8 p.m. showtime, with $8 admission, and discounts on organic wine and craft beer during the show.
The Psychotronic Film Society’s ongoing, long-running Wednesday night series of overlooked or underappreciated films continues with a salute to actor, director, singer and author Robby Benson on the occasion of his 62nd birthday. Perhaps best known as the voice actor behind the character of The Beast in Disney’s 1991 animated feature “Beauty and the Beast” (as well as all its sequels and spinoffs), he established himself as a rising star in the 1970s, when, in his teens and early 20s, he played character and lead roles in a handful of high-profile Hollywood films.
While he famously lost the role of Luke Skywalker in “Star Wars” to Mark Hamill (a career-changing loss if ever there was one), he remains a unique persona with a loyal following worldwide. For this special screening, the PFS has selected one of his earliest feature films, and one that is rarely seen or broadcast.
While the exact title will remain a closely guarded secret until showtime, it can be said it’s a comedy that was a flop upon initial release, but which many consider to be quite ahead of its time. Oddball and quite odd in moments, it should be a very enjoyable surprise to those who appreciate dark and somewhat absurdist humor. They’ll show the full, uncut version.