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Off Beat Radio
Ian Wilson
“The Crater” (2008)
January 5th
January 5th
This 1926 silent film stars the legendary Buster Keaton. The story was inspired by the Great Locomotive Chase, a true story of an event that occurred during the American Civil War. This love story set in the 1800's is now considered one of the greatest American films ever made!
January 12th
January 12th
This American made science fiction flick was shot in Japan. Peter Dyneley stars as a foreign correspondent in Japan who is given an experimental drug, which causes an eye and even a second head to grow from his shoulder.

You know what our beatnik buddy Bird says, two heads are better than one!

January 19th
January 19th
Newly re-mastered after being lost for decades, this groundbreaking film was shot in Key West Florida starring the legendary Ethel Waters, and offered the first film roles for stars Geoffrey Holder and Cicely Tyson. This is cinema “gold” for sure offering a murder mystery, music, and more!
January 26th (NEW)
January 26th (NEW)
Originally known as “Gamera Vs. Barugon,” this sci-fi flick has a meteorite colliding with a rocket sending a monster to Mars. What is the result of the accident? You guessed it, lots of miniature buildings being crushed! Will the monsters make up? Will the scientists save the planet? Brew up some green tea and find out!

David Kane, Bird, Zelda and Theodore

ABOUT OBC

Off Beat Cinema is a two-hour hosted movie show that airs on television stations throughout North America on the retroTV Network along with a series of independent stations. Off Beat Cinema promises to show you “the movies that must be shown” – the good, the bad and the foreign (in their original languages, of course!)

Off Beat Cinema began on October 31, 1993 as a diversion from the flood of late night infomercials that seemed to consume the available airwaves of television’s last cool frontier: late night! Once a hip haven for insomniacs, second shifters, beatniks and kids who would sneak back to the TV when their parents were solidly in dreamland, late night television had become a vast wasteland of hucksters hawking everything from cooling systems to spray-on hair in a can.

The Hungry EarThe show is filmed in the Hungry Ear Coffee House, a whacked-out poetry basement located somewhere in downtown Buffalo, NY. The Hungry Ear Coffee House is a mad pad, Dad… and the kind of place where Boris Karloff could sit with Ed Wood and discuss the transcendence of the ego and how that applies to Moe Howard getting a cream pie in the face. A comfortable pad where former Beatle Pete Best could sit with the Goo Goo Dolls and discuss the merits of 3D giant insect fear films. I think you get the picture…

The beatniks also like to take the show on the road with gigs at Canalside or at far-out locations like Hot Mama’s Canteen! Check out the fun in the portfolio section.