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Jul30Wed
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)!


The Psychotronic Film Society salutes the career of charismatic leading man and legendary tax evader WESLEY SNIPES (BLADE, WAITING TO EXHALE, TO WONG FOO THANKS FOR EVERYTHING, JULIE NEWMAR, NEW JACK CITY, WHITE MEN CAN’T JUMP ) by screening one of his least-known and most peculiar roles: that of mysterious Rastafarian athlete/villain “Obike Fixx” in 1998’s “lost” sci-fi/action flick FUTURESPORT.

This ludicrous mishmash of the plots of such better films as ROLLERBALL (the 1975 original, of course) and THE RUNNING MAN, truly has to be seen to be believed.

It was actually produced by Snipes himself under a lucrative deal he struck (at the height of his box office draw) to oversee and star in a handful of ambitious, made-for-TV movies. However, we’ll be showing the complete, uncut version, which was shown theatrically in Europe and Asia and features adult language and nudity not included in the U.S. TV broadcast.

The Plot: In the year 2025, a group of superstar athletes and a sultry newscaster team up to battle terrorism and save the country in the only athletic arena of the future.

Huh?

To elaborate: In the year 2025, Hawaii wants to secede from the USA, and in order to stave off a violent revolution, all parties agree to have the disagreement settled by a televised, winner-take-all sports match.

Yep. It’s about as silly as things can get.

Basically, in the future, there is only one popular sport worldwide, and it’s called – get this: FUTURESPORT.

It’s kinda like basketball, but it’s COED, played on flying skateboards (yes, I said flying skateboards), and takes place in an oval arena. The players zip around the oval at high speeds. Kinda like roller derby.

But on flying skateboards. And they’re trying to make goals.

Snipes plays some sort of Rastafarian Futruresport guru (his Jamaican accent is mind-blowingly bad), and he argues a lot with the world’s most popular athlete, played by Superman himself, DEAN CAIN.

Oh, did I mention that the lovely and generally talented actress VANESSA WILLIAMS is in this awesome piece of dreck as well?

Trust us – if you love to howl out loud at INCREDIBLY STUPID movies filled with ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE acting (the kind that leaves you very impressed that all the actors made it through complete takes without cracking up at the stupidity of the task at hand or breaking down in tears of embarrassment at the sub-par quality of the script), you REALLY won’t want to miss this one.

The primitive CGI special effects are a hoot, and it’s worth noting the film was directed by ERNEST DICKERSON, whom many will recognize as the man responsible for many of the very best episodes of the current AMC-TV hit series THE WALKING DEAD.

Perhaps appropriately, the Bean will have craft beer and organic wine available at a discount during this screening!


Read what critics and viewers have to say about this obscure film:

“I have to admit that I have seen some truly awful movies in my life, but this one takes the cake. It took most of the respect I had for Snipes and killed it. Between the acting, writing, directing, and special effects, it contains some of the fakest scenes I have ever seen and is so bad it’s unintentionally funny. I cannot say enough bad things about this film.” - Online Review

“If you could morph SAVED BY THE BELL or THE GUIDING LIGHT into a science fiction flick then FUTURESPORT would be the result. But know that SAVED BY THE BELL and THE GUIDING LIGHT are worthy of Oscar Awards when compared to FUTURESPORT. Yes… It really is that bad.

This movie is beyond awful. If you enjoy feeling embarrassed for actors/actresses/directors and/or watching bad movies for the fun of it and/or building up your memory of bad one-liners then this movie could be a fun watch.

If your children watch this movie and actually enjoy it, then you have clearly failed as a parent.” - Online Review

“Instead of a 1 out of 10, I gave this a 2, just for Dean Cain’s good attitude throughout this stinking ship.” - Online Review


We’ll also be raffling off some odd prizes and rare DVDs 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

Aug01Fri
6:00PM • Free

Local artists, galleries, and businesses will come together on the first Friday from 6pm to 9pm for Savannah’s monthly name First Friday Art March! Featuring spaces between Forsyth Park and Victory Ave., Art March will include local vendors, unique art and handmade crafts, family-friendly activities, and live music!

Aug06Wed
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 Psychotronic Film Society salutes the international legacy of one of popular culture’s most loved folk heroes, ZORRO, on the occasion of the 95th Anniversary of the creation of this dashing, masked outlaw who’s got a way with a whip and a foil.

And, much like Zorro himself never reveals his identity, we are not going to reveal in advance the exact title of the film we’ll be showing.

Now, as you may know, there have been over 40 different Zorro movies made worldwide since 1920.

Which one of those many choices will we show?

You’ll just have to buy a ticket, take a chance and find out for yourself.

We hope you’ll trust us to steer you in the right direction, and know that we’d only show a Zorro film that we truly LOVE.

See you there?


We’ll also be raffling off some odd prizes and rare DVDs 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

Aug08Fri
8:00PM • $0.00

While in Athens with the Monkeygrass Jug Band, Brandon Nelson McCoy has been honing in a whole new batch of songs and melodies about love and murder and betrayal and lust. With a rich family history directly running to the McCoy-Hatfield feud, these songs recognize a rich and sometimes unsettling past that is inevitably influential on the present. Expect banjo, guitar and maybe some mandolin from this rare-but-anticipated solo outing in the Low Country.

Aug12Tue
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. Visit the Facebook page for more information.

Aug14Thu
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!

Aug17Sun
8:00PM • $5.00 Suggested Donation

The WillowWacks sound like The Avett Brothers and The Civil Wars crashed the recording of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” with Gotye filling in for George Martin while he was out for tea. “The WillowWacks-playing fresh music that defies time. Close your eyes and let the Willow-Wacks EP transport you to a very nice place.” David Luckin NPR Host of The Electro Lounge

“Their music is fresh and lovely. Their songwriting is deeply moving and the harmonies are spot on! Newlyweds Lauren and Micah Gilliam are warmly captivating on stage, and its easy to see that they are also rock-n-roll soul-mates. The WillowWacks will sweetly fill your ears and widely open your eyes…’Comes Back Deep’ is a song that you’ll be chronically whistling after you hear it the first time. Check out The Willow Wacks – I think I love them.” JB Birney – WFCW 88.5 – Flagler College radio

Aug19Tue
8:00PM • $5.00 Suggested Donation

Haints in the Holler is an indie folk rock band from Richmond, Virginia. Since 2008, the band has been touring extensively, sharing stages up and down the East Coast with such notable contemporaries as Vikesh Kapoor, Ruby Fray, and The Melodic.

Years of singles and demo recordings culminated in the group’s first full length album in 2013, a collection of ten original songs entitled Skin and Bones that has garnered the group critical acclaim from some of their home city’s most respected music publications. RVA Magazine wrote of the record, “Acoustic sounds feed the soul with Southern-inspired aural treats,” while Sounds of RVA included Skin and Bones on its widely respected Albums We Loved in 2013.