Jim Reed directs the award-winning Psychotronic Film Society of Savannah — presenting indie, foreign, classic and cult cinema year-round. Read more from Jim about Savannah’s film scene at filmsavannah.com.
Those of you who could not view esteemed British filmmaker Nicolas Roeg’s arthouse classic “The Man Who Fell to Earth” last week missed a truly impressive and resoundingly potent motion picture experience.
It’s been more than a decade since the Joan and Murray Gefen Memorial Savannah Jewish Film Festival began, and over that span of time, this annual showcase of Jewish-themed cinema has slowly but steadily grown in both notoriety and scope.
As that great old song by the Parliaments says, “I just wanna testify” that this next week’s worth of alternative cinema screenings in our area is easily one of the most varied and intriguing as Film Scene has heralded in many a moon.
Well, folks, it looks like the people, organizations and venues broadly responsible for providing most of the noteworthy alternative cinema events in our neck of the woods have started binging on tryptophan a little early this year.
It’s a deft trick to successfully blend pathos with humor on screen. Writer-director Chris Kelly’s debut feature “Other People” handles that delicate balancing act – and it does so with grace and charm.
For those of you keeping score at home, please be aware that another worthwhile, left-of-mainstream foreign feature film has unexpectedly made its way into one of our local multiplexes without any sort of advance notice — let alone publicity.