For many, Peter Anton's house embodies an end-of-life nightmare: the utility companies long ago shut off the heat and electricity, the floorboards are rotting, and the detritus of a chaotic life is precariously stacked to the ceiling. But for the filmmakers Dan Rybicky and Aaron Wickenden, Anton's home is a treasure trove, a startling collection of unseen and fascinating paintings, drawings, and notebooks, not to mention Anton himself...Read More
Oddball Obscurities & Vintage Weirdos
In 1969, he became one of history's infamous villains, presented by the media as evil incarnate. CHARLES MANSON SUPERSTAR sets the record straight after years of media disinformation, and features an exclusive interview with Manson which allows him to speak for the first time without being censored or sanitized, as well as rare archival footage, police documents and photos. Filmed on location at San Quentin Prison, Spahn Ranch, Death Valley.
“Are you a Vampire? Vampire’s victim? Have fantasies about Vampires?” That's the ad circulated in major Los Angeles and Dallas newspapers back in 1994. The film producers behind the ad in question received hundreds of responses, and likely cashing in on “Interview With A Vampire" fever from that year, Children of Dracula was born. Vampsploitation if you will. From Dracula enthusiasts to the Vampire-identifying, join us as we examine t...Read More
Despite the success of Charlie Ahearn's seminal hip-hop film Wild Style, he turned from narrative film to painting and video art for most of the 1980s and 1990s. In 1991, he created a video journal through the window of his Times Square apartment "Doin' Time in Times Square". He managed to capture Times Square, in all of its' pre-Giuliani glory, during a period of unbridled tension, when Times Square was that strange mixture of very l...Read More
Frank and the Wondercat is a creative personal documentary that follows Frank Furko, an 80-year old eccentric living in the Pittsburgh suburb of Plum, and explores the themes of memory, loss, friendship and mortality. Taking stock of his life, Frank tries to reconcile with the forty years working on the family farm with his domineering father, the end of his 20 year marriage and his role as a celebrity derived from an unusual but deep...Read More
This is a documentary filmed over 1 1/2 years between 2010-2012 about what it means to be a horror fan. Several celebrity interviews including Sid Haig, Tom Savini, Doug Bradley, Bill Moseley, Dee Wallace, and many others regarding their work in horror films and their experiences with fans
"I Think We're Alone Now" is a documentary that focuses on two individuals, Jeff and Kelly, who claim to be in love with the 80's pop singer Tiffany. Jeff Turner, a 52-year-old man from Santa Cruz, California has attended Tiffany concerts since 1988. Diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, Jeff lives alone off of government checks and has never had a girlfriend. Jeff spends his days hanging out on the streets of Santa Cruz, striking up co...Read More
A Night Flight Exclusive. David Wechter & Michael Nankin’s adorable 1978 short film Junior High School drew praise from critics, led to making a Disney cult classic, and it was also the first exposure for singer/choreographer Paula Abdul. After overseeing a new digital transfer, this lost classic is now available for streaming on Night Flight Plus!
David Wechter & Michael Nankin’s adorable 1978 short film Junior High School is presented here with creator commentary. Go behind the scenes with a candid conversation about the production and casting of this gem.
The documentary 'Ice Break' (1979) tells the story of Martial arts expert Frank Perry, who hones his breaking skills by practicing on monumental slabs of ice.
On the Air Live with Captain Midnight tells the story of high school teen Ziggy Ziegler (played by Tracy Sebastian, the son of the writer/director duo Ferd & Beverly Sebastian, best known as the team behind the exploitation hit Gator Bait) who becomes a pirate radio DJ after taking over the FM airwaves and the L.A. streets in his custom van. The movie (finished in 1977, but not theatrically screened until '79) features a full-on '7...Read More
Part of the "Outsiders" series: The Skin Horse (1983) - 52 mins - Focusing on the Outsiders Club, a dating agency for disabled people, it deconstructs popular imagery of the handicapped to show how they are either abused or patronised, portrayed as monsters or as children
This film explores the emotional lives of 22 of the biggest Adult Film Stars through their interaction with various family pets. Airforce Amy, Brittany Andrews, Violet Blue, Kim Chambers, Jessica Drake, Ron Jeremy, Caressa Kisses, Rebecca Lord, Mr. Marcus, Bill Margold, Sharon Mitchell, Kitten Natividad, Anastasia Sands, Jeremy Steele, Scott Styles, Sunset Thomas, Taylor Wane, Teri Weigel.
Documentarian Lech Kowalski, while visiting Krakow, met one of his film's fans, a Polish punk-rocker-turned-entrepreneur named Lukasz Siska. Instantly inspired, Kowalski followed Siska back to the Cockney Underground Boot Factory -- the aforementioned boot factory -- in order to look into the lives of people whose existences revolve around hard music, hard partying, and serious capitalism.
Rodney Bingenheimer, The Mayor of the Sunset Strip, is perhaps the least-known celebrity in Hollywood, though somehow every celebrity seems to know him. From DAVY JONES' stunt double to KROQ DJ with a talent scout's vision, "Rodney on the ROQ" has done it all.
Rightfully dubbed "The most intentionally psychedelic show on cable TV" (LA Weekly), The Threee Geniuses: The Re-Death of Psychedlia is the ultimate televised freak-out. Thought a major loophole of the cable company's public-access policy, The Threee Geniuses were allowed to take over the studio and go completely ape-shit on the equipment. With absolutely no preparation before taping or editing after the fact, the show is conceived an...Read More
Tesco Vee of the Meatmen's forgotten cult travelogue arrives on Night Flight Plus tonight! This lost 1988 MTV pilot finds Vee discovering Baltimore's sweaty charms, starting with a debriefing with dangerous young John Waters in his office, and swerving through a lascivious pre-Internet underbelly of strip clubs, wig stores, beer bars, thrift stores, massage parlors, and other sleazy spots.
"God gave me this rock career to keep me busy. Back in 1991 I used to hit old people with folding chairs. Suddenly, I moved to the north side of Chicago, Illinois in 1992. It made a rock star out of me at last. I'm the daddy of rock 'n' roll! I'm Wesley Willis, I'm 36 years old. I play music and do art. I have schizophrenia. I have chronic schizophrenia. Roger Lee Carpenter asked me for $600. He told me that if I don't give him $600, ...Read More
What were they Thinking' is a collection of shorts that should probably of never been made in the first place. Either the money was good, they needed a break or a few screws were loose when Jimmy Stewart and Ronald Regan made the choice to participate in these programs. Watch it with someone you trust, it's not for the faint at heart.
What "Paris is Burning" was to drag balls - "What's the T'" is to transgender life -- a documentary that explores the challenges, successes and lives of five transgender women; a multi-character study and an introduction to the uninitiated.