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Jim Reed

"Film Scene"

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.

 

Film Scene: Week’s screenings bring both classic and new animation

21 Jun 2017

If you live in the greater Savannah area and have not yet availed yourself of a trip out to Tybee Island’s beautifully restored single-screen movie house, there’s no time like the present.

 

Mighty Eighth Museum hosts big-screen viewing of war documentary at Lucas Theatre

20 Jun 2017

Here in Savannah, our community is lucky indeed to have several very different museums at our disposal. One of the most unique of these institutions is the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, located in nearby Pooler.

 

Film Scene: Get classic horror, kids’ choice and more in Savannah, Tybee, beyond

14 Jun 2017

How many different alternative cinema events can we pack into just one installment of Film Scene, you may ask? 

 

Film Scene: Marilyn Monroe, ‘Dirty Dozen’ and plenty of kids’ flicks to choose from this week

07 Jun 2017

Well, it’s finally started to get hot out there, folks. Savannah hot. Hot enough to fry an egg on a battalion of palmetto bugs.

 

Film Scene: Kids’ classics top the lineup in Savannah, Tybee and beyond

31 May 2017

There are so many specialty cinema events taking place in the greater Savannah area over the next seven days that it’s somewhat hard to fathom. 

 

Film Scene: Week’s screenings include favorite classics, modern surprises

24 May 2017

This week’s batch of what we here at Film Scene call “alternative cinema” fare includes two movies that will sound quite familiar to anyone out there who read last week’s column, for two distinctly different reasons.

 

Film Scene: Anniversary screenings, Audrey Hepburn on the island and more

17 May 2017

Those of you whose schedules may not have allowed you to catch the recent one-day-only big-screen revival of visionary French filmmaker Luc Besson’s over-the-top sci-fi-comedy mashup “The Fifth Element” are in luck.

 

Film Scene: ‘Princess Mononoke,’ ‘Fifth Element’ anniversary and more must-see events

10 May 2017

What a treat it was to see the original 1995 anime classic “Ghost in the Shell” on the big screen of downtown’s Trustees Theater last week, courtesy of SCAD Cinema Circle.

 

Film Scene: Go back to the disco with ‘Saturday Night Fever’ anniversary screening

03 May 2017

In the mood for a new, first-run progressive political documentary? Like to help fund the protection of our natural environment? Enjoy supporting Savannah’s locally based, independent arts and culture venues?

 

St. Paul & The Broken Bones bring updated sound upon return to Savannah

01 May 2017

The first time I saw St. Paul & The Broken Bones live in concert was on a sunny Saturday in June 2013. 

 

Film Scene: Make plans for anime, TED Talks, ‘Frozen’ and much more

26 Apr 2017

Greetings, adventurous film lovers, and welcome to another week’s worth of area alternative cinema previews.

 

Film Scene: ‘The Graduate’ 50th anniversary and more highlight week in cinema

19 Apr 2017

There are a great many people who eagerly await each week’s issue of Do, and either receive it along with their regular Thursday copy of the Savannah Morning News or grab one from a nearby box or rack each Thursday morning.

 

Banff Mountain Film Fest brings action and adventure to Savannah

18 Apr 2017

If you relish the opportunity to see and experience locations and sensations far from the norm, then the 2017 Banff Mountain Film Festival has your name written all over it.

 

Film Scene: Specialty screenings include Grateful Dead concert movie, cult flicks, anime and more

12 Apr 2017

Looking ahead to the next seven days or so, there’s a surfeit of noteworthy features for adventurous viewers in our area to choose from.

 

Review: Justin Townes Earle offers up originals steeped in tradition at acoustic Savannah Music Fest show

11 Apr 2017

April 7 saw acclaimed singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle stride onto the stage at Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum for his second appearance in five years at the esteemed Savannah Music Festival.

 

Review: Sanam Marvi brings a night of exhilarating Pakistani acoustic music to Savannah

11 Apr 2017

The intimate confines of the Charles H. Morris Center played host to one of the top exponents of traditional Sufi music in the world courtesy of the Savannah Music Festival.

 

Film Scene: Stay busy with ‘Godfather’ on Tybee, Hitchcock and more

06 Apr 2017

There are, quite simply, too many specialty screenings going on this week to delve very deeply into any of them — but here’s a bird’s eye view of what’s being offered.

 

Review: Wunderkind Sarah Jarosz, legendary Richard Thompson well-matched at SMF

04 Apr 2017

April 2 saw the Savannah Music Festival present a somewhat unlikely — yet superbly well-matched — double bill of acoustic-based songwriting at the Lucas Theatre.

 

Film Scene: Selections include an even older ‘1984,’ Hitchcock and more

30 Mar 2017

The reliably fantastic and always surprising Black Maria Film Festival is making its annual Savannah stop on yet another nationwide tour of venues.

 

Review: William Bell offers master class in southern soul at SMF

27 Mar 2017

If memory serves, the very first 45 RPM single I purchased with my own allowance money was a reissue of two classic sides from Memphis’ legendary Stax label: William Bell’s smash 1961 debut “You Don’t Miss Your Water” backed with Eddie Floyd’s original 1966 version of “Knock on Wood.”

 

Film Scene: Options include Flannery O’Connor doc, live opera, short film fest and more

23 Mar 2017

I am pleased to say that last week’s presentation of “Fences” looked and sounded great in the Tybee Post Theater’s intimate space.

 

Film Scene: Bolshoi Ballet, William Shatner and Oscar winners on the agenda

16 Mar 2017

The restored, historic Tybee Post Theater has carved out a niche for itself by primarily programming one-night-only revivals of either classic or popular Hollywood pictures.

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