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Below is a list of all the eligible independent films for the year 2015. 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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3 Weeks in Yerevan
3rd Street Blackout
* 4th Man Out
The 9th Life of Louis Drax
* 11 Minutes * 13 Cameras
+ 13th (d) 20th Century Women 30 Days with My Brother
* 31 37
100 Years (d)
* 400 Days + 808 (d) * 1,000 Rupee Note
+ 1920 London

A.C.O.R.N.S.: Operation Crackdown A Aa * The Abandoned
Abbatoir * About Scout Above and Below (d)
* The Absent One * Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie The Academy of Muses
Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America (d) Ace the Case * The Adderall Diaries
Adios Vaya Con Dios + Admiral Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
* Aferim! Afternoon (d) Against the Wild: Survive the Serengeti
The Age of Shadows The Alchemist Cookbook
* Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong
Ali & Nino
All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception and the Spirit of I.F. Stone (d)
All in Time
* All Mistakes Buried * All Roads Lead to Rome
All We Had
Almost Holy (d) Always Shine
+ Amanda Knox (d) * Amateur Night
* American Honey
American Pastoral + The American Side * AmeriGeddon
Among the Believers (d) * Andron * Anesthesia
Anger of the Dead
Anonymous * Anthropoid
The Anthropologist (d) Antibirth
Ants on a Shrimp (d)
Apparition Hill
* April and the Extraordinary World * Approaching the Unknown
Aquarius Argentina (d) * Army Dog
* Army of One
Art Bastard (d) An Art That Nature Makes (d)
As I AM: The Life and Times of DJ AM (d) As I Open My Eyes * The Asian Connection
+ Asperger's Are Us (d) Asura: The City of Madness + At All Costs (d)
At the Fork (d) The Ataxian (d)
* L'Attesa
+ Audrie & Daisy (d) Australia's Lost Gold: The Legend of Lasseter (d) * Author: The JT LeRoy Story (d)
+ The Automatic Hate The Autopsy of Jane Doe Autumn Lights
* Ava's Possessions Azhar

Baar Baar Dekho
* Back in the Day
Backgammon * Backtrack * Bad Hurt
The Bad Kids (d) Baden Baden
* Band of Robbers
* Bang Gang: A Modern Love Story Banjo
Barcelona: A Love Untold
* Barney Thomson + Barry * Baskin
Bazodee Be Here Now: The Andy Whitfield Story (d) + Be Somebody
The Beatles: Eight Days a Week (d) A Beautiful Now A Beautiful Planet (d)
Beautiful Something Beauty and the Beast Befikre
Before the Flood (d)
A Beginner's Guide to the Presidency
Bebind "The Cove" (d)
Being 17 * Being Charlie Believe
* The Benefactor Best and Most Beautiful Things The Best Democracy Money Can Buy (d)
Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened (d)
Beta Test * Better off Single
A Better Place Beyond the Gates
* Beyond Valkyrie: Dawn of the Fourth Reich
* A Bigger Splash Bilial: A New Breed of Hero
A Billion Lives (d)
* Billionaire Ransom
+ The Birth of Sake (d) A Bit of Bad Luck
Bite The Black Dove Blackway
Bleak Street
+ Bleed
Blinky Bill: The Movie Blood Brothers
* Blood Father
+ Blood in the Water
Blood on the Mountain (d)
+ The Blue Hour
* Blue Jay + Boom Bust Boom (d) * Born to Be Blue
The Bounce Back Bourek * The Boy and the Beast
The Brainwashing of My Dad (d) The Brand New Testament + Breaking a Monster (d)
The Bride + Bridgend * The Bronze
The Brooklyn Banker * Brother Nature * Buddymoon
+ Burning Bodhi Busco Novio Para Mi Mujer By Sidney Lumet (d)

C Street
* Cabin Fever * Cafe Society
Caged No More
Call Her Applebroog (d) + The Call Up
Cameraperson (d) * Can We Take a Joke? (d) * Captain Fantastic
* Careful What You Wish For The Carer * Carnage Park
+ Cash Only + Catching the Sun (d) * Cell
* Cemetery of Splendor Certain Women Chaar Sahibzaade:
Rise of Band Singh Bahadur
Chambers Gate The Channel The Charnel House
* Chevalier * Chicken People (d)
Chief Zabu
* The Childhood of a Leader Chongqing Hot Pot Chosen
Christine Chronic * Citizen Soldier (d)
* City of Gold (d) The Clan Clinton, Inc. (d)
* Closet Monster * Clown ClownTown
* The Club Cock and Bull * Code of Honor
Cold War II * Colliding Dreams (d) * Colonia
* Come and Find Me
Come What May * Coming Through the Rye
Command and Control (d)
* Compadres * Complete Unknown
Confessions of a Womanizer
* The Confirmation * The Congressman
* A Conspiracy of Faith Contract to Kill
+ Cosmos
+ A Country Called Home Courier X
* Les Cowboys
Cranium Intel
Crazy About Tiffany's (d)
* Creative Control Creepy
+ Crossing Point
The Curse of Sleeping Beauty

* Dad's Army
* Dancer (d)
Dangal * Danny Says (d) * The Dark Horse (d)
* Darling
* Daylight's End De Palma (d)
Dear Zindagi + The Debt Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War (d)
* Demolition Demon Denial
Dependent's Day
Desierto Detective Chinatown
+ Dheepan * Diablo
+ Diary of a Chambermaid
Dirty 30
* Disorder Distiller Disturbing the Peace (d)
Divine Access + Divines Do Not Resist (d)
* Dog Eat Dog The Dog Lover The Dog Wedding
Los Domirriqueños Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet Don't Blink: Robert Frank (d)
Don't Call Me Son Don't Fuck in the Woods * Don't Think Twice
+ Don't Worry Baby * Dough Down By Love
Dreamland * The Dressmaker * The Duel
The Duelist + The Dwarvenaut (d) The Dying of the Light (d)
Dying to Know: Ram Dass & Timothy Leary (d)

The Eagle Huntress (d)
* Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words (d) + Echo Park
* Edge of Winter Einstein's God Model * Eisenstein in Guanajuato
* Elstree 1976 (d) * Elvis & Nixon
+ Embers
* Embrace of the Serpent * Emelie
The Empire of Corpses
* End of a Gun
Equal Means Equal (d)
* Equals * Equity Esteros
Eva Hesse (d) * Everybody Wants Some Everything is Copy (d)
Evoution * Exposed An Eye for an Eye (d)
An Eye for Beauty The Eyes of My Mother

* The Family Fang
Fassbinder: To Love Without Demands (d)
* Fastball (d) * Fathers & Daughters Fatima
Fear, Inc.
Fender Bender
The Fiance
* Fight Valley The Fight Within The Final Master
Finding Babel (d)
Finding Mr. Right 2 Fire at Sea (d)
Fireworks Wednesday First Lady of the Revolution (d)
* The First Monday in May (d)
Fitoor * The Fits * Five Nights in Maine
Flock of Dudes + Floyd Norman: An Animated Life (d) For a Few Bullets
* For the Love of Spock (d) * The Forbidden Room Force 2
Forced Move * Forsaken
Fort Buchanan
* Francofonia (d) Frank & Lola Freaky Ali
Free in Deed Free to Run (d)
* The Free World
* From Afar From the East From This Day Forward (d)
From Vegas to Macau III * Front Cover

Garnet's Gold (d)
+ Gayby Baby (d)
The Gemini
Generation Found (d) Generation Startup (d) * Genius
Gentleman Germans & Jews (d) * Get a Job
* Ghost Team The Ghosts of Johnson Woods Gimme Danger (d)
Girls & Panzer: The Movie
+ The Girl in the Photographs Girl Asleep
A Girl Like Grace
* Glassland * Gleason (d)
* Goat The God Cells (d) + Golden Kingdom
* Good Kids + The Good Neighbor Goodnight Brooklyn: The Story of Death by Audio (d)
The Grace of Jake The Greasy Strangler * The Great Gilly Hopkins
* Greater Green is Gold * Green Room
The Guys Next Door (d)

* The Handmaiden Happy Bhag Jaygei
Happy Birthday Hard Sell Harmony
* Harry & Snowman (d) Harry Benson: Shoot First (d) * A Haunting in Cawdor
Havana Motor Club (d) * Hello, My Name is Doris + Henry Gamble's Birthday Party
Here Come the Videofreex (d) Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil (d)
* High-Rise
+ High Strung * Hillsong: Let Hope Rise (d) * Hockney (d)
* Holidays * The Hollars The Hollow
* The Hollow Point Hollywood Beauty Salon (d)
* A Hologram for the King
+ Holy Hell (d) Homeland: Iraq Year Zero (d) The Homeless Billionaire
Homo Sapiens (d) + Hooligan Sparrow (d) Hostage to the Devil (d)
* Hostile Border
Hot Water (d) Housefull 3
+ How He Fell in Love How to Let Go of the World (and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change) (d) * Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Hunter Gatherer * Hyena Road

* I am Not a Serial Killer
* I Am Wrath I Belonged to You
I, Daniel Blake
I Don't Belong Anywhere: The Cinema of Chantal Akerman (d) * I Saw the Light
* I.T. * Identicals
* The Idol
I'm Not Ashamed * Imperium * In a Valley of Violence
In Harmony In Her Name
* In Order of Disappearance
* In the Shadow of Women Indian Point (d) Indignation
* The Innocents Interstates * The Intervention
* Into the Forest + Intruder
* The Invitation * Ip Man 3 Is That a Gun in Your Pocket?
Is That You? Ism * It Had to Be You
* Ithaca
+ It's So Easy and Other Lies (d)
Ivory: A Crime Story (d)

* Jack Goes Home
* Jack of the Red Hearts Jackie
Jai Gangaajal * Jane Wants a Boyfriend El Jeremias
+ JeruZalem + Jia Zhangke: A Guy from Fenyang (d) Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero
* Joshy

Kaashmora Kabali Kahaani 2
Kaili Blues Kamikaze '89 Kampai! For the Love of Sake (d)
Kapoor & Sons Kaptaan Kate Plays Christine (d)
Keep in Touch
* Keeper of Lost Causes Ki & Ka
* Kickboxer: Vengeance
* Kicks Kiki (d)
* Kill Command Kill Me, Deadly! Kill Ratio
* Kill Your Friends * Kill Zone 2 A Kind of Murder
* The Kind Words King Cobra * King Georges (d)
* King Jack * Kingslave: Final Fantasty XV Klown Forever
* Knight of Cups Krisha * Ktown Cowboys

L.O.R.D: Legend of Ravaging Dynasties
La La Land
Lace Crater
* The Lady in the Van
* Lamb * The Land
Land and Shade Landfill Harmonic (d) * Last Cab to Darwin
* The Last Days in the Desert The Last Film Festival + The Last Heist
* The Last King Last Man Club * The Last Man on the Moon (d)
The Last Princess * The Late Bloomer Laughing at the Moon
* Lazer Team * Lazy Eye League of Gods
Leaves of the Tree + Len and Company The Lennon Report (d)
+ Let's Be Evil
Letters to Frankie + Level Up
La Leyenda del Chupacabras
* Life, Animated (d) Life on the Line
+ A Light Beneath Their Feet Like for Likes Limo Ride
Line Walker
Lion Little Men
+ The Little Prince Little Sister
Live By Night
Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World (d) * The Lobster * Lolo
London Road
London Town Long Way North
Look at Us Now, Mother (d) Lost and Beautiful (d)
The Lost Arcade (d)
* Louder than Bombs Love Addict * Love & Friendship
Love Me True Love Thy Nature (d) The Love Witch
The Lovers and the Despot (d) Loving + Lucha Mexico

M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story
* Ma Ma Maalik
+ Mad Tiger (d) Madaari Made in France
Made in Venice (d)
* Maggie's Plan Magnus (d)
Making a Killing: Gun, Greed, and the NRA (d) Making of a Gangsta (d) * A Man Called Ove
Man Down
* The Man Who Knew Infinity Manchester By The Sea
* Manhattan Night The Map Against the World Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures (d)
* Marauders + Margarita with a Straw
* Marguerite
+ Marguerite & Julien
Marinoni: The Fire in the Frame (d) * Martyrs
* The Masked Saint
Max Rose * Maximum Ride
Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise (d) + Me Him Her * The Measure of a Man
* The Meddler Mekong Hotel A Melody to Remember
+ Memoria Men & Chicken * Men Go to Battle
* The Mermaid * Mia Madre Michael Moore in Trumpland (d)
* Microbe & Gasoline * Midnight Special Mifune: The Last Samurai (d)
* Miles Ahead Millennium After the Millennium (d) Milton's Secret
+ Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things (d) Mirzya Misconceptions (d)
* Misconduct Misfortune Miss Hokusai
+ Miss India America (d) Miss Sharon Jones! (d) + Miss Stevens
+ The Model Mohanjo Daro * Mojave
A Moment of Silence (d) Monday at 11:01 a.m. * The Monkey King 2
+ Monkey Up The Monster * Monster Hunt
* A Monster with a Thousand Heads Moonlight * Moonwalkers
* Morris from America + Most Likely to Die * Mothers and Daughters
+ Mountain Men * Mountains May Depart * Mr. Church
Mr. Donkey * Mr. Right The Music of Strangers (d)
My Best Friend's Wedding

* My Big Night My Blind Brother * My Golden Days
* My King * My Love, Don't Cross That River (d)

National Bird (d)
* Natural Born Pranksters + Natural Selection
+ Naz & Maalik + Neerja * Neither Heaven, Nor Earth
* Neon Bull * The Neon Demon Neruda
Never New Life New World Order
The New Year's Eve of Old Lee New York, New York Newtown (d)
+ News from Planet Mars + Next Time I'll Aim for the Heart * Nina
Nina Forever
No Home Movie (d) No Letting Go
* No Manches Frida No One's Life Is Easy No Pay, Nudity
No Stranger Than Love
+ Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You (d) Notes on Blindness (d)
Nowhere Nuts! (d)

Oasis: Supersonic (d)
Ocean Waves
+ Of Mind and Music
* The Offerring Officer Downe
Old Stone
Older Than Ireland (d) Olympic Pride, American Prejudice (d)
+ On Meditation (d)
On the Map (d)
On the Silver Globe * One More Time
One More Time With Feeling
One Night Only
* The Ones Below
* Operation Avalanche Operation Chromite Operation Mekong
* Ordinary World
* Other People * The Other Side (d)
* The Other Side of the Door * Our Kind of Traitor * Our Last Tango (d)
* Our Little Sister * Outlaws and Angels

* The Pack
Pali Road
+ Pandemic
Papa * Papa: Hemingway in Cuba + Paradox
+ Parched Passage to Mars * Pelé: Birth of a Legend
Paths of the Soul
+ Pee Wee's Big Holiday
* The People vs. Fritz Bauer * A Perfect Day + Pervert Park (d)
Pet * Peter and the Farm (d) * Phantasm: Ravager
* Phantom Boy Phantom Detective + Phantom of the Theatre
* The Phenom * The Phoenix Incident (d) Pink Zone
Po Pocket Listing Portrait of a Garden (d)
+ Portrait of a Serial Monogamist Prayer Never Fails * Precious Cargo
Premam * The Preppie Connection + Prescription Thugs (d)
* Presenting Princess Shaw (d) + The President Priceless
* Princess The Professor: Tai Chi's Journey West (d) * The Program
Providence Psycho-Pass: The Movie * Puerto Ricans in Paris

+ Queen Mimi (d)

+ Rabid Dogs
Rabin in His Own Words (d)
* Rabin, the Last Day
+ Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made (d)
+ Rainbow Time
+ Raman Raghav 2.0
* Rams Range 15 Recovery
* Regression * The Remains A Remarkable Life
* Remember Remember the Goal Reparation
+ Requiem for the American Dream (d) Restored Me Revelation: Dawn of Global Government (d)
Richard Linklater: Dream is Destiny (d) Right Now, Wrong Then * Rio, I Love You
* Rise of the Legend * River
* River of Grass
* Road Games Rock On 2
Rocky Handsome
Rolling Papers (d)
Ron and Laura Take Back America
Roseanne for President! (d)
The Ruins of Lifta (d) * Run the Tide
* Rurouni Kenshin: Origins

+ Saala Khadoos
+ Sacrifice
Sanam Teri Kasam + Sand Storm Sardaar Gabbar Singh
* Satanic Saturday's Warrior + The Saver
* The Sea of Trees Search Engines * Search Party
Seasons (d) The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger (d) Seed: The Untold Story (d)
Seondal: The Man Who Sells the River Seoul Searching * Septembers of Shiraz
+ Serial Killer 1 + Seve: The Movie
+ The Seventh Fire (d)
+ Sex and Broadcasting (d)
Shadow World (d) Shangri-la Suite
* Shelley Shin Godzilla Silence
The Silence of Mark Rothko (d) Silicon Cowboys (d) * Sing Street
* Skiptrace
* Sky
+ Sky Ladder: The Art of Cuai Guo-Kiang (d)
Sky On Fire
A Small Good Thing (d) Smothered + Snowtime!
So Young 2: Never Gone Soggade Chinni Nayana
Sold Solus Someone to Talk To
* Songs My Brothers Taught Me SoulMate
* Southbound * Southside with you * Spa Night
Space Dogs: Adventure to the Moon
A Space Program (d) * Spaceman
Spirit of the Game Spirits' Homecoming + A Stand Up Guy
Stagecoach: The Texas Jack Story
+ Standing Tall * Standoff
+ Star Crossed Starving the Beast (d) * Stealing Cars
Strait & Narrow + A Strange Course of Events A Stray
A Street Cat Named Bob
Streit's: Matzo and the American Dream (d) The Student and Mr. Henri
Sugar Mountain Sultan * Summer Camp
Summer of 8
* Summertime + Sun Choke
+ Sundown * Sunset Song + Sweaty Betty
Sweet 20 * Sweet Bean Sweet Sixteen
* Swiss Army Man Sword Master * Sworn Virgin
* Synchronicity

* Take Me to the River
A Tale of Love and Darkness
Tale of Tales
Talent Has Hunger (d)
+ Tallulah Tanna
* Taxi Tehran The Tenth Man Tere Bin Laden: Dead or Alive
Te3n * Term Life * Terminus
Thank you for Playing (d)

Thank You For Your Service (d)
Tharlo Theo Who Lived (d)
* Therapy for a Vampire They Will Have to Kill Us First (d) * They're Watching
Things to Come
This Last Lonely Place * Those People
The Thoughts That Once We Had (d) Three Three Way Cut
Tickled (d) + Tikkun Time Renegades
Time to Choose (d) To Life Toni Erdmann
+ Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru (d)
+ Too Late Torchbearer (d)
+ Total Frat Movie
* Touched with Fire Tower (d)
+ T-Rex (d) + Traded
* Train to Busan
Transfixed (d) * Transpecos
+ Trapped
* Trash Fire + The Treasure * Tricked
* Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art (d) * The Trust * Tumbledown

Uncle Howard (d)
The Uncondemned (d) Under the Gun (d)
Under the Mill Under the Shadow * Under the Sun (d)
* Undrafted Unlocking the Cage (d) Unlucky Plaza
* The Unspoken * Unsullied Until Forever
* USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage

* Valley of Love
* Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe (d)
Vigilante Diaries * Viktoria * Viral
Virus of Fear Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt (d)
+ Viva
Voyage of Time: Life's Journey (d)

* The Wailing
* A War Warrior Arts, Deadly Dance, the Way of Kata in Martial Arts (d)
The Wasted Times
* The Wave Wazir

+ We Are Twisted Fucking Sister (d) We Are X
We the People: The Market Basket Effect (d) * Wedding Doll * Weiner (d)
Welcome to Happiness What Happened Last Night * What We Become
+ When Two Worlds Collide (d) * Where to Invade Next (d) * White Girl
White Lies * The Whole Truth
* Wild Oats Will You Dance With Me? (d) + The Witness (d)

Yalom's Cure (d)
Yarn (d) * Yoga Hosers
* Yosemite

* Zero Days (d)
* Zoom

Festival Films


Carrie Pilby

Displacement Dual City


House of Time

The Lure

No Greater Love (d)


The Survivalist

Ineligible Films

Eye in the Sky

Florence Foster Jenkins

Hail, Caesar!

Kubo and the Two Strings

La La Land

Nocturnal Animals

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