8 p.m. showtime, with $7 admission, and discounts on craft beer and organic wine during the show.
The Psychotronic Film Society’s continuing series of overlooked gems and infamous duds continues at The Sentient Bean with a rare public screening of the forgotten 1995 action flick “Last Man Standing.” Not to be confused with the director Walter Hill’s action flick of the same name starring Bruce Willis, this completely different movie stars the terrifically underrated, Canadian-born tough guy character actor Jeff Wincott (“Prom Night,” “The Invasion,” TV’s “Sons of Anarchy,” “The Wire,” “24,” “The Good Wife”), and was released straight-to-video a full year before the rather disappointing Bruce Willis vehicle.
The PFS presents this non-stop blast of gritty crime drama and intense stunt work in honor of the 61st birthday of Wincott — a real-life Taekwondo black belt who does his own stunts yet also studied acting with the great Stella Adler. Here he plays an overly aggressive Los Angeles police detective battling not only an ultra-violent bank robber named — get this — “Snake Underwood,” but rampant corruption in his own department.
Packed with expertly staged set pieces and one of the most exhilarating car chases ever put on film, “Last Man Standing” is filled with clichés, to be sure — yet it’s also much more than its B-movie reputation and less-than-dazzling cast might suggest. In other words, it’s a guilty pleasure of great proportions and deserves a higher profile than it currently maintains.