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2007

Below is a list of all the eligible independent films for the year 2007. 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!

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* indicates availability on DVD

ELIGIBLE FILMS
     
* 2 Days in Paris 5 Centimeters per Second * 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama (d)
* 12:08 East of Bucharest    
     
Across the Universe * Adam's Apples * After the Wedding
Agnes Martin: With My Back to the World (d) * Air Guitar Nation (d) Alice Neel (d)
* Angel-A Angels in the Dust (d) Anita O'Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer (d)
* Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theatres * Arctic Tale (d) Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, The
Atonement Autism: the Musical (d) * Avenue Montaigne
* Away From Her    
     
Bamako Band's Visit, The Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
* Behind the Mask: the Rise of Leslie Vernon Bella Belle Toujours
* Beyond the Gates * Black Book * Black Irish
* Blame it on Fidel * Blood and Tears (d) * Boss of It All, The
* Boy Culture * Boys & Girls Guide to Getting Down, The Brand Upon the Brain
* Breaking and Entering * Broken English * Brooklyn Rules
Bubble, The    
     
     
* Cantante, El Case of the Grinning Cat, The (d) * Casting About (d)
Cats of Mirikitani, The (d) * Cautiva * Chalk
China Blue (d) * Civic Duty * Climates
* Close to Home * Colma: The Musical * Color Me Kubrick
* Comedy of Power, The Control Cool School, The (d)
* Crazy Love (d) * Czech Dream (d)  
     
Dans Paris Darfur Now (d) Darjeeling Limited, The
* Day Night Day Night * Day Watch * Days of Glory
* Dead Girl, The Death at a Funeral * December Boys
Delirious * Devil Came on Horseback, The (d) * Diggers
* Disappearances * District, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, The
Dr. Bronner's Magic Soapbox (d) * Dreaming Lhasa Duck
     
* Eagle vs. Shark * Eating Out 2: Sloppy Seconds * Election
* Everything's Gone Green * Exiled * Exterminating Angels
     
* Factory Girl * Fay Grim * Fido
Fierce People * First Snow * Flanders
* Flying Scotsman, The For the Bible Tells Me So (d) Forever (d)
     
* Ghosts of Cité Soleil (d) * Glastonbury (d) * God Grew Tired of Us (d)
* Golden Door, The Goya's Ghosts * Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams
Great World of Sound Gypsy Caravan (d)  
     
Half Moon Hannah Takes the Stairs * Helvetica (d)
Hip Hop Project, The (d) Hollywood Dreams Honeydripper
* Host, The * Hot Fuzz * How Much Do You Love Me?
How to Cook Your Life (d)    
     
* I Don't Want to Sleep Alone I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With * Illegal Tender
I'm Not There In Search of Mozart (d) * In the Pit
In the Shadow of the Moon (d) In the Valley of Elah * Interview
* Into Great Silence (d) Into the Wild Introducing the Dwights
Ira and Abby Islander * Italian, The
     
Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis (d) Jimmy Carter: Man from Plains (d) * Jindabyne
Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten (d) * Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple (d) * Joshua
* Journey from the Fall Juno  
     
* Kettle of Fish Kiki Smith: Squatting the Palace (d) King Corn (d)
King of California King of Kong, The: A Fistful of Quarters (d) Kurt Cobain: About a Son (d)
     
* Lady Chatterley Lake of Fire (d) Lars and the Real Girl
Last Winter, The * Letters from Iwo Jima Life of Reilly, The (d)
* Lights in the Dusk * Linda, Linda, Linda * Live Free or Die
* Live-in Maid * Lives of Others, The Look
* Lookout, The Love in the Time of Cholera Lust, Caution
Lynch (one) (d)    
     
* Man of My Life, The * Manufactured Landscapes (d) Margot at the Wedding
* Matthew Barney: No Restraint (d) * Maxed Out (d) * Method, The
Milarepa: Magician, Murderer, Saint * Miss Potter Moliere
Monastery, The: Mr. Vig & the Nun (d) Music Within * My Best Friend
My Kid Could Paint That (d)    
     
* Namesake, The No Country for Old Men * No End in Sight (d)
* Nomad    
     
O Jerusalem * Offside * Once
* Opal Dream * Operation Homecoming (d) Orphanage, The
     
* Page Turner, The * Pan's Labyrinth * Paprika
* Paris, Je T'aime * Perfume: The Story of a Murderer Persepolis
Pete Seeger: the Power of Song (d) * Petit Lieutenant, Le * Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman
Pixar Story, The (d) * Plagues & Pleasures on the Salton Sea (d) Price of Sugar, The (d)
* Prisoner, The: Or, How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair (d) * Private Fears in Public Places Profit Motive and the Whispering Wind
* Protagonist (d) * Provoked * Puccini for Beginners
Punk's Not Dead (d)    
     
Rails & Ties Rape of Europa, The (d) * Red Doors
* Red Road Redacted * Rescue Dawn
Reservation Road Right at Your Door Rocket Science
Romance & Cigarettes * Romantico (d)  
     
* Sacco and Vanzetti (d) Savages, The * Screamers (d)
* Secret Life of Words, The Self-Medicated * Severance
Sharkwater (d) * Show Business: The Road to Broadway (d) * Sicko (d)
Sing Now or Forever Hold Your Peace Singing Revolution, The (d) * Situation, The
* Skinwalkers Sleuth * Smiley Face
* Snow Cake Sound of the Soul (d) Southland Tales
* Starter for 10 Starting Out in the Evening * Steal a Pencil for Me (d)
Steel City Steep (d) * Stephanie Daley
Strength and Honour Summercamp! (d) * Sunflower
* Sunshine * Syndromes and a Century  
     
* Talk to Me * Tears of the Black Tiger * Ten, The
* Ten Canoes Terror's Advocate (d) Them
There Will Be Blood * This is England * Tierney Gearon: the Mother Project (d)
* Time Trade * Treatment, The
* Triad Election * TV Set, The  
     
* Unconscious * Unreasonable Man, An (d)  
     
* Valet, The * Venus * Vie En Rose, La
* Vitus    
     
* Waitress Walk into the Sea, A (d) Walker, The
War/Dance (d) Wayward Cloud, The What Love Is
What Would Jesus Buy? (d) * Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock? (d) * Wild Tigers I Have Known
* Wind Chill * Wind That Shakes the Barley, The Wrestling with Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner (d)
Wristcutters: A Love Story    
     
Yacoubian Building, The * Year of the Dog, The Yokohama Mary
* You Kill Me Youth Without Youth  
     
Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait (d) * Zoo (d)  
 
Festival Films
 
4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days 7 Years 200 Pounds Beauty
America the Beautiful (d) American Crime, An Art of Crying, The
Audience of One (d) Banishment, The Banquet, The
Barcelona (A Map) Big Bang Love: Juvenile A Billo
Black and White + Gray: A Portrait of Sam Wagstaff and Robert Mapplethorpe (d) Black Butterfly Born Again (d)
Chansons d'Amour, Les Clouds Over Conakry Congorama
Cowboy Angels Custodio, El Dasepo Naughty Girls
Devil Dared Me To, The Encounters at the End of the World (d) Euphoria
Everybody Wants to Be Italian
Falafel
Fiestapatria First Time I Was Twenty, The Four Sheets to the Wind
Fräulein Full Grown Men Gradually
Guest of Life, A Help Me, Eros High and Outside (d)
Hollywood Chinese (d) I Do: How to Get Married and Stay Single In the Land of Merry Misfits
Inner Life of Martin Frost, The Isabella Jihad for Love, A (d)
Last Man, The Little Kiss, A Love and Honor
Love Comes Lately Love for Sale Man From London, The
Man of Two Havanas (d) Meanwhile Metrosexual, The
Million Calorie March (d) Miss Universe 1929 (d) Mo
Monkey Warfare Murderers My Son
My Winnipeg Narrow Path, The Once in a Summer
Only One, The Optimists, The Past, The
Perfect Creature Picture of Dorian Gray, The Ping Pong Playa'
Pink Ploy Poet, The
Pope's Toilet, The Primo Levi's Journey Reprise
Retribution Rome Rather Than You Row Hard No Excuses (d)
Salty Air Show Must Go On, The Silence, The
Slingshot Spiral Stealth
Summer Palace Taxidermia Team Everest: A Himlayan Journey (d)
Tekkon Kinkreet Tell No One Teranga Blues
Tracey Fragments, The Trade Tuya's Marriage
Union: the Business Behind Getting High (d) Unknown Woman, An Vieille Maîtresse, Une
War of Flower, The With Your Permission  
 
Ineligible Films
Charlie Wilson's War Elizabeth: the Golden Age Gone Baby Gone
A Mighty Heart