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The Washington Psychotronic Film Society began almost 13 years ago, when Melanie Scott made a call and asked Michael Weldon—the man who invented the word “psychotronic”—if she could start a D.C. chapter. He said sure, and since then, lovers of nonblockbuster films have gathered nearly every week in one club or another to celebrate her vision. Eventually, the hassles inherent in such an enterprise forced Scott to take a break, but what she set in motion continued. Scott passed away late last year. So tonight, the faithful will gather for a Melanie Scott Memorial that will feature new works by faves Skizz Cyzyk (Star Spangled Baby Doll), Nate Palmer (Devil in My Tube Socks, Angel in My Underwear), and the notorious Rock Savage (Illegal Possession). Current WPFS curator Carl Cephas also invites any filmmaker with a VHS copy of his or her work to join the tribute, which begins at 8 p.m. at the Lucky Bar, 1221 Connecticut Ave. NW. $3 (suggested donation). (202) 736-1732. (Dave Nuttycombe)