If it's spring in Boston, that means it's time for the Independent Film Festival of Boston. This year, Chlotrudis is co-presenting two films at the festival. MADE IN JAPAN is the remarkable story of Tomi Fujiyama, the world's first Japanese country, music superstar, and her dream to play the Grand Ol' Opry again. This doc, directed by Josh Bishop, is a funny yet poignant multi-cultural journey through music, marriage, and the impact of the corporate world on the dreams of one woman. MADE IN JAPAN screens on Sunday, April 26, 3:15 pm at the Somerville Theatre. | Read more »
The Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film this year spread the wealth, bestowing its Trudy awards among eleven films. However, a few movies stood out, foremost among them IDA, from director Pawel Pawilkowski, which won Best Cinematography, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actress. Richard Linklater's BOYHOOD and Wes Anderson's THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL were the runners up, each receiving a pair of Trudies. | Read more »
On Sunday March 22nd, the Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film will honor filmmaker Signe Baumane with its Visionary Award, during its 21st annual Chlotrudis Awards ceremony at the historic Brattle Theater in Cambridge’s Harvard Square. Ms. Baumane will be in attendance to accept her special award from Chlotrudis to celebrate an impressive and broad-ranging career. | Read more »
Nominations for the 21st annual Chlotrudis Awards were finalized by the film group’s nominating committee last weekend. Coming out a wing’s breadth aheadof the pack was BIRDMAN with 7 nominations, including Movie, Director, Actor, and Editing, one of two nomination categories newly added this year.
CHLOTRUDIS co-presents THE CASE AGAINST 8 and WE ARE THE BEST! at 12th ANNUAL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL OF BOSTON
The Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film is pleased to join with the INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL OF BOSTON (IFFBoston) once again as a coprsenter as part of the festival’s 12th year. We are particularly pleased to have the opportunity to share in both the festival’s documentary and narrative wealths, by copresenting one of each this year.
Lucas Moodysson’s latest film, WE ARE THE BEST!, is about a teen punk band and has been heralded a comic coming of age masterpiece by international critics. Based on a graphic novel by Moodysson’s wife, the film is set in Stockholm in the 80’s, where two 13-year old girls band together to strike out in musical rebellion against all the obstacles in their teenaged life. | Read more »
This year, the Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film bestowed the most accolades upon Asghar Farhadi’s THE PASTat its 20th anniversary Chlotrudis Awards ceremony, held at the Brattle Theater this past Sunday. The French Iranian film took home Best Movie, while Farhadi won Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. The only other repeat winner of the night was AS I LAY DYING, which won Best Adapted Screenplay for its writer/director James Franco, and Best Ensemble. Both of the film’s awards were accepted by returning Chlotrudis winner Beth Grant, who costarred in the film and was thrilled on the cast’s behalf to have won the Trudy. Grant says, "Chlotrudis Society is an extraordinary group of intellectuals who are rabid film buffs. | Read more »
Well, the vagaries of the entertainment industry are legendary, and when one guest must cancel due to schedule conflicts, another miraculously appears to step in! We are thrilled to honor Dale Dickey for her outstanding career at the 20th annual Chlotrudis Awards ceremony on Sunday, March 16, 4pm at the historic Brattle Theatre. (Tickets available now). Dale was a Chlotrudis Awards-nominee at the 17th awards for her amazing portrayal of Merab in the Chlotrudis Awards-winning Best Movie, WINTER'S BONE! Her film career began back in 1995 in THE INCREDIBLY TRUE ADVENTUREs OF TWO GIRLS IN LOVE. | Read more »
We regret to announce that Ahna O'Reilly will not be able to attend the 20th annual Chlotrudis Awards ceremony on Sunday. Ahna is in Charleston, SC shooting a pilot for a television show. She was cleared by the production to attend the ceremony, but the schedule has changed and she is no longer able to come to Boston this weekend. We are of course disappointed, as is Ahna, but we are thrilled that Beth Grant will be in the house to accept Ahna's breakout award on her behalf. These two talented actors are part of the Chlotrudis-nominated Best Ensemble Cast of AS I LAY DYING. But that's not the first time they two have worked together. In 2009 the two co-starred in a little indie film directed by Nathaniel Atcheson called HERPES BOY. Then Beth directed her first short film called THE PERFECT FIT which co-starred Ahna. | Read more »
Ten years ago, Canadian filmmaker Thom Fitzgerald was part of the mad celebration that was the 10th annual Chlotrudis Awards ceremony. He received an Excellence in Directing Award after completing four films, THE HANGING GARDEN, BEEFCAKE, THE WILD DOGS, and THE EVENT. He was in the midst of creating his most ambitious film, 3 NEEDLES. Since then he has written and directed another feature, CLOUDBURST starring Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker, and created a pair of succesful Canadian television shows. Thom will be returning to the Brattle Theatre to help Chlotrudis celebrate its 20th year alongside actor/director/producer Beth Grant. We are thrilled to welcome both of our returning honorees back, and thank them for helping us to celebrate 20 years of honoring independent film. | Read more »