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Psychotronic Film Society presents "The Man Who Haunted Himself" (UK, 1970)

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

The Psychotronic Film Society of Savannah’s weekly series at The Sentient Bean pays tribute to the life and career of British actor Sir Roger Moore (best known as one of the handful of folks to portray iconic secret agent James Bond) on the occasion of the late leading man’s birthday. As the PFS is dedicated to shining a spotlight on forgotten or underappreciated feature films from around the world, instead of going with one of Moore’s better-known titles, they’ll show the ultra-obscure 1970 British psychological thriller “The Man Who Haunted Himself,” directed by the late Basil Dearden (who also worked on the influential 1945 horror anthology “Dead of Night”).

Virtually unknown here in the U.S., “The Man Who Haunted Himself” was made just a couple of years before Moore assumed the role of James Bond from Sir Sean Connery. This strange and compelling picture finds Moore playing an uptight British businessman who survives a nearly fatal car crash only to learn that a mysterious imposter has been impersonating him during his lengthy hospital stay. Gripping and unpredictable, it’s a true rarity that should be of interest not only to Moore fans, but also to anyone who enjoys challenging indie cinema. 8 p.m. showtime, with discounts on craft beer and organic wine during the film.