Liquid Sky

A film out of nowhere by an unknown Soviet director that anticipated the underground club scene of 80s and 90s NYC and launched the indie film movement that touted Beth and Scott B., Jarmusch, and Spike.

Punk, sci-fi and some very twisted dark comedy made the film and actress/model Anne Carlisle (who plays dual androgynous roles) cult-famous and was the highest-grossing indie film of the year (budget: $500,00). Carlisle plays a fashion model obsessed with fame whose sexual partners seem to be dying at an alarming rate, there’s lots of clubbing, and then the aliens come to NY looking for heroin.

Vincent Canby said it best: “Liquid Sky is a celebration of virtually every anti-social attitude one can think of.”