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Sometime’s it takes an Austrailian to bring out the best in American actors - at least that seems to be the case for director Bruce Beresford and actor Robert Duvall in our feature “Tender Mercies”.

Down Under country boy Beresford worked in Sydney, Nigeria, and England before returning home to make his first feature in 1972.  After producing several films of plays in his homeland, he directed “Tender Mercies” to 5 Oscar nominations in 1983, including one for Best Director (losing to James L. Brooks for “Terms of Endearment” an SNC favourite).

Beresford directed “King David” in 1985 with Richard Gere (which isn’t as bad as critics say), and won the Oscar for Best Picture in 1989 for “Driving Miss Daisy”.  He would go on to helm several films and operas (!), before effectively retiring with after the 2018 film “Ladies in Black.”

Featuring little-known films and blockbusters alike, Saturday Night Cinema has been entertaining KSPS audiences since 1985. Enjoy dramas, comedies, mysteries, musicals and more; with film introduction and commentary by KSPS hosts: Shaun O’L. Higgins, Ryan Tucker, Mikayla Daniels, and our movie maverick, Mike Hoff.

Upcoming Movies

03/25/23Tender MerciesRyan
04/01/23Man In The White SuitShaun
04/08/23Greatest Story Ever ToldShaun
04/15/23Manchurian Candidate Mikayla
04/22/23Sweet Smell Of SuccessShaun
04/29/23Yours, Mine And Ours Ryan
05/06/23Birdcage, TheMikayla
05/13/23Fiddler On The RoofShaun
05/20/23Kind Hearts & CoronetsShaun
05/27/23West Side StoryRyan