Chlotrudis Movie of the Week + Indie Film Round-Up, July 16 - 22
Hello Chlotrudis Members!
There are a lot of great movie possibilities for Chlotrudis members to indulge in this week, so get out of the heat and head for a nice air conditioned theatre! The Brattle Theatre has a couple of exclusive area premiere's you can check out over the weekend. The charming, engaging and frequently hilarious BREAKING UPWARDS was an Independent Film Festival of Boston pick for 2009, while the Spanish film [•REC]2 is the sequel to [REC], which has been called "one of the scariest films of all time." But don't worry if you haven't seen the original; this one is totally and cleverly self-contained. The Coolidge Corner has the much-anticipated and critically acclaimed film by Lisa Cholodenko, THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT Ipictured left) which takes a light and entertaining look at a modern family and makes it ground-breakingly accessible to the mainstream. Fans of mysteries won't want to miss the Swedish film THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE, the much anticipated sequel to the highly-acclaimed THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, both adapted from the internationally best-selling novels of the same names. It opens all over, including the Kendall Square Cinema, the Capitol Theatre in Arlington, the Somerville Theatre, and the West Newton Theater. Finally, it's not Chlotrudis-eligible, but you will probably want to try to catch Christopher Nolan's new dreamscape of a film, INCEPTION. Sure, it stars Leonardo DiCaprio, but it also features Chlotrudis favorites Ellen Page and Joseph Gordon-Levitt... and it looks pretty amazing!
However, I am going to recommend you see something else (in addition to all of the above films). I suggest you all head out to the Museum of Fine Arts to catch a film at the Boston French Film Festival. I plan on seeing a double feature on Saturday evening, and you're more than welcome to join me for one or both of these much-anticipated films. First I am catching RAPT, the newest film by Chlotrudis Award-winner Lucas Belvaux, the talented filmmaker responsible for 2004's Chlotrudis Award-winning (do you see a trend?) THE TRILOGY. Based on true events surrounding the 1978 kidnapping of wealthy French playboy Edouard-Jean Empain, director Lucas Belvaux creates an updated story of ruthless crime and perverse privilege. Immediately after I'm excited to catch WHITE MATERIAL Ipictured left), the latest film by one of my all-time filmmakers, Claire Denis. In an unnamed, war-torn African nation, the stubborn matriarch of a coffee plantation refuses to abandon her crops during a violent insurrection. Who can resist when that matriarch is played by the Chlotrudis Award-winning Isabelle Huppert? RAPT screens at 6pm, and WHITE MATERIAL follows at 8:20pm. Give me a call or drop me a message if you'd like to join me!
See you at the Movies!
Playing this week, July 16 - July 22, 2010.<
Somerville Theatre, Somerville
Exit Through the Gift Shop
Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
Nicholas Ray: Hollywood's Last Romantic
Rebel Without a Cause (Fri.)
Run for Cover (Fri.)
Party Girl (Sat.)
Hot Blood (Sat.)
Films by Manoel de Oliveira
Eccentricities of a Blond Haired Girl & Douro, Working River (Sun. & Mon.)
Embassy Cinema, Waltham
Loew's Harvard Square, Cambridge
The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President