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.
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This week, the PFS pays tribute to the late, great leading man GEORGE PEPPARD (BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S, TV’s THE A-TEAM) with a screening of the “lost” 1968 crime drama PENDULUM.
Insanely rare, it has never been released on DVD anywhere in the world, and remains essentially unseen for decades – despite a provocative script that deals with some unusually touchy subject matter for the era in which it was made, plus some extremely impressive dramatic performances by the supporting actors – including the late JEAN SEBERG.
The Plot: Peppard is cast somewhat against type as a tough, relentless cop who finds himself tempted to cross the line and break the law himself after he is accused of his own wife’s murder and feels abandoned by the court system.
It’s a real treat for fans of this underrated actor who never got the fame he deserved, as he is allowed to shine in this unusual role.
Look out for a memorable cameo by ISABEL SANFORD (the future “Weezy” on TV’s THE JEFFERSONS)!
The PFS proudly screens the full, uncut version.
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:
“Peppard is ideally cast as inflexibly hard-nosed cop. Director George Schaeffer’s pacing and choice of score is perfect for the genre. And, many of the key ironies are even more appropriate today than when the film was made. Very highly recommended.”
- Online Review
“The work of supporting actors Robert F. Lyons and Madeleine Sherwood stand out. Lyons makes a wonderful splash as his debut role in this film. I see very little work from this period that was on par with this. If you are interested in the detail of an actor’s craft, watch these two actors and their chemistry. They are just a joy to watch.”
- Online Review
“This movie is incredibly underrated. The performances are all top notch, from Peppard and Seberg down to the smallest role.. In my opinion, Madeleine Sherwood and Robert F. Lyons deserved Oscar nominations for their performances. They were flawless and mesmerizing as the white trash woman and her psycho son. I couldn’t take my eyes off them when they were on screen. This film should have made a star of Robert F. Lyons. I have no idea why it didn’t. It’s well-written and believable, nicely directed.”
- 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…
$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
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