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Jim Reed

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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: 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.

 

Film Scene: See if these out-of-the-ordinary screenings pique your interest

08 Mar 2017

If you dig cinema like nobody’s business and you’re in the mood for something outside of the realm of standard-issue multiplex fare, the next seven days offer plenty of options that may pique your

 

Film Scene: Catch these unique screenings while you can

01 Mar 2017

I must admit, I don’t pay that much attention to the Academy Awards anymore. 

 

Film Scene: ‘Streetcar,’ Met Opera and more light up the big screens this week

22 Feb 2017

On Feb. 23, the lovely and intimate Tybee Post Theater presents a one-show-only screening of controversial director Elia Kazan’s adored 1951 drama “A Streetcar Named Desire.”

 

Film Scene: Add ‘Singin’ in the Rain,’ Broadway hits and more to your calendars

15 Feb 2017

Anyone who’s followed Film Scene for the past few years will likely recall my enthusiastic trumpeting of Armstrong State University’s annual Francophone Film Festival.

 

Armstrong hosts ninth year of free Francophone Film Festival

13 Feb 2017

How quickly time flies. This weekend marks the ninth year in a row that Armstrong State University’s French Club has presented one of the more uncommon and notable cinematic events in the greater Savannah area: the Francophone Film Festival.

 

As Muse Arts Warehouse prepares to close, owner reflects on the years

07 Feb 2017

I sat down with owner JinHi Soucy Rand for a frank discussion about what Muse has meant to her personally, and what — if anything — will become of the spirit of the space now that its physical form will soon cease to exist.

 

Film Scene: Movie romance gets both classic and twisted for Valentine’s Day

07 Feb 2017

If you’re looking for some cinematic diversions that are out of the ordinary, the next seven days afford several worthwhile options scattered throughout the greater Savannah area.

 

Film Scene: Julia Roberts, Burt Reynolds, Warren Beatty make for star-studded week

01 Feb 2017

Looking ahead to the next seven days or so, the 2017 Savannah Jewish Film Fest winds to a close with two more screenings at the Jewish Educational Alliance on Abercorn Street.

 

Annual Gray’s Reef Film Fest continues fight for healthy oceans

31 Jan 2017

This year marks the 14th annual installment of this family-oriented showcase of stunning, oceanographic filmmaking.

 

Film Scene: Week brings crazily impressive lineup of alternative screenings

26 Jan 2017

The variety of notable programming choices is outstanding, and I heartily encourage all readers to seek out at least one motion picture to attend between now and Feb. 1. 

 

Film Scene: Festivals, arthouse thrills and a Girls Night Out on the agenda

18 Jan 2017

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.

 

Savannah Jewish Film Fest returns with uplifting roster

18 Jan 2017

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.

 

Film Scene: Week’s alternative screenings include David Bowie, John Carpenter, ‘The Love Witch’

11 Jan 2017

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.

 

Mountainfilm on Tour Savannah brings stories from around the globe

11 Jan 2017

There’s an undeniable power in visualizing faraway places and lifestyles that are different from your own. 

 

Film Scene: Plan for many great indie, obscure screenings in the new year

28 Dec 2016

This column marks the final Film Scene of 2016, and it’s not entirely surprising there are few notable alternative cinema events taking place in the greater Savannah area over the next seven days.

 

Film Scene: Upcoming closure of Muse Arts Warehouse a blow to Savannah’s indie arts scene

14 Dec 2016

Muse Art Warehouse’s shuttering in just a few short months will be a very heavy blow to the local indie cinema scene in this town.

 

Film Scene: Lucas screens Christmas classics for charity

07 Dec 2016

Allow me to impress upon you just how cool it is that the Tybee Post Theater is screening the infamously steamy 1981 neo-noir “Body Heat” on Dec. 8.

 

Film Scene: Week brings horror premiere, birthday salute and neo-noir

30 Nov 2016

Welcome back, dear readers. I hope your Thanksgiving holiday was free from any and all unnecessary family drama and strife.

 

Psychotronic Film Society offers local premiere of Savannah-filmed ‘SiREN’

29 Nov 2016

When director Gregg Bishop first read the script for “SiREN,” it occurred to him that Savannah might make an ideal setting for the tale of dark and evil forces.

 

Film Scene: Horror, music and sci-fi films all coming up in Savannah

22 Nov 2016

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. 

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