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Psychotronic Film Society presents: Claudette Colbert mystery screening

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

The Psychotronic Film Society pays tribute to the one and only actress Claudette Colbert on the 10th anniversary of her death at age 96. One of the shining lights of American cinema, the chic and sophisticated Colbert transitioned in the late 1920s from the Broadway stage to the silver screen (she’d eventually return to her stage roots and earn a Tony Award nomination). In 1934, she won the Best Actress Oscar for her work alongside Clark Gable in the romantic comedy “It Happened One Night,” and her lengthy and impressive career saw her nab a Golden Globe Award (and an Emmy nomination) over a half-century later in 1987 for her television work in “The Two Mrs. Grenvilles.”

In 1999, the prestigious American Film Institute named Colbert the 12th greatest female star of classic Hollywood cinema. For this special memorial tribute, the PFS will screen one of her most overlooked B&W features. The exact title will remain a closely guarded secret until showtime, but it can be said this film is a mystery drama that takes place in a foreign country and was directed by one of the more controversial and esteemed filmmakers of his generation. Showtime is 8 p.m., with $7 admission and discounts on craft beer and organic wine.