Whiskey Flicks Live! MIDNIGHT MADNESS!!! Vol. 3

For our third performance of Whiskey Flicks Live! MIDNIGHT MADNESS!!!, we were joined by special guest Cecil Baldwin for a romp through the camp, gore and rock n’ roll attitude of our favorite cult films.

For more Cecil, check out:
Welcome to Night Vale
Random Number Generator Horror Podcast No. 9
The Program with the San Francisco Neo-Futurists

Next up, the first in-person Whiskey Flicks Live! since 2019 at the City Reliquary, Friday 5/28 @8pm. Tickets are limited so get them here:
Whiskey Flicks Live! & In Person

Then we’re back online for The Whiskey Flicks Live Big Dumb Summer Show!, Fridays 6/11 and 6/18 @ 8pm. Bigger, louder, dumber. Just the way we like our movies…and our summers. Pay-what-you-wish and BYOB!
The Whiskey Flicks Live Big Dumb Summer Show!

And here’s the complete playlist from Whiskey Flicks Live! MIDNIGHT MADNESS!!! Vol. 3. Happy discovering and re-discovering!

  1. The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  2. The Toxic Avenger
  3. Showgirls
  4. Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
  5. Donnie Darko
  6. Lady Snowblood
  7. Female Trouble
  8. The Doom Generation
  9. The Wizard of Gore
  10. Barbarella
  11. The Big Lebowski
  12. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (trailer)
  13. Fritz the Cat
  14. Repo! The Genetic Opera
  15. Un Chien Andalou
  16. Eraserhead
  17. Mommie Dearest
  18. Streets of Fire (Niederman pick!)
  19. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Cecil pick!)
  20. The Wicker Man
  21. Xanadu
  22. Evil Dead 2 (audience pick!)
  23. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (reprise!)

Please enjoy some images from the show!

Whiskey Flicks Live! MIDNIGHT MADNESS!!! Vol. 2

How trashy can we get in our unscripted, boozed-infused deep dive into film? We explored this notion in the April 23rd performance of Whiskey Flicks Live! MIDNIGHT MADNESS!!! with guest co-curator and co-reactor Kyra Sims. Did we find any answers? Mmmm… If you want to see more of Kyra’s work, we urge you to investigate the following:

Kyra’s walking tour NYC history essay series
New York Neo-Futurists

Join us again on Friday 4/30 for Vol. 3 of MIDNIGHT MADNESS!!! with our next guest, actor, Neo-Futurist, and the voice of “Welcome to Night Vale” Cecil Baldwin.

And here’s your “omg my head was spinning from all the awesome clips and I couldn’t keep track” playlist from the show. Happy watching!

  1. The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  2. But I’m a Cheerleader
  3. Pink Flamingos
  4. Glen or Glenda
  5. Party Monster
  6. The Room
  7. The Who’s Tommy
  8. The Cremaster Cycle
  9. The Harder They Come
  10. Sleepaway Camp
  11. Harold and Maude
  12. Pink Flamingos (redux)
  13. Cats
  14. Nosferatu (1922)
  15. The Arena
  16. Troll 2
  17. Jennifer’s Body
  18. The Warriors
  19. Bebe’s Kids
  20. Plan 9 From Outer Space
  21. Hercules in New York (Kyra pick!)
  22. Repo Man (Niederman pick!)
  23. Catwomen of the Moon (audience pick!)
  24. Hedwig and the Angry Inch
  25. Pink Flamingos (finale)

Photos from the 4/23 performance of Midnight Madness!!!

Whiskey Flicks Live! MIDNIGHT MADNESS!!! Vol. 1

photo by Jody Christopherson

On Friday, April 16 we kicked off Whiskey Flicks Live! MIDNIGHT MADNESS!!!, our three-part deep dive into midnight, cult, experimental, grindhouse and just plain weird-ass flicks, with special guest Yeauxlanda Kay. If you want to see more of Yeauxlanda’s work, check out the following:

This Could Be Us But You Keep Voting Republican on Spotify
This podcast discusses how to live your best life in the best surroundings with everyone encouraged to live up to their highest human potential and how a certain American political party has consistently been an enemy to all of that for over a century. 

Self-Care for Creatives at Sacred Art Society on Clubhouse
Helpful self-care tips for folks living on the edge of possibility. Advice and support from artists, actors, playwrights, poets & healthcare pros. Laugh together and share your own self-care tips.

Join on Friday 4/23 for Vol. 2 of MIDNIGHT MADNESS!!! with our next guest, musician, writer, actor and Neo-Futurist Kyra Sims.

And for your midnight movie must-watch list-making pleasure, here’s the playlist from last night’s show. See you next time!

  1. The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  2. Heavy Metal
  3. Time Bandits
  4. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
  5. El Topo
  6. The Phantom of the Paradise
  7. Rock & Rule
  8. Big Trouble in Little China
  9. Freaks
  10. Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
  11. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
  12. Labyrinth
  13. Five Deadly Venoms
  14. The Kentucky Fried Movie
  15. Re-Animator
  16. Night of the Living Dead
  17. The Lost Boys
  18. Waking Life
  19. This is Spinal Tap
  20. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (reprise) – Niederman pick!
  21. Clue
  22. Siesta – Yeauxlanda pick!
  23. The Cook the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover – audience pick!
  24. Mazes and Monsters

    Photos from the 4/16 performance of MIDNIGHT MADNESS!!! by Jody Christopherson:

Whiskey Flicks Live! One Year at a Time…EXTENDED EDITION 1997

This week Mike and Dan docked the Whiskey Flicks Live! One Year at a Time… machine at its final port (for now) in 1997. We felt all the feels as we celebrated the exuberance of the year’s biggest blockbusters, but also took a detour into how queerness was being represented and explored in peak 90s cinema. See below for the complete playlist.

Up next in April: Whiskey Flicks Live! MIDNIGHT MADNESS!!!, a three part, unscripted, booze-infused deep dive into midnight movies, cult classics, and underground fan favorites with special guests Yeauxlanda Kay, Kyra Sims, and Cecil Baldwin.

Here’s the complete playlist from WFL! 1997:

  1. Blur – Song 2 (music video)
  2. Titanic
  3. The Fifth Element
  4. Men in Black
  5. Princess Mononoke
  6. Star Wars – Special Edition
  7. The Game
  8. Jackie Brown
  9. Selena
  10. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
  11. Good Will Hunting
  12. Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion
  13. The Ice Storm
  14. Eve’s Bayou
  15. Titanic (reprise)
  16. Daft Punk – Around the World (music video)
  17. Lost Highway
  18. 4 Little Girls
  19. Rogers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella
  20. In & Out
  21. As Good As it Gets
  22. Chasing Amy
  23. Waiting for Guffman
  24. Boogie Nights
  25. Spice Girls – Wannabe (music video)
  26. Love and Death on Long Island
  27. Love! Valor! Compassion!
  28. Copland (audience pick)
  29. Titanic (finale)
  30. Contact
  31. Starship Troopers
  32. Anaconda

Whiskey Flicks Live! One Year at a Time…EXTENDED EDITION 1989

This week the Whiskey Flicks Live! One Year at a Time…EXTENDED EDITION time machine hurled right to the heart of 1989, a crucial year for Mike and Dan as they watched the Berlin Wall crumble, entered high school, and leveled up on their film nerdery. Blockbusters, indie films, music vids…suddenly everything felt much more important. See below for the complete playlist.

Next week, we whisk away to 1997 (peak ’90s imho) and the last performance of our decade-hopping Extended Edition of One Year at a Time…

The official WFL! 1989 playlist:

  1. Do the Right Thing – opening credits
  2. Seinfeld
  3. Lean On Me
  4. Dead Poets Society
  5. The Little Mermaid
  6. All Dogs Go to Heaven
  7. Heathers
  8. Steel Magnolias
  9. When Harry Met Sally
  10. Glory
  11. The Fabulous Baker Boys
  12. Drugstore Cowboy
  13. Sex, Lies and Videotape
  14. Prince – Batdance (music video)
  15. The Simpsons
  16. Batman
  17. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  18. The Abyss
  19. Earth Girls Are Easy
  20. Driving Miss Daisy
  21. The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover
  22. Do the Right Thing
  23. The War of the Roses (audience choice)
  24. Janet Jackson – Rhythm Nation
  25. Say Anything…
  26. Vampire’s Kiss
photos by Jody Christopherson

Whiskey Flicks Live! One Year at a Time…EXTENDED EDITION 1976

This week we hopped back into the Whiskey Flicks Live! One Year at a Time…EXTENDED EDITION time machine and bleep blop blooped back to 1976, where we explored a post-Vietnam, post-Watergate, pre-80s-and-all-that-came-with-it cinematic landscape. It was a year of movies haunted by the past but also looking tentative optimism toward the future. See below for a complete playlist of our Feb. 19 show.

Next, we Zoom forward (literally) to 1989. Join us Friday 2/26 at 8pm EST (which happens to be Dan’s birthday!) for some late 80s realness.

The official WFL! 1976 playlist:

  1. The Ramones – Blitzkrieg Bop (live)
  2. Taxi Driver
  3. All the President’s Men
  4. Freaky Friday
  5. The Bad News Bears
  6. The Man Who Fell to Earth
  7. Silver Streak
  8. Sybil
  9. A Star is Born
  10. King Kong
  11. Laverne & Shirley – intro
  12. Rocky
  13. Vicki Sue Robinson – Turn the Beat Around (live)
  14. Master of the Flying Guillotine
  15. The Monkey Hustle
  16. The Missouri Breaks
  17. The Ritz
  18. Logan’s Run
  19. The Bionic Woman (intro)
  20. Marathon Man
  21. Carrie
  22. Car Wash (Niederman pick!)
  23. Network
  24. Stevie Wonder – As (live)
photos by Jody Christopherson

Whiskey Flicks Live! I ❤️ NY

Thank you to everyone who made Whiskey Flicks Live! their Valentine on Friday, Feb. 12. Up next, Whiskey Flicks Live! One Year at a Time…EXTENDED EDITION, kicking off with 1976!

Here’s the complete playlist for Whiskey Flicks Live! I❤️ NY

  1. Manhattan (1978)
  2. On the Town (1949)
  3. The Seven Year Itch (1955)
  4. Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
  5. 30 Rock S1E20 “Cleveland” (2007)
  6. Annie Hall (1977)
  7. Carol (2015)
  8. When Harry Met Sally (1989)
  9. You’ve Got Mail (1998)
  10. An Affair to Remember (1957)
  11. Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
  12. Jay-Z featuring Alicia Keys – Empire State of Mind – music video (2009)
  13. City Lights (1931)
  14. Sex and the City S6E17 “The Cold War” (2004)
  15. Moonstruck (1987)
  16. Do the Right Thing (1989)
  17. New York, I Love You (2008)
  18. St. Vincent – New York – music video (2017)
  19. Paris is Burning (1990)
  20. The Get Down S1E6 “Raise Your Words, Not Your Voice” (2016)
  21. The Muppets Take Manhattan – audience pick! (1984)
  22. Longtime Companion (1989)
  23. Shortbus (2006)
  24. The Fisher King – Niederman pick! (1991)
  25. Ghostbusters (1984)

photos by Jody Christopherson

Whiskey Flicks Live! One Year at a Time…IN THE YEAR 2000

This week, the Whiskey Flicks Live! One Year at a Time… machine reached its climactic destination, all the way IN THE YEAR 2000 (yeah, it never gets old). We explored movies at the dawn of the new millennium through the themes of “the end of history,” beginnings and endings, competition, and the importance of integrity and “taste” in art, music and film. Below is a complete playlist from our January 29 show.

But the journey isn’t over! After a week off, we’ll be back on Friday, February 12, 8pm EST for a special Valentine’s Day special: Whiskey Flicks Live! I❤️ NY. And the following three Fridays, 8pm EST, we’ll be back in the time machine, taking some control of the gears in Whiskey Flicks Live! One Year at a Time…EXTENDED EDITION, with our first stop on a three-decade hop being 1976 (cue Gonna Fly Now as we run up the steps)!

The official WFL! IN THE YEAR 2000 playlist:

  1. U2 – Beautiful Day (music video)
  2. Bring It On
  3. Miss Congeniality
  4. Best in Show
  5. Cast Away
  6. Erin Brockovich
  7. High Fidelity
  8. Pollack
  9. Almost Famous
  10. Requiem for a Dream
  11. Survivor – first season
  12. Battle Royale
  13. American Psycho
  14. Gladiator
  15. Britney Spears – Oops!…I Did it Again (music video)
  16. SeaLeb 2021 – opening title
  17. The Emperor’s New Groove
  18. Pitch Black
  19. The Cell
  20. Memento
  21. You Can Count on Me
  22. Belly Elliot
  23. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  24. Macy Gray – I Try (music video)
  25. A Perfect Storm (Niederman choice!)
  26. Dancer in the Dark
  27. O Brother, Where Art Thou (audience choice!)
  28. Love & Basketball
  29. Almost Famous (reprise)
  30. Cecil B. Demented
  31. Battlefield Earth
Photos by Jody Christopherson

Whiskey Flicks Live! One Year at a Time…2003

This week, the Whiskey Flicks Live! One Year at a Time… machine invaded 2003 with shock and awe. This was a year of violence and dislocation, but also of courage and sacrifice. See below for the complete playlist from our January 22 show.

And hold onto your hats as we zoom back in time once again on Friday, January 29, 9pm EST…all the way to the year 2000! Reserve your tickets HERE.

The official WFL! 2003 playlist:

  1. The White Stripes – 7 Nation Army (music video)
  2. City of God
  3. 28 Days Later
  4. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  5. Finding Nemo
  6. Lost in Translation
  7. Kill Bill Vol. 1
  8. Elephant
  9. Old School
  10. Party Monster
  11. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (final episode)
  12. Arrested Development (pilot episode)
  13. Beyoncé – Crazy in Love (music video)
  14. Christmas Classics: Elf, Love Actually, Bad Santa
  15. American Splendor
  16. Dogville
  17. Monster
  18. The School of Rock
  19. The Room
  20. Johnny Cash – Hurt (music video)
  21. Freaky Friday
  22. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (encore clip)
  23. Thirteen (audience pick)
  24. Big Fish (Niederman pick)
  25. Whale Rider
  26. Freddy vs. Jason
Photos by Jody Christopherson

Whiskey Flicks Live! One Year at a Time…1992

This week, the Whiskey Flicks Live! One Year at a Time… machine took us to 1992, the year Michael and I entered our senior year of high school and movies really started to matter. Down below is the playlist from our January 15 show, in its entirety.

And hop back in with us Friday 1/22, 9pm EST, as our randomly generated, whiskey-fueled time machine sends us forward one more decade…to 2003! Reserve your tickets HERE.

The official WFL! 1992 playlist:

  1. Alice in Chains – Would? (music video – from the Singles soundtrack)
  2. White Men Can’t Jump
  3. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
  4. My Cousin Vinny
  5. Basic Instinct
  6. Aladdin
  7. Cool World
  8. A League of Their Own
  9. Malcolm X
  10. Seinfeld – The Contest
  11. Bram Stoker’s Dracula
  12. Candyman
  13. Alien3
  14. Kriss Kross – Jump (music video)
  15. X-Men (TV show)
  16. Reservoir Dogs
  17. Wayne’s World
  18. Slow Movie Speed Round: Howard’s End, Unforgiven, A River Runs Through It, Glengarry Glen Ross
  19. Night on Earth
  20. Strictly Ballroom
  21. Sinead O’Connor – War (SNL performance)
  22. Sister Act
  23. The Crying Game
  24. Baraka (Niederman choice)
  25. Diggstown (audience choice)
  26. The Mighty Ducks
  27. Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You (music video from The Bodyguard soundtrack)
  28. Death Becomes Her

Photos by Jody Christopherson