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Arrow Video Titles Now On Night Flight Plus

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Night Flight Plus welcomes revered cult label Arrow Video Night Flight is excited to announce our brand new collection of Arrow Video titles, featuring grindhouse cult classics in numerous “Midnight Movie” cult genres — including exploitation, horror, spaghetti westerns, Nsfw drive-in sleaze and more — which you can now see streaming over on Night Flight

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Fantastic Planet – Midnights This Weekend at The Tivoli

“Deprived of lessons, I decided to run away.”

Fantastic Planet plays this weekend (June 17th and 18th) at The Tivoli at midnight as part of their Reel Late at the Tivoli midnight series.

I saw the 1973’s French/Czechoslovakian masterpiece Fantastic Planet at the Kirkwood Cinema when it was new. There was a string of adult animated movies in the early 1970’s, Ralph Bakshi et al, many of which have become perennial cult classics. Rene Laloux is the French director of Fantastic Planet and Roland Topor was the animator. The drawings, which were highly artistic and complex, payed tribute to Terry Gilliam, though not as humorous, the “head” styles of “Yellow Submarine,” and even to Bakshi himself, with the anthropomorphisms and even the occasional nudity.

Fantastic Planet is a story of one human “Om” (French for “man”) named Terr, who loses his mother in the beginning of the movie, is taken care by aliens who become his captors. He then escapes from his alien captor family known as “Traags” to a race of humans. With his device of intellectual “Traag” knowledge in his head, he passes that knowledge to the other Oms and frees them from the captivity of the merciless “Traags.”

But if you like animation that is “different,” you may appreciate Fantastic Planet which was a grand prize winner at the Cannes Film Festival and regularly played on USA’s “Night Flight” program 20 years ago (“Night Flight” program was a late-night cable show that specialized in rock videos and cult films). In age where directors can literally do and put anything on screen achieving the desired ‘wow’ factor has become an increasingly rare thing. Laloux didn’t have 3D or CGI at his disposal in 1971; just some extremely talent cartoon artists a seriously funky score and some extremely crazy ideas and today Fantastic Planet still manages to impress. While it may be easy to dismiss Fantastic Planet as some post Hippy movement nonsense complete with psychedelic imagery barely concealable political allegories and very much a product of its time it remains a compelling and indeed visionary oddity. Check out Fantastic Planet when it plays midnights this weekend at The Tivoli and see how fantastic it is.

Fantastic Planet screens this weekend (June 17th and 18th) at The Tivoli at midnight as part of their Reel Late at the Tivoli midnight series.

The Tivoli’s located at 6350 Delmar Blvd., University City, Mo. Admission is a mere $8!

A Facebook invite for the event can be found Here

The Tivoli’s website can be found Here

Here’s the midnight line-up for the next few weeks:

June 24 and 25th: Troll 2

July 1st and 2nd Jaws

July 8th and 9th Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (Miyazaki)

July 15th and 16th Rear Window

July 22nd and 23rd Akira

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Night Flight Is Back as a Subscription Service! Relive the Madness!

Growing up in the 80’s, I have fond memories of late night TV and a little show called “Night Flight,” which was home to some of the most obscure shit I’ve ever seen! If you’re like me and remember this… Continue Reading →

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Forever and a Day | Blu-ray Review

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What may be most surprising about Katja von Garnier’s music doc Forever and a Day, a contemporary portrait of iconic hard rock/heavy metal German band The Scorpions, is to note their five decades worth of musical presence. Formed by Rudolf Schenker in 1965, the band allowed Garnier to tag along as they embarked on what was meant to be their Final Sting tour, an eighteen month stretch of performances which were set to wrap up in Munich. However, based on the jubilant reaction as they performed, the band decided to then extend the tour. The result becomes a ruminative pondering on the nature of an artist’s retirement and what happens when creative outlets are eventually restrained. In between playdates, Garnier completes a historical portrait of the band’s ups and downs throughout the past fifty years.

As one of the band’s managers remarks early on, “it’s
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Jeff Buckley Covers Sly and the Family Stone’s ‘Everyday People’ in a New Posthumous Covers Album

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Jeff Buckley likely never intended to be remembered as a cover artist, but that is the legacy the late singer, who died in 1997 with just one album to his name, has left behind. And it'll continue into 2016: NPR reports that another posthumous Buckley album, You and I, is set to be released next March, this one featuring mostly covers he recorded as reference tracks to give his producers a sense of the sound he was after for his debut album. It'll include his take on Led Zeppelin's "Night Flight," Bob Dylan's "Just Like a Woman," the Smiths' "I Know It's Over" and "The Boy With the Thorn in His Side," and others, as well as two original songs. NPR also has a first listen of his cover of Sly and the Family Stone's 1968 classic anthem for equality "Everyday People," which Buckley has pared down considerably. Like
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Busan unveils Asian Project Market 2015 line-up

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Busan unveils Asian Project Market 2015 line-up
Titles include London Stories from Hana Makhmalbaf [pictured].Scroll down for full selection

Busan’s Asian Project Market (Apm) has announced this year’s line-up to include Hana Makhmalbaf’s London Stories and Yu Lik Wai’s A Mean To An End.

In its 18th year, the co-production market will showcase 30 projects from 15 countries including the UK, China, Vietnam and Iraq.

Up to last year, Apm selected a total of 442 projects of which 200 were completed and screened at film festivals around the world.

Organizers noted a rising trend of international co-productions tailored from the pre-production stage, not only between Asian countries but also European and Asian countries.

This year’s line-up also includes up-and-coming directors such as 2014 Cannes Un Certain Regard film Titli director Janu Behl with family comedy Agra, a India-France co-production, and 2014 Rotterdam invitee Siti director Eddie Cahyono with The Wasted Land, a story about an Indonesian peasant who is ready to do anything she can
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Big Names Line Up For Busan Project Market

Big Names Line Up For Busan Project Market
Leading Asian auteurs including Hana Makhmalbaf, Yu Likwai and India’s Kanu Behl will this year take up places at the Asian Project Market, part of the Busan film festival.

The market this year gives a platform for 30 film projects from 15 territories to find finance, co-production partners or sales and distribution support.

Makhmalbaf’s project “London Stories” is presented as originating from the U.K. where Hana’s brother Maysam is credited as producing. The Makhmalbaf family and their Makhmalbaf Film House company have been largely based in London since the presidency of Mahmoud Ahmedinejad in their native Iran in 2005. Mohsen Makhmalbaf last year presented his “The President” at Busan and gave the keynote speech at the academic Biff Forum.

Behl, director of last year’s Indian breakout “Titli” presents and Indian-French co-production “Agra.” Yu Likwai, also known as Nelson Yu, and one of Asia’s top cinematographers, will present “A Mean To An End.
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Film Review: ‘The Great Escape’

In “The Great Escape,” French comedic filmmaker Bruno Podalydes has mastered the look of a man with his head in the clouds — a vacant-stare dreamer grounded by his dead-end desk job who resolves to set off on a solitary voyage of self-discovery. Not so much a midlife crisis as the sort of middle-class indulgence afforded to white men with no greater dramatic problems to concern them, Podalydes’ patience-straining excursion amounts to an uneventful kayak ride downstream, rendered in the gentle, sunny style of an Alexander Payne movie, minus the laughs. (The jokes are there, but prove either too broad or too French to translate.) Passed over by Cannes in a year crowded with Gallic gems, the unassuming pic should do fine at home, but won’t get much farther than Podalydes’ easily distracted character does.

At 50, Michel (Podalydes) has spent the better part of his life daydreaming about the death-defying runs of classic airmail pilots,
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Martha Thomases: Is Comics Distribution Sexy?

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One of the most important but least sexy aspects of the comic book business is distribution. The people who get the comic books from the printer and then send them to your local comic book stores don’t have that aura of imagination we associate with artists and writers. They aren’t publicly literate, like editors and publishers.

(Note: I’m only talking about perceptions here. I know a bunch of people who work in distribution, and they are at least as interesting and varied as any other group of people.)

The first distributors I met were the ones who agreed to take on Comedy Magazine in 1980. The mix included those who specialized in newsstands and those who were more specialty oriented. The specialty mix included not just comic books but also zines and art magazines (we were an art magazine). Some of those became direct market distributors.

Then ten years went by,
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Lkff 2014: Night Flight Review

Director: Leesong Hee Il.

Starring: Kwak Si Yang, Lee Jae Joon, Choi Joon Ha, Kim Chang Hwan, Lee Ik Joon.

Running Time: 144 Minutes

Synopsis: Two young men battle with their feelings towards one another as they also try and traverse the tricky area of adolescence and high school.

Korean cinema is certainly trying to tackle themes of sexuality, bullying and assault amongst the youth of the country. Thread Of Lies, Han Gong-ju and now Night Flight have all premiered in English speaking countries this year, and it would appear that there is certainly a dark outlook, mixed with a plea for help and better understanding. Leesong Hee Il is a brave champion in Korean cinema, giving its first real look at homosexuality in his wonderful No Regrets. Homosexual himself, the fact that Leesong is openly gay means even more coming from Korea, where even gay pride parades force attendees to
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TCM Schedule: Lionel Barrymore Movies Including Night Flight Premiere

Lionel Barrymore movies: rare Night Flight. (See previous article: “Lionel Barrymore: More Than Drew Barrymore Great-Uncle.”) Last recommendation: Clarence Brown’s Night Flight (1933), a TCM premiere and a rarity not seen (because of rights issues) since who knows when. Night Flight boasts a remarkable cast, including both John and Lionel Barrymore, Helen Hayes, Robert Montgomery, Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, and William Gargan. That’s four Academy Award wins, plus five nominations and one Honorary Oscar. Lionel Barrymore movie schedule on Friday, August 10 6:00 Am West Of Zanzibar (1928). In this silent film, a mad African dictator plots revenge on the trader who stole his [...]
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"Kiss Me Deadly" and More DVDs

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Criterion releases Kiss Me Deadly on DVD and Blu-ray today and, for the occasion, they're running an essay by J Hoberman adapted from his book, An Army of Phantoms: American Movies and the Making of the Cold War: "Genres collide in the great Hollywood movies of the mid fifties cold-war thaw. With the truce in Korea and the red scare on the wane, ambitious directors seemed freer to mix and match and even ponder the new situation. The western goes south in The Searchers; the cartoon merges with the musical in The Girl Can't Help It. Science fiction becomes pop sociology in Invasion of the Body Snatchers. And noir veers into apocalyptic sci-fi in Robert Aldrich's 1955 masterpiece Kiss Me Deadly, which, briefly described, tracks one of the sleaziest, stupidest, most bru tal detectives in American movies through a nocturnal, inexplicably violent labyrinth to a white-hot vision of cosmic annihilation.
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DVD: DVD: Night Flight

MGM promised moviegoers “more stars than there are in heaven” and occasionally made movies seemingly designed to make good on that boast. Released a year after the similarly star-studded Grand Hotel, 1933’s Night Flight gathers John and Lionel Barrymore, Helen Hayes, Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, and Robert Montgomery for a film about how one much-needed packet of medicine makes its way from Santiago, Chile to Rio. Produced by David O. Selznick, Night Flight often groans from the effort of packing too many stars into too little story, but that flaw also makes it interesting, as does Clarence Brown’s ...
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dvd review: Night Flight

Until its recent showing at the TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood, and the unveiling of this DVD, Night Flight hadn’t been shown publicly since the 1930s. It’s been on many film buffs’ wish list for years and years, given its all-star cast and pedigree (based on Antoine de St. Exupéry’s acclaimed novel, directed by Clarence Brown, produced by David O. Selznick, with a screenplay by the solid and prolific Oliver H.P. Garrett). That it isn’t a masterpiece is only a slight disappointment. It’s quite good, and what is more important, it represents a genuine attempt by Selznick and MGM…
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TCM Classic Film Festival: Day 4 – Drew Barrymore, the Quintessential TCM Fan

TCM Classic Film Festival: Day 4 – Drew Barrymore, the Quintessential TCM Fan
There were a lot of events and happenings on the final day of the TCM Classic Film Festival — including rival final screenings (Fantasia, West Side Story, and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) that spread the wealth around to close the fest — but for me, the final event that will stick with me is of the early Sunday screening of Night Flight, a 1933 aviator drama produced by David O. Selznick and starring John Barrymore, Clark Gable, and Helen Hayes. The movie itself wasn’t on par with some of the other rare discoveries and screenings of the fest (that honor would go to Hoop-La, This Is the Night, and The Constant Nymph), but for the energy that pervaded the screening and for its very special guest star and quintessential TCM fan: Drew Barrymore.

The actress hadn’t been slated to appear in any of the advance press materials, but once.
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Everson, TCM Fest, Screening the Past, More

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The exhibition More Than That: Films by Kevin Jerome Everson opens today at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and will be on view through September 18. Artforum is rerunning Ed Halter's piece on Everson from its May 2010 issue for the occasion: "For more than a decade, working in numerous film and video formats, Everson has presented images of the lives of African Americans — and other people of African heritage, worldwide — through his own distinctive practice of cinematic portraiture, a blend of fiction and documentary that analyzes minute aspects of individual personality by homing in on everyday gestures of labor and leisure. Whether shot from real life, rediscovered in archival images, or performed according to Everson's direction, these gestures subsist as parallels and cognates for artmaking. His films suggest not records of reality but, rather, recordings of performance."

"The lineup for the third annual BAMcinemaFest, just announced today,
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