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5 / 23

Psychotronic Make-up Class 2015

Psychotronic Film Society of Savannah present

A One-Day-Only QUADRUPLE-FEATURE GRAB-BAG OF WEIRD & WONDERFUL MOVIES!

The Psychotronic Film Society of Savannah (repeatedly named Best Local Film Series by the readers of Connect Savannah) is hosting a One-Day-Only QUADRUPLE-FEATURE of WAY-COOL and EXTREMELY OBSCURE motion pictures from around the globe.

This is guaranteed to be one of the most unusual and memorable cinema events to be held in Savannah all year long, so please invite your friends to this special presentation, as we’d love to pack the house! Each film will screen only once, and seating is limited.  

While tickets to individual films will be available at the door on the day of the show for $7 each (which includes your choice of organic popcorn or assorted candies/snacks), we highly recommend you purchase a Special All-Day Discount Pass in advance online for only $20 at http://psychotronicmake-upclass2015.bpt.me/

With your All-Day Pass, you’ll save $8 off regular admission prices, and the passes are transferable—meaning that if you can only make a couple of the films, you can share your ticket with a friend for the other films!

We’ll also be selling Raffle Tickets for just $1 each, and drawing before every film for an assortment of unique and valuable prizes. Bring a few extra bucks for your chance at winning.

There will be time in between each film to grab a quick meal at one of the many fine restaurants just a few blocks from Muse, so why not make a day of it?

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2:30 p.m. VASILISA THE BEAUTIFUL (1940, Soviet Union)

This “lost” B&W foreign classic was the very first live-action fantasy film ever made in the Soviet Union. Based on the old Russian fairytale of “The Frog Tsar” aka “The Frog Prince,” it was financed by Joseph Stalin, and meant to dazzle audiences worldwide with the technological advances of the Soviet film industry. Unfortunately, the world did not pay much attention, and the film was hidden from view for decades before being recently restored. In many ways, this lovely, old-fashioned feature is the Soviet equivalent of the Walt Disney fairytale films of the same era. It is enjoyable by adults, but also suitable for children ages 13 and older, so feel free to bring kids to this one! 80 Minutes. IN SPOKEN RUSSIAN, WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES.

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The Young One

5 p.m. THE YOUNG ONE (1960, USA/Mexico)

This is one of the finest films ever made on such difficult subjects as black segregation in the U.S., and the sexual abuse of minors. Shot in Mexico (which doubles for the American Southwest) and directed and co-written by the late, great and highly influential Spanish filmmaker LUIS BUNUEL (BELL DU JOUR, WUTHERING HEIGHTS), THE YOUNG ONE is a forgotten masterpiece of provocative drama that’s filled with stellar performances, lovely B&W cinematography and a challenging, multi-layered screenplay. Made almost three years before TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, it covers much of the same ground as that beloved American drama about Jim Crow laws and sexual stigmas of the late 1950s. In fact, MOCKINGBIRD fans may be amazed to learn such a phenomenal film has been essentially hidden from them. Unavailable in the USA for decades, it’s the morality tale of a black American jazz musician wrongfully accused of the rape of a white woman who flees by boat to a barrier island to escape lynching. There he meets an innocent, uneducated teenage girl and her unofficial caretaker—an abusive, middle-aged man. This INCREDIBLE motion picture deserves to be known by FAR more people. We’ll proudly screen the best-looking, uncut print of this gem known to exist. 100 Minutes, in Spoken English. FOR MATURE VIEWERS.

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Curse of Doll People

7:30 p.m. CURSE OF THE DOLL PEOPLE aka THE DEVIL DOLL MEN (1961, Mexico)

Delightfully hokey yet legitimately creepy, this low-budget, B&W horror film about a deadly curse placed upon the families of the men who stole a sacred idol from a holy pagan burial site is a guilty pleasure for fans of camp and kitsch. originally shot in Spanish and only released in Mexico, this film was purchased in 1968 by infamous drive-in distributor K. Gordon Murray, who had it dubbed cheaply (and poorly) into English. This poor dubbing job only accentuates the surreal nature of the flick, in which tiny, “living dolls” with human-like faces stalk and kill their victims with eerie precision. Filled with unintentionally funny dialog and heavy-handed direction, it’s a Must-See for fans of movies that are “So Bad They’re Good.” Come prepared to laugh! 90 Minutes, Dubbed in English.

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10 p.m. SCORPION THUNDERBOLT (1988, Hong Kong)

Considered by some to be the most enjoyable and “epic” of maligned Chinese “trash cinema” director GODFREY HO’s (NINJA TERMINATOR, CATMAN IN LETHAL TRACK) so-called “cut-and-paste” efforts—in which he brazenly appropriates footage from one or more existing, unrelated films into his own unique footage to create an entirely new (and sometimes bewilderingly, riotously confusing) motion picture—SCORPION THUNDERBOLT stars washed-up ’60s leading man RICHARD HARRISON, and features tawdry kung-fu combat, softcore sex, blood ‘n’ gore, as well as a goofy-looking rubber snake-beast! Breathtakingly absurd and extremely fun (in a who-the-hell-knows-what-will-happen-next kind of way), it’s a favorite of Psychotronic movie buffs worldwide, and rarely seen in public. Don’t you dare miss it! 90 Minutes, Dubbed in English. FOR MATURE VIEWERS.

5 / 25

Odd Lot improv comedy troupe

The Odd Lot improv comedy troupe

More fun than anything else. Ever.

In the tradition of The Groundlings, Second City, and Whose Line is it Anyway?, The Odd Lot Comedy Troupe presents live, in the moment, hilarity with a showcase of improvisational comedy. There’s no telling where the evening will take you! Appropriate comedy for a PG crowd.

www.oddlot.org

$5 (or what you can)

8 p.m.

5 / 28

Film: “Don’t Think I’ve forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll”

DTIFCambodia_poster_final_layerssmallPsychotronic Film Society of Savannah presents

“DON’T THINK I’VE FORGOTTEN: CAMBODIA’S LOST ROCK AND ROLL”

After 10 years in the making, DON’T THINK I’VE FORGOTTEN: CAMBODIA’S LOST ROCK AND ROLL has recently received RAVE reviews from NPR, The New York Times and most every other major news and culture outlet.

Through the eyes, words and songs of it’s popular music stars of the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s, this mesmerizing non-fiction film examines and unravels Cambodia’s tragic past, culminating in the genocidal Khmer Rouge’s dismantling of the society and murder of 2,000,000 of it’s citizens.

Combining interviews of the surviving Cambodian musicians themselves (a total of 150 hours of interviews were filmed) with never-before-seen archival material and rare songs,this documentary tracks the twists and turns of Cambodian music as it morphs into rock and roll, blossoms, and is nearly destroyed along with the rest of the country.

Savannah audiences can have the rare chance to see this just-released music, art and politics documentary that critics are calling one of the finest non-fiction movies of 2015—and see it as the filmmakers intended: on the BIG screen.

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Read what the critics have to say:

“The first two-thirds of DON’T THINK I’VE FORGOTTEN is a pure and joyous celebration of the music. The last third is an avowal of just how potent rock ‘n’ roll can be.”   ~ The Village Voice

“This is eye-opening and frequently moving, elevated by sharp editing that imaginatively juxtaposes major events in government and entertainment history.”   ~ The Chicago Reader

“As expressionistic as it is journalistic, DON’T THINK I’VE FORGOTTEN triumphs as both an objective record and a poetic lament: It’s a film that’s every bit as entrancing and haunting as the lost music it celebrates.”   ~ The AV Club

Click HERE to read the full New York Times review.

Click HERE to listen to NPR’s radio story on the film.

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This April marked the 40th anniversary of the Khmer Rouge coming to power. Let’s take a moment to view that incredibly important historic moment from a perspective most folks in this country have never been privy to before now.

The film will screen TWO TIMES ONLY at 5 p.m. and 8p.m.

$9 admission price includes your choice of either Fresh Organic Popcorn or Assorted Candies and Snacks.

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR THIS SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT PROVIDED BY TOM KOHLER AND THE MISSIONARY BLUES BAND.

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Link to Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ooaHJCMWpk

5 / 30

SpitFire Saturday Open Mic & Showcase

With the support of The Performing Arts Collective of Savannah, Muse Arts Warehouse, DJ Doc Ock and the surrounding community, The Spitfire Poetry Group Presents:
SpitFire Saturday
Open Mic & Showcase

Spitfire Saturday is Spitfire’s monthly (the last Saturday of each month) open mic that incorporates a mixture of music, poetry, visual art, and many other artistic forms of expression. This show serves as an entity to spotlight current issues within the area of personal, professional, and worldwide events/feelings that are shared from peer to peer in an artistic realm.

Sign up for the open mic will start promptly at 7 p.m. and the show will begin at 8 p.m. Prices include $7 for Spitters and $10 for Sitters. If you would like to sign up to spit in the open mic, it is recommended to arrive early so your shot at the mic can be reserved. There will be 10 available spots for our Spitters. Each Spitter will be allowed 4 minutes to perform an original or cover piece. This way, all of our Spitters will have a chance to set the mic to FLAME!

Official Music Master: DJ Doc Ock

Have questions, comments, or concerns? Contact the director personally via email (SpitfireArtist@yahoo.com OR Lashaud912@yahoo.com) or by phone (912-604-8963).

6 / 01

Odd Lot improv comedy troupe

The Odd Lot improv comedy troupe

More fun than anything else. Ever.

In the tradition of The Groundlings, Second City, and Whose Line is it Anyway?, The Odd Lot Comedy Troupe presents live, in the moment, hilarity with a showcase of improvisational comedy. There’s no telling where the evening will take you! Appropriate comedy for a PG crowd.

www.oddlot.org

$5 (or what you can)

8 p.m.

Upcoming Events

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Psychotronic Make-up Class 2015

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Odd Lot improv comedy troupe

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Film: “Don’t Think I’ve forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll”

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5/30

SpitFire Saturday Open Mic & Showcase

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Odd Lot improv comedy troupe

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