Events

News about upcoming WHQR sponsored events.

Cinematique Presents: "Still Mine"

Aug 15, 2013

Based on true events and laced with wry humor, Still Mine is a heartfelt love story about an 89-year-old New Brunswicker (James Cromwell) who comes up against the system when he sets out to build a more suitable house for his wife (Geneviève Bujold) whose memory is fading. Although Craig Morrison is using the same methods his father, a shipbuilder, taught him, times have changed. Craig quickly gets on the wrong side of an overzealous government inspector, who finds just about everything unacceptable, including the unstamped wood Craig has milled from his own trees.

Cinematique Presents: "The Hunt"

Aug 15, 2013

The Hunt is a disturbing depiction of how a lie becomes truth when gossip, doubt and malice are allowed to ignite a witch-hunt that soon threatens to destroy an innocent man’s life. Mads Mikkelsen won the Best Actor Award at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival for his penetrating portrayal of Lucas, a former school teacher who has been forced to start over after overcoming a tough divorce and the loss of his job. Just as things are starting to go his way, his life is shattered when an untruthful remark throws his small community into a collective state of hysteria.

"Necessary Lies" by Diane Chamberlain

Aug 9, 2013
Jason Hess

Update: Listen to Diane Chamberlain speak with Ben Steelman about why the eugenics program in North Carolina interested her as a subject to engage in her latest novel. She also speaks in this clip about the process of bringing her concept to her publisher. It's an interesting insight into Chamberlain's writing process:

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Join Ben Steelman of StarNews, WHQR, and Diane Chamerlain for light refreshments and a discussion of the author's new book Necessary Lies.

Update: Listen to award winning North Carolina author Philip Gerard speak about the Cape Fear River, his writing process, and  his adventures writing Down the Wild Cape Fear. The below clip includes Gerard's interesting definition of a river:  

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Join Ben Steelman of StarNews and WHQR Commentator Philip Gerard for light refreshments and a discussion of the author's new book Down the Wild Cape Fear. 

Cinematique Presents: "20 Feet From Stardom"

Jul 25, 2013

Millions know their voices, but no one knows their names. In his compelling new film Twenty Feet From Stardom, award-winning director Morgan Neville shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. Triumphant and heartbreaking in equal measure, the film is both a tribute to the unsung voices who brought shape and style to popular music and a reflection on the conflicts, sacrifices and rewards of a career spent harmonizing with others.

Cinematique Presents: "Much Ado About Nothing"

Jul 15, 2013

Much Ado About Nothing is one of the season's most well received films, both critically and with audiences. Director Joss Whedon's (THE AVENGERS) sumptuously shot movie is a modern adaptation on Shakespeare's timeless classic, featuring a wonderful ensemble cast comprised largely of Whedon's regulars. In this rendition of one of Shakespeare's most beloved plays Claudio (Fran Kranz) and Benedick (Alexis Denisof ) have just returned to Messina after a successful campaign abroad.

Update: The Wine Not event with Whole Foods Market was a huge success!

We had nearly 265 people come through and raised $1,319 for WHQR! Thank you for supporting WHQR and helping us keep your favorite public radio programming on-air.  

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Cinematique Presents: "Before Midnight"

Jul 11, 2013

In Before Midnight, widely hailed as one of the best films of the year, director Richard Linklater continues tracking a star-crossed couple, played by Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. Jesse and Celine first met in their twenties in Before Sunrise (1995), reunited in their thirties in Before Sunset (2004), and now, in Before Midnight, they face the past, present and future; family, romance, and love. Before the clock strikes midnight, their story again unfolds.

August 5-7, 7:30PM

Cinematique Presents: "Stories We Tell"

Jul 9, 2013

In this acclaimed, inspired, genre-twisting new film, Oscar-nominated writer/director Sarah Polley discovers that the truth depends on who's telling it. Polley is both filmmaker and detective as she investigates the secrets kept by a family of storytellers. In this must-see film, she playfully interviews and interrogates a cast of characters of varying reliability, eliciting refreshingly candid, yet mostly contradictory, answers to the same questions.

Friends of Public Radio Annual Meeting

Jul 9, 2013

Please join us for the Friends of Public Radio annual meeting for 2013. 

Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 6pm
WHQR's Studios
254 N Front Street, third floor
Wilmington, NC 28401

We invite all WHQR 91.3fm members, listeners and other interested parties to review another great year of  local public radio by joining us for the 2013 Annual Meeting. The meeting will include reports and highlights from the past year, and the election of new board officers and directors. Members must be in good standing as of June 30, 2013 to participate in the vote.

Prologue: Award Winning Author Jill McCorkle

Jul 9, 2013

 Join Ben Steelman of StarNews for light refreshments and a special discussion with Lumberton native Jill McCorkle, who’ll be talking about her first novel in 17 years, Life After Life.
 

July 15, 7 - 8pm
in WHQR's MC Erny Gallery
254 N. Front Street, Third Floor

Cinematique Presents: "Stories We Tell"

Jul 8, 2013

In this acclaimed, inspired, genre-twisting new film, Oscar-nominated writer/director Sarah Polley discovers that the truth depends on who's telling it. Polley is both filmmaker and detective as she investigates the secrets kept by a family of storytellers. In this must-see film, she playfully interviews and interrogates a cast of characters of varying reliability, eliciting refreshingly candid, yet mostly contradictory, answers to the same questions.

Cinematique Presents: "Becoming Traviata"

Jul 5, 2013

The reinvention of Verdi's masterpiece, La Traviata, as sung by world-famous French coloratura soprano Natalie Dessay, is the subject of Philippe Béziat's thrilling new movie. A modern, minimalist, post-punk approach strips away the opulence and grandiosity associated with operatic productions. Concentrating on director Jean-François Sivadier's working relationship with Dessay, the film reveals how two great creative minds build the story of a doomed love affair. The stars rehearse in what look like yoga outfits, on a bare stage, with minimal props.

Join Ben Steelman of StarNews and science fiction author David Macinnis Gill for light refreshments and a discussion of the author's new book Shadow on the Sun

July 8, 7 - 8pm
in WHQR's MC Erny Gallery
254 N. Front Street, Third Floor

About the Author:
UNCW Education Professor David Macinnis Gill lives with his family in Wilmington, North Carolina. He is the author of Black Hole Sun, Invisible Sun, and Shadow on the Sun, as well as Soul Enchilada.

Cinematique Presents: "What Maisie Knew"

Jun 27, 2013

A contemporary and gripping reimagining of Henry James' novel starring Julianne Moore and Alexander Skarsgård, What Maisie Knew tells the story of a captivating little girl's struggle for grace in the midst of her parents' bitter custody battle. Told through the eyes of the title's heroine, Maisie navigates this ever-widening turmoil with a six-year-old's innocence, charm and generosity of spirit.

Fourth Friday Reception: July 26, 6PM - 9PM

Join us on the evening of June 26thh for light refreshments and a delightful look at Maggie Earley’s contemporary picture quilts draping the gallery walls. Constructed with a variety of textiles and embellishments, Earley’s extraordinary fiber arts will surprise and delight.

Cinematique Presents: "The Sapphires"

Jun 20, 2013

The Sapphires is an inspirational tale set at the height of the Vietnam War about a quartet of young, talented singers from a remote Aboriginal mission, discovered and guided by a kind-hearted, soul-loving manager. Plucked from obscurity, the four spirited women with powerhouse voices - called The Sapphires - are given the opportunity to entertain American troops in Vietnam.

Cinematique Presents: "Starbuck"

Jun 13, 2013

In this film festival mega-hit Patrick Huard stars as David Wosniak, a 42-year old lovable but perpetual screw up who finally decides to take control of his life. A habitual sperm donor in his youth, he discovers that he's the biological father of 533 children, 142 of whom are trying to force the fertility clinic to reveal the true identity of the prolific donor code-named "Starbuck." (Rated R. 1 hr. 49 mins)

Join Ben Steelman of StarNews and guest Ann B. Ross for light refreshments and a discussion of the authors' "Miss Julia" series of novels.

June 17, 7 - 8pm
in WHQR's MC Erny Gallery
254 N. Front Street, Third Floor

2001: A Space Odyssey

May 30, 2013

Experience Thalian’s new projection and sound system with a restored version of this mind-bending sci-fi symphony. Stanley Kubrick's landmark 1968 epic pushed the limits of narrative and special effects toward a meditation on technology and humanity. Based on Arthur C. Clarke's story The Sentinel, Kubrick and Clarke's four-part screenplay centers on astronauts David Bowman (Keir Dullea) and Frank Poole (Gary Lockwood) on their mission to discover the origin of a mysterious space monolith.

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