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Below is a list of all the eligible independent films for the year 2008. 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

* 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days    
Alexandra Alice's House Allah Made Me Funny (d)
* American Teen (d) Angel Anita O'Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer (d)
* Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild! At Home in Utopia (d) * August Evening
The Axe in the Attic (d)    
* Bab'Aziz: The Prince Who Contemplated His Soul * Baghead Ballast
* The Band's Visit Battle in Seattle * Be Kind Rewind
* Beaufort Beautiful Losers (d) Beauty in Trouble
* Before I Forget * Before the Rains The Betrayal (Nerakhoom) (d)
* Beyond Belief (d) * Bigger, Stronger, Faster (d) * Billy the Kid (d)
* Black and White + Gray: A Portrait of Sam Wagstaff and Robert Mapplethorpe (d) * Blindsight (d) * Body of War (d)
* Bodysong (d) Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story (d) Bottle Shock
* Boy A The Boy in the Striped Pajamas * Bra Boys (d)
Breakfast with Scot * Brick Lane * Brideshead Revisited
Cadillac Records * Caramel * Cassandra's Dream
* Chaos Theory * Chicago 10 * Children of Huang Shi
Choke * Chop Shop Chris & Don: A Love Story (d)
* Christmas on Mars A Christmas Tale Ciao
* City of Men * CJ7 Clouds Over Conakry
* Constantine's Sword (d) * The Counterfeiters * CSNY Deja Vu (d)
Dark Matter Days and Clouds The Dhamma Brothers (d)
The Duchess of Langeals    
Eden * The Edge of Heaven Elegy
Elegy of Life: Rostropovich. Vishnevskaya (d) * Elsa & Fred * Encounters at the End of the World (d)
The End of America (d)    
* The Fall Family Hero Fear(s) of the Dark
Filth and Wisdom * Finding Amanda Fireproof
The First Saturday in May (d) * Flawless * Flight of the Red Balloon
* Flow: For Love of Water (d) * Fly Me to the Moon * The Foot Fist Way
Forever (d) Forgiveness * A Four Letter Word
* Frontrunners (d) Frownland Frozen River
Fugitive Pieces * Funny Games  
A Girl Cut in Two * The Girl Who Leapt Through Time Girls Rock! (d)
Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts (d) The Golden Boy * Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (d)
* Grace is Gone * The Grand * The Grocer's Son
* Hair Extensions Happy-Go-Lucky Harvard Beats Yale 29-29 (d)
* Hell Ride * Henry Poole Is Here Hollywood Chinese (d)
* Honeydripper How About You  
I Served the King of England I.O.U.S.A. (d) * Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust (d)
* In Bruges In Search of a Midnight Kiss * Irina Palm
* Itty Bitty Titty Committee I've Loved You So Long  
JCVD * Jellyfish A Jihad for Love (d)
* Khadak * Kings  
* Lagerfeld Confidential (d) Last Chance Harvey The Last Mistress
La León Let the Right One In * The Life Before Her Eyes
* Lou Reed's Berlin (d) Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women (d) Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, the Mistress and the Tangerine (d)
* Love Comes Lately * Love Songs The Lucky Ones
Mad Detective * A Man Named Pearl (d) * Man on Wire (d)
* Married Life The Midnight Meat Train * Military Intelligence and You
Milk * Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day * Mister Foe
* Mister Lonely Momma's Man * Mongol
Monkey Warfare Morning Light (d) * Mother of Tears
Moving Midway (d) * My Blueberry Nights * My Brother is an Only Child
* My Father My Lord My Name is Bruce My Winnipeg
* Nanking (d) Never Apologize (d) * Never Forever
The Night James Brown Saved Boston (d) Nobel Son Note by Note: The Making of Steinway L1037 (d)
On Broadway * On the Doll * Operation Filmmaker (d)
* The Order of Myths (d) * The Orphanage * OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies
The Other End of the Line * Otto; or, Up with Dead People  
* Paranoid Park * Patti Smith: Dream of Life (d) Ping Pong Playa
* Planet B-Boy (d) The Pool Pray the Devil Back to Hell (d)
Praying with Lior * Priceless * The Promotion
* Quantum Hoops (d)    
Rachel Getting Married Reader, The * Red
Red Roses and Petrol * Redbelt Refusenik (d)
Religulous (d) * Repo! The Genetic Opera * Reprise
Revolutionary Road Richard Serra: Thinking On Your Feet (d) * Rocknrolla
Roman de Gare Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired (d) The Romance of Astrea and Celadon
* Romulus, My Father    
* Savage Grace * Save Me Saving Marriage (d)
Secrecy (d) A Secret * Shelter
* Shine a Light (d) The Singing Revolution (d) Sixty Six
* Sleepwalking Slumdog Millionaire * Snow Angels
* Son of Rambow * Sputnik Mania (d) * Standard Operating Procedure (d)
Stealing America: Vote by Vote (d) * Steep (d) Still Life
Stranded: I've Come From a Plane That Crashed on the Mountains (d) Stuck * Surfwise (d)
* Sukiyaki Western Django Synecdoche, New York  
* Taxi to the Dark Side (d) * Teeth Tell No One
* Then She Found Me A Thousand Years of Good Prayers * Towelhead
* Tracey Fragments, The * Transsiberian Transylvania
Traveling with Pets Trouble the Water (d) Trumbo (d)
* Tuya's Marriage    
U2 3d (d) * Under the Same Moon * The Unforeseen (d)
The Universe of Keith Haring (d) The Unknown Woman * Up the Yangtze (d)
Vicky Cristina Barcelona * Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show (d) * Visitor, The
* The Wackness Waltz with Bashir (d) * War, Inc.
* Water Lilies We Are Wizards (d) Wendy and Lucy
Were the World Mine What Just Happened? * What We Do Is Secret
* When Did You Last See Your Father? * Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden? (d) Who Does She Think She Is? (d)
* Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell (d) * The Witnesses The Wrestler
* XXY    
* The Year My Parents Went on Vacataion Year of the Fish * Young@Heart (d)
* Young People Fucking    
* Zombie Strippers    
Festival Films
24 City 35 Rhums Adventures of Power
Algeria, Unspoken Stories (d) Antena, La Aquarium, The
Assembly At the Edge of the World (d) Blind Sunflowers
Blood Car Class, The Dean Spanley End, The Eye in the Sky
Fear Me Not Flame & Citron Foster Child
Frontrunner (d) Handle Me with Care  
How to Get Rid of the Others Hunger Idiots and Angels
I'm a Cyborg, but That's Okay Jetsam Krabat
Linguists, The (d) Lovely Still May 18
Medicine for Melancholy My Effortless Brilliance The New Year Parade
Not Your Typical Bigfoot Movie (d) O'Horten Of Time and the City
One Week Pandora's Box Los Paranoicos
Passchendaele Quiet Chaos The Rest of the Night
Sad Vacation The Secret of the Grain Serbis
Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America Sex Positive Le Silence de Lorna
The Sky Crawlers Spine Tingler: the William Castle Story (d) Still Walking
Strangers Substitute, The Summer Hours
Tony Manero Le Tueur Turn the River
Two Mothers Vexille White Night Wedding
Wild Blue Yonder The Wizard of Gore Wonderful Town
Youssou N'Dour: I Bring What I Love (d)    
Ineligible Films
Ashes of Time Redux Blindness Doubt
Iron Man Quiet City Smart People