On March 17, the Greater Park Circle Film Society is hosting a Mystery Science Theater 3000 night at the Tin Roof in West Ashley with a showing of The Brain That Wouldn’t Die, a 1959 sci-fi thriller about a mad scientist who discovers a way to keep body parts alive. When he uses this practice on someone close to him, things go awry. This event is free and open to the public.
On March 20, the film society features the Sundance favorite Rocket Science, a little indie about a teen with a terrible stutter who joins the high school debate team to impress a girl. Oh, sweet adolescence.
Lastly, Rebecca returns to the big screen on March 27. This movie, the first in Park Circle Film’s Silver Screen Series, is the only Alfred Hitchcock movie to receive an Oscar for Best Picture. Maxim de Winter (Laurence Oliver) is a widower whose naive second wife (Joan Fontaine) moves into his mansion. She soon discovers that Maxim’s late wife, Rebecca, still governs the household. Intimidated by the home’s hostile staff, the new Mrs. de Winter goes mad as she is haunted by Rebecca’s memories.
Admission for Rocket Science and Rebecca are $2 for members and $5 for non-members. Both movies will be shown at the Olde North Charleston Talking Picture House, 4820 Jenkins Ave., North Charleston. For more information call (843) 628-5534 or visit parkcirclefilms.org.