At Night I Fly

A feature-length documentary by Michel Wenzer


At Night I Fly is a poetic testimony from a secluded world. New Folsom is one of the strictest prisons in the USA. A brutal world with riots, heavily armed guards and murders between rivaling gangs. In the middle of this there is also hope. In the film we meet several prisoners sentenced to life who take part in the programme Arts in Correction, where they meet over racial borders and gang hierarchies. These men have grown during their time in prison, they have learnt what it really means to be a human being. At night I Fly is film about the power of art.

Rent/buy on Vimeo On Demand (Nordic countries only). English subtitles.

SvD: "Fascinerande" (5 out of 6)

Dagens Nyheter: "Elegant fängelsereportage blir en lovsång till konsten" (4 out of 5)
Expressen: "Intressanta och gripande dokumentären" (link)



Production facts

Duration: one version 56 min. and one feature version 88 min.
Director: Michel Wenzer
Camera: Albin Biblom and Eric Börjeson
Editing, Sound, Music: Michel Wenzer
Sound Editing and Mix: Jan Alvermark
Producer: Tobias Janson
Co-producer: Louise Køster/Pausefilm Aps
Supported by: The Swedish Television/Lars Säfström
The Swedish Film Institute/Tove Torbiörnsson
The Nordic Film and TV Fund/Eva Færevaag
The Danish Film Institute/Jakob Høgel
The Danish Radio /DR/Mette Davidsen-Nielsen
International sales: The Yellow Affair, Miira Paasilinna

Website :

At Night I Fly & Dublin to the UK


Raindance and BFI London Film Festival will play host

Both At Night I Fly and Dublin will be screened in London this October: Raindance shows the Guldbagge-winning At Night I Fly on October 6 (link) and the BFI London Film Festival is the venue for recently-released Dublin on October 12 & 14 (link).

Prior to the At Night I Fly screening, a special performance by former CRASS front-man Penny Rimbaud will be given. Get a preview-glimpse here:


15 August 2012


Göran Hugo Olsson

David Aronowitsch

Annika Rogell

Hanna Heilborn

Ahmed Abdullahi

Tobias Janson

At Night I Fly television debut & DVD release



Both the DVD's of At Night I Fly and its prelude, Three Poems by Spoon Jackson, are now available on Story's webshop (link).

Michel Wenzer's At Night I Fly, winner of a Guldbagge and Tempo award, has its international television premiere this Friday at 20.00 on Swedish public broadcasting channel SVT 2. The one-hour version of the documentary is featured in K special, the channel's program series focussing on cultural films.

17 April 2012


Tobias Janson

MoMa selects At Night I Fly for Documentary Fortnight 2013


Award-winning documentary has its U.S. premiere

Guldbagge- and Tempowinning documentary At Night I Fly, directed by Michel Wenzer, has been selected for New York Museum of Modern Art's prestigious Documentary Fortnight. This annual event has a selection of international nonfiction films and reflects on new areas of documentary film making, focussing on the relationship between contemporary art and nonfiction practices. In total twenty-two feature-length and two short film have been selected by the museum.

Michel Wenzer will be attending the screenings (exact dates and times announced tomorrow, updated in this post). The festival is held from February 15 to March 4.

See MoMa's press release here. Watch the film here.

28 January 2013


Tobias Janson

Dates for U.S. premiere of At Night I Fly announced


The first ever screening of feature documentary At Night I Fly in the U.S. will be on February 20th at MoMA in New York

The film has been selected for Museum of Modern Art's Documentary Fortnight 2013: MoMA's International Festival of Nonfiction Film and Media. The event showcases new areas of documentary filmmaking, focusing on the relationship between contemporary art and nonfiction practices. Twenty-two feature-length and two short films have been selected by the museum.

Screening dates:

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 7 p.m. at Theatre 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theatre 2) 

Thursday, February 21st 2013, 4 p.m. at Theatre 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theatre 2)


Both screenings will be followed by a discussion with director Michel Wenzer and producer Tobias Janson.

More information:

10 February 2013


Tobias Janson