THE ARTIST Three Times Lucky at the 18th Annual Chlotrudis Awards

The ArtistTHE ARTIST, the French black & white silent that has taken the film award season by storm, completed the circuit by winning three Trudies, including Best Movie, last Sunday at the 18th Annual Chlotrudis Awards.  However, it did not dominate the evening as it did the Oscars – it won no acting awards, picking up instead Best Cinematography and Best Production Design. Three other films came close to tying, or besting THE ARTIST’s tally, finishing the night with two awards each.  | Read more »

18th Annual Chlotrudis Award Winners Announced!

Last night at the 18th annual Chlotrudis Awards ceremony, Atom Egoyan was inducted into the Chlotrudis Hall of Fame.  In addition, the winners of the 18th annual Chlotrudis Awards were announced.  The complete list follows; a full report of the evening will be posted soon.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ENSEMBLE CAST (TIE!)
Another Year and A Separation

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
The Artist

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
The Artist

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Descendants

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Poetry

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christopher Plummer for The Beginners

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Lesley Manville for Another Year

BEST ACTOR
Michael Shannon for Take Shelter  | Read more »

Arsinée Khanjian Returns to Chlotrudis!

Arsinée KhanjianWe are thrilled to welcome Arsinée Khanjian back to the Chlotrudis Awards when she attends the 18th Annual Chlotrudis Awards, Sunday, March 18, 5pm at the Brattle Theatre.  Arsinée was honored with a special Chlotrudis Awards honoring her fascinating career in 2002 at the 8th Annual Chlotrudis Awards. | Read more »

‘UNCLE BOONMEE’ AND ‘LITTLEROCK’ AMONG YEAR’S MISSED FILM GEMS, SO SAYS BOSTON INDIE FILM SOCETY

TriggerFor almost 20 years, the Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film has highlighted its commitment to independent and foreign film in style by holding its own Chlotrudis Awards ceremony in early spring. The Society gives out thirteen awards, and its most competitive and prestigious category is the Buried Treasure, which celebrates those films which the membership believes were overlooked and under-screened. | Read more »

Nominations Page Updated

The nominations page for the 18th Annual Chlotrudis Awards has been updated with blurbs contributed by seventeen different members.  Thanks to all of them for helping out, and do go check out the annotated list of nominees!

CHLOTRUDIS SOCIETY HONORS DIRECTOR ATOM EGOYAN AT ANNUAL INDIE FILM AWARD CEREMONY

Atom Egoyan - Photo credit: Sophie Giraud, © Adoration Productions Inc.On Sunday March 18th, the Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film will honor the legendary Canadian director Atom Egoyan, during its 18th Annual Chlotrudis Awards ceremony at the historic Brattle Theatre.  Mr. Egoyan will be in attendance to accept his special award from Chlotrudis to celebrate his achievements as a filmmaker.  The show begins at 5 pm, and tickets are $20 ($15 for Chlotrudis and Brattle members), and can be purchased online at the Brattle’s website. Chlotrudis is honored to have Mr. Egoyan to Boston to bestow upon him its special Hall of Fame award, and to celebrate his influential and compelling filmography. | Read more »

THE ARTIST leads the pack of nominations for the 18th annual Chlotrudis Awards

WeekendNominations for the 18th annual Chlotrudis Awards were finalized by the film group’s nominating committee last weekend.  At the top of the heap, collecting Best Film, Director, Actor and Actress nods among its 7 nominations was the silent people can’t stop talking about, THE ARTIST.

Four other films received 4 or more nominations, including fellow Best Movie nominees ANOTHER YEAR, director Mike Leigh’s latest, and the low-budget independent WEEKEND (pictured left), both clear-eyed studies of relationships in today’s England, featuring acting tour de forces. The other front runner films are Lars von Trier’s dystopian MELANCHOLIA and MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE, with its impressive directorial and lead actress debuts. | Read more »

Save the Date: 18th Annual Chlotrudis Awards Ceremony!

Mark your calendars!  The 18th Annual Chlotrudis Awards ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, March 18, 5pm at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, MA.  This gala event with a grass roots twist features the announcement of the Society's picks of the best films and performances of 2011, musical numbers, special tributes, and special awards presented to guest filmmakers.  We hope to announce our first guest next week, and it's very exciting! 

In the meantime, Chlotrudis member will be gathering next weeked on January 21, to create the ballot for this year's awards.  Once the ballot is set, Chlotrudis members will begin watching the nominated films in earnest to prepare for voting.  It's usually hard to predict what film will win the coveted Chotrudis Award for Best Movie -- or even more exciting, Buried Treasure!  Do you have any guesses?

Chlotrudis Society picks the Best Animated Films of All Time!

Spirited AwayEvery year at this time, the members of the Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film publish a new list detailing their members favorite films in a certain category.  Past categories have included such topics as Best Scary Films of all time, Best Remakes and Sequels, Funniest Films of All Time, Foreign Language Films and Documentaries to name a few.  You can find all of these lists by checking out Our Favorite Films section of the website. | Read more »

CHLOTRUDIS SOCIETY FOR INDEPENDENT FILM at the BOSTON JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL: THE LAST REPORT ON ANNA

The Last Report on AnnaThe Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film (CSIF) is pleased to be part of the 23rd annual Boston Jewish Film Festival, one of New England’s longest-lived and most acclaimed film festivals. Chlotrudis will be a Community Partner for the screening of THE LAST REPORT ON ANNA on Thursday November 10th, at 7:45 pm in the Remis Auditorium of the Musuem of Fine Arts in Boston.

Distinguished director Márta Mészáros’ film reflects political repression, love, exile and memory. Hungarian Social Democratic Anna Kethly, a progressive in Imre Nagy’s government and an outspoken critic of Jewish racial laws, inspires it. After the1956 Soviet invasion, Anna moved to Belgium. In this drama set in the 1970s, a young Hungarian literary critic is sent by the State Security Police to exploit Anna’s homesickness. | Read more »