Essentials

Brian Eno 1971-1977: The Man Who Fell To Earth

This documentary film - the first ever about Eno - explores his life, career and music between the years 1971 & 1977, the period that some view as his golden age. Featuring numerous exclusive interviews, contributions from a range of musicians, writers, collaborators and friends - plus performance and studio film and an abundance of the most exceptional music ever created.

Rolling Stone: Life And Death Of Brian Jones

Rolling Stone: Life and Death of Brian Jones is the new documentary from acclaimed filmmaker Danny Garcia. Exploring the rise of Brian Jones and the Rolling Stones as well as the untimely death of Jones, Garcia paints an interesting and revealing picture of doomed pop star.

Blitzed: The 80s Blitz Kids Story

Boy George was the coat check girl (admittedly stealing money from the purses) .... Bowie, synth beats, and a new freedom of sexual identity were in the air. The Blitz Club spell was cast and a hotbed of talent emerged: Ultravox, Spandau Ballet, Culture Club, Sade, and practically everyone else you've ever heard from the era. This is the entertainingly told story of...Read More

Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child

In his short career, Jean-Michel Basquiat was a phenomenon. His dense, bebop-influenced neoexpressionist work emerged in the 1980s while minimalist art was the fad and as a successful black artist, he was constantly confronted by racism and misconceptions.  In this documentary portrait of the renowned artist, Basquiat's friend and filmmaker Tamra Davis shines the sp...Read More

Prince - Sign O' The Times

Punctuated with specially-filmed, dramatic vignettes, Prince and his band bring his Grammy nominated album `Sign 'o' the Times' to life in one of the greatest concert films ever made, capturing Prince at the peak of his musical powers.

Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten

As the lead singer of The Clash from 1977 onward, Joe Strummer changed people's lives forever. Years after his death, his influence reaches out around the world, more strongly now than ever before. In The Future Is Unwritten, from British film director Julien Temple, Joe Strummer is revealed not just as a legend or musician, but as a true communicator of our times. ...Read More

Smithereens

SMITHEREENS is the story of Wren (Susan Berman), an 19 year old layabout from New Jersey who has come to Manhattan to promote herself to stardom in New York's waning punk music world. With nothing going for her except her audacity, Wren pursues fame by trying to attach herself to a rock band. Featuring Punk giant Richard Hell and evocative music from The Feelies' de...Read More

We Were Famous, You Don't Remember: The Embarrassment

Ignited by punk’s invasion of the Great Plains, America’s gawkiest and greatest lost rock band battles conformity in Reagan-era Kansas. The Embarrassment played Chicago, D.C., and New York, drawing the attention of influential figures like Allen Ginsberg, John Cale, and Jonathan Demme — but their independence and refusal to sell out sparked tension within the group ...Read More

Class Of 1984

Directed and co-written by Mark L. Lester (Class of 1999, Commando, Firestarter), Class of 1984 is one of the seminal cult movies of the early 1980s. While its vision of a decaying, violence-plagued inner city school seemed over the top in 1982, it sadly prophesied the future of American education. With an original story and screenplay co-written by genre veteran To...Read More

Song of the South – Duane Allman & The Rise of the Allman Brothers Band

The life, work and musical output of Duane Allman, driving force behind Southern Rock pioneers The Allman Brothers Band. In the early to mid 1970s a handful of bands from the Deep South reinvigorated American popular music by fusing blues, country and rock 'n' roll styles into a new and unique form . But the man who had sparked this renaissance and who had struggled...Read More

The Love Witch

Elaine, a beautiful young witch, is determined to find a man to love her. In her gothic Victorian apartment she makes spells and potions, and then picks up men and seduces them. However, her spells work too well, leaving her with a string of hapless victims. When she finally meets the man of her dreams, her desperation to be loved will drive her to the brink of insa...Read More

Betty Davis - They Say I'm Different

Funk Queen Betty Davis changed the landscape for female artists in America. She "was the first..." as former husband Miles Davis said. "Madonna before Madonna, Prince before Prince". An aspiring songwriter from a small steel town, Betty arrived on the 70's scene to break boundaries for women with her daring personality, iconic fashion and outrageous funk music. She ...Read More

Depeche Mode - The Dark Progression Unauthorized

This brand new documentary film traces the almost surreal development of Depeche Mode from their flirtations with New Romanticism at the dawn of their career, through the urban industrial landscapes envisaged on Construction Time Again and Some Great Reward into the dark hollow of albums such as Black Celebration, Music For The Masses and Violator to conclude with t...Read More

A Night With Lou Reed

A Night with Lou Reed is an intimate visual record of Reed's legendary 1983 sold-out engagement at The Bottom Line in New York City. Fronting the most musically articulate band he had ever assembled--Reed and Robert Quine on guitar, Fernando Saunders on bass and Fred Maher on drums--Reed performs a treasure trove of his best hits. The energy and interplay on stage i...Read More

Fugazi - Instrument

Instrument is a collaboration between filmmaker Jem Cohen and the Washington D.C. band Fugazi, covering the 10 year period of 1987-1996. Far from a traditional documentary, this is a musical document; a portrait of musicians at work. The project mixes sync-sound, 16mm. Super-8 video and a wide range of archival formats, including concert footage, studio sessions pra...Read More

Richard Lewis - Magical Misery Tour

Lewis' 1997 HBO stand up special was filmed at New York' s historic Bottom Line. The Los Angeles Times called it, "his best show ever."

Brainiac - Transmissions After Zero

In the mid 90's the Dayton, OH music scene became a hot spot generating worldwide buzz from the influential indie rock being produced there (The Breeders, Guided by Voices). Arguably the most innovative of them all was the band Brainiac, led by musical genius and insanely charismatic front man Tim Taylor. The band was opening for Beck and slated to sign a major labe...Read More

Rockers

Starring Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace and Richard "DirtyHarry" Hall, ROCKERS is a story of oppressed Jamaican musicians getting even with the "mafia types" in the business. Featuring Burning Spear, Bunny Wailer, Third World, Peter Tosh, Jacob Miller, Gregory Isaacs, Kiddus I, Junior Murvin. ROCKERS includes acting roles and appearances by Jacob Miller, Gregory Isaacs,...Read More

Kraftwerk and The Electronic Revolution

As innovative as they are influential, Kraftwerk's contribution to the development of electronic music since their formation in 1970 remains unsurpassed. Having inspired everyone from Bowie to Coldplay, Siouxsie to Radiohead, this bizarre collective have also proven partly responsible for entire genres to develop - electronica, techno and synth-pop to name but three...Read More

The Upsetter: The Life and Music of Lee Scratch Perry

The Upsetter tells the wild, weed-fueled story of Lee “Scratch” Perry — a visionary Jamaican musician, artist and all around madman — who burst upon the Kingston scene in the ‘50s with a brand new sound, inventing a genre of music that would come to be called Reggae. He went on to discover a young Bob Marley and gained international recognition as a solo artist and ...Read More

Psychos In Love

Joe (Carmine Capobianco) runs a strip club and Kate (Debi Thibeault) is an attractive young manicurist. After bonding over their mutual dislike of grapes, they discover another commonality: both of them are bloodthirsty serial killers. As they begin to balance their obsession with murder and each other, they meet Herman (Frank Stewart), a cannibal who, upon discover...Read More

The Decline of Western Civilization

The first entry in the Decline series sheds a light on Los Angeles’ punk scene of the late 1970s. Featuring interviews and performances by some of the most seminal acts of the era like Black Flag and The Germ, Spheeris’ intimate conversations set the stage for a series that would feature all the highs and lows, as well as few breakfasts, of the bleeding edge of of L...Read More

Demons

From the minds of Dario Argento and Lamberto Bava comes the horrific Heavy Metal splatter film classic, DEMONS! A strange masked man offers tickets to a horror movie sneak preview at the mysterious Metropol cinema. When a patron is accidentally scratched by a prop displayed in the lobby, she transforms into a flesh-ripping demon! One by one, the audience members mut...Read More

The Beyond

From legendary Italian horror master Lucio Fulci comes the ultimate classic of supernatural terror. A remote and cursed hotel, built over one of the seven gateways, becomes a yawning malevolent abyss that begins devouring both the bodies and the souls of all who enter in a graphic frenzy of gory crucifixions, chunk-blowing chain-whippings, eyeball impalements, sulph...Read More

Sleepaway Camp

After a terrible boating accident killed her family, shy Angela Baker (Felissa Rose, Return To Sleepaway Camp) went to live with her eccentric Aunt Martha and her cousin Ricky. This summer, Martha decides to send them both to Camp Arawak, a place to enjoy the great outdoors. Shortly after their arrival, a series of bizarre and violent "accidents" begin to claim the ...Read More

Desolation Center

Desolation Center is the previously untold story of a series of early 80s guerrilla music and art performance happenings in Southern California that are recognized to have inspired Burning Man, Lollapalooza and Coachella, collective experiences that have become key elements of popular culture in the 21st century. The feature documentary splices interviews and rare p...Read More

That's Sexploitation!

From director Frank Henenlotter (Frankenhooker, Brain Damage) and co-producer Mike Vraney (the late founder of Something Weird Video) comes the epic documentary critics call "fascinating" (Video Watchdog), "titillating" (Time Out Los Angeles) and "jaw-dropping" (Seattle Weekly): Henenlotter and legendary exploitation monarch David F. Friedman - in his final film app...Read More

The Love Witch

Elaine, a beautiful young witch, is determined to find a man to love her. In her gothic Victorian apartment she makes spells and potions, and then picks up men and seduces them. However, her spells work too well, leaving her with a string of hapless victims. When she finally meets the man of her dreams, her desperation to be loved will drive her to the brink of insa...Read More

Impact Video Magazine

Bored with clueless music magazines? Fed up with tame, predictable TV programming? Here’s an explosive new video magazine that you can sink your teeth into. That’s right, just added to Night Flight Plus, the one-off, extremely rare cult video magazine created by Stuart S. Shapiro (creator of Night Flight) in 1989: Video Impact Magazine. Hosted by Alex Winter, sta...Read More

The Return Of Captain Invincible

Alan Arkin and horror/fantasy icon Christopher Lee star in the long-unseen 1982 action-comedy from the director of The Beast Within and Howling II, with songs by Richard O'Brien (The Rocky Horror Picture Show), and co-written by the screenwriter of Die Hard and 48 Hours. When archcriminal Mr. Midnight (Lee) plots to take over the world, the world’s only hope is Worl...Read More

Hobgoblins

Be careful what you wish for... You just might get it! Nothing attracts attention more than a sealed box... And old McCreedy, the studio's night watchman, should have known that he was courting disaster when he warned Kevin, the new trainee, to stay away from the old vault. But, now, it's too late... The Hobgoblins make no exception for idle curiosity. They're loose...Read More

Bob Dylan And The Band: Down In The Flood

This is the story of Bob Dylan and The Band, the legendary amateur recordings that they made together in Woodstock, their re-invention of American music and their continued relationship during the late 1960s and 1970s. Featuring rare footage, archive interviews and the music that changed the world. This is the finest program on Dylan and The Band's respective and co...Read More

Ike & Tina Turner - On The Road: 1971-72

In the early 70's, legendary rock photographer Bob Gruen and his wife Nadya toured with Ike & Tina Turner and filmed them performing, on the road, and behind the scenes. Now for the first time ever this footage is unveiled. This is a look inside a hardworking band as well as an iconic couple-- an intimate film on the dynamic Ike and Tina Turner had at their creative peak.

DisinfoCon - Kenneth Anger

Experimental filmmaker and author Kenneth Anger's discusses the work of Aleister Crowley at Richard Metzger's DisinfoCon, 2000.

Night Flight - "Take Off" to Art in Music Videos

"One of the sturdiest trends in rock videos," Pat Prescott says, "is the use of 'high art' to elevate down and dirty Rock 'n' Roll." Tonight's original episode of Night Flight from the archives is a "Take off" to Art in Music Videos! The episode highlights art and music collaborations like New Order and William Wegman (and the dog supermodel Fay Ray), Grace Jones's ...Read More

Arise! The SubGenius Movie

The Church of the SubGenius recruitment movie, "Arise!," was written and edited to work as a documentary feature film, or as twenty separate stand-alone two-to-ten-minute excerpts. Night Flight ever-so-wisely used those modular excerpts as recurring episodes of "Love That "Bob"." (Notice the important if awkward quote marks on the sacred name "Bob"! That’s part of t...Read More

The Smiths: Under Review

The Smiths - Under Review is a 90 minute documentary film covering the full story and music of The Smiths. It features rare musical performances, videos, TV appearances, interviews with the band, and expert comment and review from an esteemed panel of experts. This film is the first of its kind in documenting the history of one of the most important band of the 1980...Read More

Night Flight - "Take Off" to Women in Rock II

Kicking off with a rock and soul temptress Tina Turner, host Pat Prescott presents an eclectic selection of female trailblazers and provocateurs including Wendy O. Williams, Patty Smyth's Scandal, Sheena Easton, Sheila E. and more tonight. "Take Off" to Women In Rock explores the pop-rock voices that left us with some of the best music of the 1980s in their wake. Strut!

Suburbia

Suburbia is director Penelope Spheeris's study of the Los Angeles punk rock scene in the early 1980s. Evan and his younger brother leave their broken home in an attempt to escape their alcoholic mother. They fall in with "The Rejected" (aka T.R.), a group of punks who live as squatters in an abandoned shack by the side of the highway. With the T.R.s, the boys find a...Read More

Eurythmics: Sweet Dreams - Video Album

Featuring in-concert performances, conceptual video clips and animation woven together in a fabulous album highlighting Eurythmics’ international smash hits Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This), Love Is A Stranger and other songs from their album of the same name.

Chuck Berry - The Original King Of Rock 'n' Roll

The official fully-authorized feature documentary on the life and music of Chuck Berry, the absolute instigator of Rock and Roll, directed by Jon Brewer. Chuck Berry was a prolific craftsman of word and chords; an undisputed and stunning combination of talent and charisma. Award-winning Film maker Jon Brewer (BB King The Life of Riley, Nat King Cole: Afraid of t...Read More

Style Wars

When director Tony Silver and co-producer Henry Chalfant delivered the broadcast version of their prize-winning film to PBS in 1983, the world received its first full immersion in the phenomenon that had taken over New York City. The urban landscape was physically transformed by graffiti artists who invented a new visual language to express both their individuality,...Read More

Minor Threat Live

Minor Threat played one of its last shows at Washington DC's 930 Club in June of 1983; they would only play once more in DC. Two years later, the tapes from the 930 show were edited together and Dischord Records released them as the Minor Threat Live VHS video in 1986. This compilation also features performance footage from Buff Hall in Camden New Jersey and a 1980 ...Read More

The Uncle No Rules Show

The tranquility of Uncle No Rules’s home is disturbed when a mysterious variety-show equipped with a studio audience and charismatic host (Marky Ramone) descends upon the household. Uncle No Rules must awkwardly participate in unscripted toy unboxing demonstrations, cooking segments, and slime-making tutorials with the hopes that the show might finally come to a con...Read More

Cannibal Holocaust

Banned and heavily censored throughout the world, here is a film that surpasses its reputation as a shotgun blast to the senses. CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST presents the ‘found footage’ of four documentary filmmakers who experience brutal death at the hands of a savage South American tribe of flesh-eaters. The footage is so intense so graphic and so unflinching in its realis...Read More

The Colossus Of Destiny: A Melvins Tale

This documentary follows the band's history, with rare behind-the-scenes both past and present. The Colossus Of Destiny - A Melvins Tale" is a film about a band who have defied all the rules, for over 33 years and counting, and still managed to succeed and do it their own way. This is the journey of band members King Buzzo and Dale Crover which leads us from the ...Read More

Blank Generation

Classic punk rock movie from 1980 starring Richard Hell, illustrating the end of the first wave of New York City punk rock better than other films. Nada (Carole Bouquet), a beautiful French journalist on assignment in New York, records the life and work of up and coming punk rock star, Billy (Richard Hell). Featuring members of the Voidoids and the Ramones. A time c...Read More

Best of New Wave Theatre

A special program containing the ultimate highlights from the critically acclaimed nationally broadcast music/comedy cable program that literally revolutionized rock & roll television during its three year run. New Wave Theatre established its music guru host the late Peter Ivers as one of cable's top stars in America and as the voice and vision of the LA music rena...Read More

Punk the Capital: Building a Sound Movement

A monumental documentary about the rise of punk rock in the town that needed it most... Washington D.C. When punk rock erupted in Washington DC, it was a mighty convergence of powerful music, friendships, and clear minds. This film is the first to explore the incredible challenges that this subculture faced when it took root in the Nation’s Capital in the late 1970’...Read More

Devo - The Complete Truth About De-Evolution

Devo, the seminal concept band, made a career out of setting to music video their dada-gone-camp theory of De-Evolution and its rebuke of corporate culture. This is a comprehensive collection of Devo's output, an essential tour of the pre-to-post-punk scene. Includes groundbreaking pre-MTV clips that defined the form with twisted genius intros and outros, rare perfo...Read More

Comedy's Dirtiest Dozen

This classic 1988 comedy concert film launched the careers of Tim Allen, Chris Rock and Jackie The Joke Man Martling. It also features the definitive performance of legendary Bill Hicks. This lost cult treasure of '80s comedy was directed and produced by Night Flight creator Stuart S. Shapiro. Filmed at New York's Minetta Lane Theatre and presented here in widescreen!

Kate Bush - Under Review

This 90-minute film reviews the music and career of one of the world's most influential performers, singers and songwriters; arguably the most unique female artist ever. It includes rare musical performances never available before on DVD. It also includes obscure footage, rare interviews and photographs of and with Kate Bush from all periods of her astonishing caree...Read More

Paganini Horror

When an all-girl rock band records an unpublished song by Niccolò Paganini – the 19th Century composer said to have sold his soul to the Devil – they will unleash a skintight spandex nightmare of extreme violins, cheesy power ballads, SUSPIRIA-influenced lighting and outlandish Satanic havoc that QuietCool calls “serious fun…it drips with as much love as it does wit...Read More

X: The Unheard Music

X: The Unheard Music takes long, detailed, and often funny look at the LA music scene of the late 70s and 80s and focuses on the group that critics had singled out as the leader of the underground pack. The Unheard Music is a documentary that combines live footage of the band and interviews with the four members (as well as their friends and families) with surreal m...Read More

Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night 2

If you're a fan of shamelessly vicious female movie villains, you need to take a ride on this Bitch Rocket horror sequel that will blast your ass to a whole new level of sass. Our (Prom) Queen Bitch, Mary Lou, was killed in a freak accident during her crowning moment at prom in 1957 -- And now she's back from the grave 30 years later for revenge! Our protagonist ...Read More

Salad Days: A Decade Of Punk In Washington, DC (1980-90)

"Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, DC (1980-90)" examines the early DIY punk scene in the Nation's Capital. It was a decade when seminal bands like Bad Brains, Minor Threat, Government Issue, Scream, Void, Faith, Rites of Spring, Marginal Man, Fugazi, and others released their own records and booked their own shows-without major record label constraints or...Read More

Forbidden Zone: The Director's Cut

Sexy Frenchy (Marie-Pascale Elfman) falls into an insane underworld ruled by a horny little king (Hervé Villechaize, "Fantasy Island") and his jealous queen (Susan Tyrell, Angel). Chicken-boy comes to the rescue, only to have his head cut off by a soul-singing Satan himself (played by Danny Elfman), along with The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo. Frog butlers, to...Read More

Who Killed Nancy?

October 12th, 1978 – New York Police discover the lifeless body of 20 year-old Nancy Spungen. Ex-prostitute, sometime stripper, heroin addict and infamous girlfriend of Sex Pistols’ 21-year-old bass guitarist Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols. Dressed in her underwear, Spungen bled to death from a stab wound. Vicious was pronounced guilty of her murder in a trial-by-me...Read More

Looking For Johnny: The Legend Of Johnny Thunders

Johnny Thunders was the legendary hard-living rock'n'roll guitarist who inspired glam-metal, punk and the music scene in general. 'Looking For Johnny' is a 90-minute film that documents Thunders' career from his beginnings to his tragic death in 1991. The film examines his career as a member of the New York Dolls, the punk scene with The Heartbreakers in New Yor...Read More

Santa Sangre

It has been hailed as "extraordinary" (The Guardian), "visionary and haunting" (Rolling Stone) and "a grand work of art, full of symbols and imagery that reach beyond language to something primal and original" (AV Club). Now forget everything you have ever seen as the modern masterpiece from director Alejandro Jodorowsky returns like never before. It is unlike any f...Read More

Vangelis and the Journey to Ithaka

A NIGHT FLIGHT PLUS EXCLUSIVE: From music film director Tony Palmer comes an extraordinary inside look at the life and music of VANGELIS. It’s hard to escape the music of VANGELIS. His music for the cult movie Blade Runner is among the most influential film music ever written. And, of course, the music for Chariots of Fire (for which he won an Oscar) is still used ...Read More

Night Flight - Kate Bush Video Profile

Welcome to Night Flight’s exclusive Video Profile of Kate Bush. “This multimedia performance artist has combined dance, music, literature and mime on her way to becoming Britain’s most popular female star,” Pat Prescott says to introduce the pop polymath. Featuring Bush’s candid interview from the Night Flight studios (recorded in November 1985), this episode is an ...Read More

Night Flight - Julee Cruise, Twin Geeks and More (As Aired)

This two-hour 1990 broadcast features Julee Cruise’s performance for David Lynch's “Industrial Symphony No. 1,” a Night Flight original Twin Peaks parody called "Twin Geeks" and an interview with music video director Tim Pope, whose work includes videos from Talk Talk, Siouxsie and the Banshees, David Bowie and much more.

Night Flight - Depeche Mode Video Profile

Tonight, we return to 1994 for a Night Flight syndication episode covering the rise of iconic synth band Depeche Mode. "Of all the synthesizer bands that rose in the 1980s, one band has enjoyed repeated success in both their music and popularity while still retaining their unique sound and style." Syndication Host Tom Juarez tells us. This is another wonderful en...Read More

Athens, GA: Inside Out

Led by the success of the B-52's and R.E.M., Athens, Georgia was the most happening music scene in the country by the mid 80's/ Following several different bands from different genres, this film paints Athens as a magical artistic environment where bands are not in competition, but co-exist in harmony. Live performances of R.E.M.'s "Swan Swan H" and "Dream (All I H...Read More

The Peanut Butter Solution

If you were a child in the '80s, you were likely traumatized for life by repeated viewings of this on cable or VHS. If you've never seen it, nothing can prepare you for the damage that awaits your psyche: For our premiere release, Severin Kids presents the "notoriously strange and creepy" (BeatRoute.ca) Canadian kiddie feature about burning winos, sudden baldness, p...Read More

Phobe

In 1994, aspiring Niagara, Ontario filmmaker Erica Benedikty was working part-time at a community cable channel. Over the course of a year – and aided by a dedicated team of friends, volunteers and fellow film rebels – she wrote, produced, directed and edited a wildly ambitious, feature-length sci-fi action thriller for only $250. But when she convinced her employer...Read More

American Hardcore: The History of Punk Rock 1980-1986

Fueled by a ferocious soundtrack, director Paul Rachman's American Hardcore gives fans an all-access pass to the rise and fall of the U.S. punk scene, an explosive musical and cultural phenomenon that shaped everything from the grunge movement to the emo and pop/punk music currently riding the charts. Set against the conservative early '80s political landscape, Amer...Read More

Jac Mac & Rad Boy, Go!

One of the more popular animated short films that aired during Night Flight’s '80s heyday was Wes Archer’s cult fave Jac Mac & Rad Boy, Go!, a wonderfully frenetic cartoon about two party-bound teens who inadvertently destroy a city on their way to hell, which Archer admits he may have also been inspired by his own wayward youth in Houston, Texas. Note: Wes went on ...Read More

Impact Video Magazine

Bored with clueless music magazines? Fed up with tame, predictable TV programming? Here’s an explosive new video magazine that you can sink your teeth into. That’s right, just added to Night Flight Plus, the one-off, extremely rare cult video magazine created by Stuart S. Shapiro (creator of Night Flight) in 1989: Video Impact Magazine. Hosted by Alex Winter, sta...Read More

Velvet Underground - Under Review

Velvet Underground - Under Review is a 75 minute film reviewing the music and career of one of rock music's most influential collectives; a band which esteemed music journalist Lester Bangs claims 'started modern music'. It features rare musical performances never available before as well as obscure footage, rare interviews and private photographs of and with Lou Re...Read More

Barbara Rubin And The Exploding NY Underground

Made when she was just 18 years old, Barbara Rubin's art-porn masterpiece Christmas On Earth (1963-65) shocked NYC's experimental film scene and inspired NYC's thriving underground. For the next four years her filmmaking and irrepressible energy helped shatter artistic and sexist boundaries. A mythical "Zelig" of the sixties, she introduced Andy Warhol to the Velvet...Read More

US Festival: 1982 The US Generation

The US Generation: The making of the 1982 US Festival is an in-depth look at one of the most influential music festivals of all time. Blending rare concert footage and insightful interviews with both organizers and performers, the film tells the story of the groundbreaking 1982 US Festival--an epic three-day event featuring an eclectic and unprecedented lineup in Sa...Read More

Analog Love

Do you remember the long lost era of sharing your feelings with someone through a "mix tape?" Analog Love is an analysis of why this ritual of communication through music still continues to be so important. With the insights of Henry Rollins, Money Mark (Beastie Boys), Kim Shattuck (The Muffs), Jennifer Finch (L7), Jimmy Urine (Mindless Self Indulgence), Chantal Cla...Read More

Chariots Of The Gods

Based on Erich Von Daniken's book purporting to prove that throughout history aliens have visited earth. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has included "Chariots of the Gods" in their list of the Top 100 Documentary Films of All Time. "Fifty million stars in our galaxy have the potential of supporting life forms capable of traveling to other planet...Read More

Night Flight - Rock Photography & NYC Hip-Hop

Rock Photography and NYC Hip Hop. One of Rock n Roll's most iconic image makers stops by and a Grandmaster walks us through the culture of New York Hip-Hop.

J-Men Forever

A Night Flight classic returns! J-Men is the story of "The Secret World War," a war of cultures as Rock & Roll smashes Shmaltzy music. This outrageous comedy was created by Firesign Theatre's Philip Proctor and Peter Bergman in the style of Woody Allen's "What's Up Tiger Lilly'" From a goldmine of Republic Cliffhanger Serials, J Men was overdubbed with new voices an...Read More

Gorgon Video Magazine

Produced by Night Flight Creator Stuart S. Shapiro, Gorgon Video Magazine is an electronic gorefest featuring in-depth interviews with splatter masters, chilling special effects, and buckets more, hosted by Michael “The Hills Have Eyes” Berryman. Have a look at this 69-minute occasionally NSFW dubbed-from-VHS cult classic — which broke ground as the first horror vid...Read More

Psycho Ape!

“Psycho Ape!“ is a feature film comedy/horror film in the style of a low budget Troma/Roger Corman/Grindhouse production from the minds of Addison Binek, Greg DeLiso, and Stephen Albers. Starring Kansas Bowling (“B.C. Butcher”, ”Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”), and Bill Weeden (“Sgt. Kabukiman”) in this humorous gorilla gore-fest about a psychotic ape that escape...Read More

I Was A Zombie For The FBI

In 1985, SPIN Magazine asked Bob Dylan "What movies do you wish you'd been in?" One of his answers was "I Was a Zombie For the F.B.I," which had aired for the first time on cable TV on "Night Flight" earlier that same year (it was originally offered up with "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" for a cult double-feature). "I Was A Zombie For the F.B.I." is low-budget, ...Read More

Elektro Moskva: The Secret History of Soviet Space-Age Electronic Music

Welcome to a weird and definitely wired world of avant-garde rock musicians, DIY circuit benders, vodka-swilling dealers and urban archaeologists/collectors, all fascinated with obsolete Soviet-era electronic synthesizers: primitive and ungainly beasts like the Polyvox, ESKO, Yunost and the fabulous ANS Photo-Electronic Synthesizer, a surreal device that translates ...Read More

Night Flight - John Carpenter Original Video Profile

Night Flight's video profile of John Carpenter arrives! The master of horror sits down with Night Flight for this special 1988 director profile and talks his influences, the role of music in his filmmaking and much more. Featuring clips from his films to help tell the story of the auteur's unique vision, this special episode is peak Night Flight and not to be missed!

Mean Man: The Story Of Chris Holmes

The story of an iconic guitar player who has lived a life of extreme highs and lows. After losing the publishing rights of his own songs and combatting dangerous addictions, the legendary W.A.S.P. guitarist is shown starting over from scratch while living at his mother-in-law's in Cannes, France. He is now ready to take on Europe with his new band. As we follow him ...Read More

Roots, Rock, Reggae - Inside The Jamaican Music Scene

'Roots Rock Reggae' depicts an unforgettable moment in Jamaica's history when music defined the island's struggles and immortalized its heroes. Director Jeremy Marre films Bob Marley and the Wailers, and Lee 'Scratch' Perry record in his legendary Black Ark studio with The Upsetters. Jimmy Cliff rehearses with Sly and Robbie, while Inner Circle's historic live gig i...Read More

Night Flight - Art of Noise Video Profile

One of the most memorable episodes of Night Flight canon and the purest example of the original series' commitment to avant-garde music and experimental video. Stream the official Video Profile of musical groundbreaker trio, Art Of Noise: The low profile, high tech wiz’s of British music. A production trio with whose unique sonic approach defined the advent of sampl...Read More

Descent Into The Maelstrom: The Radio Birdman Story

The true story of Radio Birdman, the pre-punk band that changed Australian music forever. This critically acclaimed documentary, shows the uncompromising attitude and high energy rock'n'roll ethos of the band that was the prototype for independent music in Australia. The film features interviews with all surviving members of the original band, along with rare archiv...Read More

Get Thrashed! The Story Of Thrash Metal

The GET THRASHED journey begins in the early 80s, where Metallica and several other bands laid the groundwork for what would become a lasting impression on the face of heavy metal music. These bands helped ignite local scenes in Los Angeles, the Bay area of Northern California and New York City, which helped fuel a worldwide, thrash metal movement. By the dawn of th...Read More

Charles Mingus - Triumph Of The Underdog

Triumph Of The Underdog is the first comprehensive documentary about jazz bassist, bandleader and composer Charles Mingus. A lucid involving portrait showing the many faces and tortured heart of a music genius, the film also features an abundance of clips of Mingus in performance.

Bad Girls

In Christopher Bickel's BAD GIRLS, three delinquent, murderous strippers wreak bitch-havoc on a rampaging adventure, killing anyone dumb enough to stand in their way. With the eyeball-throbbing pace of an out of control acid trip, BAD GIRLS feels like a Gregg Araki fever dream while also paying heavy-handed homage to exploitation royalty like Paul Morrissey, Russ...Read More

High Lonesome - The Story Of Bluegrass Music

With uncommon passion and devotion, High Lonesome traces the evolution of bluegrass, one of America's most vital musical fusions, from its folk roots in the Kentucky hills through the innovations which shaped its most modern forms. With over 100 songs and a keen thread of the cultural and historical forces running through them, High Lonesome captures the heart and s...Read More

Who is Harry Nilsson (And Why is Everybody Talkin' About Him)?

The Beatles said that Harry Nilsson was their favorite American musician. Nilsson won two Grammys® and was the recipient of seventeen gold records, yet he is relatively unknown today. Who is Harry Nilsson?, a wildly entertaining, star-studded documentary, tells the story of one of the most talented singer-songwriters in pop music history. His hits includes the Gramm...Read More

Harry Nilsson - The Point

Directed by Academy Award-winner Fred Wolf, "The Point" tells the story of Oblio, a round-headed boy living in the land of "Point," where everything and everybody has one. Oblio, along with his trusty dog, Arrow, is banished to the Pointless Forest. The tale is narrated by Ringo Starr and includes songs written and sung by Grammy Award-winner Harry Nilsson.

Stevie Nicks: Live At Red Rocks

Set against the raw majesty of Colorado's Red Rocks Amphitheater, this post-Fleetwood Mac concert by Stevie Nicks captures this sensual, poetic artist in breathtaking surroundings. Backed by her sizable band, Nicks' distinctive, dusky vocals showcase beautifully on all these selections. Special guests include Mike Fleetwood and Peter Frampton. With her unbelievably ...Read More

The Residents - Talking Light: Bimbo's

The inspiration behind the Talking Light tour is The Residents' fascination with spooky stories. All of these ghost stories share a common theme, which ultimately asks the question: In a world where nearly everything has been categorized, how do we fulfill our need for the Fuzzy, the Vague, or the Supernatural. with TV commercials'

Things (1989)

In 1989, it became the first Canadian shot-on-Super 8 gore shocker commercially released on VHS. Today, it remains perhaps the most bizarre, depraved and mind-boggling chunk of 'Canuxploitaion' ever unleashed upon humanity. Adult film superstar Amber Lynn and co-writer/producer Barry J. Gillis star in this surreal saga about two friends who visit a remote cabin, onl...Read More

Adjust Your Tracking: The Untold Story Of The VHS Collector

Over 100 collectors, filmmakers, producers, and video store owners express how VHS changed their lives. Some see VHS as worthless plastic, but Adjust Your Tracking shows a vibrant world of collectors and movie fans who are keeping the format, and the movies, alive. Travel back to the days of video rental stores with those who still buy, sell, rent and trade the form...Read More

Melody Makers

This documentary takes you behind the scenes to explode the myths, honor the legends, and reveal the incredible stories and never-before-seen photographs of rock giants like Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Elton John, Bob Dylan, Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, Ray Davies, Frank Zappa, Patti Smith and many, many others. This tell-all reveals anecdotes and unpublished photos from...Read More

Color Me Obsessed: A Film About The Replacements

Over the The Replacements' 12-year existence, its live sets were magical. Gorman Bechard's remarkable history of the 'Mats takes us from their first show and everywhere in between. He relies solely on the fans; memories of their albums & antics. Material from Husker Du, Babes in Toyland, The Decemberists, The Hold Steady, Archers of Loaf, Titus Andronicus, and Goo G...Read More

The Color of Noise

The Color of Noise is a full length documentary about the Artist Haze XXL (Tom Hazelmyer) and his notorious record label, Amphetamine Reptile Records. Throughout the 80's and 90's the label would achieve almost cult-like status for being adventurous and daring in the midst of a time where "safe" punk rock would rule the airwaves with a newly accepted style of music ...Read More

Punk Revolution NYC: The Velvet Underground, The New York Dolls And The CBGBs Set

This documentary film traces the entire history of New York's punk movement; the VU years, the Warhol influence, the Dolls reign. Performance footage, rare archive, exclusive interviews and some of the most exciting music ever recorded, Features new interviews with Richard Hell, Suicide's Alan Vega, Blondie's Gary Valentine and many more.

Linda Lovelace's Loose Lips

Before Linda Lovelace's (Deep Throat) untimely death in 2002, the sex superstar sat for a no-holds barred interview with pop-culture historian Legs McNeil for his book, The Other Hollywood: The Uncensored Oral History of the Porn Film Industry. Fortunately McNeil hired a film crew to record the historic event as Linda recounted the making of "Deep Throat," the most ...Read More

Bowie, Iggy & Lou, The Sacred Triangle: 1971- 1973

By 1971 David Bowie was branded a one-hit-wonder, Lou Reed was considered washed up following a disastrous debut and Iggy Pop was seen as merely a drug crazed ex-Stooge. But a meeting of minds in that year's closing months was the catalyst for an extraordinary turnaround for these three musical geniuses, resulting in the most dramatic shift of musical style since th...Read More

Wendy O. Williams & The Plasmatics: 10 Years Of Revolutionary Rock & Roll

Banned in London, busted in Milwaukee, the legendary Wendy O. Williams and the Plasmatics caused a seismic cultural shock still felt today. They pioneered the mohawk, the fusing of punk and metal and did shows including the blowing up of cars yet to be matched. Labeled 'the greatest punk band in the world' by Tom Snyder on his 1981 TV show, by 1982 their next album ...Read More

Unmade Beds

See Debbie Harry in this 1976 drama from "No Wave" filmmaker Amos Poe. This is the story of Rico in New York City, who imagines he lives in Paris during the time of "New Wave" filmmaking. He's a photographer who thinks he's an outsider, so he uses his camera like a gun, loading it with bullets of film. He seeks reality to fulfill his fantasy. but, he's also a romant...Read More

Anti-Nowhere League - We Are The League

Anti-Nowhere League: We Are The League tells the full uncensored story of how a biker, a skinhead, a grammar school boy and a Persian exile came together, with no musical talent or ambitions and even less respect for anything or anyone, to burst into the UK charts with their debut single.

Stiv: No Compromise No Regrets

Almost 30 years after Stiv's mysterious death in Paris, the Dead Boys have become the stuff of (Punk) legends but unsurprisingly, the story remains largely untold. How did this native from Girard, Ohio end up living the life of Riley in Paris, France? Was Stiv really hit by a car (or a taxi...) on that fateful day? Who was the real Stiv Bators? These are a few of th...Read More

Night Flight - "Take Off" to Ireland

Night Flight looks at the roots of Irish rock 'n' roll tonight in this original “Take Off” special from the mid-1980s. With Bodhrán, Fiddles, Uilleann pipes and Irish Harps in hand, we kick off with the Chieftans' "Irish Anthem" before looking at the Ireland’s strong music tradition. Dating back to Celtic culture, when poets were elevated to the status of aristocrat...Read More