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Chlotrudis Monday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round-Up, May 21 - 27

Hello Chlotrudis Members!

This week Chris hosts the Chlotrudis Tuesday Night at the Movies event!  On Tuesday Chlotrudis heads back to the Brattle Theatre for the 8:00 p.m. screening of DADDY LONGLEGS, the latest film by Josh and Benny Safdie.  Joshua Safdie directed last year's THE PLEASURE OF BEING ROBBED, and he teams up with his brother, with whom he has worked on several previous films to make this film about the rsponsibilties of fatherhood.
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Chlotrudis Monday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round-Up, April 9 - 15

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Slash on that rouge! While most of the world was dancing to the disco 'round, Joan Jett, Lita Ford, Cherie Currie and Sandy West were punk rocking out as The Runaways. Join me for this week's Chlotrudis Monday Night at the Movies as we go back in time to see THE RUNAWAYS! The show starts at 7:20pm and we'll grab a bite to eat at the Regal Beagle beforehand around 5:45pm. Let me know if you can make it!

 

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Chotrudis Sunday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round-Up, February 26 - March 4

Hello Chlotrudis Members!

There is a lot going on this week... so many films to chose from and so many different speical events going on. This week's hosts, Gil and Amanda, have decided to keep the weeknights clear in case you want to go to any of the Coolidge Award activities on Monday or Tuesday, so please join them for a very special Chlotrudis Sunday Night at the Movies when they will head to the Harvard Film Archive to see director Bong Joon-ho present his latest film, MOTHER. Bong Joon-ho has thrilled Chlotrudis members in the past with his Buried Treasure nominated MEMORIES OF MURDER and his surprise hit THE HOST. Tickets go on sale at 6:15pm for this 7pm show, so do plan on arriving early.

Mother (Maedo)
Directed by Bong Joon-ho, Appearing in Person
With Kim Hye-ja, Won Bin, Jin Ku
South Korea 2009, 35mm, color, 129 min. Korean with English subtitles

Bong Joon-ho’s latest film is at once a murder mystery, a portrait of a small Korean town and, above all, a meditation on the dark complexity of the ambivalent bonds binding parents and children. Kim Hye-ja brings a riveting, desperate energy to her portrayal of the title character, a woman trying to prove that her son has been coerced into confessing to a murder he did not commit. As her investigation continues and expands, it unearths ever-darker layers in the community and in the relationship between mother and son. Bong’s talent for conjuring a sense of menace from landscape, color and framing suggests a rich hybrid of Hitchcock’s crisp storyboarded world and Imamura’s ribald animism. Kim’s character ultimately reveals her Imamuran ancestry - earthy, potentially violent, and seemingly indomitable.

Check out the trailer:

Many people have already enjoyed CHILDREN OF INVENTION during it's area premiere at the Independent Film Festival of Boston, but at long last this made-in-Boston movie gets a theatrical run at the Brattle Theatre. Director Tze Chun and Producer Mynette Louie will be present at the Friday and Saturday 7:30pm screenings, and I can't recommend this film highly enough. If you haven't seen it yet, DON'T MISS IT! This film will definitely be among next year's nominations... as the Buried Treasure at the very least. It's a fine, fine film and an amazing, local achievement. Go see it.

Check out the trailer:

**editor's note: So I just watched the trailer again when I went to get the link to post it and now I have to go see the film again. It's that good.

Speaking of the Independent Film Festival of Boston, they've got a couple of free sneak preview screenings this week that you might want to check out. On Wednesday, March 3, 7:30pm at the Kendall Square Cinema, join the IFFB for a free screening of the documentary THE ART OF THE STEAL. Director Don Argott will appear in person for a Q&A immediately after the screening. On Thursday, March 4, 7pm at the Somerville Theatre, the IFFB presents the Danish thriller TERRIBLY HAPPY, which opens on Friday at the Kendall Square cinema. This is a great opportunity to see a few great sneak previews. Admission is free, but you will need a flyer to get in. Go to the IFFB website and print out the flyers.

Check out the trailer for TERRIBLY HAPPY:

Boston Jewish Film Festival has a sneak preview screening taking place this week as well. On Tuesday, March 2, 7pm at the West Newton Cinema, join them for a special screening of PROTEKTOR. PROTEKTOR is a stylish thriller, well-acted. The Boston Jewish Film Festival is pleased to present this film from the Czech Republic, currently without U.S. distribution -- in other words, see it now. The year is 1938; the country, Czechoslovakia. Hana has her first big success in film – and the German Occupation, or Protectorate, begins. As a Jew, Hana’s dreams for a successful career are smashed. Her non-Jewish husband Emil, a radio reporter, collaborates with the Nazis more and more. Running late to work, he grabs a stray bicycle on the street, one that looks a lot like that used by the would-be assassin of the Reich Deputy Protector Reinhard Heydrich. Winner, Krzysztof Kieslowski Award, Best Feature Film, Denver International Film Festival and Czech Republic entry for Best Foreign-Language Film at Academy Awards, Tickets are $15 general admission; $12 discounted for students, seniors 65+, and members of The Boston Jewish FIlm Festival and WGBH. Purchase tickets online with a credit card by clicking here or purchase at the West Newton Cinema box office, daily from 1PM to 8PM.

The Coolidge Corner Theatre has chosen internationally acclaimed director Jonathan Demme as the recipient of the 2010 Coolidge Award. Demme will arrive in Brookline to accept the honor and to participate in related public programs on March 1 – 2. On March 1, 2pm the Coolidge will hold a special benefit screening of Demme's documentary THE AGRONOMIST, which will be a fundraiser Haiti earthquake relief efforts. That same night, March 1 at 8pm, the Coolidge will feature the New England premiere of NEIL YOUNG TRUNK SHOW, with introduction and Q&A with Jonathan Demme. Tuesday, March 2 at noon will feature a MELVIN AND HOWARD screening and panel discussion with Demme and key cast and crew members. Then the big event takes place Tuesday night at 6:30pm with the Coolidge Award reception and ceremony. For more details and to purchase tickets, visit the Coolidge website.

At the Brattle Theatre, get ready to party in style at their 10th Anniversary Oscar Party! This annual staple is one of the best parties of the year (I would say second only to our very own celebration)! This year, to celebrate the 10th anniversary, their Special Pre-Party & Fundraiser will feature special guest, producer/director James Ivory! Support the Brattle Film Foundation and the Brattle Theatre by attending their exclusive party and silent auction fundraiser and meet director James Ivory. Then stay and watch the awards! The festivities kick off at 5:30pm on Sunday March 7. I'm part of the Oscar Party's Host Committee, so I do hope you will join me for a great time and an opportunity to support the Brattle as well. Your $75 ticket will admit you to the special pre-party for some delicious hors d'oeuvres, open bar, and attendance at the official Oscar broadcast, as well as an opportunity to participate in the Brattle's Silent Auction and win some really terrific prizes. More information can be found at the Brattle website.

See you at the Movies!
Michael

Playing this week, February 26 - March 4, 2010.

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
Special Engagement! Area Premiere!
Children of Invention Director Tze Chun and Producer Mynette Louie will be present on Fri. and Sat.
The Films Of Jacques Tati
Playtime
Return Engagement!
Antichrist
A Benefit for Hands On Disaster Response (Haiti)!
Happiness Is (Sun.)
Harvard Bookstore Presents
Jodi Picoult (Wed.)

Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
Shutter Island
2010 Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts
2010 Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts
The Last Station
The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsburg and the Pentagon Papers
Midnight Madness!
Coolidge Award Screening Crazy Mama (Fri. & Sat.)
Coolidge Award Screening Caged Heat (Fri. & Sat.)
Special Coolidge Award Events
The Agronomist w/ Jonathan Demme (Mon.)
The Neil Young Trunk Show w/ Robyn Hitchcock Live! (Mon.)
Melvin and Howard w/ Jonathan Demme and special guests moderated by Elvis Mitchell (Tue.)
Reception w/ Jonathan Demme and special guests (Tue.)
2010 Coolidge Award Ceremony Honoring Jonathan Demme w/Jenny Lumet & special guests (Tue.)

FEI Theatres
Capitol Theatre, Arlington

The Young Victoria

Somerville Theatre, Somerville
Blood Into Wine
The Crazies
Broken Embraces

Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
Night Visionary, Philippe Grandrieux's Adventures in Perception
Sombre Director Philippe Grandrieux in Person! (Fri.)
A Lake Director Philippe Grandrieux in Person! (Sat.)
Bong Joon-ho: The Pleasures and Terrors of Genre
Mother Director Bong Joon-ho in Person! (Sun.)
Memories of Murder Director Bong Joon-ho in Person! (Mon.)

Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
The Last Station
The Young Victoria
A Single Man
Precious
An Education
The Hurt Locker

Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square
, Cambridge
Red Riding: 1974
Red Riding: 1980
Red Riding: 1983
Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman
The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
Ajami
The Last Station
The White Ribbon
Crazy Heart
A Single Man
An Education

Embassy Cinema, Waltham
Precious, based on the novel Push by Sapphire

Loew's Harvard Square, Cambridge
The Crazies
The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
The Making of Western Myth
Stagecoach (Fri.)
Cheyenne Autumn (Sun.)
History of Film: From Silent Movies to Social Networking
M (Fri. & Sun.)
Festival of Films on Art
Light, No Light (Fri.)
Nora preceded by Oslo Opera House (Sat.)
Zora Neale Hurston: Jump at the Sun (Sat.)
Karsh is History (Sat.)
Mort a Venise (Sun.)
Peepshow (Sun.)
Anthony Caro, Sculpture like Religion (Wed.)
Piotr Anderszewski (Wed.)
Photography on Film
Harry Callahan (Sat.)
New Films from Quebec
It's Not Me, I Sweaer (Thu.)

The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
Broken Embraces

The Stuart Street Playhouse, Boston
Check the theatre's website.

West Newton Cinema, West Newton, MA
Check the theatre's website.

Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President

Chlotrudis Monday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round-Up, February 18 - 25

Hello Chlotrudis Members!

We're breaking from the usual this week, as Chris Kriofske, the week's host welcomes you to join him on Monday night at the Coolidge Corner Theatre for the 7pm screening of SHUTTER ISLAND. We know, it's not indie, but the inide releases are slim this week, Dennis Lehane is a Boston superstar, and most everyone loved MYSTIC RIVER, yes?

"SHUTTER ISLAND maintains a degree of tension and suspense akin to the best films of Alfred Hitchcock. - Moises Chiullan, Hollywood Elsewhere

[This is] the work of a master at his height. This is Scorsese flexing his muscles and cracking his knuckles and making a movie that's intense and thrilling and engrossing and beautiful and dense. - Devin Faraci, CHUD

From Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese, SHUTTER ISLAND is the story of two U.S. marshals, Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Chuck Aule (Mark Ruffalo), who are summoned to a remote island off the coast of Massachusetts to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a murderess from the islands fortress-like hospital for the criminally insane.

Check out the trailer:

Not a whole lot going on in the indie world right now, but as I mentioned last week, we've got some awards-related stuff happening in the next month! For Chlotrudis members, awards season climaxes with the 16th Annual Chlotrudis Awards taking place on Sunday, March 21 at the Brattle Theatre! Look for the voting ballot to be ready in early March. You can check out what got nomianted at the Chlotrudis Mewsings blog. Start watching those films -- and remember, you must watch all of the Buried Treasures in order to vote in that category. Fortunately, all five Buried Treasure nominees are available on DVD! But in the meantime, both the Brattle and the Coolidge have some awards-related festivities going on.

The Coolidge Corner Theatre has chosen internationally acclaimed director Jonathan Demme as the recipient of the 2010 Coolidge Award. Demme will arrive in Brookline to accept the honor and to participate in related public programs on March 1 – 2. The Coolidge will also present selected screenings from Demme’s filmography throughout February and March. On March 1, 2pm the Coolidge will hold a special benefit screening of Demme's documentary THE AGRONOMIST, which will be a fundraiser Haiti earthquake relief efforts. That same night, March 1 at 8pm, the Coolidge will feature the New England premiere of NEIL YOUNG TRUNK SHOW, with introduction and Q&A with Jonathan Demme. Tuesday, March 2 at noon will feature a MELVIN AND HOWARD screening and panel discussion with Demme and key cast and crew members. Then the big event takes place Tuesday night at 6:30pm with the Coolidge Award reception and ceremony. For more details and to purchase tickets, visit the Coolidge website.

At the Brattle Theatre, get ready to party in style at their 10th Anniversary Oscar Party! This annual staple is one of the best parties of the year (I would say second only to our very own celebration)! This year, to celebrate the 10th anniversary, their Special Pre-Party & Fundraiser will feature special guest, producer/director James Ivory! Support the Brattle Film Foundation and the Brattle Theatre by attending their exclusive party and silent auction fundraiser and meet director James Ivory. Then stay and watch the awards! The festivities kick off at 5:30pm on Sunday March 7. I'm part of the Oscar Party's Host Committee, so I do hope you will join me for a great time and an opportunity to support the Brattle as well. Your $75 ticket will admit you to the special pre-party for some delicious hors d'oeuvres, open bar, and attendance at the official Oscar broadcast, as well as an opportunity to participate in the Brattle's Silent Auction and win some really terrific prizes. More information can be found at the Brattle website.

See you at the Movies!
Michael

Playing this week, February 19 - 25, 2010.

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
Special Engagement! The 15th Annual Bugs Bunny Film Festival
Looney Tunes Revue (Fri. - Sun.)
The Films Of Jacques Tati
Mr. Hulot's Holiday (Fri. - Sun.)
Jour De Fete (Mon.)
Soigne Ton Gauche (Mon.)
L'Ecole des Facteurs (Mon.)
Mon Oncle (Tue.)
Cours de Soir (Tue.)
Traffic (Wed.)
Parade (Thu.)
Special Live Music Event! World Music/CRASHarts Presents!
Taken by Trees and El Perro del Mar (Sun.)
Harvard Bookstore Presents!
John Banville (Tue.)

Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
Shutter Island
2010 Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts
2010 Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts
The Last Station
The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsburg and the Pentagon Papers
Midnight Madness!
The Independent Film Festival of Boston Presents Bitch Slap (Fri.)
Black Dynamite (Fri.)
The Room (Sat.)
Goethe-Institut German Film Series
Whole Rain w/ director in person! (Sun.)
2010 Coolidge Award Winner Jonathan Demme Repertory Screening
Silence of the Lambs w/Dr. Thomas G. Gutheil (Tue.)

FEI Theatres
Capitol Theatre, Arlington

The Young Victoria

Somerville Theatre, Somerville
Precious
Broken Embraces

Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
Three Films by Amie Siegel
Empathy & The Sleepers w/ director Amie Siegel in person! (Fri.)
DDR/DDR w/ director Amie Siegel in person! (Sat.)
Night Visionary, Philippe Grandrieux's Adventures in Perception
New Life & Return to Sarajevo (Sun.)
The Black Films of Aldo Tambellini
Black Is, Black Trip, Black Plus X, Black Trip 2, Blackout, Black TV & Moonblack (Mon.)

Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
The Young Victoria
A Single Man
Precious
An Education
The Hurt Locker

Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square
, Cambridge
Red Riding: 1974 (Fri. - Mon., Wed. & Thu.)
Red Riding: 1980 (Sat., Tue. - Thu.)
Red Riding: 1983 (Sun., Wed., & Thu.)
North Face
The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
District 13: Ultimatum
The Last Station
The White Ribbon
Crazy Heart
A Single Man
An Education

Embassy Cinema, Waltham
Precious, based on the novel Push by Sapphire

Loew's Harvard Square, Cambridge
The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
History of Film: From Silent Movies to Social Networking
Modern Times (Fri.)
The Making of Western Myth
Rio Grande (Fri.)
Fort Apache (Wed.)
The Searchers (Thu.)
Vital Signals
open Television (Sat.)
Body Acts (Sat.)
Festival of Films on Art
Solo (Wed.)
Boris Ryzhy (Thu.)

The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
Broken Embraces

The Stuart Street Playhouse, Boston
A Single Man

West Newton Cinema, West Newton, MA
The Last Station
Crazy Heart
The White Ribbon
A Single Man
An Education

Coming Soon

BU Cinematheque

Gerry Peary's BU Cinematheque is back for the 2010 winter/spring semester. Check out some of the terrific guests Gerry will be bringing for FREE to BU! The BU Cinematheque: 7 pm at the BU Communications Building, 640 Comm. Ave, Boston. Remember it’s FREE.

Wednesday, February 24, Com 101-AN EVENING WITH JIMMY TINGLE. The nationally renowned satirist and stand-up comedian (60 Minutes II, MSNBC, Conan O’Brien, etc.) previews his new documentary, Jimmy Tingle’s American Dream, combining hilarious comedy and political chats with a variety of Americans, including Robert Altman, Lewis Black, Howard Zinn, Janeane Garafola, and Tingle’s Somerville mom. The filmmaker,Vincent Sraggas, is a BU Comm. graduate.

Boston Jewish Film Festival

Purchase tickets now for March 2 Special Screening PROTEKTOR!

PROTEKTOR is a stylish thriller, well-acted. The Boston Jewish Film Festival is pleased to present this film from the Czech Republic, currently without U.S. distribution -- in other words, see it now. The year is 1938; the country, Czechoslovakia. Hana has her first big success in film – and the German Occupation, or Protectorate, begins. As a Jew, Hana’s dreams for a successful career are smashed. Her non-Jewish husband Emil, a radio reporter, collaborates with the Nazis more and more. Running late to work, he grabs a stray bicycle on the street, one that looks a lot like that used by the would-be assassin of the Reich Deputy Protector Reinhard Heydrich. Winner, Krzysztof Kieslowski Award, Best Feature Film, Denver International Film Festival and Czech Republic entry for Best Foreign-Language Film at Academy Awards.

What: Protektor, directed by Marek Najbrt (2009, Czech Republic/Germany, 98 min., Czech with English subtitles)

Date and time: Tuesday, March 2, 7PM (snow date: Thursday, March 4, 7PM)

Location: West Newton Cinema, 1296 Washington Street/Route 16, Newton

Tickets: $15 general admission; $12 discounted for students, seniors 65+, and members of The Boston Jewish FIlm Festival and WGBH. Purchase tickets online with a credit card by clicking here or purchase at the West Newton Cinema box office, daily from 1PM to 8PM.

Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President

Chlotrudis Monday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round-Up, January 29 - February 4

Hello Chlotrudis Members!

While we are spending Saturday afternoon putting the ballot together for the 16th Annual Chlotrudis Awards, we still have to keep watching films for 2010 as well! This week Gil and Amanda host the Chlotrudis Monday Night at the Movies. Join them at the Brattle Theatre for the 7:30 p.m. screening of MYSTERY TEAM. This indie comedy features a trio of Hardy Boys styles detectives who struggle to handle a case beyond their experience.

Mystery Team
(2009) dir Dan Eckman, w/Donald Glover, D.C. Pierson, Dominic Dierkes, Aubrey Plaza, Matt Walsh [109 min]
The MYSTERY TEAM was once a spunky band of Hardy Boys-style, gee-whiz kid detectives – in fact, they still are, only they’re eighteen and the real world is waiting just around the corner. Formerly beloved by their hometown, they’re still storming the playground to bust little kids and their shtick is wearing thin. The members of the team have even outgrown their special talents – when they were seven they might have been the “Master Of Disguise,” the “Strongest Kid In Town,” and the “Boy Genius” but as teenagers, well, they’re kind of pathetic. When a little girl asks the gang if they could find out who murdered her parents – a crime that is a little beyond the Team’s jurisdiction – Jason, the erstwhile leader, accepts the challenge readily, over objections from his teammates who worry that the case is too dangerous. Jason makes the point that in this very real crime, the Team has an opportunity to prove they are real detectives to the town and to themselves. The Team embarks on a mystery that will take them deep into a violent conspiracy of druggies, strippers and corporate operatives. They will see their lives threatened, their friendships strained, and their claim that they are “real detectives” put to the ultimate test.

The comedic hit of last year’s Sundance Film Festival, MYSTERY TEAM is the first feature film by Internet sensations Derrick Comedy. A broad but clever comedy that is hilariously inappropriate and sublimely ridiculous.

Check out the trailer:

Another film opening this week that is a must see is Andrea Arnold's latest hit, FISH TANK. Arnold made a Chlotrudis splash with her debut film RED ROAD, and she returns wth a film that showcases a terrific performance by first-time actress Katie Jarvis. Add to that HUNGER's smokin' Michael Fassbender, and you've got a recipe for a real winner. Don't miss it. It opens this weekend at the Kendall.

Don't miss The Boston Jewish Film Festival’s sneak preview of one of the funniest Israeli films ever. In A MATTER OF SIZE, directed by Sharon Maymon and Erez Tadmor (co-director of the 2008 Festival hit, STRANGERS), four overweight friends from the Israeli city of Ramle are fed up with dieting. Head over to thge Stuart Street Playhouse Movie Theatre, 200 Stuart St. on Tuesday, February 2, 7pm. Tickets are $15 general admission; $12 discounted for students, seniors, members of the BJFF and WGBH members. Purchase tickets onlin by credit cards by clicking here, or in person one hour before showtime at the Stuart Street playhouse.

When 341-pound Herzl loses his job as a cook and starts working as a dishwasher in a Japanese restaurant, he falls in love with the world of Sumo, which honors and appreciates people as large as he is.
You'll fall in love with A Matter of Size. Click here to watch the trailer. Co-presented by the Consulate General of Israel to New England.

Check out the trailer:

Remember, just one more day to nominate, and all you need to do to submit your nomination is to visit http://www.chlotrudis.org/nominations and enter your last name and membership number (which you can find on your Chlotrudis membership card, or by contacting me). From there enter the films you've seen and begin creating your nomination worksheet. We need as many people as possible to submit their nominations, so if you've seen a minimum of 25 eligible films from last year, please make sure you nominate!

See you at the Movies!
Michael

Playing this week, January 29 - February 4, 2010.

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
Exclusive Area Premiere!
Mystery Team
Special Event! World Music/CRASHarts Presents
Damon & Naomi: 1001 Nights An Evening of Music, Film and Conversation with Damon & Naomi (Sun.)

Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
A Single Man
Up in the Air (ineligible)
Waiting for Armageddon
The Messenger
La Danse
Midnight Madness!
Ravenous (Fri. & Sat.)
Goethe Institut German Film Series
Cloud 9 (Sun.)

FEI Theatres
Capitol Theatre, Arlington

Young Victoria

Somerville Theatre, Somerville
Precious
The Lovely Bones

Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
Peter Bogdanovich, Between Old and New Hollywood
Paper Moon (Fri.)
Daisy Miller (Fri.)
Saint Jack (Sat.)
They All Laughed (Sat.)
What's Up, Doc? (Sun.)
Film Event
Petition Directed by Zhao Liang, Appearing in Person (Mon.)

Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
The Young Victoria
A Single Man
Precious
An Education

Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square
, Cambridge
Fish Tank
Creation
Police, Adjective
The White Ribbon
Crazy Heart
Broken Embraces
A Single Man
An Education

Embassy Cinema, Waltham
The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus
The Young Victoria
Precious, based on the novel Push by Sapphire

Loew's Harvard Square, Cambridge
The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus
The Lovely Bones

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Celebrating Chekhov
Uncle Vanya (Fri.)
Unfinished Piece for a Player Piano (Fri. & Sat.)
A Hunting Accident (Fri.)
Ward No. 6 (Sat.)
The Lady with the Dog (Sat.)

The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
An Education

The Stuart Street Playhouse, Boston
Young Victoria
A Matter of Size (Tue.)

West Newton Cinema, West Newton, MA
Crazy Heart
The White Ribbon
A Single Man
An Education

Coming Soon

BU Cinematheque

Gerry Peary's BU Cinematheque is back for the 2010 winter/spring semester. Check out some of the terrific guests Gerry will be bringing for FREE to BU! The BU Cinematheque: 7 pm at the BU Communications Building, 640 Comm. Ave, Boston. Remember it’s FREE.

Friday, January 29, B-05 Com.- AN EVENING WITH HERB GOLDER. A first Boston look at Werner Herzog’s controversial 2009 Cannes hit, My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done?, with a screenplay co-written by Golder, a BU Classics professor. Golder will speak after of his collaboration with the great German filmmaker, Herzog, on this new work based on a true-life, tabloid San Diego matricide murder, with Willem Dafoe, Michael Shannon, and Chloe Sevigny, and produced by David Lynch.

Friday, February 5,. B-05 Com.-AN EVENING WITH LOIS SMITH. During her half-century legendary career, Smith was the most powerful , revered Hollywood publicist. In a conversation with Boston Herald film critic, James Verniere, Smith will discuss her extraordinary A-list career, with personal clients from Marilyn Monroe to Meryl Streep to Martin Scorsese, from Robert Redford to Rosie O’Donnell to Sean Penn.

Wednesday, February 24, Com 101-AN EVENING WITH JIMMY TINGLE. The nationally renowned satirist and stand-up comedian (60 Minutes II, MSNBC, Conan O’Brien, etc.) previews his new documentary, Jimmy Tingle’s American Dream, combining hilarious comedy and political chats with a variety of Americans, including Robert Altman, Lewis Black, Howard Zinn, Janeane Garafola, and Tingle’s Somerville mom. The filmmaker,Vincent Sraggas, is a BU Comm. graduate.

Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President

Chlotrudis Monday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round-Up, January 22 - 28

Hello Chlotrudis Members!

We're well into January, but we're still seeing 2009 eligible films, so do join this week's Chlotrudis Monday Night at the Movies Host Chris Kriofske for the 6:45pm screening of POLICE ADJECTIVE. This wry comedy from the director of Chlotrudis Buried Treasure nominee 12:08 EAST OF BUCHAREST won a Jury Prize at Cannes last year. Hope you can join us as you rack up the eligible 2009 films to nominate!

Romania’s official Oscar selection and winner of a 2009 Cannes Jury Prize and FIPRESCI international critics’ prize, writer/director Corneliu Porumboiu’s whip-smart, dryly funny follow-up to his acclaimed debut 12:08 EAST OF BUCHAREST centers on a police officer on a surveillance mission who has a crisis of faith. Cristi (Dragos Bucur) is a young undercover cop pressured to arrest a teenager who offers pot to two of his schoolmates. Not wanting to ruin the life of a young man he considers merely irresponsible, Cristi must either allow the arrest to be a burden on his conscience, or face censure by his superior (Vlad Ivanov of 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days) for whom the word “conscience” has an entirely different meaning. Porumboiu wields his camera like a well-aimed weapon, revealing his story with little dialogue and gradually increasing tension, until the unexpected conclusion. (Fully subtitled)

Director: Corneliu Porumboiu

Cast: Dragos Bucur, Vlad Ivanov, Irina Saulescu, Ion Stoica, Marian Ghenea, Cosmin Selesi, George Remes, Dan Cogalniceanu, Serban Georgevici, Alexandru Sabadac

Check out the trailer:

Boston celebrates Robert Altman this weekend, and it all kicks off on Friday, January 22, 5:30 - 10pm at the Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue. The life and work of legendary film director Robert Altman will be celebrated at a Boston University symposium on January 22, marking the publication of a new Altman biography and the 40th anniversary of his seminal film “M*A*S*H.” Favorite Altman actors Elliott Gould, Sally Kellerman, and Michael Murphy will be joined in a panel discussion by his widow, Kathryn Altman, Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr, and BU Prof. Mitchell Zuckoff, author of Robert Altman: The Oral Biography followed by a screening of M*A*S*H.

Open to the public ($10 for adults, $5 for children), the evening is sponsored by the BU College of Communication in concert with the BU Alumni Association’s WinterFest Weekend.

If you can't make it on Friday, make sure you swing by the Brattle Theatre on Sunday for a day of Altman with special appearances by Sally Kellerman and Elliott Gould. They will be screening COME BACK TO THE FIVE AND DIME, JIMMY DEAN, JIMMY DEAN, BREWSTER MCCLOUD, THE LONG GOODBYE and THE PLAYER.

Remember, nominations are now open, and all you need to do to submit your nomination is to visit http://www.chlotrudis.org/nominations and enter your last name and membership number (which you can find on your Chlotrudis membership card, or by contacting me). From there enter the films you've seen and begin creating your nomination worksheet. We need as many people as possible to submit their nominations, so if you've seen a minimum of 25 eligible films from last year, please make sure you nominate!

See you at the Movies!
Michael

Playing this week, January 22 - 28, 2010.

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
Brattle Selects 2010!
Whip It (Fri.)
Unholy Rollers (Fri.)
West Side Story(Sun.)
Arizona Dream (Mon.)
Ong Bak (Tue.)
Ong Bak 2 (Tue.)
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (Wed.)
Wise Blood (Wed.)
Special Event! Celebrating Robert Altman
Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (Sun.)
Brewster McCloud Followed by a Q&A w/ Sally Kellerman & Michael Murphy
The Long Goodbye (Sun.) Followed by a Q&A by Elliott Gould
The Player (Sun.)
Harvard Bookstore Presents!
Joseph E. Stiglitz (Wed.)
Universal Horror Triple Feature
Frankenstein (Thu.)
Drracula (Thu.)
Wolfman (Thu.)

Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
A Single Man
2009 Sundance Shorts
The Messenger
La Danse
Midnight Madness!
Galaxy Quest (Fri. & Sat.)
The Room (Fri.)
Show: A film, burlesque show and book signing with Henry Horenstein (Sat.)
Europe's Grand Operas
L'Orfeo (Sun.)
Sundance USA
The Company Man (Thu.)

FEI Theatres
Capitol Theatre, Arlington

A Serious Man
Me and Orson Welles (Mon. - Thu.)
Bombay Cinema Presents
Chance Pe Dance (Fri. - Sun.)

Somerville Theatre, Somerville
Precious
The Lovely Bones

Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
Alain Resnais and the Enigmatic Art of Memory
Stavisky (Fri.)
Private Fears in Public Places (Fri.)
Muriel, or the Time of Return (Sat.)
Mélo (Sat.)
All the Memory of the World, Guernica, Statues Also Die and Night and Fog (Sun.)
Providence (Mon.)

Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
The Young Victoria
A Single Man
Broken Embraces
Precious
An Education

Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square
, Cambridge
Creation
Police, Adjective
The White Ribbon
Crazy Heart
A Town Called Panic
Broken Embraces
A Single Man
The Young Victoria
An Education

Embassy Cinema, Waltham
The Lovely Bones
The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus
The Young Victoria
Precious, based on the novel Push by Sapphire

Loew's Harvard Square, Cambridge
The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus
The Lovely Bones

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
International Masters
The Man from London (Fri., Sat. & Wed.)
Human Rights Watch International FilmFestival
Youth Producing Change (Fri.)
Mrs. Goundo’s Daughter (Sat.)
Look Into My Eyes (Sat.)
Celebrating Chekhov
The Seagull (Wed.)
Ward No. 6 (Wed.)
Uncle Vanya (Thu.)
Chekov's Motive (Thu.)

The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
An Education

The Stuart Street Playhouse, Boston
La Danse: The Paris Opera Ballet
Young Victoria

West Newton Cinema, West Newton, MA
Crazy Heart
The White Ribbon
A Single Man
An Education

Coming Soon

BU Cinematheque

Gerry Peary's BU Cinematheque is back for the 2010 winter/spring semester. Check out some of the terrific guests Gerry will be bringing for FREE to BU! The BU Cinematheque: 7 pm at the BU Communications Building, 640 Comm. Ave, Boston. Remember it’s FREE.

Friday, January 29, B-05 Com.- AN EVENING WITH HERB GOLDER. A first Boston look at Werner Herzog’s controversial 2009 Cannes hit, My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done?, with a screenplay co-written by Golder, a BU Classics professor. Golder will speak after of his collaboration with the great German filmmaker, Herzog, on this new work based on a true-life, tabloid San Diego matricide murder, with Willem Dafoe, Michael Shannon, and Chloe Sevigny, and produced by David Lynch.

Friday, February 5,. B-05 Com.-AN EVENING WITH LOIS SMITH. During her half-century legendary career, Smith was the most powerful , revered Hollywood publicist. In a conversation with Boston Herald film critic, James Verniere, Smith will discuss her extraordinary A-list career, with personal clients from Marilyn Monroe to Meryl Streep to Martin Scorsese, from Robert Redford to Rosie O’Donnell to Sean Penn.

Wednesday, February 24, Com 101-AN EVENING WITH JIMMY TINGLE. The nationally renowned satirist and stand-up comedian (60 Minutes II, MSNBC, Conan O’Brien, etc.) previews his new documentary, Jimmy Tingle’s American Dream, combining hilarious comedy and political chats with a variety of Americans, including Robert Altman, Lewis Black, Howard Zinn, Janeane Garafola, and Tingle’s Somerville mom. The filmmaker,Vincent Sraggas, is a BU Comm. graduate.

Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President

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

Hello, Chlotrudis Members!

It's all about the Boston Jewish Film Festival this week so please join us on Tuesday evening for the 8:30pm screening of HE'S MY GIRL at the Kendall Square Cinema. This delightful French farce receives it's North American debut at the festival. The late starting time of this short, 90 minute film will allow us for a nice, leisurely dinner beforehand, so hopefully we'll see you there!

HE'S MY GIRL
Director Jean-Jacques Zilbermann checks in on Simon and Rosalie, the stars of his MAN IS A WOMAN (1998 Festival) ten years after their marriage breaks up. Simon’s Ashkenazi mother accepts that he’s gay, but doesn’t realize that her pretty nurse is the Arab cross-dresser who steals her son’s heart. In the midst of this farce, Rosalie returns to Paris to star in “Fiddler on the Roof,” with her new family in tow: a husband and the precocious son whom Simon hasn’t seen in a decade. It’s a bit of a tzimmes, of the tastiest sort. It also features Elsa Zylberstein, a Chlotrudis nominee from last year's I'VE LOVED YOU SO LONG.
Director: Jean-Jacques Zilbermann
Cast: Antoine de Caunes; Mehdi Dehbi; Elsa Zylberstein

Check out the original French language trailer:

THE WOLBERG FAMILY (LA FAMILLE
WOLBERG)
If you missed this week's screening of THE WOLBERG FAMILY, for which Chlotrudis is a Community Partner, don't worry, so did I! But you have another chance to join me on Thursday, November 12, 9:00 pm, Museum of Fine Arts. This East Coast premiere was a highlight of this year’s Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival. THE WOLBERG FAMILY is actress and screenwriter Axelle Ropert’s first feature film. She labels it a “family melodrama.” Simon Wolberg is mayor of a French provincial town, crazy in love with his wife, a nosy father to his lovely young daughter and dorky son and a bit of an annoyance to his own father. Will his obsession with family cause him to unravel? When is it time to let go – or to leave?

I plan on catching a few other films at the Festival if I can squeeze them into my schedule, but I really want to urge you to try to catch JAFFA, Saturday, November 7, 9:30pm at the Coolidge Corner Theatre. Directed by Keren Yedaya, who was responsible for one of my favorite films of 2005, OR (MY TREASURE), JAFFA again stars the magnificent Dana Ivgy and the multiple Chlotrudis-nominee Ronit Elkabetz, this time in an Israeli/Palestinian Romeo & Juliet. I caught this film in Toronto, and it's pretty powerful stuff. You should also consider the animated Australian film MARY AND MAX, featuring the voices of Toni Collette and Philip Seymour Hoffman. It's a comical claymation feature film that spans 20 years and 2 continents. Look for MARY AND MAX on Thursday, November 12 at the Coolidge Corner Theatre. It's a great line-up... do yourself a favor and check it out!

After weeks of admittedly fascinating documentaries, I'm pleased to report that this week's Sunday Eye Opener is a narrative feature! Join us on Sunday, November 8, at the Brattle Theatre for an 11am screening of WELCOME TO ACADEMIA. Director Kirk Davis assembles a hip indie cast including James LeGros (THE LAST WINTER, LOVELY & AMAZING, SAFE), Jess Weixler (TEETH), and Callie Thorne (HYSTERICAL BLINDNESS, NEXT STOP, WONDERLAND) to explore the dark, comedic twists of academia. Sex and power games go hand in hand in WELCOME TO ACADEMIA, a dark satire that uses the university as a metaphor for personal and professional relationships. In this dark comedy that takes place at fictional Victorian University, faculty and administrators jockey for power in the classroom, the boardroom, and the bedroom. Amidst all their petty intrigues, a young graduate student is forced to experience a life lesson not offered on the regular curriculum.

For this week's film, the Sunday Eye-Opener group is going to be a test audience! Like COLMA, THE MUSICAL! a couple of years ago, this week's Eye Opener screening is being provided directly by the filmmaker so that they can get our feedback on their film. They are very excited to hear what you all think. We will be distributing a survey after the screening to capture your thoughts. Come be a part of the making of a film!

If you're a fan of "The Office" (and who isn't?) you'll want to check out the evening screenings of BRIEF INTERVIEWS WITH HIDEOUS MEN, Friday and Saturday, November 6 & 7 at the Kendall Square Cinema because director John Krasinski will be in attendance to introduce the film and answer questions. Adapted and directed by Krasinski (THE OFFICE, AWAY WE GO), BRIEF INTERVIEWS WITH HIDEOUS MEN is a darkly funny and disturbing exploration of men and their complex relationships with women. Based on the book by David Foster Wallace, the film features an all-star cast that includes Timothy Hutton, Ben Shenkman, Christopher Meloni, Ben Gibbard, Will Arnett, Chris Messina, Bobby Cannavale, Will Forte, Dennis O'Hare, Lou Taylor Pucci, Max Minghella,
and Julianne Nicholson.

Below is the schedule for John Krasinski's in person appearances:
Friday:
7PM Intro & Q&A Following the show
9PM Intro

Saturday:
7PM Intro & Q&A Following the show
9PM Intro

See you at the Movies!
Michael

Playing this week, November 6 - 12, 2009.

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
Special Engagement! Area Premiere!
American Casino (Fri., Sun. - Tue.)
Classic TV on the Big Screen! 50th Anniversary!
The Twilight Zone (Fri. & Sun.)
Python-A-Thon!
Wind in the Willows (Sat.)
And Now For Something Completely Different (Sat.)
Monty Python's Life of Brian (Sat.)
Monty Python & the Holy Grail (Sat.)
Month Python's The Meaning of Life (Sat.)
Sunday Eye Opener
Welcome to Academia (Sun.)
Harvard Bookstore Presents!
Lidia Bastianich and Judith Jones (Sun.)
Special Veterans Day Premiere Screening!
The Good Soldier (Wed.)
Special Engagement!
The Bicycle Thieves (Thu.)

Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
An Education
A Serious Man
The Yes Men Fix the World
The Beaches of Agnes
Found Footage Festival (Fri.)
Midnight Madness!
Dirty Dancing (Fri. & Sat.)
Donnie Darko (Fri & Sat.)
Boston Jewish Film Festival
Zrubavel (Sat.)
Jaffa (Sat.)
Leap of Faith (Sun.)
Leaving the Fold (Sun.)
Sons of Sakhnin United (Sun.)
Broken Lines (Sun.)
Gdanski Railway Station (Mon.)
Off and Running (Mon.)
Shorts Program (Tue.)
Maharal (Wed.)
Pizza in Auschwits (Wed.)
The Jazz Baroness (Wed.)
Mary & Max (Thu.)
Breaking Upwards (Thu.)

FEI Theatres
Capitol Theatre, Arlington

The September Issue
Bombay Cinema
Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani (Fri. - Sun.)

Somerville Theatre, Somerville
Zombieland

Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
No Man’s Land – The Cinema of Lisandro Alonso
Los Muertos Director Lisandro Alonso, Appearing in Person (Fri.)
Fantasma Director Lisandro Alonso, Appearing in Person (Fri.)
Liverpool & S/T Director Lisandro Alonso, Appearing in Person (Sat.)
La Libertad Director Lisandro Alonso, Appearing in Person (Sun.)
Special Screening
United Red Army (Mon.)

Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
A Serious Man
Coco Before Chanel

Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square
, Cambridge
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men
The Horse Boy
35 Shots of Rhum
The Boondock Saints II: All Saint's Day
Gentleman Broncos
An Education
Antichrist
A Serious Man
Capitalism: A Love Story
Coco Before Chanel

Embassy Cinema, Waltham
The Men Who Stare At Goats
The Box
The Damned United
Capitalism: A Love Story
An Education
More than a Game

Loew's Harvard Square, Cambridge
Zombieland

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Women in Film
She is the Matador (Fri. & Sun.)
Independent Film
Severed Ways (Fri. - Sun.)
Documentary
Crude (Fri. - Sun.)
Music on Film
Bad Boy Made Good: The Revival of George Antheil's 1924 Ballet Mecanique (Sat.)
Boston Jewish Film Festival
Eli & Ben and Gefilte Fish (Sat.)
He's My Girl (Sat.)
Killing Kasztner: The Jew Who Dealt with Nazis (Thu.)
The Wollberg Family (Thu.) Chlotrudis Community Partner!

The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
A Serious Man

West Newton Cinema, West Newton, MA
The Beaches of Agnes
Paris
A Serious Man
Bright Star
Coco Before Chanel
Heart of Stone

Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President

Chlotrudis Monday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round-Up, October 23 - 29

Hello, Chlotrudis Members!

Brace youselves... Chris has selected Lars von Trier's ANTICHRIST as next week's Chlotrudis Monday Movie of the Week. The controversial director of DOGVILLE, DANCER IN THE DARK and BREAKING THE WAVES has done it again in this psychosexual fable starring Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg. Join Chris on Monday for the 7pm screening of ANTICHRIST at the Kendall Square Cinema for this challening and controversial film.

A grieving couple retreat to 'Eden,' their isolated cabin in the woods, where they hope to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse… Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg (winner of the Best Actress Award at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival) give brave, outstanding performances in the new provocation from writer/director Lars von Trier. ANTICHRIST is a totally uncompromising psychological horror film conceived and made while the director was experiencing emotional challenges in his own life. Reviewing the intense and controversial film at its Cannes premiere, Roger Ebert called it "powerfully made" and continued: "The performances by Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg are heroic and fearless…Von Trier's visual command is striking…And if you can think beyond what he shows to what he implies, its depths are frightening…Von Trier has reached me and shaken me."
Director: Lars von Trier
Cast: Willem Dafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg

Check out the trailer:

The Sunday Eye-Opener, a co-presentation of Chlotrudis and the Brattle Film Foundation is back in swing and we're this week features another strong documentary. THE GOOD SOLDIER is a powerful documentary follows the journeys of five combat veterans from different generations of American wars. In extensive and emotional interviews these soldiers recount their experiences as they sign up, go into battle, and eventually change their minds about what it means to be a "good soldier." THE GOOD SOLDIER is an extraordinary film that transcends political lines and speaks to all sides. The Sunday Eye-Opner is one of the most popular of the local Chlotrudis programs, runs during the Spring, Fall, and Winter and features either a special sneak preview or an undistributed independent film, followed by a moderated audience discussion. To insure that you know what films will ne playing you'll need to join the Sunday Eye Opener email list to find out what's playing. Visit the Sunday Eye Opener page to learn more about the program, join the email list, or purchase a subscription. Complimentary coffee, tea, and pastries included. Admission is $10 or you can purchase an 8-week subscription: $50 general public; $30 for Brattle or Chlotrudis members; $20 for members of both organizations. This week's Sunday Eye Opener starts at 11 a.m. on Sunday, October 25.

The Color of Film Collaborative, Inc. and Haley House Bakery Cafe invite you to "Dinner and a Movie!" The Color of Film Collaborative's DINNER & A MOVIE series event takes place this Friday, October 23, so stop by to enjoy a special night of great food and conversation centered around a new film. SIMPLY RAW: REVERSING DIABETES IN 30 DAYS is a fascinating, independent film by Morgan Spurlock (known for his SUPER SIZE ME documentary) that follows six Type I and II diabetics for thirty days as they take the 'raw challenge' to treat their disease naturally by eating only organic, vegan, "raw foods," despite the American Medical Association's claim that "Diabetes is a chronic disease that has no cure." Doors open at 5:30pm,
Dinner & desert served promptly at 6pm until 6:45pm. The movie starts at 7pm, followed by your discussions at 8:30pm led by Nina LaNegra of The Roxbury Media Institute. $20 per person includes this special RAW FOODS menu prepared prepared by Zakiya Alake of Abundance Vegan Catering Service, Raw Veggie Wraps, Vegan Maki Rolls, Huge Dinner Salad of portobello and squash cervich, "cooked" in a lime juice, ginger and salt bath overnight, served on a riot of lettuce, cabbage, carrots and bell peppers, dressed with a vinaigrette of extra virgin olive oil, lime and mango puree; accompanied by a healthy scoop of raw-style, seasoned brown rice. For dessert: seasonal fruit slices with raw cream made from cashews or almonds. Organic beer, bio-dynamic wine, a wide array of non-alcoholic beverages and gratuities are additional. Gratuities for our volunteers that evening are greatly appreciated. The festivities take place at Haley House Bakery Cafe at 12 Dade St.

Don't forget to keep Gerry Peary's BU CINEMATHEQUE in mind now that the fall semester has begun. BU Cinematheque Events are FREE to BU students and staff and their friends (Chlotrudis members are friends!) Screenings are Thursday and Friday evenings at 7 pm in Room B-05, BU College of Communication, 640 Comm.Ave, Boston.
Transportation: the “B” Boston College Green Line, the first stop outward bound after Kenmore Square.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29-AN EVENING WITH MICHAEL PAUL STEPHENSON
Who could have imagined that the execrable 1990 horror flick, Troll 2, would
not disappear but become an obsessive cult movie shown around the world, celebrated for being abominably bad? Stephenson, the once-child star, tracks down the original cast—some genial, some goony, some certifiably crazy—for his good-natured autobiographical documentary, BEST WORST MOVIE, a super hit at the 2009 SXSW Film Festival. And let’s not forget Troll 2’s ill-natured Italian director, Claudio Fragasso, who, alone in the world , believes he made a little masterpiece. A Boston premiere.

See you at the Movies!
Michael

Playing this week, October 23 - 29, 2009.

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
Boston Bike Film Festival (Fri. & Sat.)
The Triplets of Belleville (Sat.)
Sunday Eye Opener
The Good Soldier (Sun.)
Repertory Series - Boston Noir!
Dennis Lehane and Friends, Celebrating the Release of Boston Noir (Sun.)
Gone Baby Gone (Sun.)
Mystic River (Mon.)
The Spanish Prisoner (Tue.)
Spartan (Tue.)
The Boston Strangler (Wed.)
The Departed (Thu.)
The Harvard Bookstore Presents!
Christos Papadimitriou (Wed.)
Harriet Reisen (Thu.)

Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
The Yes Men Fix the World
An Education
A Serious Man
The Beaches of Agnes
No Impact Man
Midnight Madness!
Prince of Darkness (Fri. & Sat.)
A/V Geeks: The Haunted Classroom (Sat.)
Europe's Grand Operas!
Maria Stuarda (Sun.)
Brookline Booksmith presents
John Irving (Tue.)
Augusten Burroughs (Thu.)

FEI Theatres Capitol Theatre, Arlington
(500) Days of Summer
The Hurt Locker
The September Issue

Somerville Theatre, Somerville
Zombieland

Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
Tales of a Wandering Camera – The Films of Ulrike Ottinger
Johanna d'Arc of Mongolia (Fri.)
Freak Orlando (Sat.)
Taiga (Sun.)
The Image of Dorian Gray in the Yellow Press (Mon.)
Karel Vachek in person: two screenings
Záviš, the Prince of Pornofolk Under the Influence of Griffith’s 'Intolerance' and Tati’s 'Mr. Hulot’s Holiday', or The Foundation and Doom of Czechoslovakia Director in Person! (Tue.)
Elective Infinities (Wed.)

Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
Amelia
New York, I Love You
A Serious Man

Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square
, Cambridge
Antichrist
A Serious Man

New York, I Love You
Bright Star
Amelia
Capitalism: A Love Story
Coco Before Chanel
Motherhood

Embassy Cinema, Waltham
The Damned United
Capitalism: A Love Story
An Education
More than a Game
The Invention of Lying
New York, I Love You

Loew's Harvard Square, Cambridge
Zombieland

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Documentary
Heart of Stone (Fri. - Sun.)
Halloween Program
Hagstone Demon (Fri.)
Boston Palestine Film Festival
American Radical: The Trials of Norman Finkelstein (Fri.)
Seeds of Peace (Sat.)
Young Freud in Gaza (Sat.)
Five Minutes from Heaven (Sun.)
The Dupes (Sun.)
Terrace of the Sea (Sun.)

The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
Julie & Julia (ineligible)

West Newton Cinema, West Newton, MA
Amelia
Heart of Stone
A Serious Man
Bright Star
Coco Before Chanel

Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President