Psychotronic Film Night: Men in War (1957, USA)

  • The Sentient Bean 13 East Park Avenue Savannah, GA, 31401 United States

8pm, $7

On this night we pay tribute to our brave soldiers in the U.S. military with a rare public showing of one of the first-ever extremely realistic films made about 20th century U.S. combat.

MEN IN WAR details the ugly reality of trench warfare in the Korean War.

Based on a true story, the film generated a great deal of anger when first released, as the Pentagon was furious that it depicted U.S. soldiers in combat conditions falling into chaos and lacking rigid discipline – something that was rarely if ever shown onscreen up to that point, out of Hollywood’s deference to the military.

The Plot: after a small band of soldiers are isolated in enemy-held territory, they must attempt to make it to the top of a nearby hill where they hope that their own division is waiting for them.

However, such an attempt is almost certainly a suicidal act.

A gripping, tough, B&W film starring ALDO RAY, ROBERT RYAN and a young VIC MORROW, MEN IN WAR pulls absolutely no punches about the ugliness and personal risk of trench warfare.

It should be required viewing for those who may unfortunately take our military and their often fearless deeds for granted.

Don’t miss this HONESTLY TERRIFIC film that has languished for far too long in relative obscurity.

Until 9PM, the Bean will have special discounts on both Craft Beer and Organic Wine for anyone 21 and older, as well as their usual great selection of award-winning vegetarian cuisine, pastries, desserts and Fair-Trade Coffees and Teas.

We’ll also be raffling off some rare John Saxon-related DVDs and unusual prizes from the PFS archives before the show.

So, make sure to bring a few extra bucks with you for Raffle Tickets…

$7 admission for Mature Audiences Only.

Seating at 7:30pm / Show starts at 8:00pm

For over a decade now, The Psychotronic Film Society of Savannah has been repeatedly named the BEST LOCAL FILM SERIES in annual reader polls. The PFS of SAV shows obscure and/or underappreciated films from around the world every Wednesday at the Sentient Bean (and occasionally on other nights as well). Whether extremely well-made or “so bad they’re good,” their selections are always rare, unique and memorable.

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