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Off Beat Radio
Ian Wilson
“The Crater” (2008)
February 2nd
February 2nd
What better movie to show on the "Big Game" weekend than this action packed documentary on the late martial arts legend, Bruce Lee! The beatniks offer this biography with scenes from several of his childhood films. Later, Lee imitator Bruce Li is featured in scenes from "Last Fist of Fury!"
February 9th
February 9th
Beatnik “Zelda” visits the legendary and historic “Colored Musicians Club” in Buffalo, where she introduces the legendary Cab Calloway ( who made many visits to Buffalo) in this 1947 musical. Calloway performs “Minnie was a Hep Cat” and appears with his orchestra. The film features Peters Sisters Singers and tap dancers Miller Brothers and Lois.
February 16th (NEW)
February 16th (NEW)
What better flick to feature on Valentine's Day weekend than this Ed Wood classic. Open your mind to this docudrama about crossdressing. Wood, who was a crossdresser himself, made this movie as a shout out for acceptance. His real life girlfriend Dolores Fuller appears along with horror icon Bela Lugosi! It's a love story about a man, a woman, and angora sweaters!
February 23rd (NEW)
February 23rd (NEW)
Bird, Zelda, and Theo present a far gone flick written by Jonathan Haze, the actor best known for his starring role in the Roger Corman classic, “The Little Shop of Horrors.” Follow the fun as two Army specialists are attacked by vegetable like monsters, who have to fight off an invasion of beautiful women. Are they alien versions of the Kardashians? 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.