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It was a big weekend for Chlotrudis as nominations for the 17th annual Chlotrudis Awards were finalized by the nominating committee. Leading the pack is Debra Granik’s stunning WINTER’S BONE, with 8 nominations, including Best Movie, Best Director and Best Actress. Five other films received 4 or more nominations, including fellow Best Movie nominees THE KING’S SPEECH, starring Colin Firth & Geoffrey Rush; Quebecois wunderkind Xavier Dolan’s I KILLED MY MOTHER; JACK GOES BOATING, Philip Seymour Hoffman’s directorial debut; and MOTHER, the latest from Korea’s Joon-ho Bong. Rounding out the category is the Peruvian ghost story, UNDERTOW. In all, 40 films received nominations; 20 countries were represented, with US films making up just over 30%. There were other multiple nominees, among them three-timers ANIMAL KINGDOM, FISH TANK and RABBIT HOLE. | Read more »

Chlotrudis Monday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round-Up March 26 - April 1

Hello Chlotrudis Members! I'm so excited that I get to host the Chlotrudis Monday Night at the Movies this week... I also get to choose Atom Egoyan's CHLOE, which I saw and loved in Toronto! This is Egoyan at his best, combining a lot of his favorite topics, with a campy erotic thriller starring Julianne Moore, Amanda Seyfried, and Liam Neeson. Join us at the Kendall Square Theatre for the 7:15 screening of CHLOE. And join us beforehand at 5:30pm at the Cambridge Brewery for dinner. | Read more »

Chlotrudis Awards Ceremony will be Dazzled with a touch of Sparkle Motion!

The Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film is thrilled to announce our first guest to be honored at the 16th Annual Chlotrudis Awards, March 21, 5pm at the Brattle Theatre. Beth Grant is exactly the kind of actor Chlotrudis loves to honor. Like Maury Chaykin and Alberta Watson, previous recipients of the “Career-so-far” award, Beth Grant is one of those people whose name you may not be familiar with, but whose face and delightfully uptight performances you will recognize from dozens of independent and mainstream films, and television. Beth Grant is the kind of performer who rarely leads the cast, but whose presence is sure to enhance anything she is in. | Read more »