Psychotronic Film Society: Run, Simon, Run (1970)

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

Showtime is 8 p.m., with $7 admission and discounts on organic wine and craft beer during the movie.

The Psychotronic Film Society tips its hat to the one and only leading man of the big and small screen, Burt Reynolds, with an incredibly rare public presentation of one of the Oscar-nominated actor’s least-known but most critically respected dramatic performances. In honor of Reynolds’ 81st birthday, the PFS will show the 1970 made-for-TV film “Run Simon Run,” which lingers in unfortunate obscurity, despite being a favorite of diehard Burt aficionados.

Notable in part for being the final filmed role of the bewitching and promising Swedish-born actress Inger Stevens — who died tragically at the age of 35 under seamy circumstances which at least suggested suicide — it’s the tale of a member of the Pagano Indian tribe (Reynolds) who is wrongfully convicted of his own brother’s death, and returns to his home and people after a lengthy prison sentence desperate to both clear his name and extract revenge on those who framed him. Reynolds, who was 34 at the time this picture was filmed, pours his heart into the role, and likely drew on his own long-rumored Cherokee Indian heritage in crafting his performance.

Look for such phenomenal veteran character actors as Royal Dano (“Twin Peaks,” “Electra Glide in Blue”) and James Best (“Rolling Thunder,” “The Dukes of Hazzard,” “Attack of the Killer Shrews”) in key roles.