Showtime is 8 p.m., with $8 admission.
Wednesday, March 9, the Psychotronic Film Society presents a very special and unusual film at The Sentient Bean that is designed to provide a unique perspective on the current, sad state of public discourse regarding our upcoming presidential election.
It’s no secret that this 2016 campaign has found many candidates spewing perhaps the most blatantly racist political rhetoric heard in the past 60 years. Donald Trump, for example, has recently been endorsed by David Duke, the disgusting White Supremacist leader and former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. However, many people are unaware that Duke’s worldview (and much of Trump’s rhetoric as well) is directly based on the teachings of George Lincoln Rockwell, founder and leader of the American Nazi Party, who was assassinated in 1967.
The PFS has gotten its hands on an insanely rare VHS copy of a documentary on Rockwell made in the early 1980s by true believers in the White Power movement. This film has never been released in the mainstream, and instead was circulated solely among Neo-Nazis and skinheads for use as a recruitment tool. In other words, it was not meant to be shown outside of private screenings by pro-racist organizations.
It features a treasure trove of amazing, little-seen archival footage of speeches by and interviews with Rockwell, and charts his rise to power from a disgruntled WWII veteran (he battled Hitler’s forces in Europe for the U.S.) to a fanatical cult leader who fancied himself “America’s Führer.”
By screening this incredibly obscure piece of twisted propaganda, the PFS hopes to shine a much-needed light on the pervasive, destructive problem of homegrown terrorism and religious extremism — a problem which has unfortunately infiltrated our country’s current presidential politics. This is a very rare chance to see the world through the diseased hearts, eyes and minds of White Supremacists.