Filmmaker Larry Fessenden Announced as First Guest Honoree at 17th Annual Chlotrudis Awards Ceremony!

Larry FessendenOn Sunday March 20th, the Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film will honor the independent film polymath, Larry Fessenden, during its 17th Annual Chlotrudis Awards ceremony at the historic Brattle Theatre. Mr. Fessenden will be in attendance to accept his special award from Chlotrudis to celebrate his extensive and varied body of work. The show begins at 5 pm, and tickets are $20 ($15 for Chlotrudis and Brattle members), and can be purchased online at the Brattle’s website.

Mr. Fessenden is perhaps best known for his two stellar atmospheric horror films, THE LAST WINTER (2007), starring James Le Gros and Ron Perlman, and WENDIGO, starring Patricia Clarkson and Jake Weber, which Chlotrudis honored with its first Buried Treasure award, in 2002. His work in the genre has not gone wholly unnoticed – in its review of THE LAST WINTER, the New York Times said of Mr. Fessenden, he “is among the most thoughtful Americans working on the lower-budget end of this oft-abused and mindlessly corrupted genre.”

Across the independent film communities, Mr. Fessenden is rightly celebrated for his work as the founder and guiding spirit of Glass Eye Pix, a NYC film studio that for over 25 years has had as its mission ‘of supporting individual voices in the arts”. In particular, its low-budget arm, Scareflix, has provided a place for filmmakers seeking an alternative to the ‘slasher’ parameters often put upon the horror category. Nevertheless, it is the unique voice of the storyteller that is paramount to Fessenden, not the story type – the studio’s most critically successful, and arguably well-known film, was 2009’s WENDY AND LUCY, starring Michelle Williams. Chlotrudis is honored to have Mr. Fessenden to Boston to celebrate his films and his devotion to the independent film community.

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