Friday, October 31, 2008

The Washington Psychotronic Film Society turns 20!

The Washington Psychotronic Film Society is now officially 20 years old! I attended the bash with my brother who, along with myself, enjoyed the evening as always.

The night went down pretty routinely, a crowd of people grabbing drinks, chatting, relaxing from a long day at work, mentally preparing themselves for the horror and unintentional comedy that awaits them.

Tonight was different, instead of some insipid 80s science fiction film, or lame horror film from the 70s to delight us, we were treated with some fantastic short films.

For those who do not know the Washington Psychotronic Film Society, as the website states, we are "A group of film lovers who meet on a regular basis, screening some of the most Psychotronic films in the world." Also, for those who don't know what 'Psychotronic' is, it is a term coined by Michael Weldon - describing "just about everything except the Norm." The group meets every Wednesday to watch films that are forgotten, and others that should have stayed forgotten.

Anyway, back to what I was talking about earlier. The 20th anniversary was chock full of small films, such as: Chekhov's Gun, Peep Show, Robot Bastard!, and Vendetta: A Christmas Story.

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