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Mar05Thu
8:00PM • $6.00

For over a decade now, The Psychotronic Film Society of Savannah has been repeatedly named the BEST LOCAL FILM SERIES in annual reader polls. The PFS of SAV shows obscure and/or underappreciated films from around the world every Wednesday at the Sentient Bean (and occasionally on other nights as well). Whether extremely well-made or “so bad they’re good,” their selections are always rare, unique and memorable.

TO SUBSCRIBE NOW TO THEIR FREE EMAIL NEWSLETTER FOR UPDATES ON ALL PFS of SAV SCREENINGS (including those not held at The Bean), JUST EMAIL YOUR FULL NAME AND REQUEST TO psychotronicfilms@hotmail.com (YOUR INFO WILL NEVER BE SHARED)!


Due to scheduling conflicts, this Thursday show replaces this week’s regular Wednesday night PFS screening at the Bean.

So… Former pro football star FRED WILLIAMSON is a baaadd mutha.

Since 1968, he’s been a charismatic and intimidating lead in a long line of blaxploitation, crime, action and genre films and TV series since 1968 (including such highlights as MASH, HAMMER, BLACK CAESAR, HELL UP IN HARLEM, THE (original) INGLORIOUS BASTARDS, 1990: THE BRONX WARRIORS and FROM DUSK TILL DAWN), and he’s still maintains a busy schedule to this day in several aspects of the movie and television business.

In honor of his 77th birthday, we’ll screen one of his least-known pictures: the campy, “guilty-pleasure” action flick BLIND RAGE.

Never released on DVD anywhere in the world, this low-budget slice of quickly made exploitation is packed with ludicrous scenarios, mediocre acting and laughable dialog.

Oh, and did we mention ludicrous scenarios?

Shot (mostly) in the Philippines by writer and director EFREN C. PINON, (who is also responsible for such infamously ridiculous movies as THE BOUNCER AND THE DANCER, BALDO IS COMING, THE ENFORCER AND THE PUSSYCAT, DONG-DANG and SABOTAGE 2), this action-comedy is the tale of a group of five blind men (including one experienced criminal) who are recruited to steal $5 million U.S, dollars from a bank in Manila.

The only thing in their way?

American lawman Jesse Crowdwer, played by none other than Fred Williamson.

Written in less than five days, the script for this jaw-droppingly ridiculous clunker is a hoot, filled with leaps of logic that would give an Olympic gymnast a run for their money.

Oh, did we mention the bank-robbing gang is COMPLETELY BLIND?

Here’s the original theatrical trailer:

Come prepared to chuckle and cheer at this poorly dubbed, D-grade grindhouse-era gem from the Golden Age of trashy exploitation cinema.

See you there!


Here’s what critics and fans have to say about this forgotten film:

“Ever see a film that you knew deep down was bad, but you were able to suspend your usual beliefs about what a good movie should be and enjoy it anyway? Meet BLIND RAGE, a low-budget ‘70s anti-masterpiece.

The plot is highly original, if not ridiculous, and while the movie isn’t rife with so-bad-it’s-good humor, it certainly has its moments.” ~ Online Review

“Incredibly unique, though not remotely good story about syndicate of gangsters who stage a bank robbery using blind men. Give them points for the unique plot, take away a good many more for poor acting, bad dubbing and some of the most bizarre jaw dropping twists in a film. This is truly a bad movie lovers delight and the sort of thing to inflict, er, share with friends of a similar mind. Amazing, in a mind bending sort of way.” ~ Online Review


We’ll also be raffling off some free movie passes and odd prizes from the PFS archives before the show.

So, make sure to bring a few extra bucks with you for Raffle Tickets…


$6 admission for IMMATURE AUDIENCES ONLY!

Seating at 7:30pm / Show starts at 8:00pm

Award-Winning Organic Vegetarian Food + Fair-Trade Coffees & Teas + Micro-Brew Beers & Wines Available

Mar06Fri
6:00PM • Free

The Bean is part of The First Friday Art March, a monthly coordination of businesses and art spaces showcasing the best of the creative energy that exists south of Forsyth Park!

This month features Farmers Have Talent.

Pat Gallagher has been an artist for much of his life. His early years were spent as an architect in various places around the country. He has been an organic farmer, bee keeper, chicken raiser and now works with his wife in their food production company, Vegetable Kingdom. He has been in the Forsyth Farmers Market for years and sets up alongside his two friends, Michelle and Phil who are growers and artists. The works placed in this show from Pat have been created over the past few years and are in a category he calls; memory and dream paintings. They are paintings created from dreams or distant memories that have made a lasting impact on him and his work.

Mar07Sat
8:00PM • $10.00 Suggested Donation

From Irish and Americana to Worldbilly, Moira Nelligan and the Dixie Jigs will captivate you with fiddle tunes and folk songs that will make you sing, dance, laugh, and cry! Moira is joined by mandolin maestro George Norman and champion fiddler/guitarist Mickey Nelligan.

Mar08Sun
8:00PM • $7.00

For over a decade now, The Psychotronic Film Society of Savannah has been repeatedly named the BEST LOCAL FILM SERIES in annual reader polls. The PFS of SAV shows obscure and/or underappreciated films from around the world every Wednesday at the Sentient Bean (and occasionally on other nights as well). Whether extremely well-made or “so bad they’re good,” their selections are always rare, unique and memorable.

TO SUBSCRIBE NOW TO THEIR FREE EMAIL NEWSLETTER FOR UPDATES ON ALL PFS of SAV SCREENINGS (including those not held at The Bean), JUST EMAIL YOUR FULL NAME AND REQUEST TO psychotronicfilms@hotmail.com (YOUR INFO WILL NEVER BE SHARED)!


In the motion picture realm, few loom as large as ORSON WELLES (both literally and figuratively!).

Although he is responsible for such beloved classics as CITIZEN KANE, THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS, THE STRANGER and TOUCH OF EVIL, there was MUCH more to Welles’ cinematic career than those well-known features.

Though he died 30 years ago at the age of 70, he would turn 100 this year, and we’ll pay tribute to his enduring legacy of visionary art with a Special Mystery Screening of one of his most amazing works.

It’s a rare opportunity to view a stupendous and pioneering Welles’ film on the big screen – and, while we won’t reveal the exact title of this movie before showtime, we can say that it’s simultaneously one of his most acclaimed films as well as one of his least known.

This will be only the third Orson Welles film the PFS of SAV has shown in over a decade of regular screenings, and you can be assured we’ve waited QUITE a while for the perfect time to unveil this particular title.

Will this be a film that Welles directed, or starred in, or both?

Will it be one of his earlier films, or one from the latter part of his illustrious career?

All of these questions and many more will be answered at this very special event.

We can’t emphasize just how much we think of this incredible feature film, and how proud we are to present it to the PFS audience at the Bean.

So, if you are an Orson Welles fan – or even if you don’t know much at all about his work, but can appreciate spellbinding and thought-provoking cinema, then you’ll want to make plans now to attend this show.

Come prepared to be challenged and dazzled by the exemplary moviemaking artistry on display!

See you there?


We’ll also be raffling off some free movie passes and odd prizes from the PFS archives before the show.

So, make sure to bring a few extra bucks with you for Raffle Tickets…


$7 admission for MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY!

Seating at 7:30pm / Show starts at 8:00pm

Award-Winning Organic Vegetarian Food + Fair-Trade Coffees & Teas + Micro-Brew Beers & Wines Available

Mar09Mon
7:00PM • Free

Port City Cultural Alliance is proud to present, The Art of Social Change, a two-part panel discussion on the state of the arts community in Savannah. Our March 9th panel will include representatives from four local and distinct arts organizations; Jerome Meadows from ARC (Arts Resource Collective), Emily Earl and Alexis Javier Perez from Sulfur Studios, Eileen Baker from Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs and Matt Hebermehl and Jose Ray from SeeSAW. The interviewing and moderation will be provided by Kristopher Monroe from Art Rise. The evening will present a look into the existing arts organizations here in Savannah, as well as their impact, and how we can further support and create more resources for artists and their surrounding communities.

So join us for our first in this two-part series on March 9th, at The Sentient Bean, 7PM–SHARP. You’ll see just some of artists coming together to create community in Savannah and learn about some ways that you can be a bigger part of what Savannah’s future is going to look like.

Mar10Tue
8:00PM • Free

A poetry and music open mic with an emphasis on sharing new, original, thoughtful work, hosted at the Bean on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month. Sign up at 7:30, show starts at 8 sharp. Performers are given 4 minutes to do their best work. Original material is encouraged.

Mar11Wed
8:00PM • $7.00

For over a decade now, The Psychotronic Film Society of Savannah has been repeatedly named the BEST LOCAL FILM SERIES in annual reader polls. The PFS of SAV shows obscure and/or underappreciated films from around the world every Wednesday at the Sentient Bean (and occasionally on other nights as well). Whether extremely well-made or “so bad they’re good,” their selections are always rare, unique and memorable.

TO SUBSCRIBE NOW TO THEIR FREE EMAIL NEWSLETTER FOR UPDATES ON ALL PFS of SAV SCREENINGS (including those not held at The Bean), JUST EMAIL YOUR FULL NAME AND REQUEST TO psychotronicfilms@hotmail.com (YOUR INFO WILL NEVER BE SHARED)!


The PFS digs GEORGE KENNEDY.

You may know this versatile, Oscar-winning character actor and (occasional) leading man from such diverse films as COOL HAND LUKE, THE DIRTY DOZEN, THE SONS OF KATIE ELDER, THE EIGER SANCTION, THE DOUBLE McGUFFIN and the AIRPORT and THE NAKED GUN franchises – but he’s starred in TONS of other films, both high-quality efforts and extremely cheesy misfires.

In other words, George Kennedy is a working actor, with a long and enviable career that’s found him holding his own in serious dramas, action flicks, horror movies and even slapstick comedies.

We weren’t even aware of this way-cool, “lost” film until just a few months ago, as it has been unavailable on home video for decades.

However, Once we found it, we knew we had to bring it to the attention of our adventurous PFS audiences.

So, if you are a George Kennedy fan – or if you just appreciate clever and engaging cinema, then you’ll want to make plans now to attend this show.

See you there?


We’ll also be raffling off some free movie passes and odd prizes from the PFS archives before the show.

So, make sure to bring a few extra bucks with you for Raffle Tickets…


$7 admission for MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY!

Seating at 7:30pm / Show starts at 8:00pm

Award-Winning Organic Vegetarian Food + Fair-Trade Coffees & Teas + Micro-Brew Beers & Wines Available

Mar12Thu
8:00PM • Free

The monthly Open Mic Comedy Night gives you a chance to test out your comedic skills, or just bring your sense of humor and enjoy the show! Usually not family friendly!

Mar13Fri
8:00PM • $10.00

Jim Avett is the father of Scott and Seth Avett of The Avett Brothers. You can find Jim performing in listening rooms and at festivals from the Southeast to New England. His shows are a combination of beloved country tunes, his original ballads, and the stories he tells to introduce them. One comes away from a Jim Avett performance with the feeling that this is an honest man sharing his life and his love of music. It’s like spending the evening on the front porch singing and talking with a good friend.

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The City Hotel was born in Savannah in the summer of 2011. The band has emerged as one of the most engaging acts in Savannah, GA. Melding a love of popular and indie rock music with a traditional bluegrass lineup, the band provides an individual, exciting, and eclectic sound. With a combination of covers from treasured influences and unique originals, the City Hotel Band offers an unmatched experience to all audiences. In May of 2013, City Hotel was voted ‘Best Acoustic Band’ by the readers of Connect Savannah.

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Mar14Sat
8:00PM • Free

Join us for a monthly series of movies directly inspired by punk music, fashion or general attitude. The movie will start promptly at 8PM. Admission is free for customers of The Sentient Bean. Attendees are invited to discuss and or promote any events or shows happening around town.

Mar21Sat
8:00PM • $5.00 Suggested Donation

From New York City, Bay Uno is an indie folk adventure; style can be compared to Sufjan Stevens, Iron and Wine, Bright Eyes, M Ward, Patrick Watson, Bon Iver, Elliot Smith, Phosphorescent etc..

Dare Dukes’ music is a striking combination of incisive intelligence and sweet, doleful hooks. Looking past the shiny surfaces of American life, the Savannah, GA-based singer-songwriter chronicles the everyday world, mining the margins for the eccentric characters and bizarre events that are at the heart of his music.

Mar26Thu
8:00PM • $5.00 Suggested Donation

Crushed Out is an electrified honky-tonk surf duo from Brooklyn, NY, who’s joyous and high-energy live shows are known to melt cold cold hearts and set folks to dancing in the aisles. Their new record TEETH, built on a foundation of timeless melodies ringing with crystalline reverb, fans the fire they lit on their 2012 debut Want To Give. The husband-wife duo of Moselle Spiller and Franklin Hoier draw deep from their shared love of ‘atomic’ 50’s rock ‘n’ roll, country blues, and SoCal surf guitar to creating a sound that delivers on all those things rock ‘n’ roll promised us so long ago…