Join us this October at The Tank for our latest live show!
Whiskey Flicks Live! Something Whiskey this Way Comes… is an unscripted, booze-infused deep dive into film, in which motormouth cinephile Michael Niederman reacts in real time to a series of surprise clips from horror, thriller and sci-fi movies. With the aid of live VJ Daniel McCoy (and a bottle of whiskey) Michael will lead us on an impromptu, interactive journey through a century of cinematic fear, asking us to consider what scares us, when, and why?
Content Warning: Whiskey Flicks Live! Something Whiskey This Way Comes… is centered around clips from horror movies over the last 100 years, which will sometimes contain violent and disturbing imagery. Though the overall tone of the show is fun and interactive, we won’t be shying away from the more extreme corners of the genre. Please consider this when making your decision to attend.
On Friday, June 22 we drank bourbon and moonshine from this episode’s whiskey donor, the legendary Kings County Distillery. We talked about the history of NY, politics, and the geography of lower Manhattan.
Plus, an on-premises interview with Colin Spoelman, owner of Kings County Distillery. The movie is Gangs of New York, a part of IFC Center‘s Waverly Midnights: Scorsese series.
On Saturday, May 26 (how’s that for turnaround?), the usual Whiskey Flicks folks, along with special guests Jody Christopherson, Kyra Sims and Rich Kass, hit IFC for John Waters’ infamous 1972 midnight classic PINK FLAMINGOS. Our tolerance for filth was put to the test and we emerged as better humans.
This episode contains the post-show discussion from our Dazed and Confused outing.
Then, on Saturday, April 28 we returned to Nitehawk Cinema for the runner-up in their Marijuana Madness Tournament, David Cronenberg’s Videodrome.
But things took an unexpected turn when the tall, leather-jacket clad, confidence-exuding director of the neighboring midnight movie appeared in the lobby, granted us an interview, and inspired a last-minute ditch of stylish body horror in favor of bloody, relentless cruelty.
The name of the movie and director are withheld here to avoid hurt feelings via Google alerts. Listen to the episode for the full poop!
On April 21 (the day after 4/20, but whatever, man) we took Whiskey Flicks to Nitehawk Cinema in Williamsburg for the first time to cover Richard Linklater’s 1993 coming-of-age classic Dazed and Confused, the winner of their Marijuana Madness Tournament.
This episode consists entirely of our pre-show, greenery-fueled discussion. The next episode will cover our post-show chat, as well as our return trip to Nitehawk the following week for Videodrome, the runner up in the MJ Madness Tournament – an excursion that took a surprising turn.
And, as promised somewhere in the middle of our discussion, some links to statistics on marijuana-related arrests and convictions:
On Friday, March 23, we returned to the IFC Center for a midnight screening of Soylent Green, the 1972 dystopia thriller directed by Richard Fleischer and starring Charlton Heston and Edward G. Robinson in his final film.
We recorded our pre-show discussion at the now-shuttered El Quijote, a 90 year old Spanish restaurant in the ground floor of the Chelsea Hotel. Over dinner we talk with a couple at a neighboring table about all things (or at least some things) Jewish in NYC, and with staff of the restaurant about the closing of this mainstay 23rd Street restaurant.
This is the first edition of “Whiskey Sips,” our happy hour edition of Whiskey Flicks, where we pod about a “before bedtime” screening we just couldn’t resist.
On March 16, with a flask ofHudson Whiskey, we braved Friday evening in Times Square to ascend about thirty escalators at AMC Empire on 42nd Street for the hugest international cinematic success story you’ve probably never heard of: Detective Chinatown 2. As the icing on the pan-global cake, were accompanied byRachel McPhee, who acted in the film.