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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: 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.

 

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.

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