Events

News about upcoming WHQR sponsored events.

Nominated for six academy awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor (Bruce Dern), Nebraska is captivating audiences across the country.

Cinematique Presents: "Dallas Buyers Club"

Jan 17, 2014

Note: Tuesday, and Wednesday Nights Canceled Due to Weather, tickets honored for later showings

Nominated for six Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Matthew McConaughey) and, and Best Supporting Actor (Jared Leto), Dallas Buyers Club tells the story of real-life Texan Ron Woodroof, whose free-wheeling life was overturned in 1985 when he was diagnosed as HIV-positive. 

A Sunday Baroque Weekend

Jan 17, 2014

The concert Friday night was spectacular, and tickets for the Sunday brunch are no longer available. Great having Suzanne Bona with us for a Sunday Baroque Weekend.

with Suzanne Bona, host of public radio's Sunday Baroque

Friday, February 7: A BAROQUE VALENTINE - Tickets available at door!

Sunday, February 9: A BAROQUE SUNDAY BRUNCH

Cavani Quartet, live in the MC Erny Gallery

Jan 17, 2014
The Artist

Please join WHQR for a special classical broadcast, Live from the MC Erny Gallery. We welcome the Cavani String Quartet for their second string performance following last October's event. Don't miss this opportunity to experience an intimate classical performance at the WHQR studios, either live or in person. NOTE: attendance will be very limited. Please email us ASAP at the address below.

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Recap: Enjoy this audio clip from the discussion with Rebecca Lee and Ben Steelman. The two writers offer unique, informed insights into the award winning book The Things They Carried. They Draw connections to other prominent works of literature and help put the work into literary and social perspective:

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Cinematique Presents: "The Great Beauty"

Jan 14, 2014

UPDATE: tickets bought to the 1/28, 1/29, and 1/30 showings of "The Great Beauty" will receive tickets for a later date. 

See the gorgeous Italian film that just won the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film. From the opening shot of Italian filmmaker Parolo Sorrentino's new film — a shell being blasted from a cannon—viewers know this is a special film: Journalist Jep Gambardella (the dazzling Toni Servillo, Il divo and Gomorrah) has charmed and seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades.

Cinematique Presents: "Philomena"

Dec 30, 2013

Philomena, from Academy Award-nominated director Stephen Frears (The Queen, Dangerous Liasons), written by and starring Steve Coogan (The Trip) and Dame Judi Dench (Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Skyfall). This heart tugging film is based on the true story of Philomena Lee (Dench), a woman who embarked on a journey with a journalist (Coogan) to discover what happened to the son she was forced to give up for adoption when she was only a teenager.

Find out why this film has earned so many film festival laurels and become an audience favorite. (PG-13, 1hr. 34Min.)

Cinematique Presents: "The Book Thief"

Dec 30, 2013

Based on the beloved international bestselling book, The Book Thief tells the story of an extraordinary, spirited young girl (Sophie Nélisse) sent to live with a foster family in WWII Germany. Intrigued by the only book she brought with her, she begins collecting books as she finds them. With the help of her new parents (Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson) and a secret guest under the stairs (Ben Schnetzer), she learns to read and creates a magical world that inspires them all.

Doc-Week at Cinematique: "I Am Divine"

Dec 30, 2013

Harris Glenn Milstead liked musicals, was drawn to feminine pursuits, and was bullied. He played “dress-up games” as a child in his mother’s clothes. Once, he showed up at a party dressed as an astonishingly passable Elizabeth Taylor. After meeting a crowd of gay hipsters and freaks, Glenn started camping it up and smoking grass. In this group, Glenn met the man who was about to change his life - John Waters. Glenn and Waters bonded over their mutual love of cinema. With Waters’ encouragement, Glenn created a new acting persona, a new character.

This film from Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Mark Mori is an intimate look at one of the world’s most famous sex symbols, told in her own words. In this alluring documentary, Page emerges from the veil of myth via interviews taped a decade before her death in 2008. With razor sharp wit, Page tells her life story -- from humble beginnings in an impoverished southern family, to high school salutatorian, to scandalous 50s pin-up model, to shocking retirement in 1957 at the peak of her career.

The small town of Muscle Shoals, Alabama is the unlikely breeding ground for some of America's most creative and defiant music.  The music of Muscle Shoals has helped create some of the most important and resonant songs of all time. At its heart is Rick Hall who founded FAME Studios. Overcoming crushing poverty and tragedies, Hall brought black and white together in Alabama's cauldron of racial hostility to create timeless music classics.

"Interconnections" features a range of stunning work from local artists Diane Hause and Shannon Bourne.

Regular Gallery Hours Mon-Fri, 10AM-4PM

"Interconnections" Closing Reception
January 24th, 6-9pm,
254 N. Front Street -Third Floor,
Downtown Wilmington, NC

About the Artists:

Homemade Holiday Shorts Photos and More!

Nov 25, 2013

Thanks to everyone who joined us, in person and over the air,  for Homemade Holiday Shorts 2013 on December 15th in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR.  The event featured music by Whiskey Creek and readings of short stories by our popular commentators Annie Gray Johnston, Gwenyfar Rohler, Shane Fernando, and WHQR News Director Rachel Lewis Hilburn, reading "Kurisumasu" by Mebane Boyd, the winning story of the first-ever Homemade Holiday Shorts Story Contest.

Cinematique Presents: "All is Lost"

Nov 21, 2013

Deep into a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, a man (Academy Award Winner Robert Redford) wakes to find his yacht taking on water after a collision with a shipping container. With his navigation equipment and radio disabled, he sails blindly into the path of a violent storm. With strength that belies his age, and using traditional nautical instruments, he struggles to find a shipping route.

Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) gives a fearless performance as young Allen Ginsberg in this mesmerizing true story of friendship, the early days of the Beat Generation and a passion that ends in murder. This biopic set during the famed beat poet's years at Columbia University centers on a murder investigation involving Ginsberg, his handsome classmate Lucien Carr (Dane DeHaan), and fellow Beat author William S. Burroughs (Ben Foster).

Cinematique Presents: "Enough Said"

Oct 23, 2013

Don't miss this critically acclaimed romantic comedy for grown-ups. A divorced and single parent, Eva (Julia Louis Dreyfus) spends her days enjoying work as a masseuse but dreading her daughter's departure for college. She meets Albert (James Gandolfini)óa sweet, funny and like-minded man also facing an empty nest. As their romance quickly blossoms, Eva befriends Marianne (Catherine Keener), her new massage client. Who causes her to doubt her relationship with Albert.

Cinematique Presents: "Inequality for All"

Oct 23, 2013

At the heart of Inequality for All is a simple proposition: what is a good society, and what role does the widening income gap play in the deterioration of our nation's economic health? The film premiered at The Sundance Film Festival and won a U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Achievement in Filmmaking.

Cinematique Presents: "The Way, Way Back"

Oct 10, 2013
Fox Searchlight Pictures

From the Oscar-winning writer-directors of The Descendents, The Way Way Back is one of the year’s most charming comedies. It’s the funny and poignant coming of age story of 14-year-old Duncan’s summer vacation with his mother, Pam her overbearing boyfriend, Trent (Steve Carell), and his daughter, Steph. Having a rough time fitting in, the introverted Duncan finds an unexpected friend in gregarious Owen (Sam Rockwell), manager of the Water Wizz water park.

Cavani String Quartet Live at WHQR

Oct 9, 2013
The Artist

Please join WHQR for a special live classical broadcast from the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR. It is with great pleasure that we welcome the Cavini String Quartet for what will certainly be a singular, inspiring, and spectacular string performance. Don't miss this rare opportunity to experience a live, intimate classical performance at the WHQR studios.  

Friday, October 11th 
12:00-12:30 (please arrive by 11:45) 
in the MC Erny Gallery @WHQR
254 N. Front Street, Suite 300 

Prologue: "Cold War" by Carole Fink

Oct 4, 2013
Westview Press

Join Ben Steelman of StarNews and WHQR with historian and writer Carole Fink for light refreshments and a discussion of her new book Cold War.

February 10th, 7 - 8pm

in The MC Erny Gallery at WHQR
254 N. Front Street, Third Floor
Wilmington, NC 28401

Cinematique Presents: "Museum Hours"

Oct 3, 2013

Vienna, winter: Johann, a guard at the grand Kunsthistorisches Art Museum encounters Anne, a foreign visitor called to Austria because of a medical emergency. Never having been to Austria and with little money, she wanders the city, taking the museum as her refuge. Johann, initially wary, offers help ,and they’re drawn into each other’s worlds. Their meetings spark unexpected explorations—of their own lives, of the life of the city, and of the way art can reflect and shape daily experience.

WHQR's 3rd Annual Ice Cream Social!

Sep 23, 2013
WHQR

WHQR invites you to join our staff, on-air personalities, board members and other listeners and members at the 2nd Annual WHQR Ice Cream Social.

Sunday, August 17, 3 - 4pm
Picnic Area at Tidal Creek on Oleander

Bring your friends and family for some yummy ice cream from Velvet Freeze scooped for you by our very own Cleve Callison, Rachel Lewis Hilburn, George Scheibner, Jemila Ericson and Bob Workmon.

Indie Bound

Join Ben Steelman of StarNews and WHQR with North Carolina writer Clyde Edgerton for light refreshments and a discussion of the author's new book Papadaddy's Book for New Fathers.

December 9th, 7 - 8pm

in WHQR's MC Erny Gallery
254 N. Front Street, Third Floor

Prologue Recap: "Bobcat" by Rebecca Lee

Sep 12, 2013

Listen to two clips from the evening Prologue discussion with author Rebecca Lee. Hear the award winning writer respond two two questions from the audience.

The following question concerns coming to know what a particular story is about:

An audience member questions Lee on her use and understanding of a sense place in her stories:

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Cinematique Presents: "In a World"

Sep 6, 2013
Roadside Attractions

Written, directed by, and starring Lake Bell, who won the Sundance 2013 Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award for the script-- In a World is a hilarious and heart-felt comedy about a struggling vocal coach who strikes it big in the cutthroat world of movie-trailer voiceovers, only to find herself in direct competition with the industry’s reigning king—her father.  (Rated R, 1hr. 33min.)

Cinematique Presents: "Blue Jasmine"

Sep 6, 2013
Sony Classics

Written and directed by Woody Allen, Blue Jasmine is one of the premier cinematic releases of the year. After everything in her life falls to pieces, including her marriage to wealthy businessman Hal (Alec Baldwin), elegant New York socialite Jasmine (Cate Blanchett) moves into her sister Ginger’s (Sally Hawkins) modest apartment in San Francisco to try to pull herself back together again. This must-see film is considered by many one of Woody Allen’s best.  (Rated PG-13, 1hr. 38min.)

October 7-9, 7:30PM

[Mini] DocuTime celebrates pioneer 20th century filmmakers. This year, we feature screenings of a young Martin Scorsese's Italianamerican (1974) and the feature Cameraman about influential cinematographer Jack Cardiff.

Saturday, September 14,  4-7:00pm

4:00 -Italianamerican
5:00 -Intermission with special treat
5:30 -Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff

UNCW's King Hall Auditorium
Admission is $10 for Whole Program 
All Students Free with ID

Prologue: "The Returned" by Jason Mott

Aug 15, 2013

Join Ben Steelman of StarNews and WHQR with North Carolina writer Jason Mott for light refreshments and a discussion of the author's new book The Returned.

October 14th, 7 - 8pm

in WHQR's MC Erny Gallery
254 N. Front Street, Third Floor

About the author:

We’re pleased to present a film from North Carolina’s David Green (graduate of North Carolina School of the Arts; director of George Washington and All the Real Girls). Driven by striking performances from Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch, Prince Avalanche is an offbeat comedy about two men painting traffic lines on a desolate country highway that’s been ravaged by wildfire. Against this dramatic setting, beautifully shot by frequent Green collaborator Tim Orr, the men bicker and joke with each other, eventually developing an unlikely friendship.

Cinematique Presents: "Blackfish"

Aug 15, 2013

Blackfish tells the story of Tilikum, a performing killer whale that killed several people while in captivity. Director-producer Gabriela Cowperthwaite compiles shocking footage and emotional interviews to explore the creature’s extraordinary nature, the species' treatment in captivity, the lives and losses of the trainers and the pressures brought to bear by the multi-billion dollar sea-park industry. This emotionally wrenching, tautly structured story challenges us to consider our relationship to nature. (Rated PG-13, 1hr. 20min.)

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