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13 E Park Ave, Savannah GA 31401

912.232.4447  kristin@sentientbean.com

"a haven for indie film, live music
and literary readings."

New York Times

Lonely Planet Recommended 2013

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May23Sat
8:00PM • 

Mr. Sommer has turned a simple strumming style into what may very well be the next big thing: an explosive and dramatic free-form style and, in the process, he’s become one of the finest free-form pickers anywhere, borrowing from Steve Howe, Merle Travis, Doc Watson and turning out a style that is authentically unique. And almost impossible to copy.

http://www.ericsommer.com/

May26Tue
8:00PM • Free

A poetry, spoken word 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.

May27Wed
8:00PM • $7.00

The Psychotronic Film Society of Savannah 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.

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The PFS of SAV proudly pays tribute to the inimitable life of the late, great screen “method actor,” fine art photographer and motion picture director DENNIS HOPPER (BLUE VELVET, HOOSIERS, EASY RIDER, SPEED, THE RIVER’S EDGE), who would have turned 79 years old this month, had he not passed away of prostate cancer in 2010.

As the PFS has done in the past, they’ll salute Hopper’s long and unusual career by showing one of his least-known (and most interesting) films.

This time around, it’s the gripping 1977 mystery THE AMERICAN FRIEND, directed by the great WIM WENDERS (PARIS, TEXAS, BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB, WINGS OF DESIRE, PINA).

A haunting and dark Neo-Noir, it was loosely based on author PATRICIA HIGHSMITH’S psychological thriller RIPLEY’S GAME.

That same book would later serve as the basis for the 2002 film of that exact title starring JOHN MALKOVICH – which was, itself, a sequel to 1999’s THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY (starring MATT DAMON and JUDE LAW).

Got that?

While this European movie co-starring BRUNO GANZ is not widely known in the USA to this day, a few years back, Highsmith herself reportedly said that Wenders’ take on her novel “captured the essence of (her) Ripley character better than any other,” so, if you’re a fan of those later, American-made adaptations, but have never seen this earlier version featuring the same characters, you may be in for a treat.

In fact, some critics have called this movie “a masterpiece.”

Fans of Dennis Hopper, the Ripley novels, Wim Wenders, or simply of captivating motion pictures are encouraged to check out an incredibly rare public viewing of this unfortunately obscure gem.

And, how cool is this: the Bean will have craft beer and organic wine available at a discount during this screening.


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

May28Thu
6:30PM • Free

Try going a day without plastic. In this touching and often flat-out-funny film, we follow “everyman” Jeb Berrier as he embarks on a global tour to unravel the complexities of our plastic world. What starts as a film about plastic bags evolves into a wholesale investigation into plastic and its effect on our waterways, oceans and even our own bodies. We see how our crazy for plastic world has finally caught up to us and what we can do about it. Today. Right now.

May29Fri
8:00PM • 

Fronted by 24 year old singer/songwriter and composer Ashley Dudukovich, Chasing Jonah is an Alternative Indie Rock project started out of Orlando, FL. Chasing Jonah puts forward an emotionally charged sound that combines Dudukovich’s haunting vocals and vulnerable lyrics with moving orchestral and indie rock arrangements that produce its characteristic cinematic sound.

May31Sun
8:00PM • Free

The Comrades come together again for their second meeting at The Bean. More info TBA

Jun04Thu
8:00PM • 

Join the rich tradition of beautiful, inspiring, honest music that has been mysteriously growing out of the Carolina soil since God knows when, the quartet pair instrumentation and harmony typically associated with the state’s mountain region, with their own deep love for the coastal waters.

Paste Magazine Stated, “Look Homeward will appeal to fans of the Avett Brothers, and “Morning Light” is the perfect acoustic tune for that bright sunshiny day.”

Jun05Fri
6:00PM • Free

The Sentient Bean showcases the exhibition Amica Mea, by Mariah Howington during the month of June, 2015. Amica Mea is her first solo exhibition in Savannah, GA. Howington is a recent graduate from the Savannah School of Art and Design with a BFA in Painting and a minor in Art History and is currently painting in her studio in Fernandina Beach, FL.

Spiritual experiences in nature, sacred geometry, traveling, and contemporary issues inspire Howington to create paintings and etchings. Her paintings are oil on canvas, with charcoal and graphite details overlaying the misty, euphoric backgrounds.

Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/events/1435918256710126/

Jun08Mon
7:00PM • 

Emergent Savannah presents: Monday Means Community

Jun09Tue
8:00PM • Free

A poetry, spoken word and music open mic with an emphasis on sharing new, original, thoughtful work, hosted at the Bean on the second and fourth 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.

Jun11Thu
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!

Jun12Fri
8:00PM • 

“Cicada Rhythm is like sweet tea and a rocking chair on a Dalohnega cabin porch. Expect just the right amount of syrup dripping off the upright bass of the Julliard-trained Andrea DeMarcus, and the perfect tartness in David Kirslis’ twangy guitar and vocals. Mix ’em together, and these genteel, acoustic jams go down as smooth as the golden brown elixir for which the South is known.” – Athens Herald

“Cicada Rhythm’s unique blend of Appalachian and classical was impressive from our first listen of this track.” – Best Albums of 2011 – Ear to the ground Music

http://cicadarhythm.org/music

Jun18Thu
8:00PM • Free
Jun21Sun
8:00PM • 

Hodera is an alternative/indie rock band from New Jersey.

Toy Cars is folk/punk born and bred in NJ.

Jun23Tue
8:00PM • Free

A poetry, spoken word and music open mic with an emphasis on sharing new, original, thoughtful work, hosted at the Bean on the second and fourth 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.

Jul03Fri
6:00PM • Free

Phillip Wells works full time as a graphic designer and illustrator. His work has been published in various magazines and newspapers and, in addition, he has published children’s book titled, “Doodle Florida.”

His work can be seen here:

http://phillipcwells.prosite.com

Jul09Thu
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!

Jul11Sat
8:00PM • 

Stephen Babcock

Stephen began playing guitar at the age of 15. He has continued to craft his skills as a singer-songwriter, recording and performing a catalog of original music.

Brad Goodall

Luca DiFabio

Jul13Mon
8:00PM • Free

Emergent Savannah presents: Monday Means Community

Jul14Tue
8:00PM • Free

A poetry, spoken word and music open mic with an emphasis on sharing new, original, thoughtful work, hosted at the Bean on the second and fourth 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.

Jul17Fri
8:00PM • 

In brief, Munook is more of a conceptual art project than it is a pop/rock act. Utilizing electronic instruments to interpret songwriter/composer style music, Munook sits somewhere between DJ and indie-alternative. Moody, relatively mellow, experimental, spiritual, and groovy.