If you’re in the market for some air-conditioned, projected entertainment, you’ve come to the right place. There are 13, count ‘em, 13 different specialty cinema events happening across the greater Savannah area over the next seven days — and Film Scene is your one-stop guide to them all. Let’s dive in, shall we?

Five from Fathom

The Regal Stadium 10 multiplex behind the Savannah Mall plays host to five alternative programming choices this week, all shown in high-definition picture and sound courtesy of national digital streaming distributor Fathom Events.

First up, on Aug. 2, is the premiere of “Rachel Hollis presents: Made for More,” a documentary capturing a live, one-woman stage show starring Hollis — a mother of four, bestselling author of “Girl, Wash Your Face” (no, seriously) and CEO of the popular blog known as The Chic Site. Rachel is obsessed with the notion that she’s changing the world one woman at a time, and this is but one in a series of live events focused on empowering and inspiring an all-inclusive community of women. After the doc, there will be a special Q&A with Rachel herself! 7:30 p.m. showtime (admission prices to all Film Scene listings can be found in the accompanying sidebar).

 

Then, on Aug. 4, fresh off Fathom’s recent big-screen double-feature of two vintage, beloved “Sailor Moon” franchise anime films, they’re offering a nationwide, two-night engagement of “Sailor Moon Supers — The Movie,” the follow-up youth oriented Japanese animated sci-fi fantasy from 1995 that is rarely, if ever, seen theatrically. As with the earlier double-feature, this 75-minute film will be shown uncut in its original Japanese version. The 12:55 p.m. matinee Aug. 4 will be dubbed into spoken English, while the encore presentation at 7 p.m. Aug. 6 will feature the standard Japanese vocal track, but with English subtitles for those of us who haven’t quite yet finished learning the language. Both screenings will also take place simultaneously at the Cinemark multiplex in nearby Bluffton, S.C.

Aug. 5 finds the Regal (and Bluffton’s Cinemark) kicking off a two-day revival engagement of the Coen Bros. classic 1998 absurdist crime comedy “The Big Lebowski,” starring Jeff “The Dude” Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi and John “The Jesus” Turturro. One of the most divisive Hollywood pictures of the past half-century (folks either adore or revile this film, with no middle ground), its humor is equal parts deeply profound and aggressively idiotic. Inspired by the noir writings of Raymond Chandler, this Los Angeles-set tale of a ruined rug, a bungled kidnapping, a stoner philosopher, a duplicitous performance artist, a disturbed Vietnam veteran and their associates must be seen to be believed — preferably on the silver screen. This special 20th anniversary re-release features a bonus featurette from the folks at Turner Classic Movies. Showtimes at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on both Aug. 5 and 8.

 

Fans of Grammy-winning acoustic pop singer-songwriter Jason Mraz may be interested in his new documentary/concert film “Have It All: The Movie,” which premieres Aug. 7 at the Regal for a special one-show-only screening. Billed as a family-friendly feature centered around songs from his brand-new LP (a digital download of which is included with each ticket sold directly through Fathom’s own website) plus fan favorites from his five previous albums, it also includes candid, previously unreleased footage in which Mraz takes viewers behind the scenes of his creative and recording process. 7 p.m. showtime.

Finally, the Aug. 9 special known as “Big, Loud & Live 15” is a live simulcast of the Drum Corps International Prelim competition from Indianapolis. That’s where the top school marching drum corps vie for the chance to be named 2018 DCI World Champion. I suggest bringing earplugs to this thrilling and mesmerizing musical sporting event. 6:30 pm. showtime.

Comedy for kids

Heading out to nearby Springfield, Ga., their restored, historic Mars Theatre presents a three-day engagement of the new kid-oriented CGI animated comedy “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation,” featuring the voice of such big-name actors and comics as Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Steve Buscemi and Fran Drescher. It screens each night at 7 p.m.

Tybee variety

Moving out to Tybee Island, that coastal city’s own restored historic single-screen venue, the Tybee Post, offers up two very different features this week. First is their exclusive area engagement of “The King,” a controversial new politically minded documentary based around a cross-country road trip the award-winning writer-director took around the U.S. in a 1960s Rolls-Royce once owned by Elvis Presley. Partly about that singer and pop icon’s influence on generations and partly about the dissolution of the "American Dream," it includes exclusive interviews with a handful of provocative celebrities as well as normal American citizens. Screenings at 7 p.m. Aug. 2, 3 and 5 — plus a 3 p.m. matinee Aug. 5.

 

Then, on Aug. 9, the Post will show one of the steamiest, sultriest, most ominous and intriguing romantic crime dramas of the past 50 years. It’s Lawrence Kasdan’s loving homage to the glory days of Hollywood’s film noir genre: “Body Heat.” Released in 1981, this full-color “neo-noir” stars William Hurt and Kathleen Turner (in her motion picture debut) as Florida paramours involved in a secret and torrid affair right under the nose of her character’s husband, played by the late, great Richard Crenna. I won’t give away any of the delicious plot twists, but let’s just say things do not go smoothly for most anyone involved.

The movie openly owes a heavy stylistic debt to such timeless B&W noirs as “Double Indemnity,” “D.O.A.” and “Impact,” and packs an emotional wallop to this day. Keep an eye out for small roles from the likes of Mickey Rourke and a young Ted Danson. Dark and erotic, it deserves to be seen in a quiet and respectful theatrical setting. Kudos to the Post for bringing it to the area. 7 p.m. showtime, and each ticket includes your choice of a drink (beer, wine, sodas or water) and a piece of chocolate.

Hepburn, Disney and Ferrell

Moving downtown, on Aug. 3 at the lovely Lucas Theatre, their summer “Hitchcock or Hepburn” series continues with writer-producer-director Billy Wilder’s 1954 romantic dramedy “Sabrina,” starring Audrey Hepburn as a young woman who finds herself caught up in a love triangle between two very different men (played by William Holden and Humphrey Bogart, respectively). This legitimate classic was nominated for a whopping six Oscars, and took home one, for Edith Head’s costume designs. 7 p.m. showtime.

Two days later on Sunday, Aug. 5, the Lucas’ Disney Classics series continues with a family-friendly matinee of that fabled studio’s grandiose 1994 animated musical “The Lion King,” based somewhat on Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” and featuring the voice talents of Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick, Cheech Marin and Robert Guillaume — as well as songs by Tim Rice sung by Elton John. 3 p.m. showtime.

Then, on Aug. 8, it’s “Step Brothers,” the final installment of the Lucas’ Will Ferrell Wednesdays series of wacky comedies starring the former SNL funnyman. Directed by Adam McKay (“The Big Short,” HBO’s “Succession”), it’s a sort of spiritual sequel to “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby,” McKay’s earlier NASCAR-themed comedy (which also starred Ferrell and John C. Reilly as frenemies). In this unrelated film, the duo plays extremely selfish and immature man-children whose cushy, stay-at-home lives are turned upside down when both men’s single parents marry each other, forcing the two ornery adults to cohabitate. While not nearly as popular as the earlier installments in the Lucas’ series (“Anchorman” and “Talladega Nights”), “Step Brothers” has a loyal following of its own, and is something of a minor gem in the genre of mean-spirited comedy flicks. 7 p.m. showtime.

 

First-run indie film

Moving out to the Jewish Educational Alliance’s auditorium at 5111 Abercorn St., local DIY film organization CinemaSavannah presents the exclusive area screening of the latest, award-winning dramatic thriller from esteemed writer and director Paul Schrader (“Taxi Driver,” “Cat People,” Raging Bull,” “Affliction”).

“First Reformed” stars Ethan Hawke as a Protestant minister dealing with tough issues while working as the pastor of an historical house of worship with a small and dwindling congregation. The controversial film, which also stars Amanda Seyfried, is being hailed as one of the finest films Schrader has ever made or been involved in, and currently enjoys a 94 percent positive rating on RottenTomatoes.com. This is yet another highly acclaimed first-run indie film that CinemaSavannah has brought to town for a one-day-only booking — something they have been doing at a number of medium-sized alternative venues for several years now. Showtime is 4 p.m. Doors open at 3:30 p.m., and as always, they accept cash only at the door.

 

Gritty 'Glove'

And, last but not least, on Aug. 8 at The Sentient Bean, the Psychotronic Film Society’s award-winning weekly series of underrated or downright obscure features from around the world continues with a real guilty pleasure of forgotten exploitation filmmaking: the gritty crime thriller “The Glove.” This rare public screening of the 1979 low-budget grindhouse flick coincides almost to the day with the 83rd birthday of its star, Golden Globe-winner John Saxon (aka Carmine Orrico), one of the hardest working leading men and character actors in film and TV from the 1950s through the present day.

Saxon plays a down-on-his-luck ex-cop who’s scraping by as a low-rent bounty hunter. In an attempt to pay his overdue child support and prevent losing shared custody of his young daughter, his character agrees to hunt down an imposing escaped convict (played by ex-pro football star Rosey Grier) who has stolen a lead-filled “riot glove” and is using it to beat to death each of the prison guards who abused him with it mercilessly in the joint.

Filled with surprisingly naturalistic performances from a cast which includes Joanna Cassidy (“Blade Runner”) and Keenan Wynn (“Dr. Strangelove”), it’s a cult film in search of a cult. The PFS presents a full, uncut widescreen print. 8 p.m. showtime, with discounts on craft beer and organic wine during the show.

Until next issue, see you at the movies, be kind to those around you and don’t forget to turn off that cell phone.

Jim Reed directs the Psychotronic Film Society of Savannah.

 

IF YOU GO

What: “Rachel Hollis presents: Made for More”

When: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 2

Where: Regal Stadium 10

Cost: $16.05

Info: fathomevents.com

 

What: “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation”

When: 7 p.m. Aug. 2-4

Where: Mars Theatre, 106 S. Laurel St., Springfield

Cost: $7

Info: marstheatre.com

 

What: “The King”

When: 7 p.m. Aug. 2-3; 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Aug. 5

Where: Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave.

Cost: $7

Info: tybeeposttheater.org

 

What: “Sabrina”

When: 7 p.m. Aug. 3

Where: Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St.

Cost: $5-$8

Info: lucastheatre.com

 

What: “Sailor Moon Supers The Movie”

When: 12:55 p.m. Aug. 4 and 7 p.m. Aug. 6

Where: Regal Stadium 10 and Cinemark (Bluffton)

Cost: $13.38

Info: fathomevents.com

 

What: “The Big Lebowski”

When: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Aug. 5 and 8

Where: Regal Stadium 10 and Cinemark (Bluffton)

Cost: $13.38

Info: fathomevents.com

 

What: “The Lion King”

When: 3 p.m. Aug. 5

Where: Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St.

Cost: $5-$8

Info: lucastheatre.com

 

What: “First Reformed”

When: 4 p.m. Aug. 5

Where: Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St.

Cost: $10, cash only

Info: tomwar@bellsouth.net

 

What: “Jason Mraz: Have It All The Movie”

When: 7 p.m. Aug. 7

Where: Regal Stadium 10

Cost: $19.26

Info: fathomevents.com

 

What: “Stepbrothers”

When: 7 p.m. Aug. 8

Where: Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St.

Cost: $5-$8

Info: lucastheatre.com

 

What: “The Glove”

When: 8 p.m. Aug. 8

Where: The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave.

Cost: $8

Info: instagram.com/pfssav

 

What: “Big, Loud & Live 15”

When: 6:30 p.m. Aug. 9

Where: Regal Stadium 10 and Cinemark (Bluffton)

Cost: $19.26

Info: fathomevents.com

 

What: “Body Heat”

When: 7 p.m. Aug. 9

Where: Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave.

Cost: $10

Info: tybeeposttheater.org