- R.I.P. filmmaker Jonathan Demme, director of “Something Wild,” “Stop Making Sense” & other Night Flight faves
- Record Store Day, every day: You got it nicer at Licorice Pizza stores in the 70s and early 80s
- “TV Party”: Glenn O’Brien’s weekly late 70s public-access punk cocktail party TV show
- Zinelandia: Night Flight talks with Joe Biel about “$100 & a T-Shirt,” his documentary about zines
- In 1977, Prince appeared on “The Gong Show,” but no one has ever talked about the episode, until now
- The Wu Tang Collection: The weirdest “Ku Fung Theater”-style mostly-Asian action flicks you’ll ever see
- Bullseye! Arrow Films’ exploitation, Italian horror, spaghetti westerns, drive-in sleaze & more, now on Night Flight Plus!
- “Dynaman”: Night Flight’s popular series featured rubber monsters, good looking Japanese teens, silly jokes, and cool pop music!
- “All Dolled Up”: Night Flight’s exclusive interview with director Bob Gruen about his New York Dolls documentary
- “The Gumby Show”: America’s Favorite Clayboy is back again on Night Flight!
All posts tagged "short film"
In 1982, the hilarious documentary “The Atomic Café” reminded us that the threat of nuclear war was no joke
Released into theaters in 1982, at the peak of the so-called “No Nukes” era, a hilarious and satirical documentary called The Atomic Café — which aired frequently on “Night Flight,” and even inspired our occasional “Atomic TV”...
- Posted April 19, 2017
“Why I Got Into TV & Other Stories”: Ilene Segalove’s short film about childhood was showcased on Night Flight in 1987
In this episode of Night Flight’s Short Film Showcase — originally airing on May 30, 1987, and now streaming on our Night Flight Plus channel — independent filmmaker Ilene Segalove’s 1983 short film, “Why I Got Into...
- Posted March 25, 2017
Dr. Demento remembers versatile actor Bill Paxton, the director of Barnes & Barnes’ music video for “Fish Heads”
We were saddened to learn of the death of versatile actor Bill Paxton, at age 61, after suffering a fatal stroke eleven days after surgery to replace a heart valve and repair damage to his aorta. Night...
- Posted February 27, 2017
“Grinning Evil Death”: In 1991, Bob Sabiston’s & Mike McKenna’s CGI/2D animated short premiered on MTV’s “Liquid Television”
The wonderfully surreal Grinning Evil Death — an early CGI/2D cel animation hybrid short film, produced and directed by Bob Sabiston and Mike McKenna when they were both students at MIT Media Lab — originally premiered on...
- Posted February 1, 2017
“An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”: a haunting study of the incredible from “The Twilight Zone”
French director Robert Enrico’s memorable 24-minute film adaptation of Ambrose Bierce’s short story An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge originally aired on the CBS network on February 28, 1964, during the fifth and final season of Rod...
- Posted January 23, 2017
“Heart of a Dog”: Laurie Anderson’s 2015 cinematic tone poem ponders life and death
Night Flight fave Laurie Anderson‘s 2015 cinematic tone poem Heart of a Dog — produced, in part, by HBO, who occasionally air it now as part of their HBO Documentary Films series, usually in the wee hours...
- Posted January 16, 2017
“Hot Shorts”: Nine wacky send-ups of Saturday matinee serials by the Firesign Theatre!
In April 1985, RCA Video Productions released a VHS tape collecting each of the very funny nine “Hot Shorts,” produced just a few years earlier by Phil Austin, Phil Proctor and Peter Bergman of the Firesign Theatre,...
- Posted January 9, 2017
“Satan Claus”: A modern classic Christmas tale of devil worship & demonic possession
We have to admit that we don’t know any more about the reclusive director J.X. Williams than anyone else does. Nevertheless, we’re big fans of his short film Satan Claus, which, according to his Vimeo page, has...
- Posted December 21, 2016