Liquid Sky is an independent American film. It debuted at the Montreal Film festival in August 1982 and was well received at several film festivals thereafter. It was produced with a budget of $500,000. It became the most successful independent film of 1983 grossing $1.7 million dollars in the first several months of release.
On April 16, 2009 Dan Persons of mightymoviepodcast.com recalled that upon its release, Liquid Sky "provoked heated arguments and, love it or hate, was required viewing for anyone who really cared about film.". Persons considers the film "one of the formative forces of indie film."
Carlos James Chamberlin wrote in March, 2004 at senseofcinema.com: "It’s about time people started rendering unto Liquid Sky. Its long lipstick trace is smudged through much of indie cinema."
Liquid Sky was produced and directed by Slava Tsukerman who, prior to making Liquid Sky, had a successful career as a documentary and TV film maker in the USSR and Israel. The screenplay was...