“Night Flight Born Again”: Stuart Shapiro will be at the ATLARGE Music Film Festival on Oct 28th!

By on October 15, 2017

Night Flight are proud to announce that we will be screening Night Flight: Born Again — the nearly 90-minute big-screen tribute to what VH1 called “the single greatest rock omnibus program ever aired” — at the ATLARGE Music Film Festival in Atlanta, Georgia, on Saturday, October 28, 2017, from 4-6pm EST.

As part of the festivities — which are being held at the end of this month, October 27-29, 2017, at Cinefest Film Theater at Georgia State University (GSU), located at Student Center West, Suite 262, 66 Courtland Street SE, Atlanta, GA 30303 — Night Flight’s founder/creator Stuart Shapiro will also be on hand to for a Q&A discussion immediately following the screening.

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ATLARGE“A film festival for people who love music” — will feature bio-pics, music documentaries, concert films, music videos, silent films with live score, animated musicals and more , films where the music is the soul of the film.

For ticket information click on this link, or this one, for more info on how to purchase a Single Day Pass to ATLARGE.

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Please visit our special Facebook event page for more details, and please let us know if you’ll be there too.

For more info about ATLARGE, visit their Facebook page or contact: info@atlargefest.com

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Join us for the special big-screen tribute to the most radically fun, nostalgically cranium-bursting television program of all time, which Brooklyn Vegan named “the most consistently weird and awesome thing on cable television in the ’80s.”

Featured in the collage-style documentary — an official selection of the Los Angeles Film Festival in 2008 — are a diverse variety of familiar names who appeared on our 80s TV show, which was broadcast on the USA Network, including newly restored segments on Bryan Ferry/Roxy Music, Kate Bush, Black Flag, The Cure, David Lynch, Night Flight’s very own Larry Hankin and much more!

Night Flight: Born Again also features popular appearances by B.B. King, Devo, Divine, Frank Zappa, Grace Jones, KISS, Lou Reed, Malcolm McLaren, Meat Loaf, Ozzy Osbourne, Wendy O. Williams, along with “New Wave Theatre“‘s Peter Ivers and special taped performances by Angry Samoans, D.I., Fear, Gun Club and Nervous Gender, along with classic video from All You Need Is Love, “Queen: Under Review 1973-1980” and much more!

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Over at Night Flight Plus, we’re offering up original uncut air masters of Night Flight programming from the video vaults of the 1980s TV show, as well as an extensive library of entertainment from our partners MVD, Wild East’s spaghetti western films, and much more to come!

Night Flight Plus features a library of original content that has not been broadcast for over 30 years. Subscribers can revisit original episodes of “Night Flight” transferred from the original USA Network air masters with exclusive interviews and specials, including features like the four-hour 1983 New Year’s Special and Best of New Wave Theatre.

The goal of Night Flight Plus is to resurrect the editorial spirit of Night Flight with the same original curatorial edge they had in the ’80s for a new generation. This time around Night Flight’s special brew will be available anytime, anywhere, not just 3 A.M. in 1984.

Night Flight Plus is now streaming via its premium subscription service, currently available on Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast devices.

A subscription to Night Flight Plus runs $4.99 a month or $39.99 for the year.

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“If the name doesn’t ring a bell, you missed something amazing. From 1981-88, during the weekend’s wee hours, the USA cable network aired NIGHT FLIGHT, a four hour block of weirdo-culture programming that often defied easy categorization. Random bumps were culled from the most shocking scenes from John Waters films and strange old out-of-copyright cartoons, music from the backroads of post-punk subcultures was given a fair hearing—including but not limited to the late Peter Ivers’ incredible New Wave Theatre, profiles of outré performers were produced, and cult movies were aired in their entirety, including the punk documentary Another State of Mind (Who would have guessed back then that not only would Social Distortion be a band forever, but that they’d become SO HORRIBLE?), the not-to-be-missed proto-Riot Grrrl satire/drama Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains and The Clash’s classic Rude Boy. For that era’s weird kids who lived in flyover country, without access to the coasts’ record stores, clubs, and cinematheques, that basic cable freakshow was manna from heaven.” (Dangerous Minds)

“NIGHT FLIGHT—fuzzily remembered by ’80s punks who tuned in after stumbling home from shows, or, if you’re a little bit younger and had no boundaries, watched all night long at a Saturday night sleepover—represents the golden age of basic cable television. The variety program ran overnight on Fridays and Saturdays on the USA Network, and featured music videos, short films, documentaries, and animation like Bambi Meets Godzilla and Mr. Bill. And with MTV still in its infancy, Night Flight was the place to catch all the coolest punk and New Wave music videos. It was intended as “a beacon of fresh cutting-edge entertainment that was just not available anywhere on TV,” according to show creator Stuart S. Shapiro.” (AV Club)

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About Bryan Thomas

Bryan Thomas has been a freelancing writer/critic for All Music Guide, assistant editor for the When You Awake blog, and a contributor to Launch, Music Connection, Big Takeover and numerous other publications and entertainment websites, blogs and zines, most of them long gone. He's written more than sixty sets of liner notes. He’s also worked for over twenty years at mostly reissue record labels -- prior to that he worked in bookstores and record stores, going all the way back to the original vinyl daze. He lives in the Miracle Mile neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA.