michael Werwie and Guinevere Turner talk about the challenges of writing compelling true crime stories while also respecting the people affected by the crimes.

Feature Film Bugsy at 8 p.m. New York mobster Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel (Warren Beatty) leaves New York City to dip into the glamour of Hollywood, California and to build up syndicate gambling rackets. Bowled over by actress Virginia Hill (Annette Bening), the dapper Siegel courts her, despite having a wife and children. Obsessed with creating a gambling haven, Siegel takes racketeering to the Nevada desert and helps develop Las Vegas, only to find himself in deep water over his reckless construction of the Flamingo Hotel.

Al Capone: Icon at 10:15 p.m. The enduring impact of gangster Al Capone on American culture, including how and why so many people are fascinated by his story.

History Detectives Special Investigations Who Killed Jimmy Hoffa? at 11:15 p.m. Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa disappears on July 30, 1975. Why?