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CHLOTRUDIS SOCIETY FOR INDEPENDENT FILM ANNOUNCES 2015 NOMINATIONS – ‘DUKE OF BURGUNDY’ TOPS ALL

The Duke of BurgundyNominations for the 22nd annual Chlotrudis Awards were finalized by the film group’s nominating committee this past weekend.  Peter Strickland’s arresting THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY was dominant among the 47 films nominated, winning 7 nods, including Director and Cinematography.  Placing second was TANGERINE, the iPhone shot sensation, which earned 5 nominations including Supporting Actress and Cinematography.  | Read more »

CHLOTRUDIS SOCIETY FOR INDEPENDENT FILM ANNOUNCES 2013 NOMINATIONS – ‘FRANCES HA’ SHARES THE WEALTH

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.

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 »

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: CHLOTRUDIS SOCIETY FOR INDEPENDENT FILM ANNOUNCES 2009 NOMINATIONS – BEST PIC NOMS SHARE TOP HONORS

Nominations for the 16th annual Chlotrudis Awards were finalized by the film group’s nominating committee on January 30. The strength and breadth of this year’s best eligible films is evident in the extraordinarily even and consistent spread of nominations across the top categories. All five films nominated for Best Picture received 4 nominations, which was the highest number of nominations given any film. In addition, all received at least one lead acting or ensemble nomination, and all but one were nominated for Best Director.

The five films nominated for Best Picture and sharing top billing in most nominations received are: Claire Denis’ 35 SHOTS OF RUM, BAD LIEUTENANT: PORT OF CALL – NEW ORLEANS the latest from Werner Herzog, recent DGA recipient Kathryn Bigelow’s THE HURT LOCKER, STILL WALKING from Japan’s Hirokazu Koreeda and Michael Haneke’s THE WHITE RIBBON. Also joining them as top nomination getter is A SINGLE MAN, Tom Ford’s directorial debut.

In all, 39 films received nominations; 19 countries were represented, with US films making up barely 40%. There were other multiple nominees, among them three-timers AN EDUCATION, IN THE LOOP and PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL PUSH BY SAPPHIRE; however this year’s nominations were sprinkled far and wide – almost three-quarters of the nominated films received only one nomination. Female directors had a fairly strong showing this year, with 10 films helmed by women among the nominees.

In the Society’s most competitive and prestigious category, the Buried Treasure, the final nominees were CHERRY BLOSSOMS from Germany’s Dorit Dorrie, about a widower honoring his late wife’s lifelong wish to visit Japan; THE NEW YEAR PARADE, set in Philadelphia amid Mummers; and three UK films: BRONSON, with Tom Hardy’s tour de force portrayal of England’s most notorious prisoner; OF TIME AND THE CITY, Terence Davies’ love/hate ode to the Liverpool of his boyhood; and the gritty SOMERS TOWN about the friendship between two rootless boys in London.

The Buried Treasure is the only category with eligibility requirements: nominated films must have earned less than $250,000 in its U.S. theatrical run, and members can submit no more than 3 entries for films they feel strongly were given distributional short shrift and deserve a wider audience. A shortlist is then compiled before the final vote, and those selections are published on the group’s website and in a separate press release. Once the final ballot is set, all members voting in the category must verify that they have watched in full all of the nominated films.

For over a decade, the Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film has highlighted its commitment to independent and foreign film in style by holding its own black-tie CHLOTRUDIS AWARDS ceremony in early spring. The 2010 edition will be held Sunday March 21st at the historic Brattle Theatre, and the public is invited to join Chlotrudis members, nominees and special guests in the celebration.

In addition to the competitive categories, Chlotrudis also presents special awards that honor individuals or films for particular distinction. Past recipients Ellen Page (Breakthrough Award ‘05), Kerry Washington (Breakthrough Award ‘04), Don McKellar (Body of Work Award ‘07) and Philip Seymour Hoffman (first Hall of Fame inductee) are among those who have made the trek to Boston to be honored for their contributions toindependent film. This year’s recipients are still being finalized at press time.

A complete list of the nominations for the 16th Annual Chlotrudis Awards
follows:

BEST MOVIE
35 Shots of Rum
The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call – New Orleans
The Hurt Locker
Still Walking
The White Ribbon

BEST DIRECTOR
Claire Denis– 35 Shots of Rum
Werner Herzog – The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call – New Orleans
Gotz Spielmann – Revanche
Hirokazu Koreeda – Still Walking
Michael Haneke – The White Ribbon

BEST ACTOR
Nicolas Cage – The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call – New Orleans
Jeremy Renner - The Hurt Locker
Sam Rockwell - Moon
Baard Owe – O’Horten
Colin Firth – A Single Man

BEST ACTRESS
Nisreen Faour – Amreeka
Charlotte Gainsbourg – Antichrist
Abbie Cornish – Bright Star
Carey Mulligan – An Education
Catalina Saavedra – The Maid
Gabourey Sidibe – Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
Yolande Moreau – Seraphine

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Alfred Molina – An Education
Mads Mikkelsen – Flame and Citron
Anthony Mackie – The Hurt Locker
Peter Capaldi – In the Loop
Christian McKay – Me and Orson Welles

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Rinko Kikuchi - The Brothers Bloom
Alycia Delmore – Humpday
Mo’Nique – Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
Ursula Strauss – Revanche Julianne Moore – A Single Man

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ENSEMBLE CAST
35 Shots of Rum
In the Loop
Still Walking
Summer Hours
The White Ribbon

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
The Beaches of Agnes
Me and Orson Welles
Moon
A Single Man
Sita Sings the Blues

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Agnes Godard - 35 Shots of Rum
Anthony Dod Mantle - Antichrist
John Christian Rosenlund – O’Horten
Alexis Zabe – Silent Light
Christian Berger – The White Ribbon

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Class
An Education
Gomorrah
Pontypool
Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire A Single Man

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
(500) Days of Summer
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call – New Orleans
The Hurt Locker
In the Loop
Still Walking

BEST DOCUMENTARY
The Beaches of Agnes
La Danse
Good Hair
Herb and Dorothy
Theatre of War
Unmistaken Child

BURIED TREASURE
Bronson
Cherry Blossoms
The New Year Parade
Of Time and the City
Somers Town

Nominations Announced for the 16th Annual Chlotrudis Awards

Yesterday Chlotrudis members got together to set the ballot for the 16th Annual Chlotrudis Awards. The Buried Treasure is still being discussed, but here is the list of the rest of this year's nomiantions.

Ensemble Cast
35 Shots of Rum
In the Loop
Still Walking
Summer Hours
The White Ribbon

Production Design
The Beaches of Agnès
Me and Orson Welles
Moon
A Single Man
Sita Sings the Blues

Cinematography
Agnès Godard for 35 Shots of Rum
Anthony Dod Mantle for Antichrist
John Christian Rosenlund for O'Horten
Alexis Zabe for Silent Light
Christian Berger for White Ribbon, The

Adapted Screenplay
Laurent Cantet; Robin Campillo; François Bégaudeau for The Class
Nick Hornby for An Education
Maurizio Braucci; Ugo Chiti; Gianni Di Gregorio; Matteo Garrone; Massimo Gaudioso; Roberto Saviano for Gomorrah
Tony Burgess for Pontypool
Geoffrey Fletcher for Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
David Scearce; Tom Ford for A Single Man

Original Screenplay
Scott Neustadter; Michael H. Weber for (500) Days of Summer
William M. Finkelstein for Bad Lieutenant, The: Port of Call -- New Orleans
Mark Boal for The Hurt Locker
Armando Iannucci; Harold P. Manning; Ian Martin; Jesse Armstrong; Simon Blackwell; Tony Roche for In the Loop
Hirokazu Koreeda for Still Walking

Supporting Actor
Alfred Molina for An Education
Mads Mikkelsen for Flame and Citron
Anthony Mackie for The Hurt Locker
Peter Capaldi for In the Loop
Christian McKay for Me and Orson Welles

Supporting Actress
Rinko Kikuchi for The Brothers Bloom
Alycia Delmore for Humpday
Mo'Nique for Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
Ursula Strauss for Revanche
Julianne Moore for A Single Man

Actor
Nicolas Cage for The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call -- New Orleans
Jeremy Renner for The Hurt Locker
Sam Rockwell for Moon
Baard Owe for O'Horten
Colin Firth for A Single Man

Actress
Nisreen Faour for Amreeka
Charlotte Gainsbourg for Antichrist
Abbie Cornish for Bright Star
Carey Mulligan for An Education
Catalina Saavedra for The Maid
Gabourey 'Gabby' Sidibe for Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
Yolande Moreau for Séraphine

Director
Claire Denis for 35 Shots of Rum
Werner Herzog for The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call -- New Orleans
Götz Spielmann for Revanche
Hirokazu Koreeda for Still Walking
Michael Haneke for The White Ribbon

Documentary
The Beaches of Agnès
La Danse
Good Hair
Herb and Dorothy
Theater of War
Unmistaken Child

Movie
35 Shots of Rum
The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call -- New Orleans
The Hurt Locker
Still Walking
The White Ribbon

Chlotrudis Monday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round-Up, April 25 - May 1, 2008

Hello, Chlotrudis Members!

This week is all about the Independent Film Festival of Boston! Festivities kicked off last night where an appearance by Ben Kingsley at Brad Anderson's latest film, TRANSSIBERIAN got the crowd going. This weekend the festival takes over the Somerville, Brattle and Coolidge Corner Theatres, and Chlotrudis is co-presenting not one, but two terrific films that you should take the time to see. Many of you are volunteering at the festival and the rest of you need to check out the excellent schedule of films, panels, and parties that take over indie Boston this weekend. The Festival runs nearly a week this year, wrapping up on Tuesday night at the Coolidge with a screening of Werner Herzog's latest documentary, ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD.

Brace yourself. If your idea of Ellen Page comes from JUNO, or even MARION BRIDGE, you'd better hold on when you see THE TRACEY FRAGMENTS. We're not even talking about the visceral discomfort of HARD CANDY here, but rather a wrenching, emotional rollercoaster ride depicting a young teenager's spiralling decent into loss and madness. My favorite film at last year's Toronto International Film Festival, I call THE TRACEY FRAGMENTS, LILYA 4-EVER meets PI. A visual and aural assault that utilizes a collage-like editing technique that is still anchored securely by Page's phenomenal performance. You can't miss this film, and here's your chance to see it before everyone else. it plays twice during the IFFB, Friday, April 25, 9:45 p.m. at the Coolidge Corner Theatre, and Sunday, April 27, 10:00 p.m. at the Somerville Theatre. Both shows co-presented by the Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film.

The Chlotrudis Society has long been a supporter of Canadian filmmaker Guy Maddin, giving nominations to his last four feature films, BRAND UPON THE BRAIN, COWARDS BEND THE KNEE, THE SADDEST MUSIC IN THE WORLD, and DRACULA: PAGES FROM A VIRGIN'S DIARY. Now he's back in his own inimitable style, with a film that's part narrative, part documentary, part travelogue, an homage to the city of his birth and upbringing, MY WINNIPEG. I first caught this film at Toronto last year as well, with Guy himself performing the narration live. He said that he wouldn't be doing that again, but Guy is in fact, planning to be in attendance at this year's IFFB screening, which takes place Monday, April 28, 8:00 p.m. at the Coolidge Corner Theatre. And since, Chlotrudis is co-presenting MY WINNIPEG at the IFFB, we're making it this week's Chlotrudis Monday Movie of the Week! You really want to try to catch this one.

The films being co-presented by Chlotrudis are just scratching the surface of the terrific array of films coming to town this week. Documentaries, narratives, shorts, the IFFB has got them all. Here's a sampling of some of the films that I am excited about. SAVAGE GRACE is the very long awaited follow-up to SWOON by Tom Kalin. It's his first feature film is 16 years! SAVAGE GRACE tells the real-life tale of Barbara and Tony Baekeland, a peculiarly close mother and son whose story takes on the themes and proportions of Greek tragedy. Julianne Moore stars as Barbara Baekeland in a chilling role that go a long way to putting her back on the top of must-see actress list. Because of her stellar documentary work on such films as IN THE REALMS OF THE UNREAL and this year's Chlotrudis winner for Best Doc, PROTAGONIST, Jessica Yu is one of those diretors whose work I will always check out. I did just that last year in Toronto with her wacky family comedy, PING PONG PLAYA! Christopher "C-dub" Wang is an irresponsible, swaggering wannabe basketball player that is forced to pick up a paddle when his ping pong champion brother is injured. Jimmy Tsai, who co-wrote the screenplay with Yu, plays C-dub, and while the comedy is broad and a bit juvenile, the familiar story is a lot of fun. I'm really looking forward to GOLIATH, David and Nathan Zellner's SXSW hit that explores the bond between a lonely man and his pet cat. Another film that has been making waves on the documentary festival circuit is AMERICAN TEEN which takes a look at the lives of four Midwestern teens. This film was shot over a 10-month period by Nanette Burnstein who brought us THE KID STAYS IN THE PICTURE.

All these films and more are part of Boston's premiere festival, the Independent Film Festival of Boston. Do check out their website for information on how to get tickets, where the parties are, and the panels that are going on around town. And say hello to your fellow Chlotrudis members who will be hard at work volunteering!

See you at the movies!

Playing this week, April 25 - May 1, 2008.

Belmont Studio Cinema
Flawless

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
Independent Film Festival of Boston
Sex Positive (Fri.)
Dreams with Sharp Teeth (Fri.)
Flash Point (Fri.)
Linguists (Sat.)
Secrecy (Sat.)
Wild Blue Yonder (Sat.)
Saviours (Sat.)
Goliath (Sat.)
Blood Car (Sat.)
Crawford (Sun.)
Ping Pong Playa (Sun.)
Nerdcore Rising (Sun.)
Momma's Man (Sun.)
Frownland (Sun.)
A Tribute to Charlton Heston
Ben Hur (Mon. & Tue.)
Big Screen Boston!
Girl Talk Author Paul Sherman & Subject "Martha" Will Discuss (Wed.)
Billy in the Lowlands Director Jan Egleson & Paul Sherman Will Discuss (Thu.)
Harvard Coop Presents
Auguesten Burroughs (Thu.)

Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
Young@Heart
Persepolis
Blindsight
Independent Film Festival of Boston
Savage Grace (Fri.)
The Tracey Fragments Co-presented by Chlotrudis! (Fri.)
Joy Division (Fri.)
Ping Pong Playa (Sat.)
Dreams with Sharp Teeth (Sat.)
Woodpecker (Sat.)
Cake Eaters (Sat.)
Not Your Typical Bigfoot Movie (Sat.)
Triangle (Sat.)
The Greening of Southie (Sun.)
Turn of the River (Sun.)
Life Support Music (Sun.)
Mongol (Sun.)
Time Crimes (Sun.)
At the Death House Door (Mon.)
My Winnipeg w/ Guy Maddin present! Co-presented by Chlotrudis (Mon.)
Encounters at the End of the World (Tue.)
Charlton Heston Tribute
Ten Commandments (Wed.)
Touch of Evil (Thu.)

FEI Theatres
Capitol Theatre, Arlington

Juno
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

Somerville Theatre, Somerville
In Bruges
Juno
Persepolis
Independent Film Festival of Boston
Shorts 2 (Fri.)
Shorts 1 (Fri.)
Second Skin (Fri.)
Phoebe Wonderland (Fri.)
Intimidad (Fri.)
Jetsam (Fri.)
Natural Causes (Fri.)
Very Young Girls (Fri.)
Big Man Japan (Fri.)
Vexille (Fri.)
Time Crimes (Fri.)
Nerdcore Rising (Fri.)
Pink (Sat.)
The Greening of Southie (Sat.)
August Evening (Sat.)
New Year Parade (Sat.)
Frontrunner (Sat.)
My Effortless Brilliance (Sat.)
We Are Wizards (Sat.)
Ballast (Sat.)
Shorts 1 (Sat.)
Medicine Melancholy (Sat.)
Crawford (Sat.)
Sex Positive (Sat.)
American Teen (Sat.)
Turn the River (Sat.)
Meadowlark (Sat.)
Frownland (Sat.)
Song Sung Blue (Sat.)
Momma's Man (Sat.)
Stuck (Sat.)
Public Enemy (Sat.)
Beaver Trilogy (Sat.)
Flashpoint (Sat.)
Shorts 5 (Sun.)
Shorts 4 (Sun.)
Intimidad (Sun.)
The Cake Eaters (Sun.)
Severed Ways (Sun.)
Wild Blue Younder (Sun.)
Jump! (Sun.)
At Death House Door (Sun.)
Frontrunner (Sun.)
Shorts 3 (Sun.)
Lioness (Sun.)
Secrecy (Sun.)
Twelve (Sun.)
Song Sung Blue (Sun.)
Phoebe Wonderland (Sun.)
Goliath (Sun.)
New Year Parade (Sun.)
The Tracey Fragments Co-presented by Chlotrudis! (Sun.)
Very Young Girls (Sun.)
Pink (Sun.)
Jetsam (Sun.)
Life Support Music (Mon.)
Linguists (Mon.)
Saviours (Mon.)
Woodpecker (Mon.)
Shorts 3 (Mon.)
Jump! (Mon.)
Eleven Minutes (Mon.)
Vexille (Mon.)
Shorts 4 (Mon.)
Shorts 5 (Mon.)
Not Your Typical Bigfoot Movie (Mon.)
Encounters at the End of the World (Tue.)

Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
Robert Breer, Kinetic Poet of the Avant-Garde
Short Films Director Present! (Fri.)
Sun & Moon in Indonesia: The Single-Shot Cinema of Leonard Retel Helmrich
The Eye of the Day Director Present! (Sat.)
Shape of the Moon Director Present! (Sun.)
An Evening with Heinz Emigholz
Schindler's Houses & Goff in the Desert Director present! (Sun.)
Dziga Vertov and the Soviet Avant-Garde
Enthusiasm & Outskirts (Mon.)

Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
The Counterfeiters
Flawless
Juno
The Life Before Her Eyes

Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square
, Cambridge
Bab'Aziz: The Prince That Contemplated His Soul
Flight of the Red Balloon
The Visitor
The Life Before Her Eyes
Zombie Strippers
Priceless
Under the Same Moon
Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden?
My Brother is an Only Child
The Conterfeiters
The First Saturday in May

Embassy Cinema, Waltham
The Visitor
My Blueberry Nights
Smart People
Deception
The Band's Visit

Lexington Flick, Lexington
The Counterfeiters
Flawless

Loew's Harvard Square, Cambridge
Younga@Heart
Smart People

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Best of Youth
Maximum Velocity (Fri.)
Sailing Home (Fri.)
Three Step Dancing (Fri.)
La CapaGira (Fri.)
Annual SMFA Film Program: Undergraduate
SMFA Graduate Student Films: Five Places Imagined and Real (Wed.)
Music on Film
Jethro Tull Nothing Is Easy: Live at the Isle of Wight 1970 (Wed.)

The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
The Savages

West Newton Cinema, West Newton, MA
The Counterfeiters
Flawless
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
Priceless
My Brother is an Only Child
Under the Same Moon
Praying with Lior

Coming Soon!

The The Boston Jewish Film Festival presents

Exclusive to The Boston Jewish Film Festival audience members, a special pre-release screening of FUGITIVE PIECES at the West Newton Cinema on Wednesday, April 30 at 7:00pm.

Directed by Chlotrudis nominee Jeremy Podeswa (THE FIVE SENSES), FUGITIVE PIECES is a powerful and unforgettably lyrical film about love, loss and redemption. Jakob Beer (Robbie Kay) is just a young boy when the Nazis invade Poland in 1942, killing his parents and abducting his older sister. After finally coming out of his hiding space when he feels safe, he's rescued by Athos Roussos (Rade Serbedgia), an archaeologist who smuggles Jakob to safety in Greece. Years later, an older Jakob (Stephen Dillane, John Adams) becomes a university professor in Canada where he must come to terms with his past before feeling safe in the present with his new girlfriend, Alex (Rosamund Pike). The film is based on the best-selling novel by Canadian poet Anne Michaels. (2007, English, 105 minutes). FUGITIVE PIECES will be released theatrically at the West Newton Cinema and Harvard

Square Theatre on Friday, May 9.

Tickets are on sale now. $12 general admission; $10 Festival/WGBH members, seniors, students. To purchase tickets online, go to TicketWeb.com. To purchase by phone call TicketWeb toll-free at 1-866-468-7619. Service charges apply.

Remaining tickets will be available for purchase at West Newton Cinema one hour before screening time.

That's all for now!

Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President