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

Hello Film Lovers!

There are a couple of BIG Chlotrudis movies opening up this week, and we're lining them up for the next two Monday night events. First up, is one of the most talked about documentaries in years. After winning the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival, how could we not rush out to check out Michael Moore's latest film, FAHRENHEIT 9/11. Join us Monday night at the Coolidge Corner Theatre, 7:30 show for what is sure to be a crowded show. If you know you're coming, try to let me know in early... we may want to get our tickets in advance. More on that in the coming days...

Fahrenheit 9/11

Winner - Palme d'Or, Cannes Film Festival
Michael Moore is back, once again striking fear into the hearts of Republicans everywhere. After the almost shocking worldwide success of BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE, Moore now lines up George W. Bush and Co. firmly in his crosshairs and fires pointblank. The result, FAHRENHEIT 9/11, is a powerful, timely, and convincing assault on the family and friends who are currently at the reigns of America. The documentary opens with the contested presidential election in the year 2000, and moves on to the hot-button topic of September 11, 2001. Moore's ruthless criticism focuses on how American leaders have instilled an overriding climate of false fear since the terrorist attacks through the witch hunt spirit of the Patriot Act, the armed forces in Afghanistan, and a controversial "non-justified" war in Iraq. Moore makes no bones about it, his goal with FARENHEIT 9/11 is to topple the leadership of a "failed Texas oilman turned leader of the free world". But that alone isn't what made audiences explode into a 20 minute standing ovation during the film's premiere at Cannes - a reception that was also extended by festival judges who overwhelmingly voted the film for the Palme d'Or (and for the record, four of the nine jury members were American, including this year's jury president Quentin Tarantino). Moore is growing leaps and bounds as a filmmaker, and he drops his trademark zaniness in favor of an elegiac approach that is less funny, though still drenched in a thought-provoking irony that is ultimately more effective - and thoroughly entertaining.
"When I make a movie, it's a movie I'd like to see on a Friday night. I wanted to say something about post-9/11 in America: What's happened to us as a people. This time I was the straight man and Bush had all the jokes. And I hope it will influence people leaving the theatre, encourage them to be good citizens." - Michael Moore
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Here's an advance sneak preview for those who want to plan their Fourth of July weekend! Monday, July 5 we'll be catching TIME OF THE WOLF at the Brattle Theatre. TIME OF THE WOLF is the latest film by German filmmaker Michael Haneke, much lauded by Chlotrudis members for his film THE PIANO TEACHER, which one the Best Actress Award at the 9th Annual Chlotrudis Awards for Isabelle Huppert. Huppert also stars in TIME OF THE WOLF, so astute Chlotrudis members won't want to miss this!

Another film you may want to check out is this year's winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Provincetown International Film Festival, HOWARD ZINN: YOU CAN'T BE NEUTRAL ON A MOVING TRAIN. This one opens at the Coolidge on Friday. THE MOTHER has been getting rave reviews from Chlotrudis members, and it moves to Hollywood Hits in Danvers, MA on Friday for Chlotrudis members on the North Shore. Finally, a couple of smart and funny teen movies are making the rounds and doing quite well with both Chlotrudis members and the general public. Don't miss NAPOLEON DYNAMITE or SAVED!

See you at the movies!

Playing this week, June 24 - 30.

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
This So-Called Disaster (Thu.)
Exclusive Area Premiere! Two Weeks Only!
From the Director of The Piano Teacher!

Time of the Wolf (starts Fri.)

Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
Fahrenheit 9/11 (starts Fri.)
The Story of the Weeping Camel
Super Size Me
Provincetown International Film Festival Audience Award Winner for Best Documentary!
Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train (starts Fri. - Howard Zinn in person Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.)
Word Wars (Thu.)
My Architect (Thu.)
Jackie Brown (Fri. & Sat)
D.J. Shadow: In Tune and On Time (Fri.)
Kung Fu
Dance of Death (Sat.)
Jazz in June!
Oscar Aleman: A Swinging Life with live pre-show jazz concert from Geoffrey Miller Trio

Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
A is for Aldrich Westerns
Vera Cruz (Sat. & Sun.)
Ulzana's Raid (Sat. & Sun.)
B is for Backstage
Sweethearts (Mon. & Tue.)
The Boyfriend (Mon. & Tue.)
Contemporary Hollywood Cinema
Easy Rider

Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
The Mother (starts Fri.)
Saved (starts Fri.)
Coffee and Cigarettes (starts Fri.)
Control Room
Super Size Me
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring
Still We Believe: The Red Sox Movie
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Thu.)

Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square, Cambridge
Frankie and Johnny Are Married (starts Fri.)
The Story of the Weeping Camel
Napoleon Dynamite
My Sister Maria (Thu.)
Control Room
The Twilight Samurai (Thu.)
The Mother

Embassy Cinema, Waltham
The Story of the Weeping Camel
Napoleon Dynamite
Control Room
The Mother
Super Size Me
Good Bye, Lenin! (Thu.)

Loews Theatres
Copley Place, Boston
Napoleon Dynamite (starts Fri.)
Two Brothers (starts Fri.)
Control Room
Super Size Me
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Coffee and Cigarettes (Thu.)
Still We Believe: The Boston Red Sox Movie (Thu.)

Harvard Square, Cambridge
Fahrenheit 9/11
Coffee and Cigarettes (Thu.)
Super Size Me

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Lost Boys of Sudan (Thu., Sat. & Sun.)
Thirst (Sat.)
French Nouveaux Cineastes
Since Otar Left (Thu. - Sun.)
Mon Idole (Thu. & Sun.)
A Piece of Sky (Wed.)
Hungarian Engagement
Hukkle (Thu. - Sat.)
Magbool (Fri. & Sun.)
Boston Jewish Film Festival Encore: Encore and More
Divan with a Good Uplift (Thu.)
Youth Film
Do It Your Damn Self!! National Youth Video and Film Festival (Sat. & Sun.)
New England Film Artists Present
Trouble in Paradise and Today I Vote for My Joey (Sun.)

The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
Young Adam (starts Fri.)

Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President