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Director Thom Fitzgerald Returns to Help Chlotrudis Celebrate its 20th Year

Thom FitzgeraldTen years ago, Canadian filmmaker Thom Fitzgerald was part of the mad celebration that was the 10th annual Chlotrudis Awards ceremony.  He received an Excellence in Directing Award after completing four films, THE HANGING GARDEN, BEEFCAKE, THE WILD DOGS, and THE EVENT.  He was in the midst of creating his most ambitious film, 3 NEEDLES.  Since then he has written and directed another feature, CLOUDBURST starring Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker, and created a pair of succesful Canadian television shows.  Thom will be returning to the Brattle Theatre to help Chlotrudis celebrate its 20th year alongside actor/director/producer Beth Grant.  We are thrilled to welcome both of our returning honorees back, and thank them for helping us to celebrate 20 years of honoring independent film. | Read more »

Ahna O'Reilly to Accept the Chlotrudis Breakout Award at the 20th Annual Chlotrudis Awards Ceremony

Ahna O'ReillyThis year Chlotrudis bestows its Breakout Award to Ahna O’Reilly, who had a standout 2013.  She appeared in the acclaimed FRUITVALE STATION, James Franco’s AS I LAY DYING adapted from the William Faulkner novel, as well as in featured roles in JOBS and CBGB. | Read more »

Canadian Actress/Musician, Rebecca Jenkins, to be Honored at the 20th Annual Chlotrudis Awards Ceremony.

Rebecca JenkinsChlotrudis will honor Canadian actor/musician Rebecca Jenkins for her work on screen at the 20th annual Chlotrudis Awards ceremony.  Connoisseurs of Canadian film will know Jenkins from her outstanding work in such films as the Chlotrudis-winning MARION BRIDGE, WILBY WONDERFUL, PAST PERFECT, WHOLE NEW THING, or her early roles in BYE BYE BLUES and BOB ROBERTS. | Read more »

Welcome back, Beth!

Beth GrantChlotrudis is thrilled to announce the first of our very special guests to attend the 20th annual Chlotrudis Award is the inimitable Beth Grant!  As part of our celebration, we have invited some of our past honorees to return and join us for our 20th year.  Our beloved Beth Grant jumped at the chance to return, and we couldn't be happier.  Beth is a nominee this year as well, as part of the Best Ensemble Cast of AS I LAY DYING. | Read more »


Frances HaNominations for the 20th annual Chlotrudis Awards were finalized by the film group’s nominating committee last weekend, and will be publicly announced at a press reception at Post 390 in Boston’s Back Bay this Sunday.  Splitting honors  atop the heap with 4 nominations each were American indies featuring lead actress tours de force SHORT-TERM 12 and FRANCES HA, Sweden’s THE HUNT starring Mads Mikkelsen, and THE PAST, from acclaimed Iranian director Asghar Farhadi.


Honorees Christopher Abbott & Gabrielle HannaThis year, the Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film bestowed the most accolades upon Wes Anderson's MOONRISE KINGDOM and Stephen Chbosky's THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER at its 19th annual Chlotrudis Awards ceremony, held at the Brattle Theater this past Sunday.   Both films won 3 awards:  

Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best Ensemble went to MOONRISE KINGDOM, while THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER nabbed Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor (for Ezra Miller), and one of the night's top honors, Best Movie. | Read more »

BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD top Chlotrudis list with Seven Nominations Including Best Movie and Best Director!

Beasts of the Southern WildThe nominees for the 19th annual Chlotrudis Awards were announced tonight at a special party at Post 390, attended by Chlotrudis members, guests and various folk active in the Boston film scene.  2012 was a good year for American indie films, 18 of the 35 unique films nominated coming from the U.S.  Those 18 films made up 41 of the total nominations.  Films from Frances had the next largest impact with 7 nominations from 3 films, and surprisingly, Belgium took in 6 nominations with just 2 films.  All-in-all, 19 countries were represented among the nominees.  Despite the high number of U.S. films garnering nominations, only 2 of the films nominated for Best Movie was U.S.-made:  BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD and THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER. | Read more »

Calling all Members! It's Nomination Time!


It’s time to start thinking about nominations for your favorite films and performances from 2012 for the 19th Annual Chlotrudis Awards!  Please read these rules and take part!  Nominations will be due on Friday, January 18 at midnight.  On Saturday, January 19, we will hold our annual Chlotrudis Nomination Committee Meeting at the home of Ned Hinkle and Ivy Moylan in Cambridge, MA at 2pm.  All members are invited to come and spend the afternoon discussing films even if you do not nominate!  Of course, it’s more fun if you do, so please read the following directions, and if you qualify… I urge you to take part!  The more members who nominate, the better and more reflective of our organization are our awards.  If you do come to the party, we do a bit of a pot luck, so bring something to eat or drink with you. | Read more »

THE ARTIST Three Times Lucky at the 18th Annual Chlotrudis Awards

The ArtistTHE ARTIST, the French black & white silent that has taken the film award season by storm, completed the circuit by winning three Trudies, including Best Movie, last Sunday at the 18th Annual Chlotrudis Awards.  However, it did not dominate the evening as it did the Oscars – it won no acting awards, picking up instead Best Cinematography and Best Production Design. Three other films came close to tying, or besting THE ARTIST’s tally, finishing the night with two awards each.  | Read more »

18th Annual Chlotrudis Award Winners Announced!

Last night at the 18th annual Chlotrudis Awards ceremony, Atom Egoyan was inducted into the Chlotrudis Hall of Fame.  In addition, the winners of the 18th annual Chlotrudis Awards were announced.  The complete list follows; a full report of the evening will be posted soon.

Another Year and A Separation

The Artist

The Artist

The Descendants


Christopher Plummer for The Beginners

Lesley Manville for Another Year

Michael Shannon for Take Shelter  | Read more »