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2017

Below is a list of all the eligible independent films for the year 2017. 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 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, and 2001

* indicates availability on DVD

+ indicates availbility streaming

ELIGIBLE FILMS



+ #FromJennifer
+ 1 Night
* 3 Generations
* 4 Days in France
The 5th Kind *+ 6 Days
9/11 + 11/8/16 (d) 12 Chom Sao: Vea Duong Cho Yeu Chay
* 13 Minutes + 24 Hours to Live
27 Matches
+ 68 Kill + 78/52:Hitchcock's Shower Scene (d) *+ 100 Streets
* 2:22 * 11:55
+ 1898: Los últimos de Filipinas
1945 *+ 2307: Winter's Dream



* Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (d) + Abundant Acreage Available
+ Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race and America (d)
*+ Across the Line * Acts of Vengeance
+ Adam K
*+ The Adventurers * After Love * After the Storm
* Aftermath Against the Night * Aida's secrets (d)
* Alien: Reign of Man * Alive and Kicking (d) All I See Is You
*+ All Saints All the Queen's Horses (d) + All These Sleepless Nights (d)
+ All This Panic (d) + Almost Friends * Alone in Berlin
Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds
+ Alphago (d)
* Altitude
Amanda & Jack Go Glamping + American Assassin
*+ American Fable
+ American Satan + American Violence * Amityville: The Awakening
+ Amnesia + Angelica
* Antarctica: Ice and Sky (d)
+ Architect's Of Denial (d) * The Ardennes + As You Are
+ Assholes
* The Assignment * Atomica
* Austin Found + AWOL + The Axe Murders of Villisca



+ B&B
*+ The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography (d) Baby Steps
+ The Bachelors *+ The Bad Batch Bad Grandmas
Bad Lucky Goat Bad Match Badrinath Ki Dulhania
+ The Ballad of Lefty Brown
Band Aid Banjos, Bluegrass & Squirrel Barkers (d)
* Bareilly Ki Barfi Battlecreek * Beach Rats
* Beatriz at Dinner Beautiful Accident Because of Grácia
Before the Sun Explodes * The Beguiled Behemoth (d)
+ Below Her Mouth Bender Bending the Arc (d)
*+ Berlin Syndrome Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story (d) * Better Watch Out
*+ Betting on Zero (d) + Between Us Beware the Lake
* Big Bear Big Sonia (d) Big Time
Bill Frisell: A Portrait (d) Bill Nye: Science Guy (d) Birdboy: The Forgotten Children
*+ Birth of the Dragon *+ Bitch * Bitter Harvest
*+ Black Butterfly Black Sabbath: The End of the End (d) * The Blackcoat's Daughter
+ Blade of the Immortal * Blind * Blood Money
+ Blood Stripe + Bluebeard + Bobbi Jene (d)
*+ Bokeh Bombshell: The Heddy Lamar Story (d) * The Book of Henry
* The Book of Love *+ Boris Without Béatrice + Boston (d)
+ A Boy Called Po + BPM (Beats Per Minute) *+ Brad's Status
*+ Brave New Jersey * Brawl in Cell Block 99 The Breadwinner
* Breathe Brick Madness * Brigsby Bear
* Brimstone Brimstone and Glory (d) Broken Chain
Brotherhood of Blades II: The Infernal Battlefield Buddies in India Buena Vista Social Club: Adiós (d)
+ Bugs (d) *+ Bullet Head Bumpin Uglies
*+ Bushwick + Buster's Mal Heart But Deliver Us From Evil
* The Bye Bye Man




*+ California Typewriter (d)
Call Me By Your Name
Camera Obscura
* Carrie Pilby Case 137 + Casting JonBenet (d)
* Cartels
Castle Hill (d) *+ Catfight
+ Cezanne et moi * The Chair *+ The Challenge
Chapter & Verse Charged: The Eduardo Garcia Story (d) + Chasing Coral (d)
+ Chasing Crane: The John Coltrane Documentary (d) * Chasing the Dragon + Chavela (d)
* Chosen *+ Chronically Metropolitan * Chuck
* Churchill * Citizen Jane: Battle for the City (d) City of Ghosts (d)
City of Rock * Claire in Motion Clarity
+ Clash Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives (d) * Cold Moon
* Colossal + Columbus * The Comedian
The Commune Contemporary Color (d) Cook Up a Storm
* The Crash * Crash Pad Cries from Syria (d)

+ Crooked House
*+ Crown Heights
* The Crucifixion + Cuba and the Cameraman (d) Cut Shoot Kill



+ Daddy
Dalida Daisy Winters
The Dancer
Dan's Humongous Apartment Dark Light of Day
+ Dark Night
+ A Dark Song Darkest Hour
+ Darkness Rising
+ The Daughter * Dave Made a Maze
* David Lynch: The Art Life (d) *+ Dayveon * Day of Days
+ Dead Awake Dealt (d) * Dean
* The Death and Life of Martha P. Johnson (d)
* The Death of Louis XIV
* Dementia 13
Demons + The Departure (d) + Desolation
*+ Detour *+ The Devil's Candy A Different American Dream (d)
+ Different Flowers + Dig Two Graves * Dina (d)
*+ The Dinner The Discarded + The Discovery
The Divine Order Do It Like an Hombre Do You Take This Man?
Dolores (d) The Domicile + Donald Cried
* Don't Hang Up + Don't Kill It Don't Sleep
*+ Dream Boat (d) *+ Drone *+ The Drowning
Duckweed




* Earth: One Amazing Day (d)
+ Easy Living * Eloise
Embargo (d) Enduring: A Mother's Story *+ England is Mind
*+ Enter the Warrior's Gate Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars (d) Everybody Knows... Elizabeth Murray (d)
* Everybody Loves Somebody Ex Libris: The New York Public Library (d) * The Exception
Explosion Extra Service



Faces Places (d)
+ Fallen
* False Confessions
* Félicité * A Family Man The Farthest: Voyager in Space (d)
The Fencer Few and Far Between Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool
Finally Found Someone The First Date * First Kill
+ First They Killed My Father + The Florida Project + For Ahkeem (d)
For Michelle The Force (d) The Fortress
+ Frank Serpico (d) * Frantz + The Freedom to Marry (d)
From Nowhere *+ From the Land of the Moon *+ Fun Mom Dinner
The Future Perfect




+ Gaga: Five Foot Two (d)
Generational Sins * A Gentleman
+ Get Me Roger Stone (d) * Ghost House * Ghost of New Orleans
* A Ghost Story * Gifted + Gilbert (d)
* The Girl with All the Gifts The Girl Without Hands Girls Tyme: Making a Child of Destiny (d)
Go North *+ God of War God's Own Country
Golmaal Again + Gold Star + A Good American (d)
+ The Good Catholic
Good Day * Good Time
Goodbye Christopher Robin * Gook *+ Goon: Last of the Enforcers
+ Graduation Grainne Uaile: The Movie + A Gray State (d)
* Grey Lady * Growing Up Smith + Gun Shy



+ Half Girlfriend
+ Halloween Pussy Trap Kill! Kill! *+ Handsome Devil
The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki Happy End
+ Headshot
+ Heal (d) + Heal the Living A Heartbeat Away from Destiny: The Michael Montgomery Story (d)
Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS (d) *+ Here Alone Hermia & Helena
* The Hero The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards * Hickok
Hidden Assets hitched *+ Hollow in the Land
+ How Heavy This Hammer + Human Flow (d) * The Hunter's Prayer



+ I Am Another You (d)
+ I Am Jane Doe (d)
*+ I Am Michael
* I Am Not Your Negro (d) I Am the blues (d)
*+ I Called Him Morgan (d)
*+ I Do... Until I Don't + I Remember You
I, Tonya
I'll Push You (d) If You're Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast (d) * In Dubious Battle
In Hiding: a Bigfoot Story (d) *+ In Search of Fellini + In Search of Israeli Cuisine (d)
In the Fade
*+ In This Corner of the World Incident at the Cafe
* Inconceivable * An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (d) Incruentus
Infniity Chamber * Ingrid Goes West Intent to Destory (d)
* The Intervention The Island Funeral
+ It's Not Yet Dark



Jab Harry Met Sejal Jackals The Jackson 5... Million (d)
Jagga Jasoos Jane (d) * Jeepers Creepers III
*+ Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent (d) *+ Jesus + Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton
+ Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold (d) Joey's Show Will Go On (d) John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs (d)
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamonds are Unbreakable - Chapter 1 + Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower *+ The Journey
Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back Judwaa 2 *+ Junction 48
* Jungle
* Justice



+ Kaabil
Kaha Bhulna Sakchu + Kaleidoscope
+ Karl Marx City (d) * Kedi (d) *+ Keep Quiet (d)
Keep Watching Kékszakállú Khaidi No. 150
Kiki (d) Kill Me Please * Kill Switch
+ Killing for Love (d)
+ Killing Ground * Killing Gunther
+ The Killing of a Sacred Deer * Kills on Wheels Kim Dotcom: Caught in the Web (d)
* The King's Choice + Kung Fu Yoga Kuso



L'attesa
* Lady Macbeth * Landline
Las Vegas Vietnam: The Movie The Last Dalai Lama? (d)
* The Last Face
Last Flag Flying + The Last Shaman (d) * The Last Word
*+ Lavender *+ The Layover * Leatherface
* Legend of the Naga Pearls * Legion of Brothers (d)
*+ Lemon
Let Her Out + Let It Fall: Los Angeles, 1982 - 1992 (d) Let There Be Light
+ Let's Play Two (d)
Letters from Baghdad (d) Life/Here (d)
+ The Light of the Moon
*+ Like Crazy + The Limehouse Golem
* Literally, Right Before Aaron + Little Boxes * The Little Hours
The Lonely Italian (d) Long Strange Trip (d) + Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry (d)
Lost Cat Corona * The Lost City of Z * Lost in Paris
+ Love Beats Rhymes
Love Sonia Loveless

* The Lovers *+ Lovesong
+ LoveTrue
* Loving Vincent * Lowriders
* Lucky * The Lure



* M.F.A.
+ Ma + Machines (d)
Making Moves The Madness Within Man From Earth: Holocene
+ Man in Red Bandana (d) The Man Who Invented Christmas * Manifesto
* Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards (d) Mansfield 66/67 (d) *+ Marjorie Prime
*+ Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (d) * Marshall Master
* Maudie + Maya Dardel * Mayhem
+ The Mayor * Mean Dreams Media Studies
+ Memoir of a Murderer Menashe + Middle Man
* The Midwife Mike Boy * Mine
+ Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo (d) The Monster Project *+ Most Beautiful Island
+ Motherland + Mr. Gaga (d) *+ Mr. Roosevelt
+ Mubarakan + Mudbound + Mully (d)
* Mune: Guardian of the Moon * My Cousin Rachel My Father Die
My Friend Dahmer * My Journey Through French Cinema (d) * My Life as a Zucchini
+ My Scientology Movie (d)




+ Naked
* Napping Princess
The Nieghborhood
Never Here
+ The New Radical (d)
+ Night School (d)
*+ The Nile Hilton Incident + Nise: The Heart of Madness No Greater Love (d)
+ No Stone Unturned (d)
+ Nobody Speak. Trials of the Free Press (d) + Nobody's Watching
*+ Nocturama * Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer + November Criminals
Novitiate




Obit (d)
Of the Oak (d)
OK Jaanu
+ Okja
+ Oklahoma City (d) * On Wings of Eagles
+ Once Upon a Time * Once Upon a Time in Venice + One of Us (d)
One on One (d) + The Only Living Boy in New York * Open Water 3: Cage Dive
*+ The Ornithologist Oro
* The Osiris Child
The Other Half The Other Side of Hope
* The Ottoman Lieutenant
+ Our Souls at Night
Our Time Will Come
+ Overdrive



Paradise
Paranoia Tapes Paris 05:59 — Théo & Hugo
* Paris Can Wait The Paris Opera (d) * Past Life
The Pathological Optimist (d) Paterson + The Pathological Optimist (d)
*+ Patti Cake$ + Permanent
* Person to Person
* Personal Shopper Phantom Thread
Phillauri
*+ Pilgrimage *+ Planetarium + Polina
Pop Aye Porto Poster Boys
* Pray for Rain Prevenge + Princess Cyd
+ The Prison * The Promise Punching Henry
Pure Country Pure Heart




*+ The Queen of Spain
* Queen of the Desert * A Question of Faith
* A Quiet Passion




+ Raees
*+ Railroad Tigers + Rangoon
* Rapture + Rat Film (d) * Raw
* Realive
+ Rebel in the Rye Rebels on Pointe (d)
* The Recall Red Christmas Red Trees (d)
* The Red Turtle Red Venom Kills * Red White Black & Blue (d)
+ The Rehearsal Remember Me + Rememory
Reset (d) + Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan (d) Resurface (d)
* The Resurrection of Gavin Stone + Ripped Risk
+ Romeo is Bleeding (d) * Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World (d) * Rupture
RV: Resurrected Victims




+ S is for Stanley (d)
S.W.A.T.: Under Siege * The Salesman
+ Santa y Andrés Santoalla (d) + Saving Banksy (d)
+ School Life (d) * Score: A Film Music Documentary (d) * The Secret Scripture
Seret Superstar * The Sense of an Ending Serpent
*+ Served Like a Girl (d) Set Free Posse: Jesus Freaks, Biker Gang or Christian Cult? (d) + Sex Doll
+ Shadowman
The Shape of Water
The Shopkeeper (d)
+ Shot *+ Shot Caller + Shot! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock (d)
+ The Show The Show About the Show Sidemen: Long Road to Glory (d)
Signature Move Singularity Sky Sharks
Slamma Jamma * Sleight * Slumber
* So B. It Some Like it Hot + The Son of Joesph
Song of Granite * Song to Song *+ Sophie and the Rising Sun
* Spark: A Space Tail The Spartan Chronicles + Speech & Debate
* Spettacolo (d) + The Skyjacker's Tale (d) + The Square
Starless Dreams (d) Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars *+ Staying Vertical
* Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe + Step (d) + Stopping Traffic (d)
The Strange Ones + Strange Weather * The Stray
* Stray Bullets + Strike a Pose (d) Strong Island (d)
* Stronger Sugar! + Sundowners
+ The Sunshine Makers (d) * Suntan
*+ Super Dark Times
*+ The Survivalist
+ Sweet Virginia Swim Team (d)
The Swindlers
+ Swing Away + Sylvio



* T2: Trainspotting
* Table 19 Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton (d)
+ Take Me
+ A Taxi Driver * Te Ata
*+ The Teacher
+ Temple * Their Finest
Thelma Theron Madison's Blue + They Call Us Monsters (d)
+ Thirst Street
* This Beautiful Fantastic + This is Not What I Expected
* The Ticket * Tickling Giants (d) * The Tiger Hunter
+ Time to Die
To Love the Soul of a Woman * Toilet: Ek Prem Katha
Tokyo Ghoul + Tom of Finland * Tommy's Honour
Tomorrow Echoes Totem Toxic Lullaby/Gone with the Dead The Movie
Trafficked Tragedy Girls *+ The Transfiguration
* Trespass Against Us + The Tribes of Palos Verdes
*+ The Trip to Spain
+ Trophy (d) True to the Game Truman
+ The Truth About Lies *+ Tulip Fever Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk (d)



Un Padre No Tan Padre
* Una * Undercover Grandpa
Unhinged * A United Kingdom *+ The Unknown Girl
+ Unleashed
+ Unlocked *+ The UnMiracle
+ Unrest (d)
* The Untamed + The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin (d)
The Untouchable Nicolino Locche + Urban Hymn



*+ Valley of Bones
*+ The Vault *+ The Veil
*+ Vengeance: A Love Story
*+ Viceroy's House + Victor
*+ The Villainess Vince Giordano: There's a Future in the Past (d) *+ Vincent-n-Roxxy
* The Void + Voyeur




Wait For Your Laugh (d)
* Wakefield Walking Bear, Running Wolf
Walking Out * The Wall + War Machine
*+ War on Everyone + WASTED! The Story of Food Waste (d) Water and Sugar: Carlo Di Palma, the Colours of Life (d)
We Are Family * The Wedding Plan Welcome to Willits
Wet Woman in the Wind + What Happened in Vegas (d) Wheeler
*+ Whitney: Can I Be Me (d) *+ Whose Streets (d) The Wilde Wedding
* Wilson Window Horses + Winning (d)
* Woodshock
The Wolfes * Wolves
+ A Woman, a Part The Woman Who Left A Woman's Life
*+ The Women's Balcony
Wonder Wheel
+ Wonderstruck
Woodpeckers Woodshock + The Work (d)
Worlds Apart *+ The Wound WTF!
Wu Kong




+ Year by the Sea
You're Killing Me susana
* Your Name
Youth * Youth in Oregon



* The Zookeeper's Wife






Festival Films

















Ineligible Films