- “Tunnel Vision” Redux: Did a Kremlin-backed Russian TV network hack into C-SPAN?
- “Tell them they can laugh at me”: Remembering the humorous side of David Bowie
- Katrina Diaspora: Robert Mugge discusses the making of “New Orleans Music in Exile”
- “Junior High School”: The musical that found the high notes of your awkward hormone-driven years!
- “The Gumby Show”: America’s Favorite Clayboy is back again on Night Flight!
- Subway Blues: Robert Mugge discusses the making of “Last of the Mississippi Jukes”
- Night Flight’s World Music Library: Featuring eight music docs by Moroccan-born producer/director Izza Génini
- Night Flight’s Stuart Samuels tells us about co-producing “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years”
- Something Weird is happenin’ on Night Flight: Check out our classic cult, hippie & biker flicks, drive-in sleaze and exploitation movies!
- Night Flight brings you Italo-West from Wild East: Imported Spaghetti Westerns
All posts by Chris Morris
“Bob Dylan: Roads Rapidly Changing”: The lightning-like ascent of a “voice of a new generation”
Among the gems we’re currently offering to Night Flight Plus subscribers is Bob Dylan: Roads Rapidly Changing, a lucid, well-observed, and smartly-documented look at Dylan’s formative work during five explosively creative years in the early 1960s. As...
- Posted June 3, 2016
Jajouka Rolling Stone: Brian Jones’ Moroccan musical adventure and its legacy
In August 1968, Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones spent two days in a remote mountain village in Morocco, recording the ceremonial music of the musical clan who lived there. Three years later, the tapes would become...
- Posted May 26, 2016
Take this badge off of me: The “Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid” saga
The Film Society of Lincoln Center’s comprehensive retrospective of Sam Peckinpah’s features concludes with a Thursday matinees screening of his 1974 film Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (4:30pm EST). Shot amid chaos, and severely edited without...
- Posted April 5, 2016
War and Punk: Behind the lines at the ’80s music doc “Urgh!”
The 1982 punk/new wave rockumentary Urgh! A Music War was one of the most popular “Night Flight” attractions. I had the mixed blessing of attending the two major Los Angeles concerts that were featured in the film,...
- Posted March 31, 2016
The Taj Mahal of L.A. Noir: Revisiting the Bradbury Building
You may not live in Los Angeles, but if you’re a movie nut you’ve probably been inside the Bradbury Building dozens of times. Located downtown at the corner of Third and Broadway, the 123-year-old structure has been...
- Posted January 27, 2016
Samurai, cowboys, and gangsters: the hidden, violent movie history of Dashiell Hammett’s “Red Harvest”
Strange but true: Dashiell Hammett’s fantastic 1929 hardboiled novel Red Harvest has spawned no less than four movie adaptations — including two certified genre classics — but has never been credited on the screen as the original...
- Posted December 28, 2015
Rock Stories: Chris Morris sez, “With ‘extra’ credit, I graduated from the Ramones’ Rock ‘n’ Roll High School”
“Pay five bucks and be in a movie starring the Ramones? Hell, yeah!” And so it was, 37 years ago this month, that I made my first appearance before the cameras, as an extra in the concert...
- Posted December 22, 2015
My Brilliant Career: Inside the wild outlaw world of pre-WWF pro wrestling in Chicago
In the early 1970s, before Vince McMahon’s World Wrestling Federation (today World Wrestling Entertainment) turned professional wrestling into a pay-per-view cash cow, pro grappling was a wide-open game run by maverick regional promoters and catering to lunatic...
- Posted November 19, 2015