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2006

Below is a list of all the eligible independent films for the year 2006. Many visitors to the site have e-mailed asking for recommendations and/or reviews of independent movies. The members of the Chlotrudis Awards Nominating Committee see lots of independent films and on the Chlotrudis Comments page, we will share our thoughts or reviews of the year's movies. Underlined films lead to Chlotrudis reviews. If you have a suggestion, or a film you'd like to see commented on by Chlotrudis Members, send us an e-mail. Now let's get on with the comments!

Take a look at the reviews for 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, and 2001

* indicates availability on DVD

ELIGIBLE FILMS
3 Needles * 4 10 Items or Less
* 10th District Court (d) 13 (Tzameti) * 49 Up (d)
51 Birch Street (d)    
     
Absolute Wilson (d) * Adam and Steve After Innocence (d)
A/K/A Tommy Chong (d) Al Franken: God Spoke (d) Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker
American Hardcore (d) * Another Gay Movie Architect, The
* Aristide and the Endless Revolution (d) * Art School Confidential Aryan Couple, The
* Ask the Dust Aura, The Aurora Borealis
* Awesome, I Fuckin' Shot That (d)    
     
Ballad of Greenwich Village, The (d) * Battle in Heaven * Be With Me
* Beauty Academy of Kabul, The (d) * Been Rich All My Life (d) * Beowulf & Grendel
* Before the Fall Birdpeople, The (d) Black Gold (d)
* Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story * Blood of My Brother, The: A Story of Death in Iraq (d) Border Café
Boynton Beach Club * Breaking News * Brick
Bridesmaid, The * Brothers of the Head * Bubble
     
* Caché Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington Anymore? (d) Candy
Cave of the Yellow Dog * Changing Times * Clean
Confetti * Conversations with Other Women Copying Beethoven
* Crossing the Bridge: the Sound of Istanbul (d) * CSA: The Confederate States of America Curse of the Golden Flower
     
* Darshan: The Embrace (d) Death of a President * Death of Mr. Lazarescu, The
Deliver Us From Evil (d) * Devil & Daniel Johnston, The (d) * District B13
* Don't Come Knocking * Down in the Valley Drawing Restraint 9
* Dreamland Driving Lessons * Duck Season
* Duma    
     
* Edmond * Enfant, L' (The Child) * Evil
     
* Factotum Family Law Fast Food Nation
* Fateless * Favela Rising (d) * Find Me Guilty
Following Sean (d) For Your Consideration Four Eyed Monsters
Free Zone Fuck (d) Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus
     
     
* Gabrielle * Game 6 * Garcon Stupide
* Gay Sex in the '70s (d) * Genesis (d) * Giant Buddhas, The (d)
* Gilles' Wife Giuliani Time (d) * Goal! The Dream Begins
Good German, The * Good Morning, Night * Good Woman, A
* Great New Wonderful * Great Yokai War, The * Ground Truth, The (d)
Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, A    
     
Hair High Half Nelson Hand of God (d)
* Hard Candy Harsh Times * Haven
* Heading South * Heart is Deceitful Above All Things, The Heart of the Game, The (d)
* Henri Carter-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye (d) Hermitage Dwellers, The (d) * Hidden Blade, The
History Boys, The * House of Sand  
     
     
* I Am A Sex Addict * Imagine Me & You * Inconvenient Truth, An (d)
Infamous Inland Empire Innocence
* Intruder, The Iraq in Fragments (d) * Iron Island
     
Jesus Camp (d) * Joyeux Noel  
     
Keeping Mum * Keeping Up with the Steins * King, The
* Kinky Boots    
     
* Lady Vengeance Last King of Scotland, The * Lemming
* Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man (d) Letters from Iwo Jima * Libertine, The
Lion in the House, A (d) Little Children Little Jerusalem
* Little Miss Sunshine Live and Become * Lonesome Jim
* Look Both Ways * Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World * Lost City, The
* LoudQuietLoud (d) * Loverboy * Lower City
Lunacy    
     
* Manderlay Mardi Gras: Made in China (d) * Marebito
Marie Antoinette * Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School * Match Point
* Metal: a Headbanger's Journey (d) * Mongolian Ping Pong * Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Greene, The
Motel, The * Mountain Patrol: Kekexili Moustache, La
* Mrs. Henderson Presents * Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont * Mujer de Mi Hermano, La
Music from the Inside Out (d) Mutual Appreciation  
     
Naked in Ashes (d) * Neil Young: Heart of Gold (d) * New World, The
* New York Doll (d) Night of Truth * Night Watch
* Nobelity (d) Notes on a Scandal * Notorious Bettie Page, The
     
Off the Black * Oh in Ohio, The Old Joy
* On a Clear Day * Once in a Lifetime (d) * One Last Thing...
One Night with the King * Only Human Oscar Brown, Jr.: Music Is My Life, Politics Is My Mistress (d)
* Our Brand is Crisis (d)    
     
Painted Veil, The Paper Dolls (d) Peaceful Warrior
Perro, El Photographer, His Wife, Her Lover, The (d) Piano Tuner of Earthquakes
* Poster Boy * Prairie Home Companion, A * President's Last Bang, The
* Promise, The * Proposition, The * Psychopathia Sexualis
* Pucker Up: The Fine Art of Kissing (d) * Puffy Chair, The * Pulse
* Pusher Trilogy, The    
     
Queen, The * Queens Quiet, The
* Quinceañera    
     
Refugee All-Stars, The (d) Renaissance Requiem
Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles * Road to Guantanamo, The Running with Scissors
* Russian Dolls    
     
* Scanner Darkly, A Science of Sleep, The * Scoop
* Shadowboxer * Shakespeare Behind Bars (d) Sherrybaby
Shortbus * Shottas Shut Up & Sing (d)
* Sir! No Sir! (d) Sisters in Law (d) * Sketches of Frank Gehry (d)
...So Goes the Nation (d) So Much So Fast (d) Some Kind of Funny Porto Rican? (d)
* Somersault Something Like Happiness * Sophie Scholl: Final Days
* Sorry, Haters * Stolen (d) Stolen Life
Stone Rising: the Work of Dan Snow (d) * Stoned (d) * Strangers with Candy
* Street Fight (d) Sweet Land Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take 2 1/2 (d)
* Syrian Bride, The    
     
* Take My Eyes Tales of the Rat Fink (d) * Thank you for Smoking
This Film Is Not Yet Rated (d) * Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, The * Three of Hearts: A Postmodern Family (d)
* Three Times * Through the Fire (d) Tideland
* Time to Leave * Transamerica * Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story
Troop 1500: Girl Scouts Beyond Bars (d) * Trudell (d) Trust the Man
* Tsotsi * Twelve and Holding  
     
Unknown * Unknown White Male (d) U.S. vs. John Lennon, The (d)
     
Vajra Sky Over Tibet (d) Volver  
     
* Wah Wah * War Tapes, The (d) * Wassup Rockers?
* Water * Wheel of Time (d) * When Do We Eat?
* When the Sea Rises * White Countess, The * Who Gets to Call It Art? (d)
* Who Killed the Electric Car? (d) * Why We Fight (d) * Wild Blue Yonder, The
* Winter Passing Who Needs Sleep? (d) Wondrous Oblivion
* Wordplay (d) * World's Fastest Indian  
     
* Zizek! (d)    
     
 
Festival Films
 
37 Uses for a Dead Sheep (d) 12:08 East of Bucharest American Blackout (d)
Arrivederci Amore, Ciao Bamako Black Brush
Brand Upon the Brain Bridge, The (d) Broken Sky
Camp Out (d) Chacun sa Nuit Citizen Duane
Clear Cut: the Story of Philomath, Oregon (d) Cold Shower Day Break
Eleven Men Out Fido Gardens in Autumn
Good Girl Half Moon Hana
Kurt Cobain: About a Son (d) L'Esprit Des Lieux (d) Looking for Cheyenne
Lover Other Monkey Warfare Orchestra Seats
Power of Nightmares, The: the Rise of the Politics of Fear (d) Quo Vadis, Baby? Sacred Heart
Si Sos Brujo: A Tango Story (d) Small Town Gay Bar (d) Terra, La
They Came Back Time Wetlands Preserved: the Story of an Activist Nightclub (d)
Who the $#%& Is Jackson Pollock? (d) Wind That Shakes the Barley, The Yacoubian Building, The
     
     
 
Ineligible Films
     
* Babel Bonheur C'est Une Chanson Triste, Le Borat: Cultural Learnings of America Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
Cautiva * Children of Men Decay of Fiction, The
* Departed, The * Devil Wears Prada, The Fall of Fujimori, The (d)
* Flags of Our Fathers * Fountain, The * Friends with Money
* Inside Man * Little Fish * Petit Lieutenant, Le
* Stranger Than Fiction