Q Night at the Movies features Roxanne 07/11

Posted on Jul 6, 2020

Q Night at the Movies presents one of 1987's most charming rom-coms, Roxanne, starring Steve Martin and Daryl Hannah. Before the movie we look into the making of the lauded mini-series Lonesome Dove and hear from the screenwriter of hits like Rain Man and My Best Friend's Wedding. After the feature, it's time to be transported decades earlier as we learn about the careers of directors Vincente Minenelli and George Cukor and actor Roger Moore. It all starts at 7 p.m. Saturday on Q.

On Story at 7 p.m. Producer Suzanne De Passe, screenwriter Bill Wittliff and crew members discuss the making of Lonesome Dove.

On Story at 7:30 p.m. Academy Award-winning screenwriter Ron Bass talks about his work, which includes Rain Man, My Best Friend's Wedding and Sleeping With the Enemy.

Feature Film Roxanne at 8 p.m. In this modern take on Edmond Rostand's classic play Cyrano de Bergerac, C. D. Bales (Steve Martin) is the witty, intelligent and brave fire chief of a small Pacific Northwest town who, due to the size of his enormous nose, declines to pursue the girl of his dreams, lovely Roxanne Kowalski (Daryl Hannah). Instead, when his shy underling Chris McConnell (Rick Rossovich) becomes smitten with Roxanne, Bales feeds the handsome young man the words of love to win her heart.

The Directors Vincente Minnelli at 9:50 p.m. An inside look at the career of Academy Award-winner Vincente Minnelli, director of the musicals An American in Paris, Gigi, Bells Are Ringing, Meet Me in St. Louis and Brigadoon.

The Directors George Cukor at 10:40 p.m. A closer look at the career and life of George Cukor, including his Academy Award win in 1964 for My Fair Lady.

Hollywood Idols Roger Moore: A Matter of Class at 11:25 p.m. Actor Roger Moore relays the story of his life and career; film clips include The Man With the Golden Gun and The Spy Who Loved Me.