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Mary & Ted

Chlotrudis Treasurer Mary McIntire and her husband Ted enjoy themselves at Clink! Shaken, Not Stirred, the Chlotrudis Cocktail Party


Chlotrudis Monday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round-Up, July 17 - 23

Hello, Chlotrudis Members!

This week welcome Ivy Moylan as out host for the Chlotrudis Monday Night at the Movies! It's Ivy's first time hosting the Chlotrudis Movie of the Week. She's taking an evening out from her busy schedule as Executive Director of the Brattle Film Foundation to see Kathryn Bigelow's new thriller, THE HURT LOCKER. I haven't gotten final confirmation, but I think Ivy wants to host the 7pm screening on Monday, July 20 at the Coolidge Corner Theatre. We'll confirm that Monday morning.

The Hurt Locker

The Hurt Locker


Three members of the Army's elite Explosive Ordnance Disposal squad battle insurgents and one another as they search for and disarm a wave of roadside bombs on the streets of Baghdad - in order to try and make the city a safer place for Iraqis and Americans alike. Their mission is clear - protect and save - but it's anything but easy, as the margin of error when defusing a war-zone bomb is zero.



dir. Kathryn Bigelow w/ Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Guy Pearce 2h11m

Here's the official trailer:

It doesn't officially kick off until July 30, but this Wednesday is a special screening of HERSKOVITZ: AT THE HEART OF BLACKNESS, co-presented by the Roxbury Film Festival and the Boston Jewish Film Festival at the Coolidge Corner Theatre. Celebrating its 11th year, the Roxbury Film Festival is the largest film festival in New England for and about people of color. Films will screen at the Museum of Fine Arts, Roxbury Center for Arts at Hibernian Hall, The Coolidge Corner Theatre, Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Wentworth Institute of Technology, and the House Cafe and Bakery. Watch next week's Round-Up for more information.

See you at the Movies!
Michael

Playing this week, July 17 - 23, 2009.

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
Special Engagement! Newly Restored Technicolor Noir!
Leave Her to Heaven (Fri. - Mon.)
Repertory Series! The Class of 1984
This Is Spinal Tap (Fri. & Sat.)
Top Secret (Sun. & Mon.)
Repertory Series - The Adventures of Errol Flynn!
The Charge of the Light Brigade (Mon. & Tue.)
Special Event
Captured (Wed.)
Repertory Series! Sense & Sensibility: The Films of Ang Lee
Pushing Hands (Thu.)

Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
The Hurt Locker
The Windmill Movie
Whatever Works
Away We Go
Food, Inc.
Midnight Madness!
Johnny Cupcakes Presents The Goonies (Sat.)
Goethe Institut German Film Series
Krabat (Sun.)
Directors in Person
The Greening of Southie (Mon.)
Roxbury Film Festival Kick-Off
Herskovitz: At the Heart of Blackness (Wed.)
National Theatre Live!
Phedre starring Helen Mirren (Thu.)


FEI Theatres
Capitol Theatre, Arlington

No independents playing this week!

Somerville Theatre, Somerville
Blood: The Last Vampire


Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
Le Film Maudit!
The Killing of Sister George (Fri.)
Fritz the Cat (Fri.)
Pink Flamingos The Beast (Sat.)
Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (Sun.)
Un chant d'amour (Sun.)
Secrets Behind the Walls (Mon.)


Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
Chéri
Whatever Works
Summer Hours


Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square
, Cambridge
Unmistaken Child
Walls Have Ears
Soul Power
The Hurt Locker
Whatever Works
Chéri
Food, Inc.
Away We Go

Embassy Cinema, Waltham
Whatever Works
Food, Inc.
Moon


Loew's Harvard Square, Cambridge
No independent films playing this week.


Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
French Film Festival
Spy(ies) (Fri.)
The Beautiful Person (Fri.)
A Day at the Museum (Fri. & Thu.)
Rumba (Sat.)
Versailles (Sat.)
The First Day of the Rest of Your Life (Sat.)
Frontier at Dawn (Sat.)
The Sea Wall (Sun. & Thu.)
Three Violets (Sun.)
Stella (Sun.)
The Client (Sun.)
All About Actresses (Thu.)


The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
The Brothers Bloom


West Newton Cinema, West Newton, MA
Chéri
Away We Go
Departures
Summer Hours
Soul Power


Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President


Chlotrudis Tuesday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round-Up, July 10 - 16

Hello, Chlotrudis Members!

Chris will be hosting next week's Chlotrudis Tuesday Night at the Movies, and its one that we've been trying to see through not one, but TWO film festivals! Join us for the 7:05pm screening of HERB & DOROTHY at the Kendall Square Cinema on Tuesday, July 14. HERB & DOROTHY is a documentary about an elderly couple in Brooklyn who collect art. It played at the IFFB and PIFF, and now it's finally opening so we can all see it!

Herb & Dorothy
This documentary tells the extraordinary story of Herbert Vogel, a postal clerk, and Dorothy Vogel, a librarian, who managed to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history with very modest means. In the early 1960s, when very little attention was paid to minimalist and conceptual art, Herb and Dorothy quietly began purchasing the works of unknown artists. Devoting all of Herb's salary to purchase art they liked, and living on Dorothy's paycheck alone, they continued collecting artworks guided by two rules: the piece had to be affordable, and it had to be small enough to fit in their one-bedroom Manhattan apartment. Within these limitations, they collected over 4,000 pieces and proved themselves curatorial visionaries; most of those they supported and befriended went on to become world-renowned artists. Their circle includes: Sol LeWitt, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Richard Tuttle, Chuck Close, Robert Mangold, Sylvia Mangold, Lynda Benglis, Pat Steir, Robert Barry, Lucio Pozzi and Lawrence Weiner.

dir. Megumi Sasaki

35 Shots of RumChlotrudis favorite Claire Denis has a new film in the MFA's Boston French Film Festival! 35 SHOTS OF RUM played to much acclaim at the Toronto International Film Festival, and I'm going to head to the MFA on Sunday, July 12 for the 5:30pm screening. I hope you'll join me! Here is the synopsis: In Claire Denis's delicate and graceful new film, Alex Descas stars as Lionel, a Parisian train driver living in peace and contentment with his daughter Josephine. Once Lionel notices the boy across the hall is romantically interested in Josephine, he knows it’s time for his daughter to build a life of her own. Shot by frequent Denis collaborator Agnès Godard, this subtle, funny, and moving film shows that living—and loving—requires confronting aspects of the past. "Spellbinding visual beauty that reminds you of the transporting power of pure cinema," (Stephen Holden The New York Times).

Trailer TreatsOn Thursday, July 16th, the Brattle Film Foundation presents Trailer Treats plus Trailer Smackdown 2009! The Brattle’s summer celebration is back! Join us for a night of fabulous (and fabulously horrible) trailers from the Brattle’s collection, terrific tunes, delicious snacks, and, of course, a ton of fun! For the third year, we’ll also be featuring the finalists in our TRAILER SMACKDOWN competition and you, the audience, will get to vote for a winner! Tickets for this event are $12.

See you at the Movies!
Michael

Playing this week, July 10 - 16, 2009.

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
Special Engagement! New 35mm Restoration!
Dillinger is Dead (Fri. - Mon.)
Repertory Series! The Class of 1984
Terminator (Fri. - Sun.)
TV Party 1984 (Mon.)
Repertory Series - The Adventures of Errol Flynn!
The Adventures of Robin Hood (Mon. & Tue.)
Special Event
6th Annual Trailer Treats Plus Trailer Smackdown 2009 (Thu.)

Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
Throw Down Your Heart
Whatever Works
Away We Go
Food, Inc.
75th Anniversary Big Screen Classics!
The Departed (Mon.)


FEI Theatres
Capitol Theatre, Arlington

New York (Fri. - Sun.)

Somerville Theatre, Somerville
No independents playing this week!


Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
Kathryn Bigelow – Filmmaking at the Dark Edge of Exhilaration!
Near Dark (Fri.)
Blue Steel (Fri.)
Point Break K19: The Widowmaker (Sat.)
Strange Days (Sun.)
The Weight of Water (Mon.)


Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
Chéri
Whatever Works


Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square
, Cambridge
Herb & Dorothy
The Hurt Locker
The Girl from Monaco
Whatever Works
Blood: The Last Vampire
Chéri
Food, Inc.
Departures
Away We Go

Embassy Cinema, Waltham
Blood: The Last Vampire
Whatever Works
Food, Inc.
Moon


Loew's Harvard Square, Cambridge
Moon


Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Return Engagement
Three Monkeys (Fri.)
Local Filmmaker Presents
Women of Faith (Fri.)
Boston French Film Festival
With a Little Help From Myself (Fri. & Sat.)
Versailles (Fri. & Sun.)
Three Violets (Sat.)
Hollywood, I'm Sleeping Over (Sat. & Thu.)
Spy(ies) (Sat.)
Frontier of Dawn (Sun.)
35 Shots of Rum (Sun. & Thu.)
The Beautiful Person (Sun.)
Rumba (Thu.)
Art on Film
Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight (Sat.)
In a Dream (Sat. & Sun.)


The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
The Informers


West Newton Cinema, West Newton, MA
Cheri
Away We Go
Departures
Summer Hours


Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President


Chlotrudis Tuesday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round-Up, July 3 - 9

Hello, Chlotrudis Members!

Happy Independence Day everyone! I hope you all enjoy your weekend. Gil and Amanda are hosting this week's Chlotrudis Movie of the week, and they weren't all that interested in the new releases coming to the Kendall, so they're selecting a film that's been out for a couple of weeks. Join them on Tuesday, July 7 for the 7:10pm screening of MOON at the Harvard Square Theatre. They plan on hitting Cambridge 1 for dinner beforehand, so plan accordingly.

Moon
In the near future, astronaut Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) is living on the far side of the moon, completing a three-year contract with Lunar Industries to mine Earth's primary source of energy, Helium-3. It is a lonely job, made harder by a broken satellite that allows no live communications home. Thankfully, his time on the moon is nearly over, and Sam will be reunited with his wife and three-year-old daughter. He will leave the isolation of "Sarang," the moon base that has been his home for so long, and he will finally have someone to talk to beyond "Gerty" (voice of Kevin Spacey), the base's well-intentioned but rather uncomplicated computer. Suddenly, Sam's health starts to deteriorate. Painful headaches, hallucinations and a lack of focus lead to an almost fatal accident on a routine drive on the moon in a lunar rover. While recuperating back at the base (with no memory of how he got there), Sam meets a younger, angrier version of himself, who claims to be there to fulfill the same three year contract Sam started all those years ago. Confined with what appears to be a clone of his earlier self, and with a "support crew" on its way to help put the base back into productive order, Sam is fighting the clock to discover what's going on and where he fits into company plans.

dir. Duncan Jones w/ Sam Rockwell, Dominique McElligott, Kaya Scodelario, Benedict Wong, Matt Berry, Malcolm Stewart, Kevin Spacey (voice)

Trailer TreatsSave the Date! On Thursday, July 16th, the Brattle Film Foundation presents Trailer Treats plus Trailer Smackdown 2009! The Brattle’s summer celebration is back! Join us for a night of fabulous (and fabulously horrible) trailers from the Brattle’s collection, terrific tunes, delicious snacks, and, of course, a ton of fun! For the third year, we’ll also be featuring the finalists in our TRAILER SMACKDOWN competition and you, the audience, will get to vote for a winner! Tickets for this event are $12.

See you at the Movies!
Michael

Playing this week, July 3 - 9, 2009.

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
New 35mm Restoration!
Easy Rider


Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
Whatever Works
Away We Go
Food, Inc.
Valentino: The Last Emperor
Co-presented by Orfeo Group
The Taming of the Shrew (Mon.)
Sneak Preview!
Throw Down Your Heart w/ Bela Fleck in person! (Thu.)


FEI Theatres
Capitol Theatre, Arlington

The Brothers Bloom
New York (Fri. - Sun.)
Sugar (Mon. - Thu.)

Somerville Theatre, Somerville
No independents playing this week!


Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
No Screenings This Week!


Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
Cheri
Whatever Works


Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square
, Cambridge
Jerichow
The Girl from Monaco
Whatever Works
The Stoning of Soraya M.
Cheri
Food, Inc.
Departures
Away We Go
Tetro
Summer Hours

Embassy Cinema, Waltham
Whatever Works
Food, Inc.
Moon


Loew's Harvard Square, Cambridge
Moon


Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Local Filmmaker Presents
Women of Faith (Fri., Sun., & Thu.)
Art on Film
Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight (Fri., Sun., & Thu.)
In a Dream (Fri., Sun., & Thu.)
Return Engagement
Three Monkeys (Fri., Sun., & Thu.)
Boston French Film Festival
The First Day of the Rest of your Life (Thu.)


The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
Sugar


West Newton Cinema, West Newton, MA
Cheri
Away We Go
Summer Hours


Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President


Chlotrudis Tuesday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round-Up, June 26 - July 2

Hello, Chlotrudis Members!

I'm in a quandry. Nothing is really exciting me among the new releases from this last couple of weeks... and there are a lot of them. The film I most want to see this week is THREE MONKEYS, playing at the MFA on Thursday night but I'm not sure if I will be around. Therefore, I'm going to chose Sam Mendes' AWAY WE GO playing at the Coolidge Corner Theatres, Tuesday night at 7:25 p.m. I'll keep my fingers crossed that it will be good!

Away We GoMaya Rudolph and John Krasinski star as a couple who are expecting their first child and travel around the U.S. in order to find a perfect place to start their family. Along the way, they have misadventures and find fresh connections with an assortment of relatives and old friends who just might help them discover "home" on their own terms for the first time. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Sam Mendes (AMERICAN BEAUTY, REVOLUTION ROAD) from a screenplay writers Dave Eggers (A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, McSweeney's) and Vendela Vida.

dir. Sam Mendes w/ John Krasinski, Maya Rudolph 1h38m

Three MonkeysIf you do happen to be around on Thursday night, head to the Museum of Fine Arts to see THREE MONKEYS, the latest film from Nuri Bilge Ceylan, whose earlier films, DISTANT and CLIMATES, were powerful works of film. THREE MONKEYS centers on a family's struggle to cover up the truth after a rising politician convinces his driver to take the blame for a hit and run. Ceylan is one of the few Turkish filmmakers with this level of international success, so don't miss this special return engagement at the MFA.

See you at the Movies!
Michael

Playing this week, June 26 - July 2, 2009.

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
Ameican Indpendents: The Dawn of New Hollywood!
The Wild Bunch & Bonnie & Clyde (Fri. & Sat.)
The Long Goodbye & Take the Money and Run (Sun.)
The Last Picture Show (Mon.)
Nashville & Five Easy Pieces (Tue. & Wed.)
Alice's Restaurant (Thu.)


Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
Whatever Works
Away We Go
Food, Inc.
Burma VJ
Valentino: The Last Emperor


FEI Theatres
Capitol Theatre, Arlington

Easy Virtue
Sugar
New York (Fri. - Sun.)

Somerville Theatre, Somerville
The Brothers Bloom
Valentino: The Last Emperor
My Sister's Keeper


Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
Kathryn Bigelow – Filmmaking at the Dark Edge of Exhilaration
The Loveless (Wed.)
The Hurt Locker Director Kathryn Bigelow appearing in person! (Thu.)


Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
No independent films screening this week
Cheri
My Sister's Keeper


Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square
, Cambridge
Whatever Works
$9.99
The Stoning of Soraya M.
Cheri
Food, Inc.
Departures
Away We Go
Tetro
Summer Hours

Embassy Cinema, Waltham
Whatever Works
Food, Inc.
Moon


Loew's Harvard Square, Cambridge
My Sister's Keeper
Moon


Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Film Noir and the Production Code
The Big Sleep (Fri. & Sat.)
Kiss Me Deadly (Fri.)
Anatomy of a Murder (Sat.)
Boston Jewish Film Festival: Encores
Strangers (Zarim) (Sat. & Thu.)
Waves of Freedom (Sun.)
Blessed is the Match: the Life and Death of Hannah Senesh (Sun.)
Art on Film
Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight (Thu.)
Local Filmmaker Presents
Women of Faith (Thu.)
Return Engagement
Three Monkeys (Thu.)


The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
Summer Hours


West Newton Cinema, West Newton, MA
My Sister's Keeper
Cheri
Away We Go
Summer Hours
Lemon Tree


Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President


Chlotrudis Tuesday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round-Up, June 12 - 18

Hello, Chlotrudis Members!

Next week a whole bunch of us head out to the Cape for the 11th Annual Provincetown International Film Festival, but before we go, Beth Caldwell will host the Chlotrudis Tuesday Night at the Movies! Beth choses to see the 7:05 screening of O'HORTEN about which she says, "This is a film made by director, Bent Hamer, of KITCHEN STORIES fame, one of my favorites." She would also like to have dinner beforehand at Toast.

O'Horten
The moment the train leaves the station without engineer Odd Horten (Bård Owe) aboard, he realizes that the path ahead is a journey without printed 40 years of traveling a very stable rail, and the platform does not feel like a safe place anymore. His orderly, solitary existence is about to give way to a future of unlikely adventures and puzzling dilemmas: Will Horten ever travel by plane? Will he finally sell his prized boat? How does Horten end up in a pair of women's red high-heeled shoes? Will he survive a nighttime drive with a blindfolded man at the wheel? Proof positive that there is humor to be found in aging, and we don't have to be elderly Norwegians to identify, laugh and embrace life in all its idiosyncratic splendor. Writer/director Bent Hamer's (FACTOTUM, KITCHEN STORIES) wonderfully skewed view of the human condition gives us that somewhat absurdist vision with great warmth, a little melancholy and universal appeal.

dir. Brent Hamer, w/ Bård Owe, Espen Skjønberg, Ghita Nørby, Henny Moan, Bjørn Floberg, Kai Remlov, Per Jansen, Bjarte Hjelmeland

Patrik Age 1.5Speaking of Provincetown, if you've got some free town, you won't find a more relaxing local film fest. This year Chlotrudis is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the film PATRIK, AGE 1.5. The film will have two screenings, 7pm on Thursday 6/18 and 4:30pm on Sunday 6/21. PATRIK AGE 1.5, adapted from a stage play, follows the story of a Swedish gay couple in the midst of adoption proceedings, preparing for the arrival of the 18 month old they have long been waiting for. When a defiant and homophobic 15-year old juvenile delinquent shows up at their door instead, everyone’s life is turned upside down as each member of the unexpected family struggles to find his way. Thanks to a well-cast ensemble, a light directorial touch and a script that resists any anvil messages, PATRIK AGE 1.5 winds up becoming quite more than the sum of its formula family comedy parts. This year, to honor its longtime appreciation of the festival, Chlotrudis has also signed on as a Community Sponsor for the Provincetown Film Festival.

See you at the Movies!
Michael

Playing this week, June 12 - 18, 2009.

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
Special Return Engagement!
Sita Sings the Blues (Fri. - Sun.)
Azur and Asmar (Sat.)
Elements of Cinema
Blow-Up featuring introduction and discussion with Chlotrudis member Peg Aloi - Free and open to the public! (Sat.)
Classic Gangsters
The Public Enemy & Little Caesar (Wed.)
CineMental Presents
Happy Endings? (Wed.)
Special Live Music Event - World Music/CRASHarts Presents
The Low Anthem, with Anais Mitchell (Thu.)


Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
Away We Go
Outrage
Easy Virtue
Valentino: The Last Emperor
Midnite Madness
Johnny Cupcakes presents Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Sat.)
Europe's Grand Operas
Norma (Sun. & Thu.)
Film and Book Celebration!
The Wizard of Oz with introduction by Evan I. Schwartz, author of the new book Finding Oz (Mon.)


FEI Theatres
Capitol Theatre, Arlington

Sunshine Cleaning
Sugar

Somerville Theatre, Somerville
Anvil! The Story of Anvil!
Rudo y Cursi


Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
No Screenings until July 1


Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
The Brothers Bloom
The Lemon Tree


Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square
, Cambridge
Away We Go
O'Horten
Il Divo
Outrage
Easy Virtue
The Brothers Bloom
Summer Hours
The Girlfriend Experience

Embassy Cinema, Waltham
The Brothers Bloom
The Girlfriend Experience
Every Little Step


Loew's Harvard Square, Cambridge
No independent films playing this week


Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Mexican Film
Lake Tahoe (Fri., Sat. & Wed.)
Film Noir and the Production Code
Maltese Falcon (Fri.)
Double Indemnity (Fri.)
Touch of Evil (Sat.)
Gilda (Sat.)
Anatomy of a Murder (Wed.)
Boston Jewish Film Festival: Encores
Blessed Is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh (Sun. & Thu.)
Noodle (Sun.)
Phyllis and Harold (Wed. & Thu.)
Strangers (Zarim) (Thu.)


The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
Fados


West Newton Cinema, West Newton, MA
Summer Hours
Lemon Tree
Easy Virtue


Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President


Chlotrudis Tuesday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round-Up, June 5 - 11

Hello, Chlotrudis Members!

Next week for the Chlotrudis Tuesday Night at the Movies, your host, Chris Kriofske will give you not one, but two movie choices, both at the Coolidge Corner Theatre. In the main theatre, enjoy some Noel Coward with the 7:15pm screening of EASY VIRTUE starring Jessica Biel, Colin Firth, and Kristen Scott Thomas, and directed by Stephan Elliott (THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT). Or head to the screening from for OUTRAGE, the latest documentary from Chlotrudis Award-winning filmmaker Kirby Dick (THIS FILM IS NOT YET RATED). The fun starts at 7:35pm. Chris has chosen two films because he just hasn't been able to decide which one HE wants to see. So take your time in deciding, just come to the movies!

Easy Virtue

EASY VIRTUE


John Whittaker, a young Englishman, falls madly in love with Larita, a sexy and glamorous American woman, and they marry impetuously. However, when the couple returns to the family home, John's mother has an instant distaste for her new daughter-in-law. Larita tries her best to fit in, but fails to tiptoe through the minefield laid by her mother-in-law. Larita quickly realizes she must fight back if she is to hold onto her husband. A battle of wits ensues and sparks soon fly.

dir. Stephan Elliott, w Colin Firth, Jessica Biel, Ben Barnes 1h33m

Outrage

OUTRAGE


From Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker Kirby Dick (THIS FILM IS NOT YET RATED) comes OUTRAGE, a searing indictment of the hypocrisy of closeted politicians with appalling gay rights voting records who actively campaign against the LGBT community they covertly belong to. Boldly revealing the hidden lives of some of the United States' most powerful policymakers, OUTRAGE takes a comprehensive look at the harm they've inflicted on millions of Americans, and examines the media's complicity in keeping their secrets.

dir. Kirby Dick, documentary 1h30m

What Have I Done to Deserve This?Over at the Harvard Film Archive you can see the Early Films of Pedro Almodóvar. I'm one of those rare few that enjoy Almodóvar's early films much more than his recent work. While his recent work is definitely more mature and accomplished, there's a brash, irreverent energy in his early work that just appeals to me. Add to that that three of the four films being shown at the Film Archive star the remarkably talented Carmen Maura, and the fourth stars a very young Antonio Banderas (in his second film role), and you don't want to miss them if you haven't seen them. Of the four they're screening, I would most recommend PEPI, LUCI AND BOM AND OTHER GIRLS ON THE HEAP which follow the adventures of three female friends during the punk era in Madrid. Almodóvar deals with some pretty tough issues in his early films, so they might not be to everyone's taste. WHAT HAVE I DONE TO DESERVE THIS? is also brilliant, but is much more of a drama than the usual antic-driven comedies he was making at the time. In addition to Maura, this one features the divine Chus Lampreada (pictured left).

See you at the Movies!
Michael

Playing this week, June 5 - 11, 2009.

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
Reunion Weekend 2009!
Some Like It Hot (Fri.)
Gremlins (Sat.)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (Sat.)
North by Northwest (Sun.)
The Man Who Knew Too Much (Sun.)
Harvard Bookstore Presents
Ben George, Steve Almond, Jenny Boylan and Sven Birkerts, The Book of Dads: Essays on the Joys, Perils, and Humiliations of Fatherhood (Tue.)
Special Return Engagement
Coraline (Wed. & Thu.)
Harvard Book Store and the Center for New Words Present
Kate Clinton: I Told You So (Wed.)


Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
Outrage
Easy Virtue
Enlighten Up
Revanche
Valentino: The Last Emperor
Divas in the Dark
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (Sun.)
75th Anniversary Big Screen Classics!
Pulp Fiction (Mon.)
Good Vibrations Presents


FEI Theatres
Capitol Theatre, Arlington

Sunshine Cleaning
Sugar
Every Little Step

Somerville Theatre, Somerville
Anvil! The Story of Anvil!
What Goes Up


Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
Early Almodóvar
Pepi, Luci, Bom and Other Girls on the Heap (Sat.)
What Have I Done to Deserve This? (Sat.)
Labyrinth of Passion (Sun.)
Dark Habits (Mon.)


Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
The Brothers Bloom
The Lemon Tree


Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square
, Cambridge
Il Divo
Outrage
Easy Virtue
The Brothers Bloom
Summer Hours
Rudo y Cursi
The Girlfriend Experience

Embassy Cinema, Waltham
The Brothers Bloom
The Girlfriend Experience
Every Little Step


Loew's Harvard Square, Cambridge
No independent films playing this week


Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Mexican Film
Lake Tahoe (Fri. & Wed.)
Film Noir and the Production Code
Gilda (Fri.)
Touch of Evil (Fri. & Sat.)
Maltese Falcon (Sat.)
Double Indemnity (Sat. & Wed.)
Boston Jewish Film Festival: Encores
Max Minsky and Me (Sun.)
Phyllis and Harold (Sun. & Thu.)
Noodle (Sun. & Thu.)
The Gift to Stalin (Thu.)


The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
The Soloist (ineligible)


West Newton Cinema, West Newton, MA
Easy Virtue
Lemon Tree
Easy Virtue


Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President


Chlotrudis Tuesday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round-Up, May 29 - June 4, 2009

Hello, Chlotrudis Members!

Sorry this is so dreadfully late! I'm in NYC for the BookExpo America conference. Still, this will get out in time to let you know that Gil and Amanda are hosting next week's Chlotrudis Tuesday Night at the Movies, and it's a good one. Join them on Tuesday at the Kendall Square Cinema for the 7:20pm screening of Majid Majidi's THE SONG OF SPARROWS. The Chlotrudis Award-nominated Majidi is responsible for some fine films such as BARAN and THE COLOR OF PARADISE. In THE SONG OF SPARROWS, ostrich-farmer Karim is fired from his job and find his new life working in the city changing his personality. Can his wife and daughter's help him to regain the values he once held dear?

The Song of Sparrows
The new film by Majid Majidi (THE COLOR OF PARADISE, CHILDREN OF HEAVEN) tells the gently humorous story of ordinary guy Karim (Reza Naji, winner Best Actor at the Berlin Film Festival) as he struggles to support his family. He loses his well-paid job at an ostrich farm when a particularly ornery bird escapes and cannot be recaptured. Driving his moped in to Tehran to try to fix his deaf daughter's hearing aid, Karim accidentally finds himself embarking on a profitable new career when a harried businessman jumps on and demands a ride. But exposure to heavy traffic and big city values starts to corrupt Karim's once generous and honest nature, much to the concern of his family, who want the old Karim back. Majidi's lyrical storytelling shines in this simple but affecting tale. Grammy-nominated composer and musician Hossein Alizadeh, a master tar and setar player, provides the haunting score. (Fully subtitled)

Director: Majid Majidi
Cast: Reza Najie, Hossein Aghazi, Maryam Akbari, Kamran Dehghan
Run Time: 1hr 36mins

Sorry, that's all the time I have today, and it's already a couple of days late, so I wanted to get this message out now. I will try to be better next week!

See you at the Movies!
Michael

Playing this week, May 29 - June 4, 2009.

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
Special Engagement! Area Premiere!
Katyn
Hooked On Who
Tom Baker as the Doctor in The Talons of Weng-Chiang (Fri.)
Tom Baker as the Doctor in The Pyramids of Mars (Sat.)
David Tennant as The Doctor in Silence in the Library and Forest of the Dead (Sat.)
Harvard Bookstore Presents
ADRIAN TOMINE AND SETH: Two comics masters discuss their craft (Tue.)
The Soft Skin (Tue.)
The Wild Child (Wed. & Thu.)
Harvard Book Store and the Center for New Words Present
Kate Clinton: I Told You So (Wed.)


Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
Easy Virtue
Enlighten Up
Revanche
Valentino: The Last Emperor
Midnite Madness
Repo! The Genetic Opera! (Fri.)
Johnny Cupcakes presents The Wizard (Sat.)
Benefit Screening for 826 Boston, with Dave Eggers in person!
Away We Go (Sun.)
Presented in conjunction with The Huntington Theatre's production of "Pirates!"
The Pirates of Penzance (Mon.)


FEI Theatres
Capitol Theatre, Arlington

Sunshine Cleaning
Every Little Step


Somerville Theatre, Somerville
Anvil! The Story of Anvil!
Sugar


Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
America As Seen By...
Panel Discussion (Fri.)
The Short Life of José Antonio Gutierrez & South (Fri.)
The Lapirovs Go West & France Made in USA Director Jean-Luc Léon in Person (Sat.)
Realism Reinvented: The Cinema of Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
The Son & Il court…il court le monde Directors in Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne Appearing in Person! (Sun.)
Rosetta Directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne Appearing in Person (Mon.)


Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
The Brothers Bloom
Every Little Step
The Lemon Tree

Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square
, Cambridge
Song of Sparrows
Easy Virtue
The Brothers Bloom
Summer Hours
Tulpan
Rudo y Cursi
Little Ashes
The Girlfriend Experience

Embassy Cinema, Waltham
The Brothers Bloom
The Girlfriend Experience
Every Little Step


Loew's Harvard Square, Cambridge
No independent films playing this week


Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Consumerism Documentaries
Milk in the Land: Ballad of an American Drink (Fri.)
Dust (Fri. - Sun.)
Consuming Kids (Sat.)
Malls R Us (Sat.)
Independent Film
Orphans (Fri.)
New England Film Artists Present
A Certain Kind of Beauty (Sun.)
Boston Jewish Film Festival: Encores
Noodle (Sun. & Thu.)
The Gift to Stalin (Thu.)
Max Minsky and Me (Thu.)
Film Noir and the Production Code
The Maltese Falcon (Thu.)


The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
Shall We Kiss?


West Newton Cinema, West Newton, MA
Easy Virtue
Lemon Tree
Shall We Kiss?
Goodbye Solo


Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President


Chlotrudis Tuesday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round-Up, May 22 - 28

Hello, Chlotrudis Members!

Chris is hosting this week's Chlotrudis Tuesday Movie of the Week, so please join him at the Coolidge Corner Theatre for the 7:15pm screening of THE GARDEN. Director Scott Hamilton Kennedy impressed Chlotrudis members enough to score a Best Documentary nomination for his debut film, O.T. OUR TOWN. His follow-up focuses on the social and political issues surrounding a communcal garden in Southern California. Don't miss your chance to see this talented filmmakers doc in the main theatre at the Coolidge!


The Garden

The Garden An engaging and powerful look at the famous political and social battle over the largest community garden in the U.S (located in south central Los Angeles). This film shows how the politics of power and greed (backroom deals, land developing, green politics, money) tragically intersect with working class families who rely on this communal garden for their livelihood. Equal parts "The Wire" and "Harlan County, USA," THE GARDEN, exposes the fault lines in American society and raises crucial and challenging questions about liberty, equality, and justice for the poorest and most vulnerable among us.

dir. Scott Hamilton Kennedy, documentary 1h20m

For Chlotrudis fans of film and music, please take note of a very special event coming up next week on Saturday, May 30, 7pm. Split/Signal: Silent Film/Scored Live is a unique audio-visual experience bringing together filmmakers and musicians for live collaborations, featuring THE BOOKS, ROGER MILLER (of Mission of Burma), CUL DE SAC, and CASPIAN. Held in the beautiful, newly-opened Center for the Arts at the Armory (Somerville, MA), an exceptional line-up of musicians will provide the live score for original film projected on the big screen. This is not only an opportunity for artists from a range of backgrounds to explore a new, collective medium, but also a chance for the audience to engage with the never before seen or heard.

Another special event coming up next weekend this time courtesy of our friends the Goethe Institut and the Consulat General de France a Boston is called Arte Watches America: America as Seen by by French and German Documentary Filmmakers. The series screens at the Harvard Film Archive, kicking off on Thursday, May 28 with B-52 and DARK SIDE OF THE MOON. More information and the rest of the series can be found at www.goethe.de/boston

See you at the Movies!
Michael

Playing this week, May 22 - 28, 2009.

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
François Truffaut: Man, Woman & Child!
The 400 Blows (Fri. & Sat.)
Stolen Kisses (Sat. & Sun.)
Bed & Board (Sun. & Mon.)
Love on the Run (Mon.)
Jules and Jim (Tue.)
The Soft Skin (Tue.)
The Wild Child (Wed. & Thu.)
Harvard Book Store and the Center for New Words Present
Kate Clinton: I Told You So (Wed.)


Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
The Garden
Every Little Step
Revanche
Valentino: The Last Emperor
Midnite Madness
Monty Python's Holy Grail Quote-a-Thon! (Fri.)
Ladies of the 80s Sing-Along! (Sat.)
Quote/Sing Along!
Labyrinth (Mon.)
Brookline Booksmith Presents!
Michael Connolly and George Pelecanos (Thu.)
Benefit Screening for the Provincetown International Film Festival
Enlighten Up (Thu.)


FEI Theatres
Capitol Theatre, Arlington

Adoration
Sunshine Cleaning
Every Little Step


Somerville Theatre, Somerville
Sugar


Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
Realism Reinvented: The Cinema of Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
You're On My Mind (Sat.)
La Promesse & Lessons from a University on the Fly (Sun.)
For the War to End, the Walls Should Have Crumbled & R… No Longer Answers (Mon.)
America As Seen By...
Dark Side of the Moon & B-52 (Thu.)


Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
Every Little Step
Is Anybody There?

Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square
, Cambridge
The Brothers Bloom
Summer Hours
Tulpan
Rudo y Cursi
Little Ashes
The Girlfriend Experience
The Country Teacher
Anvil! The Story of Anvil!

Embassy Cinema, Waltham
The Brothers Bloom
Rudo y Cursi
Every Little Step


Loew's Harvard Square, Cambridge
No independent films playing this week


Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Consumerism Documentaries
Malls R Us (Fri. & Sun.)
Flow (Fri. & Sun.)
Consuming Heads (Sun. & Wed.)
Dust (Wed. & Thu.)
Milk in the Land: Ballad of an American Drink (Thu.)
Film Premiere!
Objectified (Fri.)
Ballets Russes
At the Crossroads of Choreography and Cinema (Sat.)
Betty Low presents Play: On the Beach with Ballets Russes (Sat.)
Nijinsky: The Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky (Sat.)
Memorial Day Open House
Short Film Program (Mon.)
Independent Film
Orphan (Wed. & Thu.)


The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
The Silence Before Bach


West Newton Cinema, West Newton, MA
Earth
Lemon Tree
Shall We Kiss?
Goodbye Solo


Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President


Chlotrudis Tuesday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round-Up, May 15 - 21

Hello, Chlotrudis Members!

Yay! I'm always excited about a new Atom Egoyan film, and his latest, ADORATION, opens this week at the Kendall Square Cinema. Join us on Tuesday, May 19, for the 7:15pm screening of ADORATION. Starring Scott Speedman and Arsinée Khanjian, ADORATION is a challenging, thought-provoking film that debuted at last year's Toronto International Film Festival.

Adoration
ADORATION speaks to our connections—with each other, with our family history, with technology and with the modern world. Sabine (Arsinée Khanjian), a high school French teacher, gives her class a translation exercise based on a real news story about a terrorist who plants a bomb in the airline luggage of his pregnant girlfriend. The assignment has a profound effect on one student, Simon (Devon Bostick), who lives with his uncle (Scott Speedman). In the course of translating, Simon re-imagines that the news item is his own family's story, with the terrorist standing in for his father. Years ago, Simon's father crashed the family car, killing both himself and his wife, making Simon an orphan. Simon has always feared that the accident was intentional. Simon reads his version to the class and then takes it to the internet. In essence, he has created a false identity, which allows him to probe his family secret. As Simon uses his new persona to journey deeper into his past, the public reaction is swift and strong. Written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Atom Egoyan (THE SWEET HEREAFTER, ARARAT).
Directors: Atom Egoyan
Cast: Scott Speedman, Devon Bostick, Arsinée Khanjian, Kenneth Welsh, Rachel Blanchard, Katie Boland, Noam Jenkins, Geraldine O'Rawe, Hailee Sisera
Run Time: 1hr 41min

SLEEP DEALERThe Brattle Theatre has an area premiere this week. Check out Alex Rivera's haunting, inventive vision of the near future. The Brattle scored well earlier this year with the low budget sci fi flick, TIMECRIMES and now it does it again with SLEEP DEALER. Over at the Kendall, the first narrative feature from acclaimed Kazakh documentarian Sergey Dvortsevoy (THE STORY OF THE WEEPING CAMEL) premieres this week. TULPAN is the winner of the Prix Un Certain Regard at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. Also opening this week at the Kendall is RUDO Y CURSI, the Mexican film by Carlos Cuarón that reunites the stars of Y TU MAMÁ TAMBIEN, Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna.

See you at the Movies!
Michael

Playing this week, May 15 - 21, 2009.

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
Special Engagement! Area Premiere!
Sleep Dealer
Boston LGBTQ Film Festival
Otto, or Up With Dead People (Fri.)
Special Event! American Australian Association Presents
Australian Short Film Today (Tue.)
Special Encore Premiere Screening!
Speaking in Code (Thu.)


Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
The Limits of Control
Every Little Step
Revanche
Valentino: The Last Emperor
Midnite Madness
Inglorious Bastards 1978 original! (Fri. & Sat.)
Goethe German Film Series!
Finnisher Tango (Sun.)
75th Big Screen Classics
Cinema Paradiso (Mon.)


FEI Theatres
Capitol Theatre, Arlington

Sunshine Cleaning
Every Little Step
Slumdog Millionaire
The Class


Somerville Theatre, Somerville
Sunshine Cleaning
Slumdog Millionaire


Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
The Dawn of the Dead
Dawn of the Dead (Fri.)
The Second Life of Chris Marker
The Second Life of Chris Marker, a Live Event! (Sat.)
Realism Reinvented: The Cinema of Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
L'Enfant (The Child) & When the Boat of Léon M. Went Down the Meuse River for the First Time (Sun.)
Falsch (Mon.)
Look at Jonathan (Mon.)


Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
Is Anybody There?

Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square
, Cambridge
Tulpan
Rudo y Cursi
Adoration
Tokyo Sonata
Lemon Tree
Anvil! The Story of Anvil!
Sugar
The Limits of Control
Management
Sugar
Sunshine Cleaning


Embassy Cinema, Waltham
Tyson
Sugar
Every Little Step
Sunshine Cleaning


Loew's Harvard Square, Cambridge
Rudo y Cursi
Management
Every Little Step


Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Boston LGBT Film Festival
Men's Shorts (Fri.)
Baby Love (Fri.)
Still Black (Sat.)
Fig Trees (Sat.)
OMG/HaHaHa (Sat.)
Chef's Special (Sat.)
City of Borders (Sun.)
The Times of Harvey Milk & 575 Castro Street (Sun.)
Steam (Sun.)
Fruit Fly (Sun.)
Consumerism Documentaries
Malls R Us (Wed. & Thu.)
Consuming Kids (Wed. & Thu.)
Film Premiere!
Objectified (Thu.)


The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
Everlasting Moments


West Newton Cinema, West Newton, MA
American Violet
Moscow, Belgium
Shall We Kiss?
Is Anybody There?
Goodbye Solo


Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President


Chlotrudis Monday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round-Up, May 1 - 7

Hello, Chlotrudis Members!

I'm busy next week with a library conference that I run, but Gil and Amanda will be hosting next week's Chlotrudis Movie of the Week on Monday, May 4. Join them at the Kendall Square Cinema for the 7:00 screening of EVERY LITTLE STEP. This documentary about the Broadway smash A Chorus Line, was a hit last year in Toronto, and our own Beth Curran has been itching to see it again upon its release. Watch for an e-mail Monday morning from Gil and Amanda about details for a dinner meeting before-hand. By the way, EVERY LITTLE STEP also opens this week at the Coolidge Corner Theatre.

Every Little Step
EVERY LITTLE STEP explores the incredible journey of A Chorus Line from ambitious idea to international phenomenon. A Chorus Line isn't just another hugely successful Broadway musical—it has spanned four decades and reached audiences in 22 countries around the world. Who would have imagined such an enduring piece of modern culture would arise from middle-of-the-night conversations in a dance studio? Interviews, then and now, with the creative minds that shaped A Chorus Line and the cast who realized it, the original real-life "gypsies," provide insight into behind-the-scenes events and reveal the truths behind the genesis of the show. For the first time in the history of Broadway, outside camera crews were allowed into the extensive audition process for the show's recent revival. This exclusive privilege allowed directors James D. Stern and Adam Del Deo to capture intimate and the grueling behind-the-scenes moments—actors suffering emotional breakdowns, dancers executing the most exquisite pirouettes of their lives, and directors moved to tears by a new delivery of a line they've heard a thousand times before.
Directors: James D. Stern & Adam Del Deo
Cast: Bob Avian, Michael Bennett (archive footage), Charlotte d'Amboise, Ramon Flowers, Jessica Lee Goldyn, Marvin Hamlisch, Megan Larche, J. Elaine Marcos, Donna McKechnie, Meredith Patterson, Yuka Takara, Jason Tam, Chryssie Whitehead
Run Time: 1hr 36min

If Broadway musicals aren't your style, head on over to the Brattle Theatre for a sneak preview screening of THE LIMITS OF CONTROL, the latest film by indy darling Jim Jarmusch. THE LIMITS OF CONTROL features Isaach De Bankolé (GHOST DOG: THE WAY OF THE SAMURAI) as a mysterious loner -- perhaps an assassin although his motives are not initially divulged. In any case, his activities remain meticulously outside the law. He is in the process of completing a job and his journey, paradoxically both intently focused and dreamlike, takes him not only across the landscape of contemporary Spain, but also through his own consciousness. This special, free engagement is sure to fill up very quickly, so get there early. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. And if you miss this special screening, don't worry, the film opens next week at the Coolidge Corner Theatre.

Lots of great stuff is opening this week, so there's plenty for you to chose from. At the Coolidge Corner Theatre (in addition to EVERY LITTLE STEP) check out the Austrian crime-drama REVANCHE in which ex-con Alex plans to flee to the South with his girlfriend after a robbery, but something terrible happens and revenge seems inevitable. There are several new films opening this week at the Kendall as well. LEMON TREE stars Chlotrudis Awards nominee Hiam Abbass as a Palestinian widow who stands up against her new neighbor, the Israeli Defense Minister, when he moves into his new house opposite her lemon grove, on the green line border between Israel and the West Bank. Alfre Woodard and critically-acclaimed newcomer Nicole Beharie star in AMERICAN VIOLET, which tells the astonishing tale of Dee Roberts, a 24-year-old African American single mother of four young girls living in a small Texas town who is barely able to make ends meet. SON OF RAMBOW's Bill Milner returns to star opposite Sir Michael Caine in IS ANYBODY THERE? Finally, fans of the Ballets Russes will want to check out the French documentary BALLERINA.

The Quay BrothersAnd for fans of the quirky and extraordinary masters of animation, The Quay Brothers, you'll want to be hanging out at the Coolidge Corner Theatre this week as they are presented with this year's Coolidge Award. The brothers will be on hand Wednesday and Thursday for three signature events. Wednesday night is the 2009 Award event, with three possible levels of involvement. For $150 you can purchase a gold ticket which includes a VIP reception with the Quay Brothers with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. A blue ticket will cost you $50 and includes a reception with cocktails in the lobby. General admission tickets to the event itself cost $20. Thursday afternoon presents An Afternoon with the Quay Brothers: Screening and Discussion. The Quay Brothers will present a selection of their work, including a rarely seen Dance film (EURYDICE, SHE SO BELOVED), the iconic STREET OF CROCODILES, and IN ABSENTIA, a collaboration with the composer Karlheinz Stockhausen, and their own collection of television commercials. The screenings will be followed by a q&a session. On Thursday night the Coolidge presents In Conversation: The Quay Brothers with Larry Sider. Larry Sider, Founder and Director of the internationally respected School of Sound (UK), fellow ex-pat, and collaborator with the Quays for over 20 years, leads a dynamic and entertaining tutorial in conversation with the Quay Brothers, focusing on the creation of the sound element in their films. An interactive event, punctuated by cinematic excerpts, audience members will be fully immersed in the mesmerizing aural/visual world created by these artists. Visit the Coolidge Corner website for full information on this year's Awards.

See you at the Movies!
Michael

Playing this week, May 1 - 7, 2009.

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
Special Event! Harvard Book Store PResents
Sarah Waters (Fri.)
Special Engagement! 70th Anniversary
Gone with the Wind (Fri. & Sat.)
Special Event
A Conversation with Molly Haskell (Sat.)
Special Free Screening Event!
Mayfair Film Program (Sun.)
Special Engagement! Double Feature
Stranger Than Paradies
Down By Law
Jim Jarmusch Free Preview Screening!
The Limits of Control (Mon.)
Broken Flowers (Mon.)
Special Event! Harvard Book Store Presents!
Chuck Palahniuk (Tue.)
Fight Club (Tue.)
Ruth Reichl (Wed.)
Fashion and Film Event (Wed.)
Howard Zinn and Jimmy Tingle (Thu.)
Slaughterhouse Five (Thu.)


Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
Every Little Step (Fri. - Tue. & Thu.)
Revanche (Fri. - Tue. & Thu.)
Valentino: The Last Emperor (Fri. - Tue. & Thu.)
Adventureland (Fri. - Tue. & Thu.)
Midnite Madness
Timecrimes (Fri. & Sat.)
Let the Right One In (Fri. & Sat.)
2009 Awards Event!
The Quay Brothers (Wed.)
An Afternoon with the Quay Brothers: Screening and Discussion (Thu.)
In Conversation: The Quay Brothers with Larry Sider (Thu.)
ndependent Film Festival of Boston Closing Night
World's Greatest Dad (Tue.)


FEI Theatres
Capitol Theatre, Arlington

Adventureland
Gomorrah
Slumdog Millionaire
The Class
The Wrestler


Somerville Theatre, Somerville
The Reader
Adventureland
Slumdog Millionaire


Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
John Ashbery at the Movies
The Heart of the World, Footlight Parade, Adieu, Léonard John Ashbery in Person! (Fri.)
Poetry in Film: Ashbery and American Avant-Garde Cinema and The Seventh Victim John Ashbery and Scholar Scott MacDonald in Person! (Sat.)
Two Films by Stephen Prina
The Way He Always Wanted It To Be (Sun.)
Vinyl II (Sun.)
An Evening with J.P. Sniadecki
Demolition and Songhua (Mon.)


Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
No independent films playing this week!


Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square
, Cambridge
Every Little Kiss
Ballerina
Lemon Tree
American Violet
Is Anybody There?
Goodbye Solo
Anvil! The Story of Anvil
Sugar
Sunshine Cleaning


Embassy Cinema, Waltham
Tyson
Sugar
Every Little Step
Sunshine Cleaning


Loew's Harvard Square, Cambridge
Tyson
Valentino: The Last Emperor
Adventureland


Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Armenian Film Festival
The Blue Hour w/ Dinner Time (Fri.)
Three Documentaries by Serge Avedikian (Sat.)
The Mermaid (Rusalka) w/ Ligne de Vie (Sat.)
Float w/ System of a Down Music Videos (Sat.)
Autumn (Sonbahar) w/ The Second Wind (Sun.)
LGBT Film Festival - Women's Opening Night
I Can't Think Straight (Wed.)
LGBT Film Festival - Women's Opening Night
Pedro (Thu.)


The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
The Wrestler


West Newton Cinema, West Newton, MA
American Violet
Moscow, Belgium
Shall We Kiss?
Is Anybody There?
Goodbye Solo


Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President


Chlotrudis Monday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round-Up, pril 24 - 30

Hello, Chlotrudis Members!

This week's Chlotrudis Movie of the week is a very special one for more than one reason. It's part of the Independent Film Festival of Boston, it takes place on Monday, April 27, 7:00 p.m. at the Institute of Contemporary Art, and it's the first film by film critic, film scholar, and Chlotrudis pal, Gerry Peary. Join us on Monday night for a very special screening of FOR THE LOVE OF MOVIES, Gerry's debut documentary about film criticism.

For the Love of MoviesIt is a profession teetering on extinction. At a time when every round of newsroom buyouts seems to portend more pink slips for film critics, The Boston Phoenix’s own Gerald Peary has struck back with an unapologetic argument in favor of the vocation. Taking the historical long view, Peary’s essential documentary chronicles a hundred years of passionate, movie-mad writers scribbling away in the dark. From the early days of Otis Ferguson and Manny Farber through that heated, legendary 1960s war of words between Andrew Sarris and Pauline Kael, all the way up to Harry Knowles and the democratizing dawn of the Internet critic, FOR THE LOVE OF MOVIES lobbies for your friendly neighborhood film reviewer––a reader’s last line of defense against the Hollywood marketing machine.

Culled from more than 200 hours of footage shot over the past eight years, FOR THE LOVE OF MOVIES boasts informed and often passionate commentary from an all-star cast of pro critics, including Roger Ebert, The New York Times’ A.O. Scott, Entertainment Weekly’s Lisa Schwarzbaum, The Chicago Tribune’s recently deposed Michael Wilmington, and Boston’s own Wesley Morris. The freewheeling conversation that follows is, as Peary’s title suggests, a chronicle of a passion. What is it that drives these people to spend so many hours a day in darkened rooms? Will there still be a place left at the table for them in our increasingly fractured New Media landscape? Director Gerry Peary will be present for this screening.

That's what this week is all about; the Independent Film Festival of Boston. Hopefully some of you intrepid members will come out to the Brattle Theatre on Friday night for the midnight screening of Bruce McDonald's zombie film of sorts, PONTYPOOL. It's one of two films that Chlotrudis is co-presenting, the other being Hirkazu Kore-eda's STILL WALKING screening at 1:30pm on Saturday at the Somerville Theatre. These are just a sampling of the terrific films that are part of the festival. Some of the other films I am excited about include the documentary WE LIVE IN PUBLIC, directed by Ondi Timoner (DIG!), BEESWAX, the latest film by Andrew Bujalksi (FUNNY HA-HAm) and the Joseph Gordon-Levitt/Zooey Deschanel quirky, romantic comedy, 500 DAYS OF SUMMER. Tickets are on sale at the IFFB website now, but they're selling out fast, so don't wait too long.

There's a very special offer being extended to Chlotrudis members during this very busy weekend! THE BLUECAT SCREENWRITING WORKSHOPS comes to Boston! On Saturday, April 26, 9:00am - 6:00pm, Boston will feature the First Ten Pages Workshop with Gordy Hoffman. Gordy Hoffman, founder and judge of the BlueCat Screenwriting Competition and former USC Screenwriting Instructor, is coming to Grub Street in Boston on Sunday, April 26th, to lead a small workshop on the first ten pages of the screenplay. This workshop will consist of ten writers each submitting the first ten pages of a screenplay to each member in advance of the workshop day. This screenplay can be incomplete, a first draft, or a rewrite. The workshop participants will go over each work individually, discussing the specific, unique and common challenges each writer faces. This discussion will include the technical aspects of description and dialogue, the depth and reality of the characters, and how the first ten pages reflect where the entire story begins. The intimate, focused interaction with fellow writers in the workshop will provide all with a greater understanding of the work that lies ahead on their screenplay, and more importantly, a detailed sense of how they might develop as writers themselves. If you want to register, contact me and I will put you in touch with Gordy directly, because Chlotrudis members will receive a $20 discount off the $115 registration fee. The First Ten Pages Workshop will be held at Grub Street, 160 Boylston Street, 4th Floor, Boston.
Register here: http://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/workshop/

Gordy HoffmanBio of Gordy Hoffman - Winner of the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival for LOVE LIZA, Gordy Hoffman made his feature directorial debut with his script, A COAT OF SNOW, which world premiered at the 2005 Locarno Intl Film Festival. A COAT OF SNOW made its North American Premiere at the Arclight in Hollywood, going on to screen at the Milan Film Festival and the historic George Eastman House. The movie would go on to win the 2006 Domani Vision Award at VisionFest, held at the Tribeca Cinemas in New York City. Gordy is the founder and judge of the BlueCat Screenplay Competition, and has conducted workshops all over North America and London. He recently taught screenwriting at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, and is now set to direct a movie in 2009 in Europe.

See you at the Movies!
Michael

Playing this week, April 24 - 30, 2009.

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
The Independent Film Festival of Boston
Beeswax Director Andrew Bujalski in attendance! (Fri.)
Chip on My Shoulder Directors Ian McFarland & Anthony Moreschi in attendance! (Fri.)
Pontypool Co-presented by the Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film! (Fri.)
Crude (Sat.)
Monsters from the Id Director Dave Gargani in attendance! (Sat.)
William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe Directors Sarah and Emily Kunstler will be in attendance! (Sat.)
From Inside (Sat.)
Best Worst Movie Director Michael Paul Stephenson in attendance! (Sat.)
Grace Director Paul Solet in attendance!
The Way We Get By Director Aron Gaudet in attendance! (Sun.)
Summer Hours (Sun.)
Food, Inc. (Sun.)
The Higher Force (Sun.)
Stingray Sam Director Cory McAbee in attendance! (Sun.)
Harvard Bookstore Presents
Maria Tatar (Mon.)
Pan's Labyrinth introduced by Maria Tatar (Mon.)
Star Trek Celebration!
Enjoy digital screenings of episodes from Season One of the Star Trek TV series (Wed.)
Special Event! Opening Night of Crossroads: The Future of Human Life in the Universe Conference
Colossus: The Forbin Project (Thu.)


Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
Valentino: The Last Emperor
Adventureland
Midnite Madness
Z
Crips and Bloods: Made in America
Midnite Madness
Let the Right One In (Fri. & Sat.)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show with live shadow cast by the Teseracte Players (Fri.)
80's Action Hero Tribute (Sat.)
Boston Conservatory presents!
The Three Little Pigs (Sun.)
Croatian Film Series
Armin (Sun.)
Quay Brothers Retrospective 4
Institute Benjamenta (Mon.)
Independent Film Festival of Boston Closing Night
World's Greatest Dad (Tue.)


FEI Theatres
Capitol Theatre, Arlington

Adventureland
Gomorrah
Slumdog Millionaire
The Class
The Wrestler


Somerville Theatre, Somerville
The Reader (Mon. - Thu.)
Adventureland (Mon. - Thu.)
Slumdog Millionaire (Mon. - Thu.)
Independent Film Festival of Boston
Shorts 5: Global (Fri.)
Winnebago Man (Fri.)
500 Days of Summer (Fri.)
Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison (Fri.)
Children of Invention (Fri.)
Shorts 6: Dramatic (Fri.)
Big Fan (Fri.)
In the Loop (Fri.)
We Live in Public (Fri.)
Make-Out with Violence (Fri.)
Shorts 4: Twisted (Fri.)
Crude (Sat.)
CDIABU (Sat.)
Invisible Girlfriend (Sat.)
Discussing the Documentary Panel Discussion (Sat.)
Still Walking Co-presented by the Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film (Sat.)
Mine (Sat. & Sun.)
The Answer Man (Sat.)
Automorphosis (Sat.)
Prom Night in Mississippi (Sat. & Sun.)
Nollywood Babylon (Sat.)
Winnebago Man (Sat.)
La Mission (Sat.)
The Burning Plain (Sat.)
Of All the Things (Sat.)
The Vicious Kind (Sat.)
I Need That Record (Sat.)
From Inside (Sat.)
We Live in Public (Sat.)
The Lost Son of Havana (Sat.)
The Sweet Lady with the Nasty Voice (Sat.)
Shorts 3: Documentaries (Sat. & Sun.)
Bronson (Sat.)
Shorts 1: Animation (Sat.)
Herb & Dorothy (Sun.)
Followers: How Filmmakers Are Building Their Audiences Online in the 21st Century (Sun.)
Blood, Sweat and Cheers (Sun.)
Birdwatchers (Sun.)
Shorts 2: Comedy (Sun.)
Upstream Battle (Sun.)
Luckey (Sun.)
Shouting Fire: Stories from the Edge of Free Speech (Sun.)
That Evening Sun (Sun.)
Helen (Sun.)
Unmistaken Child (Sun.)
Trust Us, This is All Made Up (Sun.)
Trinidad (Sun.)
Shooting Beauty (Sun.)
Trimpin: The Sound of Invention (Sun.)
The Escapist (Sun.)
Breaking Upwards (Sun.)


Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
Place Over Time. Recent Work by James Benning
RR Director in Person! (Fri.)
Spiral Jetty and Casting a Glance Director in Person! (Sat.)
13 Lakes (Sun.)
Ten Skies (Sun.)
An Look at Chen Kaige
Yellow Earth (Mon.)


Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
No independent films playing this week!

Institute of Contermporary Art, Boston
Independent Film Festival of Boston
For the Love of Movies Directed by Chlotrudis Pal Gerald Peary! (Mon.)
Boston: Art & Copy


Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square
, Cambridge
Gigantic
Lymelife
Goodbye Solo
Shall We Kiss
Anvil! The Story of Anvil
Moscow, Belgium
Sin Nombre
Sugar
Sunshine Cleaning


Embassy Cinema, Waltham
Lymelife
Sugar
Adventureland
Sunshine Cleaning
The Class


Loew's Harvard Square, Cambridge
The Informers
Valentino: The Last Emperor
Adventureland


Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
College Night
Night on Earth (Thu.)


The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
The Wrestler


West Newton Cinema, West Newton, MA
The Informers
Shall We Kiss?
The Secret of the Grain


Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President


Chlotrudis Tuesday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round-Up, April 17 - 23

Hello, Chlotrudis Members!

More new releases this week, and Beth Curran has chosen a documentary that's sure to perk up fans of THIS IS SPINAL TAP! or METALLICA: SOME KIND OF MONSTER. For this week's Chlotrudis Tuesday Night at the Movies, join Beth at the Kendall Square Cinema for the 7:20 p.m. screening of ANVIL! THE STORY OF ANVIL. The movie starts late enough that we can actually meet for dinner between 5:45 & 6pm Hope to see you there!

Anvil: The Story of Anvil
At 14, Toronto school friends Steve 'Lips' Kudlow and Robb Reiner made a pact to rock together forever. Their band, Anvil, went on to become the 'demigods of Canadian metal,' releasing one of the heaviest albums in metal history, 1982's Metal on Metal. The album influenced a musical generation, including Metallica, Slayer and Anthrax, that went on to sell millions of records. But Anvil's career took a different path—straight to obscurity. Director Sacha Gervasi has concocted a wonderful and often hilarious account of Anvil's last-ditch quest for elusive fame and fortune.
Watch the Trailer
Director: Sacha Gervasi
Run Time: 1hr 20min

Another film that might interest Chlotrudis members opens this week at the Kendall. GOODBYE SOLO is the third film from director Ramin Bahrani who brought us last year's Buried Treasure nominee, CHOP SHOP. Through an unlikely but unforgettable friendship, GOODBYE SOLO deftly explores the passing of a generation as well as the rapidly changing face of America.

There's a very special offer being extended to Chlotrudis members during a very busy weekend! The BLUECAT SCREENWRITING WORKSHOPS comes to Boston! On Saturday, April 26, 9:00am - 6:00pm, Boston will feature the First Ten Pages Workshop with Gordy Hoffman. Gordy Hoffman, founder and judge of the BlueCat Screenwriting Competition and former USC Screenwriting Instructor, is coming to Grub Street in Boston on Sunday, April 26th, to lead a small workshop on the first ten pages of the screenplay. This workshop will consist of ten writers each submitting the first ten pages of a screenplay to each member in advance of the workshop day. This screenplay can be incomplete, a first draft, or a rewrite. The workshop participants will go over each work individually, discussing the specific, unique and common challenges each writer faces. This discussion will include the technical aspects of description and dialogue, the depth and reality of the characters, and how the first ten pages reflect where the entire story begins. The intimate, focused interaction with fellow writers in the workshop will provide all with a greater understanding of the work that lies ahead on their screenplay, and more importantly, a detailed sense of how they might develop as writers themselves. If you want to register, contact me and I will put you in touch with Gordy directly, because Chlotrudis members will receive a $20 discount off the $115 registration fee. The First Ten Pages Workshop will be held at Grub Street, 160 Boylston Street, 4th Floor, Boston.

Gordy HoffmanBio of Gordy Hoffman - Winner of the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival for LOVE LIZA, Gordy Hoffman made his feature directorial debut with his script, A COAT OF SNOW, which world premiered at the 2005 Locarno Intl Film Festival. A COAT OF SNOW made its North American Premiere at the Arclight in Hollywood, going on to screen at the Milan Film Festival and the historic George Eastman House. The movie would go on to win the 2006 Domani Vision Award at VisionFest, held at the Tribeca Cinemas in New York City. Gordy is the founder and judge of the BlueCat Screenplay Competition, and has conducted workshops all over North America and London. He recently taught screenwriting at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, and is now set to direct a movie in 2009 in Europe.

Frontier of DawnIt's the last week for the Spring Eye Opener series and we are going to finish it off with a new french film, FRONTIER OF DAWN, by Philippe Garrel and starring his son Louis Garrel (LOVE SONGS). The film was booed at last year's Cannes Film Festival, yet also awarded One of the Best Undistributed Films of 2008 by Film Comment – just the kind of film that will provide us another strong discussion. A handsome photographer, Francois (Louis Garrel) arrives at the apartment of Carole, a gorgeous rising celebrity (Laura Smet). Carole's new husband is away in Hollywood all the time, and she and Francois begin a passionate affair. Shot in grainy black-and-white and with a tantalizingly elliptical storyline, FRONTIER OF DAWN is the latest work by an overlooked master of French cinema.

Tickets are going fast on sale for the 7th Annual Independent Film Festival of Boston. The Festival runs from April 22 - 28, and Chlotrudis is co-presenting two films. On Saturday, April 24 at midnight, join us at the Brattle Theatre for Bruce McDonald's PONTYPOOL, a zombie film or sorts by the director of THE TRACEY FRAGMENTS. Then later that Saturday at the Somerville Theatre for the 1:30 p.m. screening of STILL WALKING, the latest film by Hirokazu Koreeda (AFTER LIFE).

See you at the Movies!
Michael

Playing this week, April 17 - 23, 2009.

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
Restored 35mm Print!
The Killers (Fri. - Sun)
Sunday Eye Opener!
Frontier of Dawn (Sun.)
Harvard Bookstore Presents
Slavoj Zizek (Mon.)
City Lights introduced by Slavoj Zizek (Mon.)
Celebrating Siodmak! Film Noir Double Feature!
riss Cross and Phantom Lady (Tue. - Thu.)
The File on Thelma Jordan (Tue. - Thu.)


Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
Valentino: The Last Emperor
Virtual JFK
Examined Life
Adventureland
Midnite Madness
Chocolate (Fri. & Sat.)
Repo! The Genetic Opera (Sat.)
Goethe German Film Series
Nacht Vor Augen (Sun.)
75th Big Screen Classics
Annie Hall (Mon.)
Quay Brothers Retrospective 3: Commercials and Dance Films
Duet and The Sandman (Mon.)
Sneak Preview
How to Be (Thu.)


FEI Theatres
Capitol Theatre, Arlington

Slumdog Millionaire
The Class
The Reader
The Wrestler


Somerville Theatre, Somerville
The Reader
Adventureland
Slumdog Millionaire
Independent Film Festival of Boston
The Brothers Bloom (Wed.)
Speaking in Code (Thu.)
Children of Invention (Thu.)
That Evening Sun (Thu.)
Kimjongilla (Thu.)
Invisible Girlfriend (Thu.)
Shorts 1: Animation (Thu.)
The Missing Person (Thu.)
Bronson (Thu.)
Trimpin: The Sound of Invention (Thu.)


Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
Bodies, Images, Histories: Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi
Oh! Man and The Flower of the Race Directed by Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi, Appearing in Person! (Fri.)
From the Pole to the Equator Directed by Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi, Appearing in Person! (Sat.)
People, Years, Life Directed by Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi, Appearing in Person! (Sun.)
An Evening with Abderrahmane Sissako
Bamako Director Abderrahmane Sissako in Person! (Mon.)


Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
No independent films playing this week!


Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square
, Cambridge
Goodbye Solo
Shall We Kiss
Anvil! The Story of Anvil
Tokyo!
Sin Nombre
Sugar
Sunshine Cleaning
Paris 36
Gomorrah


Embassy Cinema, Waltham
Sugar
Adventureland
Sunshine Cleaning
The Class


Loew's Harvard Square, Cambridge
Valentino: The Last Emperor
Adventureland


Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
New England Video Artists Present
Scenes from a Parish (Fri.)
Sports on Film
Zidane: A Twenty-First Century Portrait (Fri. & Sat.)
On Any Sunday (Sat.)
Yeah, Right (Thu.)
Art on Film
Worst Possible Illusion: The Curious Cabinet of Vik Muniz (Fri. & Sat.)
Back by Popular Demand
The Betrayal (Nerakhoon) (Fri. & Thu.)
Student Film and Animation
The Best of the Best Student Film and Animation (Thu.)
College Night
Night on Earth (Thu.)


The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
Slumdog Millionaire


West Newton Cinema, West Newton, MA
Shall We Kiss?
The Reader
Last Chance Harvey
Slumdog Millionaire
Paris 36
Everlasting Moments
The Black Balloon
The Secret of the Grain

Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President


Chlotrudis Tuesday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round-Up, January 2 - 8, 2009

Hello, Chlotrudis Members!

Wow! Four new releases at Kendall Square Cinema alone! But this week belongs to Hilary, and she picks the 6:50pm screening of PARIS 36 at the Kendall on Tuesday night. Join us for the Chlotrudis Tuesday Movie of the week, an homage to a 1930's French, Chansonia music hall. Hope you can make it!

Paris 36
A story of friendship, love and brotherhood, Paris 36 is set in a working-class district of Paris everyone simply calls The Faubourg. When a gangster landlord closes the neighborhood's beloved Chansonia music hall on New Year's Eve 1935, a group of locals get together to try to re-open it. Veteran stage manager Pigoil (Gérard Jugnot) wants to make it a success to have a job and regain custody of his accordion-playing 12-year-old son; hotheaded union activist and ladies man Milou (Clovis Cornillac) joins him, as does Jacky (Kad Merad), a former sandwich-board man for the theatre who thinks he could be a star doing his impressions. Supported by the locals who live to the rhythm of the reclusive Monsieur Radio (Pierre Richard), the three friends decide to take hold of their destiny by producing the "hit" musical the Chansonia has always needed. When beautiful young orphan Douce (Nora Arnezeder) turns up wanting to sing, prospects heat up, as she catches the eye of both the gangster and Milou. Filled with wonderful music, Paris 36 is satisfying, old-fashioned entertainment from director/co-writer Christophe Barratier (THE CHORUS). (Full subtitled)
Director: Christophe Barratier
Cast: Gérard Jugnot, Clovis Cornillac, Kad Merad, Nora Arnezeder, Pierre Richard, Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu, Maxence Perrin, François Morel, Élisabeth Vitali, Christophe Kourotchkine, Eric Naggar, Eric Prat, Julien Courbey, Philippe Du Janerand
Run Time: 2hrs 1min

SugarAs I mentioned above, there are several new films opening at the Kendall this week; one of which is Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden's SUGAR. Fleck and Boden, you may recall made the Chlotrudis nominess HALF NELSON and they're latest effort, SUGAR, revolves around a Dominican pitcher struggling to make it to the big leagues and pull himself and his family out of poverty. Gil and Amanda invite you to join them at the 7:05 screening on Friday night when Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden will hold a Q&A session after the film. This event is likely to sell out, so you may want to get your tickets in advance.

And if that weren't enough, there are a couple other films you need to check out. TOKYO! features the work of three talented directors, Michel Gondry (ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND), Leos Carax (LOVERS ON THE BRIDGE), and Bong Joon-Ho (THE HOST) and in the tradition of such films as PARIS JE T'AIME, and NEW YORK STORIES, this film explores the the nature of one unforgettable city. There there is THE MYSTERIES OF PITTSBURGH, based on Michael Chabon's debut novel. This one has had a bumpy ride since its debut in 2008 at the Sundance Film Festival, but it does feature Peter Sarsgaard as a bisexual biker... so that alone is probably reason to see it.

This week tickets go on sale for the 7th Annual Independent Film Festival of Boston. The Festival runs from April 22 - 28, and Chlotrudis is co-presenting two films. On Saturday, April 24 at midnight, join us at the Brattle Theatre for Bruce McDonald's PONTYPOOL, a zombie film or sorts by the director of THE TRACEY FRAGMENTS. Then later that Saturday at the Somerville Theatre for the 1:30 p.m. screening of STILL WALKING, the latest film by Hirokazu Koreeda (AFTER LIFE).

Dont miss this week's Sunday Eye Opener, as it's sure to be a fun discussion. Ned and Ivy both saw SAUNA at last year's Toronto International Film Festival, and they had differing opinions of the film, so it will be interesting to see who we end up agreeing with. At the strange intersection of Bergman, Tarkovsky and gothic horror, SAUNA explores the collision between Christianity and paganism. The Year 1595 ­ a long and brutal war is finally over. Brothers Knut and Erik ­ who are part of a commission marking the border between Finland and Russia ­ are literally and figuratively haunted by their sins as they cross an uncharted swamp. The weary men find apparent solace in a nameless village and its strange sauna ­ where all sins are said to be washed away.
Check out the film's trailer.

See you at the Movies!
Michael

Playing this week, April 10 - 16, 2009.

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
Harvard Bookstore Presents
Walter Mosley (Fri.)
The Maltese Falcon (Fri.)
Elements of Cinema Free Screening!
The General (Sat.)
World Music/CRASHArts Present
The Tallest Man on Earth (Sat.)
Sunday Eye Opener
Sauna (Sun.)
Special Easter Screening
Monty Python's The Life of Brian (Sun.)
Dance on Screen - A Celebration of the Ballet Russes Centennial
Etoiles (Tue.)
Ballet Russes (Tue.)
My Madness Is My Love: Impressions of Vaslav Nijinsky (Wed.)
The Red Shoes (Thu.)
The Mad Genius (Thu.)
Cinemental Presents
Pansy Division: Life in a Gay Rock Band w/ founding member Jon Ginoli and Joel Reader doing a brief acoustic performance and a Q + A (Wed.)


Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
Virtual JFK
Examined Life
Adventureland
Sin Nombre
Midnite Madness
Chocolate (Fri. & Sat.)
J. Cannibal's Feast of Flesh featuring Cemetary Man (Sat.)
Science on Screen
Night of the Living Dead with psychiatrist Steven C. Schlozman (Mon.)
Quay Brothers Retrospective 2
Nocturna Artificilia, This Unnamable Little Broom, The Cabinet of Jan Svankmajer and The Phantom Museum (Mon.)
Brookline Booksmith Presents
Jim Lehrer (Tue.)

FEI Theatres
Capitol Theatre, Arlington

Slumdog Millionaire
The Class
The Reader
The Reader
Milk
The Wrestler


Somerville Theatre, Somerville
The Reader
Adventureland
Slumdog Millionaire


Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
Art Cinema, Counter-Cinema: The Cinema of Kiju Yoshida and Mariko Okada
Late Autumn Kiju Yoshida and Mariko Okada in Person! (Fri.)
The Human Promise (Sun.)
The Films of Ramin Bahrani, or Life at Street-Level
Goodbye Solo and Backgammon Director Ramin Bahrani, Appearing in Person! (Sat.)
Man Push cart and Chlotrudis Buried Treasure Nominee Chop Shop Director Ramin Bahrani, Appearing in Person! (Sun.)
An Evening with Hannes Schüpbach
Portrait Marriage, Spin, Verso, and L'Atelier (Mon.)


Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
Sunshine Cleaning
The Reader


Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square
, Cambridge
Tokyo!
Sin Nombre
Sugar
Sunshine Cleaning
Paris 36
Gomorrah
The Mysteries of Pittsburgh
Everlasting Moments
Alien Trespass


Embassy Cinema, Waltham
Sugar
Sin Nombre
Adventureland
Sunshine Cleaning
The Class
The Reader


Loew's Harvard Square, Cambridge
Adventureland


Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Sports on Film
Yeah, Right (Fri.)
Zidane: A Twenty-First Century Portrait (Sat.)
The Great Ecstasy of Sculptor Steiner (Thu.)
Back by Popular Demand
The Betrayal (Nerakhoon) (Fri. - Sun.)
New England Video Artists Present
Scenes from a Parish (Sat. & Sun.)


The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
Slumdog Millionaire


West Newton Cinema, West Newton, MA
Last Chance Harvey
Slumdog Millionaire
Paris 36
Everlasting Moments
The Black Balloon
The Secret of the Grain

Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President


Chlotrudis Monday Night at the Movies Indie Film Round-Up, April 3 - 9

Hello, Chlotrudis Members!

A few things to choose from this week, and my first choice is unavailable on Monday, and I'm unavailable on Tuesday, so we're going for my second pick for the Chlotrudis Monday Night at the Movies. Join me at the Kendall Square Cinema for the 7:10 p.m. screening of what's sure to be a silly but fun film, ALIEN TRESPASS. This 50's sci fi film parody apes such classics as IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE, and is directed by a man who helmed multiple episodes of "The X-Files." Join me on Monday for what will hopefully be a fun time!

Alien Trespass
This spot-on homage to '50s sci-fi flicks brilliantly reconstructs the scares and laughs of a bygone era. Set in 1957, ALIEN TRESPASS chronicles a fiery object from outer space that crashes into a mountaintop in the California desert, bringing chaos to a small town and the threat of disaster to Earth. Out of the flying saucer escapes a murderous creature—the Ghota—which is bent on destroying all life forms on the planet. A benevolent alien from the spaceship, Urp, inhabits the body of local astronomer Ted Lewis (Eric McCormack), and with the help of Tammy (Jenni Baird), a waitress from the local diner, sets out to save mankind. Directed by R.W. Goodwin, who worked on more than 100 episodes of the sci-fi series "X-Files."
Director: R. W. Goodwin
Cast: Eric McCormack, Jenni Baird, Robert Patrick, Jody Thompson, Dan Lauria, Aaron Brooks, Sarah Smyth, Andrew Dunbar, Sage Brocklebank, Jonathan Young, Michael Roberds, Tom McBeath, Jerry Wasserman, Vincent Gale, Christina Schild, Laura Konechny, Darren Rizzolo
Run Time: 1hr 27mins

Mira NiarThe other big film-related event comes from the other part of my professional life. On Tuesday, 6 p.m., filmmaker Mira Nair will be speaking at the Boston Public Library's Rabb Lecture Hall. The Chlotrudis-nominated director (for MONSOON WEDDING) will screen a new short film she has made and use as a springboard for her lecture on Social Justice. From her debut film, the Oscar-nominated SALAAM BOMBAY!, to her recent triumph, THE NAMESAKE, Mira Nair is one of the most formidable directors working today. Raised in India, schooled at Harvard and now living in New York, creates -- "funny, rueful and sexy" films according to Entertainment Weekly -- that deal with the issues of race, class, gender, inter-generational strife, cultural appropriation and displacement. This is a terrific opportunity to see a talented filmmaker talk about important issues in an intimate setting.

If you've got the time, do try to catch ADVENTURELAND this week as it opens at the Coolidge Corner Theatre and the Somerville Theatre. While ADVENTURELAND director Greg Mottola may be most well-known for his smash blockbuster SUPERBAD, I think of him fondly for his quirky ensemble comedy, THE DAYTRIPPERS. Do you remember that film featuring early appearances by Liev Schreiber and Hope Davis, as well solid offerings from Parker Posey and Stanley Tucci, and a manic turn by Anne Meara? It was an indie classic. I'm hoping, and suspecting, that ADVENTURELAND is going to have more in common with the latter than the former, and with Jesse Eisenberg (ROGER DODGER; THE SQUID AND THE WHALE) in the lead role, I think the odds are in my favor. View the trailer:
ADVENTURELAND

See you at the Movies!
Michael

Playing this week, April 3 - 9, 2009.

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
Area Premiere!
Examined Life
Harvard Bookstore Presents
Germaine Greer (Fri.)
Schlock Around the Clock Marathon! (Sat. & Sun.)
Alligator
Cuba Crossing
Dragon Princess
The Man with Two Brains
Sword and the Sorceror
Teenage Mother


Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
Adventureland
Sin Nombre
Theater of War
Gomorrah
The Class
Midnite Madness
Lost Boys (Sat.)
Repo! The Genetic Opera (Sat.)
Divas in the Dark
Lelsir D'Amore (Sun.)
Quay Brothers Retrospective I
Rehearsals for Extinct Anatomies, Anamorphosis and The Comb (Mon.)


FEI Theatres
Capitol Theatre, Arlington

Taken
The Reader
The Reader
Milk
The Wrestler


Somerville Theatre, Somerville
The Reader
Adventureland


Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
Art Cinema, Counter-Cinema: The Cinema of Kiju Yoshida and Mariko Okada
The Affair at Akitsu Kiju Yoshida and Mariko Okada in Person! (Fri.)
Eros + Massacre Kiju Yoshida and Mariko Okada in Person! (Sat.)
A Story Written On Water Kiju Yoshida and Mariko Okada in Person! (Sun.)
The Women in the Mirror Kiju Yoshida and Mariko Okada in Person! (Mon.)


Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
Sunshine Cleaning
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire


Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square
, Cambridge
The Edge of Love
Sin Nombre
Sunshine Cleaning
Hunger
Gomorrah
The Class
Everlasting Moments
Alien Trespass


Embassy Cinema, Waltham
Adventureland
Sunshine Cleaning
Gomorroah
The Class
The Reader


Loew's Harvard Square, Cambridge
Adventureland


Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Boston Turkish Film Festival
The Messenger (Fri.)
Dot (Fri.)
Winners of the BTF Documentary and Short Film Competition (Sat.)
Listen to the Ney (Sat.)
My Only Sunshine (Sat.)
Refugee (Sun.)
Autumn (Sun.)
New England Video Artists Present
Scenes from a Parish (Wed. & Thu.)
Sports on Film
Zidane: A Twenty-First Century Portrait (Wed. & Thu.)
The Great Ecstasy of Sculptor Steiner (Thu.)


The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
Wendy and Lucy


West Newton Cinema, West Newton, MA
Last Chance Harvey
Slumdog Millionaire
Happy-Go-Lucky
The Black Balloon
The Secret of the Grain


Coming Soon

Belmont World Film

Spring 2009 - Image and Identity!

Belmont World Film is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit corporation that presents award-winning feature films, documentaries, animation, and shorts from around the world. We aim to bring people together, foster appreciation of the world's diversity, and stimulate discussion through the powerful universal language of film.

This year's festival begins on Sunday, March 1, and runs six weeks, every Sunday, 7:30 p.m. at the Studio Cinema in Belmont.

Sunday, April 5, 7:30 pm. NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE: WONDERFUL TOWN, Thailand, no rating, 92 minutes


Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President


Chlotrudis Tuesday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round-Up, March 27 - April 2

Hello, Chlotrudis Members!

Amanda and Gil have selected next week's Chlotrudis Monday Night at the Movies, and should be a real crowd-pleaser. Let's meet at the Kendall Square Cinema to catch the latest film by the producers of LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE. SUNSHINE CLEANING (do you see a theme?) stars Amy Adams, Emily Blunt and Alan Arkin in a quirky comedy about family and crime. They will be meeting interested parties for dinner at the Cambridge Brewery at 5:30 p.m.

Sunshine Cleaning
A single mom and her slacker sister find an unexpected way to turn their lives around in this offbeat dramatic comedy. Once a high school cheerleading captain who dated the quarterback, Rose Lorkowski (Amy Adams) now finds herself a thirty-something single mother working as a maid. Her sister Norah (Emily Blunt) is still living at home with their dad Joe (Alan Arkin), a salesman with a lifelong history of ill-fated get rich quick schemes. Desperate to get her son into a better school, Rose persuades Norah to go into the crime scene clean-up business with her to make some quick cash. In no time, the girls are up to their elbows in murders, suicides and other…specialized situations. Directed by Christine Jeffs (Rain, Sylvia), Sunshine Cleaning is an uplifting film about an average family that finds the path to its dreams in a decidedly unique way.
Director: Christine Jeffs
Cast: Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, Alan Arkin, Jason Spevack, Steve Zahn, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Clifton Collins Jr., Eric Christian Olsen, Paul Dooley, Kevin Chapman, Judith Jones, Amy Redford
Run Time: 1hr 32mins

Lots of new releases this week. From IFC Films comes Turner Prize Winning British Artist Steve McQueen's new film HUNGER, that tells the story of Bobby Sands who led the 1981 IRA hunger strikes in the Maze Prison in Northern Ireland. HUNGER won the Camera d'Or for Best First Film at Cannes last year. THEATER OF WAR is a fascinating documentary that features multiple Academy Award winning actress Meryl streep who gives an amazing performance as Mother Courage in Tony Kushner’s adaptation of the Brecht masterpiece, presented by The Public Theater/NY Shakespeare Festival in Central Park during summer 2006. Director John Walter's film digs deeply into Brecht’s motives and politics, unearthing the playwright’s famed (and famously clever) testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee (the day after which he quit the United States). THEATER OF WAR is about theater and war, capitalism and Marxism, the postwar anti-Communist hysteria of the 1950s, and one literary genius’s ability to make art from them all. Finally, in JUST ANOTHER LOVE STORY, NIGHTWATCH director Ole Bornedal returns to quicken the pulse of thriller fans with this genre-bending tale of a crime scene photographer and family man who is violently shaken out of his suburban malaise following a fateful car accident. This film was a hit last year at the Sunday Eye Opener. View these films' trailers:
HUNGER
JUST ANOTHER LOVE STORY
THEATER OF WAR

Sin NombreDon't miss a very special Sunday Eye Opener this weekend, 11am at the Brattle Theatre. SIN NOMBRE is one of the features coming out of Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal's production company in Mexico. The film won both the Directing and Excellence in Cinematography Awards at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and will be released at the beginning of April. SIN NOMBRE is an epic dramatic thriller from award-winning writer/director Cary Joji Fukunaga. Seeking the promise of America, a beautiful young Honduran woman, Sayra (Paulina Gaytan), joins her father and uncle on an odyssey to cross the gauntlet of the Latin American countryside en route to the United States. Along the way she crosses paths with a teenaged Mexican gang member, El Casper (Edgar M. Flores), who is maneuvering to outrun his violent past and elude his unforgiving former associates. Together they must rely on faith, trust and street smarts if they are to survive their increasingly perilous journey towards the hope of new lives. This week's screening is free sneak preview, and doors open at 10:30 a.m.


See you at the Movies!
Michael

Playing this week, March 27 - April 2, 2009.

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
Area Premiere! Nordic Noir!
Just Another Love Story
The Sunday Eye Opener! Free Preview Screening!
Sin Nombre (Sun.)


Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
Theater of War
Gomorrah
The Class
The Reader
2008 Oscar Shorts Live Action and Animated
Midnite Madness
NYC's Animated Block Party (Fri. & Sat.)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show with live shadowcast by the Teseracte Players (Fri.)
Repo! The Genetic Opera (Sat.)
Croation Flim Series
Fine Dead Girls (Sun.)
Best of the 48 Film Project (Mon.)


FEI Theatres
Capitol Theatre, Arlington

Last Chance Harvey
Milk
The Wrestler


Somerville Theatre, Somerville
Milk


Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
Art Cinema, Counter-Cinema: The Cinema of Kiju Yoshida and Mariko Okada
Good for Nothing (Fri.)
Blood Thirsty (Fri.)
Coup d’état (Sat.)
The Eighteen Who Stirred Up a Storm (Sat.)
Wuthering Heights (Sun.)
The Affair (Sun.)
Flame of Feeling (Mon.)


Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
Sunshine Cleaning
Slumdog Millionaire


Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square
, Cambridge
Sunshine Cleaning
Hunger
Gomorrah
Spinning into Butter
The Class
The Reader
The Great Buck Howard
Slumdog Millionaire


Embassy Cinema, Waltham
Sunshine Cleaning
Two Lovers
The Class
The Reader


Loew's Harvard Square, Cambridge
No independent films playing this week


Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Boston Turkish Film Festival
Three Monkeys (Fri.)
Summer Book (Sat.)
My Marlon and Brando (Sat.)
Two Lines (Wed.)
Ara (Wed.)
A Fairground Attraction (Thu.)


The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
Wendy and Lucy


West Newton Cinema, West Newton, MA
Slumdog Millionaire
Happy-Go-Lucky
Waltz with Bashir
Milk
The Secret of the Grain


Coming Soon

Belmont World Film

Spring 2009 - Image and Identity!

Belmont World Film is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit corporation that presents award-winning feature films, documentaries, animation, and shorts from around the world. We aim to bring people together, foster appreciation of the world's diversity, and stimulate discussion through the powerful universal language of film.

This year's festival begins on Sunday, March 1, and runs six weeks, every Sunday, 7:30 p.m. at the Studio Cinema in Belmont.

Sunday, March 29, 7:30 pm. NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE: MY MARLON & BRANDO, Turkey, no rating, 93 minutes

Sunday, April 5, 7:30 pm. NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE: WONDERFUL TOWN, Thailand, no rating, 92 minutes


Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President


Chlotrudis Monday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round-Up, February 27 - March 5, 2009.

Hello, Chlotrudis Members!

Amanda and I have selected next week's Chlotrudis Monday Night at the Movies, and it's a return to the Brattle Theatre for their exclusive area premiere of Filipino director Brillante Mendoza's SERBIS! A favorite of Bruce's (all of Brillante's films are beloved of Bruce), SERBIS is the latest from the talented, visionary director. Many of this filmmakers' films only do the Festival circuit and never make it to Boston, so we are grateful to the Brattle for giving us a chance to see this film.

Serbis

Serbis


dir Brillante Mendoza w/ Gina Pareno, Dave Alvaro, Mercedes Cabral [90 min]
The visionary Filipino director Brillante Mendoza envisions a crumbling soft-core porn palace as an allegory for the labyrinthine socio-political history of the Philippines in this chaotic, colorful and engaging film. Multiple generations of the Pineda family live in and operate a run-down movie house, ironically named The Family, which shows dated sex films and offers a discreet meeting place for male hustlers and their patrons. As the members of the family and their employees go about their daily activities, we get a glimpse of how they suffer and deal with each other’s sins and vices. Preoccupied with their personal demons, the family seems oblivious that, inside their cinema, another kind of business is going on between the “serbis” (service) boys and their customers.

Harking back to another Chlotrudis favorite, Tsai Ming-Liang’s GOODBYE DRAGON INN, The Family Theatre is as much a character in the film as any human. Unlike Tsai’s feature however, which depicted a cinema on its final, dismal day, SERBIS seethes with life – from the cranky employees, to the various marital problems reflected in all generations of the Pinedas, to the glimpses of explicit sex behind the scenes, to two mind-bending chase scenes through the maze-like guts of the cinema.

Eye Opener logoThe Sunday Eye Opener returns to the Brattle Theatre this week! This program, co-sponsored by the Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film is one of our most popular programs. We kick off this season with a terrific film and guest appearance: filmmaker Emily Hubley will be in-person for a screening and discussion of her newest film THE TOE TACTIC. Join us on Sunday, March 1, 11 a.m. for the kick-off of the Spring 2009 Sunday Eye Opener!

The Toe TacticTHE TOE TACTIC
(2007; dir: Emily Hubley w/Lily Rabe, Kevin Corrigan, Mary Kay Place, Sakina Jaffrey, Jane Lynch, Eli Wallach)
RT: 83 minutes

SYNOPSIS:
Mona Peek is jarred by delayed grief for her dead father when she finds out her childhood home has been sold. Her emotional plight is the subject of an esoteric card game played in another dimension by four animated dogs (voiced by David Cross and Eli Wallach among others). When Mona returns to her old back yard to disinter a relic of her father, a piece of bone she'd buried there, the game begins. Over the course of an oddly problematic but magical weekend, the gods/dogs mystify an unknowing Mona by stealing objects, impersonating humans and intervening with fate. THE TOE TACTIC uses live action and animation to explore the interaction between the human and magical realms as Mona finds her way to reconnect with her world.

Filmmaker/animator Emily Hubley will be present to discuss her film following the screening!

On Sunday, March 8, Women in Film and Television International presents the Fourth Annual Global Short Film Showcase. Celebrating International Women’s Day, this elite selection of female film talent will be screened in over 15 cities worldwide and will feature short films culled from over 40 finalist selections submitted by our international members and Film Festival Partners. There are currently 182 events planned from over 18 different countries to mark this March 8th occasion. The Boston chapter will present their line-up on Sunday, March 8, 2pm at the Brattle Theatre. The 2009 Showcase will feature six outstanding short films by women filmmakers compiled from juried Festivals around the world as well as participating chapters. The Showcase package will be seventy-five (75) minutes in length, with selections chosen from short films from our outstanding 2008 Partners Festivals. In addition, a short film by a local filmmaker will be screened after the showcase reel.

See you at the Movies!
Michael

Playing this week, February 27 - March 5, 2009.

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
Exclusive Area Premiere!
Serbis
Special Engagement - 25th Anniversary!
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (Fri. - Sun.)
The Sunday Eye-Opener
The Toe Tactic Filmmaker Emily Hubley Present! (Sun.)
Special Live Music Event - World Music/CRASHarts Presents
James Blackshaw, Meg Baird (Espers), and Micah Blue Smaldone (Thu.)


Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
The Class
Slumdog Millionaire
Waltz with Bashir
2008 Oscar Shorts Live Action and Animated
Midnite Madness
The Rocky Horror Picture Show with the Teseracte Players (Fri.)
Science on Screen
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner with social psychologist Mahzarin Banaji (Mon.)


FEI Theatres
Capitol Theatre, Arlington

Showtimes unavailable at this time.


Somerville Theatre, Somerville
Showtimes unavailable at this time.

Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
Of Light and Lightness – The Films of Marie Menken
Twelve Short Films Director William Friedkin in person (Fri.)
The Gravediggers from Guadix (Fri.)
Seven Short Films (Sat.)
Notes on Marie Menken (Sat.)
9 x Quine
Bell, Book and Candle (Sun.)
Strangers When We Meet (Sun.)
The Notorious Landlady & Operation Mad Ball (Mon.)


Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
Two Lovers
Last Chance Harvey (not eligible)
Slumdog Millionaire
Milk


Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square
, Cambridge
Gomorrah
The Secret of the Grain
Fanboys
The Class
Two Lovers
Revolutionary Road
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire
Milk


Embassy Cinema, Waltham
Two Lovers
The Class
The Wrestler
The Reader
Milk


Loew's Harvard Square, Cambridge
The Wrestler


Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Godard in the 1960s
Masculine/Feminine (Fri.)
Vivre sa Vie (Fri., sun., & Thu.)
Made in USA (Sat.)
Contempt (Sun.)
Band of Outsiders (Sun.)
Breathless (Thu.)
Two or Three Things I Know About Her (Sat.)
Best of Music Videos
Mirrorball: Britannia Rules (Sat.)


The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
Last Chance Harvey (not eligible)

Studio Cinema,Belmont
Belmont World Film
Arabian Nights Opening Night! (Sun.)


West Newton Cinema, West Newton, MA
The Reader
Two Lovers
The Class
Milk
The Wrestler


Coming Soon

Belmont World Film

Spring 2009 - Image and Identity!

Belmont World Film is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit corporation that presents award-winning feature films, documentaries, animation, and shorts from around the world. We aim to bring people together, foster appreciation of the world's diversity, and stimulate discussion through the powerful universal language of film.

This year's festival begins on Sunday, March 1, and runs six weeks, every Sunday, 7:30 p.m. at the Studio Cinema in Belmont.

Sunday, March 1, 7:30 pm. OPENING NIGHT! NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE: ARABIAN NIGHTS, Luxembourg, no rating, 110 minutes

Sunday, March 8, 7:30 pm. EAST COAST PREMIERE: STOLEN HOLIDAYS, France, rated PG, 90 minutes

Sunday, March 15, 7:30 pm. NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE: NOSE, IRANIAN STYLE, documentary, no rating, 53 minutes

Sunday, March 22, 7:30 pm. EAST COAST PREMIERE: IN LOVE WE TRUST, China, no rating, 115 minutes

Sunday, March 29, 7:30 pm. NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE: MY MARLON & BRANDO, Turkey, no rating, 93 minutes

Sunday, April 5, 7:30 pm. NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE: WONDERFUL TOWN, Thailand, no rating, 92 minutes


Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President


Chlotrudis Tuesday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round-Up, February 20 - 26

Hello, Chlotrudis Members!

Beth was all set to select THE SECRET OF THE GRAIN as this week's Chlotrudis Movie of the Week, until we found out that it was playing at 8 p.m. and it ran 2 hours and 31 minutes. Unfortunately, a little too late for a weeknight. So do go see it if you get a chance. It's directed by Abdel Kechiche, the lead from the Chlotrudis-nominated film SORRY, HATERS. In the meantime, if you weren't able to come to the Chlotrudis 9th Annual Short Film Festival this past week, you've got another chance next Tuesday, February 24, 7:30 p.m. in Film Screening Room #2 at the Massachusetts College of Art. The eight finalists for the 2009 Trudy were selected from over 100 submissions from 15 countries. ENTROPY AND ME, by Car Nazzal, is a story of a chaotic, messy, cluttered room and the artist who lives inside of it. From Germany, GAINING GROUND (LAND GEWINNEN) by Marc Brummund depicts the struggle of an illegal immigrant and his family. LUCKY NUMBERS by UK’s Garrick Hamm is a story of hope and despair and lots of swearing, for a numbers nut. MIND THE GAP by Kristal Williams-Rowley follows 16-year old Sara Sullivan as she grapples with her father’s inadvertent involvement in a classmate’s suicide. PARALLEL ADELE by Adele Pham is a documentary about the lives of half-Vietnamese people (hapa), including the two filmmakers, both named Adele. SPACE by Mike Wilson tells the story of a girl and a boy – separated by stars, they attempt to rekindle their old romance, VICTORIA by Charles Sommer is a documentary about a disheveled piano and the people who play her. Rounding out the list, WELL-FOUNDED CONCERNS by Timothy Cawley follows the story of Nathan Weller, an unapologetic germaphobe and hermit, until a worldwide plague changes everything.

Don't forget, we've got screeners for all of the films nominated for the Buried Treasure this year, except for THE ORDER OF MYTHS, which is available immediately through Netflix. Contact Jeff Pike if you want to be added to the list for any of the Buried Treasures.

See you at the Movies!
Michael

Playing this week, February 20 - 26, 2009.

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
The Bugs Bunny Film Festival!
Special Engagement - 75th Anniversary!
It Happened One Night (Fri. & Sat.)
The Brattle Theatre Annual Oscar Party (Sun.)
Remembering Ricardo: A Tribute to Ricardo Montalban
Mystery Street (aka Murder at Harvard) and Border Incident (Mon. & Tue.)
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan w/ "Space Seed & Wonder Woman: the Television Pilot (Wed.)
Special Live Music Event - World Music/CRASHarts Presents
Juana Molina (Thu.)


Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
The Class
Slumdog Millionaire
Waltz with Bashir
2008 Oscar Shorts Live Action and Animated
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Film Festival
Legend of the Mountain Man (Sun.)
75th Anniversary Big Screen Classics
An American in Paris (Mon.)


FEI Theatres
Capitol Theatre, Arlington

Last Chance Harvey
Rachel Getting Married


Somerville Theatre, Somerville
The Wrestler


Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
The Uncanny Cinema of William Friedkin
The French Connection Director William Friedkin in person (Fri.)
The People vs. Paul Crump Director William Friedkin in person (Fri.)
Sorceror & The Hunter Director William Friedkin in person (Sat.)
The Brink's Job (Sun.)
Facing Realities: Dialogues in Boston Documentary Filmmaking
River Dogs Director Robb Moss in Person! & La Corona Director Amanda Micheli in Person! (Sat.)
Two Films by So Yong Kim
In Between Days Director So Yong Kim in Person! (Sun.)
Treeless Mountain and A Bunny Rabbit Director So Yong Kim in Person! (Mon.)


Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
Rachel Getting Married
Slumdog Millionaire
Milk


Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square
, Cambridge
The Secret of the Grain
Fanboys
The Class
Waltz with Bashir
Revolutionary Road
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire
Milk


Embassy Cinema, Waltham
The Class
The Wrestler
The Reader
Milk


Loew's Harvard Square, Cambridge
The Wrestler


Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Film for All Ages
Azur & Asmar (Fri. - Sun., & Thu.)
Godard in the 1960s
Made in USA (Fri. - Sun., & Thu.)
A Woman is a Woman (Sat.)
Pierrot le fou (Sun.)
Best of Music Videos
Mirrorball: Nordic Noise (Sat.)
Mirrorball: World Wide Wonder (Thu.)
Student Film
Boston University Student Films (Thu.)


The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
Last Chance Harvey


West Newton Cinema, West Newton, MA
Last Chance Harvey
Revolutionary Road
Slumdog Millionaire


Coming Soon

THE BOSTON UNIVERSITY CINEMATHEQUE

February 2009

It’s the February 2009 BU Cinematheque, up-close meetings with professional filmmakers, and screenings of important,innovative films and videos, sponsored by the Film and Television Department, BU College of Communication. The evenings are programmed by Gerald Peary, a film studies professor at Suffolk University and a Boston Phoenix film critic.

It’s Black History Month. Note the historic 12th anniversary screening of Robert Patton-Spruill’s SQUEEZE (1997), the first African-American feature ever made in Boston, plus several other works dealing with racial issues in America.

Screenings are at the BU College of Communication, 640 Comm. Ave., Boston, Room B-05. Events are FREE to BU students and staff and their friends. Transportation: the “B” Boston College Green Line, the first stop at BU past Kenmore Square.

Friday, February 20, 7 pm. AN EVENING WITH GODFREY CHESHIRE.
A well-regarded film critic, Cheshire turned for the first time to filmmaking with MOVING MIDWAY, a wry, politically challenging documentary begun when his ancient North Carolina family home, Midway, was being uprooted and placed down the road. Cheshire contextualizes his Midway family story within the racist plantation milieu of Gone With the Wind, and also, along the journey, uncovers unknown black relatives. This tale for Obama America was picked by New York Magazine as one of the Ten Best Films of 2009.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 7 pm. AN EVENING WITH ANNE MAKEPEACE.
Veteran documentarian Anne Makepeace, whose work shows often at Sundance, brings to BU her newest work, RAIN IN A DRY LAND (2007), an audience hit and prize-winner at several dozen film festivals. In this humanist saga of extreme culture shock, Makepeace follows two Somalian Muslim families from refugee camps in Kenya to trying to make it as immigrants in tough-love America. This was the opening show for 2008 P.O.V., PBS’s esteemed indie-film series.


Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President


Chlotrudis Tuesday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round-Up, February 13 - 19

Hello, Chlotrudis Members!

This week join us at the Rabb Lecture Hall in the Boston Public Library on Tuesday, February 17, 6pm for the 9th Annual Chlotrudis Short Film Festival! This week's Chlotrudis Movie of the week is your opportunity to vote for the Best Short Film of the year. The eight finalists for the 2009 Trudy were selected from over 100 submissions from 15 countries. ENTROPY AND ME, by Car Nazzal, is a story of a chaotic, messy, cluttered room and the artist who lives inside of it. From Germany, GAINING GROUND (LAND GEWINNEN) by Marc Brummund depicts the struggle of an illegal immigrant and his family. LUCKY NUMBERS by UK’s Garrick Hamm is a story of hope and despair and lots of swearing, for a numbers nut. MIND THE GAP by Kristal Williams-Rowley follows 16-year old Sara Sullivan as she grapples with her father’s inadvertent involvement in a classmate’s suicide. PARALLEL ADELE by Adele Pham is a documentary about the lives of half-Vietnamese people (hapa), including the two filmmakers, both named Adele. SPACE by Mike Wilson tells the story of a girl and a boy – separated by stars, they attempt to rekindle their old romance, VICTORIA by Charles Sommer is a documentary about a disheveled piano and the people who play her. Rounding out the list, WELL-FOUNDED CONCERNS by Timothy Cawley follows the story of Nathan Weller, an unapologetic germaphobe and hermit, until a worldwide plague changes everything. After the screening, members and their guests are invited to a special, private reception across Boylston Street at the Charlesmark Hotel Lounge.

If you can't make it to that exciting event, don't miss your second chance to see this great line-up, Tuesday, February 24, 7:30 p.m. at the Massachusetts College of Art, 621 Huntington Ave. So take your pick, but please join us at one of these free screening and vote for your favorite short films of the year.

See you at the Movies!
Michael

Playing this week, February 13 - 19, 2009.

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
Original Slashers Double Feature!
Friday the 13th w/ My Bloody Valentine (Fri.)
Great Romances
Casablanca (Fri. & Sat.)
14th Annual Bugs Bunny Film Festival (Fri. - Thu.)


Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
The Class
Slumdog Millionaire
Waltz with Bashir
2008 Oscar Shorts Live Action and Animated
Midnite Movies
Total Eclipse of the Heart: The 80's Love Song Sing-Along (Sat.)
Goethe German Film Series
Novembrkind (Sun.)


FEI Theatres
Capitol Theatre, Arlington

Frozen River


Somerville Theatre, Somerville
The Wrestler


Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
The Uncanny Cinema of William Friedkin
The Exorcist w/ Linda Blair Screen Tests (Fri.)
To Live and Die in L.A. (Fri.)
Cruising (Sat.)
The Boys in the Band (Sat.)
The Birthday Party (Sun.)
Albert Serra, Radical Classicist
Knight's Honor Director appearing in Person! (Sun.)
Birdsong & Waiting for Sancho Director appearing in Person! (Sun.)


Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
Rachel Getting Married
Slumdog Millionaire
Milk


Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square
, Cambridge
Cherry Blossoms
The Class
Waltz with Bashir
Last Chance Harvey
Revolutionary Road
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire
Milk


Embassy Cinema, Waltham
The Class
The Wrestler
The Reader
Milk


Loew's Harvard Square, Cambridge
The Wrestler


Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
African Film Festival
Awaiting for Men (Fri. & Sun.)
Delwende (Fri. - Sun.)
Kinshasa Palace (Sat.)
Heartlines (Sun.)
Kinshasa Palace (Sat.)
Film for All Ages
Azur & Asmar (Sun. & Wed., & Thu.)
Best of Music Videos
Mirrorball: Best of Music Videos (Wed.)
Mirrorball: Britannia Rules (Thu.)
Godard in the 1960s
Breathless (Thu.)
Student Animation
MassArt Animated Films (Thu.)


The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
The Reader


West Newton Cinema, West Newton, MA
Last Chance Harvey
Revolutionary Road
Slumdog Millionaire


Coming Soon

THE BOSTON UNIVERSITY CINEMATHEQUE

February 2009

It’s the February 2009 BU Cinematheque, up-close meetings with professional filmmakers, and screenings of important,innovative films and videos, sponsored by the Film and Television Department, BU College of Communication. The evenings are programmed by Gerald Peary, a film studies professor at Suffolk University and a Boston Phoenix film critic.

It’s Black History Month. Note the historic 12th anniversary screening of Robert Patton-Spruill’s SQUEEZE (1997), the first African-American feature ever made in Boston, plus several other works dealing with racial issues in America.

Screenings are at the BU College of Communication, 640 Comm. Ave., Boston, Room B-05. Events are FREE to BU students and staff and their friends. Transportation: the “B” Boston College Green Line, the first stop at BU past Kenmore Square.

Thursday, February 19, 7 pm. AN EVENING WITH ROBERT ARNOLD.
For many years, BU students have been fortunate to have on their production faculty Bob Arnold, one of the most important and innovative experimental visual artists in America. “The Morphology of Desire” and other arresting works by Arnold are not only conceptually ingenious but mesmerizing to look at, to listen to, to contemplate. For this event, Arnold wiil curate a selection of his filmic projects, sampling his ambitious, challenging career.

Friday, February 20, 7 pm. AN EVENING WITH GODFREY CHESHIRE.
A well-regarded film critic, Cheshire turned for the first time to filmmaking with MOVING MIDWAY, a wry, politically challenging documentary begun when his ancient North Carolina family home, Midway, was being uprooted and placed down the road. Cheshire contextualizes his Midway family story within the racist plantation milieu of Gone With the Wind, and also, along the journey, uncovers unknown black relatives. This tale for Obama America was picked by New York Magazine as one of the Ten Best Films of 2009.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 7 pm. AN EVENING WITH ANNE MAKEPEACE.
Veteran documentarian Anne Makepeace, whose work shows often at Sundance, brings to BU her newest work, RAIN IN A DRY LAND (2007), an audience hit and prize-winner at several dozen film festivals. In this humanist saga of extreme culture shock, Makepeace follows two Somalian Muslim families from refugee camps in Kenya to trying to make it as immigrants in tough-love America. This was the opening show for 2008 P.O.V., PBS’s esteemed indie-film series.


Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President


Chlotrudis Tuesday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round-Up, February 6 - 12

Hello, Chlotrudis Members!

chris has selected the week's film, so please join him on Tuesday for the 6:40 p.m. screening of Laurent Cantet's THE CLASS at the Kendall Square Cinema. Cantet is known to Chlotrudis members for his earlier films, HUMAN RESOURCES, TIME OUT, and HEADING SOUTH starring Charlotte Rampling. Cantet won the Palme d'Or at Cannes with THE CLASS. Start your movie count for 2009 with this award-winning French film.

The Class
François (played by François Bégaudeau, who wrote the screenplay based on his own experiences) and his fellow teachers prepare for a new year at a high school in a tough neighborhood. Armed with the best intentions, they brace themselves to not let discouragement stop them from trying to give the best education to their students.

Cultures and attitudes often clash in the classroom, a microcosm of contemporary France. As amusing and inspiring as the teenaged students can be, their difficult behavior can still jeopardize any teacher's enthusiasm for the low-paying job. François insists on an atmosphere of respect and diligence. Neither stuffy nor severe, his extravagant frankness often takes the students by surprise. But his classroom ethics are put to the test when his students begin to challenge his methods... Winner of the prestigious Palme d'Or at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. Directed by Laurent Cantet (HEADING SOUTH, TIME OUT). (Fully subtitled)
Director: Laurent Cantet
Cast: François Bégaudeau

The 9th Annual Chlotrudis Short Film Festival is coming soon! Eight films nominated for Best Short Film of the year, will be screened in the Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library, 6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 17. Come enjoy some terrific narratives and documentaries and vote for your favorite. After the screening, join your fellow-Chlotrudis members at an exclusive party at the Charlesmark Lounge across the street. If you can't make it to the BPL, head out to the Massachusetts College of Art the following week on Tuesday, February 24, 7:30 p.m. for an encore presentation. From ENTROPY AND ME, a documentary about the messiest room in western civilization, to LUCKY NUMBERS, where a number-obsessed man has one lucky day. Help Chlotrudis pick the Best Short Film of the year by voting!

See you at the Movies!
Michael

Playing this week, February 6 - 12, 2009.

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
Great Romances IV!
Cry-Baby (Fri.)
His Girl Friday & The Awful Truth (Sat.)
Roman Holiday & Sabrina (Sun. & Mon.)
Top Hat & Pillow Talk (Tue. & Wed.)
Bound (Thu.)
Boston Society of Film Critics Presents
Man On Wire & Awards Presentation Ceremony (Sun.)
The Late Show! Area Premiere!
Time Crimes (Fri. - Thu.)


Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
Slumdog Millionaire
Waltz with Bashir
Happy-Go-Lucky
2008 Oscar Shorts Live Action and Animated
Midnite Movies
Poultrygeist with Troma's Lloyd Kaufman (Fri. & Sat.)
Divas in the Dark
Amadeus (Sun.)
Boston Irish Film Festival Presents:
Coming into Clover (Mon.)


FEI Theatres
Capitol Theatre, Arlington

Frozen River
Rachel Getting Married


Somerville Theatre, Somerville
The Wrestler


Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
The Nervous Art of Ken Jacobs
The Whrield, Little Stabs of Happiness, Window, Opening the Nineteenth Century: 1896, Krypton is Doomed Director present! (Fri.)
Nervous Magic Lantern Slide Performance & Capitalism: Child Labor Director present! (Sat.)
Razzle Dazzle: The Lost World Director Present! (Sun.)
Plaisir d'amour – The Films of Max Ophuls
Letter from an Unknown Woman Introduction by Laura Mulvey (Sun.)
From Mayerling to Sarajevo (Sun.)
The Reckless Moment (Mon.)
The Exile (Mon.)


Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
Rachel Getting Married
Slumdog Millionaire
Milk


Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square
, Cambridge
The Class
The Wild Child
Waltz with Bashir
Last Chance Harvey
Revolutionary Road
The Reader
Frost/Nixon (ineligible)
Slumdog Millionaire
Milk


Embassy Cinema, Waltham
The Class
Gran Torino (ineligible)
The Wrestler
Revolutionary Road
The Reader
Milk


Loew's Harvard Square, Cambridge
The Wrestler


Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
African Film Festival
Shoot the Messenger (Fri. & Sun.)
Paris Selon Moussa (Fri. & Sun.)
Short Film Program (Sat. & Sun.)
Heartlines (Sat.)
Kinshasa Palace (Sat.)
Best of Music Videos
Mirrorball: World Wide Wonder (Sat. & Thu.)
Harry Potter Fans on Film
We Are Wizards (Sun.)


The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
Doubt (ineligible)


West Newton Cinema, West Newton, MA
Last Chance Harvey
Frost/Nixon (ineligible)
Doubt (ineligible)
Slumdog Millionaire
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Coming Soon

THE BOSTON UNIVERSITY CINEMATHEQUE

February 2009

It’s the February 2009 BU Cinematheque, up-close meetings with professional filmmakers, and screenings of important,innovative films and videos, sponsored by the Film and Television Department, BU College of Communication. The evenings are programmed by Gerald Peary, a film studies professor at Suffolk University and a Boston Phoenix film critic.

It’s Black History Month. Note the historic 12th anniversary screening of Robert Patton-Spruill’s SQUEEZE (1997), the first African-American feature ever made in Boston, plus several other works dealing with racial issues in America.

Screenings are at the BU College of Communication, 640 Comm. Ave., Boston, Room B-05. Events are FREE to BU students and staff and their friends. Transportation: the “B” Boston College Green Line, the first stop at BU past Kenmore Square.

Thursday, February 5, 7 pm-AN EVENING WITH LLOYD KAUFMAN.
The colorful president, co-founder, and director-in-residence of Troma Entertainment comes to BU to discuss his career as a celebrated American schlockmeister (CLASS OF NUKE ‘EM HIGH, TROMEO AND JULIET, etc.), and to show his classic eco-exploitation horror film, THE TOXIC AVENGER (1985), in which a 90-pound weakling is turned into a benevolent monster.

Thursday, February 12, 7 pm. AN EVENING WITH ROBERT PATTON-SPRUILL.
For Black History Month, Emerson filmmaking professor, Patton-Spruill shows SQUEEZE (1997), the Roxbury-shot feature which Spruill made as a graduate student at BU, and which elevated the BU Film Program when it was bought by, and released by, Miramax Films. Squeeze is an unusual mixture of gangland genre film and an arthouse work, influenced by both blacksploitation and the French New Wave. Spruill will be joined by SQUEEZE producer, Patricia Moreno, a BU grad.

Thursday, February 19, 7 pm. AN EVENING WITH ROBERT ARNOLD.
For many years, BU students have been fortunate to have on their production faculty Bob Arnold, one of the most important and innovative experimental visual artists in America. “The Morphology of Desire” and other arresting works by Arnold are not only conceptually ingenious but mesmerizing to look at, to listen to, to contemplate. For this event, Arnold wiil curate a selection of his filmic projects, sampling his ambitious, challenging career.

Friday, February 20, 7 pm. AN EVENING WITH GODFREY CHESHIRE.
A well-regarded film critic, Cheshire turned for the first time to filmmaking with MOVING MIDWAY, a wry, politically challenging documentary begun when his ancient North Carolina family home, Midway, was being uprooted and placed down the road. Cheshire contextualizes his Midway family story within the racist plantation milieu of GONE WITH THE WIND, and also, along the journey, uncovers unknown black relatives. This tale for Obama America was picked by New York Magazine as one of the Ten Best Films of 2009.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 7 pm. AN EVENING WITH ANNE MAKEPEACE.
Veteran documentarian Anne Makepeace, whose work shows often at Sundance, brings to BU her newest work, RAIN IN A DRY LAND (2007), an audience hit and prize-winner at several dozen film festivals. In this humanist saga of extreme culture shock, Makepeace follows two Somalian Muslim families from refugee camps in Kenya to trying to make it as immigrants in tough-love America. This was the opening show for 2008 P.O.V., PBS’s esteemed indie-film series.


Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President


Chlotrudis Tuesday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round-Up, January 23 - 29

Hello, Chlotrudis Members!

Beth Curran has next week's movie under control next week. The Chlotrudis Movie for next week will be WENDY AND LUCY, on Tuesday 2/27at 7:15pm at the Kendall Theatre. Starring Michelle Williams, WENDY AND LUCY tells the story of Wendy Carroll, who has set her sights on Alaska in hopes of starting a new life with her dog, Lucy. Several obstacles impede her progress, forcing her to confront her increasingly dire financial situation. Stranded in Oregon when her car breaks down and lacking the funds to repair it, Wendy faces yet another challenge when Lucy, her best friend, disappears. The film was cowritten and directed by Kelly Reichardt, who made a splash two years ago with OLD JOY, and has been nominated for Best Feature and Best Lead by the Independent Spirit Awards.

Wendy and Lucy
Michelle Williams (BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN) gives a powerful breakout performance in this feminine variation on INTO THE WILD. Wendy Carroll (Williams) is driving to Alaska, hoping for a summer of lucrative work at the Northwestern Fish cannery, and the start of a new life with her beloved dog, Lucy. When her car breaks down in Oregon, however, the thin fabric of her financial situation comes apart, and she confronts a series of increasingly dire economic decisions, with far-ranging repercussions for herself and her dog. Wendy and Lucy is a poetic road drama that addresses issues of sympathy and generosity at the edges of American life, revealing the limits and depths of people's duty to each other in tough times. Co-starring Walter Dalton, Larry Fessenden and Will Patton. Directed and co-written by Kelly Reichardt (OLD JOY).
Director: Kelly Reichardt
Cast: Michelle Williams, Will Patton, Will Oldham, John Robinson, Wally Dalton, Larry Fessenden

Don't forget! There are only EIGHT more days to nominate for this year's 15th Annual Chlotrudis Awards! All you need is your last name and your membership number (which you can find on your membership card; or by contacting Michael. Then go to http://www.chlotrudis.org/nominations, enter your last name and membership number and you will be asked to check off all the films you saw last year. After than, you can enter your nominations. You don't have to finish all at once, feel free to submit what you've done, then come back an finish it off later!

See you at the Movies!
Michael

Playing this week, January 23 - 29, 2009.

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
Encounter David Lean!
In Which We Serve (Fri.)
This Happy Breed (Fri.)
The Bridge on the River Kwai (Sat.)
A Passage to India (Sun.)
Oliver Twist (Mon.)
Great Expectations (Tue.)
The Passionate Friends (Wed. & Thu.)
Brief Encounter (Wed. & Thu.)
Cambridge Center for Adult Education Presents
Wicked Smart: Sara Lawrence Lightfoot (Tue.)
The Late Show! Area Premiere!
Time Crimes (Fri. - Thu.)

Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
Slumdog Millionaire
Milk
Happy-Go-Lucky
Man On Wire
Midnite Movies
Rocky Horror Picture Show with the Teseracte Players (Fri.)
Johnny Cupcakes Presents: Back to the Future
Deaf Film Club
JTouching Lives (Sat.)
Croation Film
What is a Man Without a Moustache (Sun.)


FEI Theatres
Capitol Theatre, Arlington

Rachel Getting Married
Chandi Chowk to China

Somerville Theatre, Somerville
Gran Torino (ineligible)
The Wrestler
Let the Right One In


Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
Plaisir d'amour – The Films of Max Ophuls
Earrings of Madame de... (Fri.)
Caught (Fri.)
La Plaisir (Sat.)
Tender Enemy (Sat.)
Lola Montès (Sun.)
Liebelei (Sun.)
There's No Tomorrow (Sun.)
La Ronde (Mon.)
Comedy of Money (Mon.)


Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
Frost Nixon (ineligible>
Slumdog Millionaire
Milk
Doubt (ineligible)


Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square
, Cambridge
Wendy and Lucy
Che
Waltz with Bashir
Last Chance Harvey
Revolutionary Road
The Reader
Frost/Nixon (ineligible)
Slumdog Millionaire
Milk


Embassy Cinema, Waltham
Gran Torino (ineligible)
The Wrestler
Revolutionary Road
The Reader
Milk


Loew's Harvard Square, Cambridge
The Wrestler
Gran Torino (ineligible)


Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Harry Potter Fans on Film
We Are Wizards (Fri. - Sun. & Thu.)
Dance on Film
Fados (Fri. - Sun., Wed. & Thu.)
Human Rights Watch
Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North (Sat., Wed. & Thu.)
Argentinian Cinema
Empty Nest (Sun.)
Tunisian Cinema
Villa Jasmin(Sun.)
Student Film
The Pleasure of Being Robbed (Thu.)


The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
Cadillac Records


West Newton Cinema, West Newton, MA
Last Chance Harvey
Frost/Nixon (ineligible)
Doubt (ineligible)
Slumdog Millionaire
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Coming Soon

Boston Jewish Film Festival Presents VILLA JASMIN at the MFA this month.

Villa JasminVILLA JASMIN by Férid Boughedir (France, 2008, 87 min., French and Tunisian Arabic with English subtitles).
Based on Serge Moati's novel, VILLA JASMIN is a compelling and passionate love story. Serge Fils (Clément Sibony), a French Tunisian of Jewish descent, returns to La Goulette, Tunisia in search of his family's roots. Serge explores his parents history from the 1920s and the impact of the Vichy Government under German Occupation in the 1940s. Despite the hardships his parents faced, Serge finds solace as he discovers his parents' love for each other sustained them through good and bad times. Description adapted from the New York Jewish Film Festival. Director Boughedir is known to Boston Jewish Film Festival members as the director of SUMMER OF LA GOULETTE. Co-presented by The Boston Jewish Film Festival.

Screening at the MFA: Thursday, January 22, 8:00PM, Sunday, January 25, 4:20PM

Ticket prices: $10 general admission; $8 discounted for MFA and Boston Jewish Film Festival members, seniors, and students. Discount matinee prices (weekdays until 5PM, weekends until 12:30PM), $7 general admission; $6 discounted as noted above.

To purchase tickets: Purchase online at www.mfa.org/tickets, in person at the Remis Auditorium Box Office, or by phone at 617-369-3306.

That's all for now!

Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President


Chlotrudis Monday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round-Up, January 16 - 22

Hello, Chlotrudis Members!

Hilary Nieukirk has hosting duties at this week's Chlotrudis Monday Night Movie of the Week, and she's got a film lined up that's already won a Golden Globe and has appeared on numerous critics' year-end lists. Join Hilary on Monday night at the Kendall Square Cinema for the 7:30 p.m. screening of WALTZ WITH BASHIR. This co-production from Israel, France and Germany took the Best Foreign Language Film award at the Golden Globes. It's an animated documentary detailing the director's life during the first Lebanon War.

Waltz with Bashir
One night at a bar, an old friend tells director Ari Folman about a recurring nightmare in which he is chased by 26 vicious dogs. Every night, the same number of beasts. The two men conclude that there's a connection to their Israeli Army mission in the first Lebanon War of the early eighties. Ari is surprised that he can't remember a thing anymore about that period of his life. Intrigued by this riddle, he decides to meet and interview old friends and comrades around the world. He needs to discover the truth about that time and about himself. As Ari delves deeper and deeper into the mystery, his memory begins to creep up in surreal images… Folman's animated documentary has been acclaimed worldwide and is winner of 6 Israeli Film Academy Awards, including Best Film, Director, Screenplay and Art Direction. (Fully subtitled)
Director: Ari Folman
Cast: Voices of Ron Ben-Yishai, Ronny Dayag, Ari Folman, Dror Harazi, Yehezkel Lazarov, Mickey Leon, Ori Sivan, Zahava Solomon

Empty NestThe scheduling might be tricky for most of you, but if you're free next Thursday afternoon, you should consider taking advantage of this special screening co-presented by the Boston Jewish Film Festival (BJFF). The BJFF has presented a number of films by talented young Argentinean director Daniel Burman. They are pleased to co-present his latest film, EMPTY NEST, with and at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA). EMPTY NEST is an intimate family drama that begins in Argentina and ends at the Dead Sea. Superbly imaginative and entertaining, EMPTY NEST is a comedic look at the problems inherent in married life and the difficulties associated with keeping a long-term relationship new and exciting. Burman invites the viewer into the quasi-surrealist world of playwright Leonard (Oscar Martínez) and his wife Martha (Cecilia Roth, known from her work in the films of Almadóvar). At once hilarious and nostalgic, the film ponders reality itself while offering a profound consideration of memories and how they are created. Director Daniel Burman will be present at the 3:15 p.m. screening on Thursday, January 22.

For those of you who missed the latest outstanding piece of work by British director Mike Leigh, you've got another chance. Don't miss HAPPY-GO-LUCKY at the Coolidge Corner Theatre this week. Lead actress Sally Hawkins deservingly took the Best Actress Award at the Golden Globes earlier this week, and she's sure to be in contention for the Chlotrudis Awards, so don't miss your final chance to see this film before nomination time!

Chandi Chowk to ChinaFinally if you're a fan of Bollywood, or a fan of kung fu flicks, how about a movie that combines the two genres? CHANDI CHOWK TO CHINA looks to be a big, steaming bowl of fun, and it's playing exclusively at the Capitol Theatre in Arlington this week. Check out the trailer here. Don't miss it!

See you at the Movies!
Michael

Playing this week, January 16 - 22, 2009.

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
Encounter David Lean!
Lawrence of Arabia (Fri. & Sat.)
Doctor Zhivago (Sat. & Sun.)
Ryan's Daughter (Mon.)
Hobson's Choice (Tue. & Wed.)
Summertime (Tue. & Wed.)
Blithe Spirit (Thu.)
Special Event - World Music/CRASHarts Presents
Department of Eagles SOLD OUT! (Sun.)
Cinemental Presents
68 Pages (Wed.)

Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
Slumdog Millionaire
Milk
Happy-Go-Lucky
Man On Wire
Goethe German Film Series
Jeirchow (Sun.)
Science on Screen
Theremin: an Electronic Odyssey with composer and MIT Professor Tod Machover (Mon.)


FEI Theatres
Capitol Theatre, Arlington

Chandi Chowk to China
Rachel Getting Married

Somerville Theatre, Somerville
Gran Torino (ineligible)
Synecdoche, New York
Let the Right One In


Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
Youssef Chahine, the Cosmopolite of Egyptian Cinema
Alexandria, Why? & An Egyptian Story (Fri.)
Cairo Station& Cairo Seen By Youssef Chahine (Sat.)
The Sparrow (Sat.)
Destiny (Sun.)
The Land (Sun.)
Alexandria Again and Forever (Sun.)
Chaos (Mon.)
Return of the Prodigal Son (Mon.)


Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
Frost Nixon (ineligible>
Slumdog Millionaire
Milk
Doubt (ineligible)


Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square
, Cambridge
Che
Waltz with Bashir
Last Chance Harvey
Revolutionary Road
The Reader
Frost/Nixon (ineligible)
Slumdog Millionaire
Milk


Embassy Cinema, Waltham
Gran Torino (ineligible)
The Wrestler
Revolutionary Road
The Reader
Milk


Loew's Harvard Square, Cambridge
The Wrestler
Gran Torino (ineligible)


Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
<Human Rights Watch
Shorts Program: Youth Producing Page (Fri.)
Promise to the Dead (Fri.)
USA vs. Al-Arian (Sat.)
Project Kashmir (Sat.)
Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North (Sun. & Thu.)
Women in Film
Who Does She Think She Is? (Sat & Sun.)
Argentinian Cinema
Empty Nest Director present at Thu. screening! (Sun., Wed., & Thu.)
New England Film Artists Present
Confronting Amnesia: Frozen Memories of the Russian Gulag(Sun.)
Harry Potter Fans on Film
We Are Wizards (Wed.)
Student Film
Films from Emerson College (Thu.)
Tunisian Cinema
Villa Jasmin (Thu.)


The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
Milk


West Newton Cinema, West Newton, MA
Last Chance Harvey
Frost/Nixon (ineligible)
Doubt (ineligible)
Slumdog Millionaire
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas


That's all for now!

Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President