On behalf of everyone associated with the Psychotronic Film Society, I want to express my sincere gratitude to Connect Savannah’s readers for voting the PFS 2011’s Best Indie Film Society and Runner–Up for Best Film Fest.
After eight years of regularly screening irregular motion pictures, our quirky not–for–profit organization now enjoys international name recognition, and routinely draws larger crowds than ever.
In fact, while many may erroneously believe we exist solely to screen old and campy cult films, we now arguably bring more first–run and award–winning movies to town year–round than any other single group or theater.
This simply could not occur without the support and partnerships we are proud to have forged (and to maintain) with— most importantly — Connect (which has generously sponsored our efforts from the start), The Sentient Bean Coffeehouse (our HQ and site for more than 60 PFS screenings annually) and Muse Arts Warehouse (home to the Movies Savannah Missed series and our week–long festival aka “Savannah’s OTHER Film Fest”).
Additionally, each and every person who has ever volunteered to assist with or publicize our shows – or merely bought a ticket to one of our edgy, provocative, goofy, scary, dramatic, or just plain head–scratchingly odd features has helped this labor of love to thrive.
As I glanced through last week’s issue of Connect, I was struck by how many organizations and individuals named exemplars of the best Savannah has to offer were either current or former sponsors or associates of the PFS of SAV: The Bean, Muse Arts, The Jepson, Primary Art Supply, Brighter Day Natural Foods, A.W.O.L., photographer Geoff L. Johnson, activists Tom Kohler and Ruel Joyner, Gabe Reynolds of Rock 106.1FM, Chef Roberto Leoci, Lulu’s Chocolate Bar, The Distillery, Savannah Yoga Center, 24E and T–Rex Mex.
These good folks and businesses — along with beloved local standouts such as The Book Lady, Cafe GelatOhhh, the Crystal Beer Parlor, the Lucas Theatre, Elevated Basement Studio, Sixth Sense Savannah, the Coastal Jazz Association, the Savannah Folk Music Society, Le Chai galerie du vin, the Jewish Education Alliance, Perc Coffee Roaster and our talented graphic design team of Stephanie Anderson, Alex Liebold and Tadd Trueb — know the kind of folks who enjoy challenging, memorable, alternative cinema are, quite simply the kind of folks that in large part make Savannah a more unique and vibrant place to live, work and visit.
As we gear up for our Fall and Winter Series and our 9th Annual Film Fest, I encourage any and all progressive businesses and individuals to contact me directly and learn how easily they can join the esteemed ranks of those who have already helped the PFS to diversify and enhance the cultural quality of life in this beautiful and creative city.
We’ve got bigger things on the horizon, but we need your support.
See you at the movies!
Executive & Artistic Director
The Psychotronic Film Society of Savannah