SILENT SOULS is this week's CineCache feature!

Silent SoulsIt’s CineCache time at the Brattle!  Chlotrudis and the Brattle Theatre present Aleksei Fedorchenko’s SILENT SOULS.  This haunting and beautiful film from Russia explores grief, love and fate as refracted through the lens of ancient ritual and beliefs. When Miron’s beloved wife Tanya passes away, he asks his best friend Aist to help him say goodbye to her according to the rituals of his ancestors, the Merja, an ancient tribe from Lake Nero, a picturesque region in West-Central Russia. Although the Merja people assimilated into Russians long ago, their myths and traditions live on in their descendants’ modern life.  And so, the two men set out on a roadtrip along with Tanya’s body and two small birds in a cage. | Read more »

2nd Semester OF CINECACHE FILM SERIES Opens with FREE Sneak Preview Screening of Fest Fave ‘MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE’

Martha Marcy May MarleneThe CHLOTRUDIS SOCIETY FOR INDEPENDENT FILM (CSIF), in conjunction with the BRATTLE FILM FOUNDATION, begins the second semester of CineCache at 7:30pm Monday, September 26th at the historic art-house theatre in the heart of Cambridge’s Harvard Square.  Kicking off the series for the year will be a free screening of MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE, which drew raves and awards at Sundance film festival this past January.
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CHLOTRUDIS SOCIETY partners with Boston LGBT Fest to present THE GREEN as part of CELEBRATING WORLD CINEMA

The GreenThe Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film (CSIF) is pleased to partner with the Boston LGBT Film Festival in co-presenting THE GREEN, part of the CELEBRATING WORLD CINEMA series sponsored by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The film screens on Friday September 23rd at 7:30, in the Alfond Auditorium at the MFA. As an added bonus, the film’s screenwriters Paul Marcarelli and Molly Pearson will be in attendance and a Q&A will follow the screening. | Read more »


Ash Christian's MANGUS!The CHLOTRUDIS SOCIETY FOR INDEPENDENT FILM (CSIF) is pleased to announce its sponsorship of MANGUS!, at the PROVINCETOWN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (PIFF), to be held June 15 - 19.   The film will have two screenings, 9:30pm on Thursday 6/16 and 7:30pm on Friday 6/17, both at the Provincetown Theater. | Read more »

Toronto's Much Lauded Documentary Film Festival, Hot Docs Reviewed!

Celebrated author, Dad, Chlotrudis member, and as of this year's tour de force Awards Ceremony - Chlotrudis performer, David Valdes Greenwood,had the opportunity to visit the lovely city of Toronto recently, and fortunately his trip coincided with the wonderful documentary film festival, Hot Docs.  David has written a nice round-up of the films he caught while there.  It's on our film festival review page, so go check it out!

Chlotrudis Co-Presents at the Boston LGBTQ Film Festival in May: GROWN UP MOVIE STAR

Grown Up Movie StarThe Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film (CSIF) is pleased to join with the BOSTON LGBTQ FILM FESTIVAL once again to co-present  one of the films during the festival’s run. GROWN UP MOVIE STAR, a moving drama out of Newfoundland, Canada, will play at the Brattle Theater in Harvard Square, Cambridge, on Monday May 9th at 8:30 pm.   | Read more »


TriggerThe Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film is pleased to joinwith the INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL OF BOSTON (IFFBoston) once again to co-present two films as part of the festival’s 9th year.  We are thrilled to be part of the US premiere of TRIGGER, starring Chlotrudis Awards special honoree Tracy Wright, as well as helping present THE FUTURE, director Miranda July’s follow up to ME AND YOU AND EVERYONE WE KNOW.  In a small world coincidence, Tracy Wright had a memorable supporting role in July’s debut film, one which Miranda July wrote specifically for her.
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WINTER'S BONE wins big at 17th Annual Chlotrudis Awards ceremony

While Debra Granik's WINTER'S BONE was a bridesmaid at the Academy Awards, it was the big winner last night at the 17th Annual Chlotrudis Awards. With a 50% success rate, WINTER'S BONE picked up four Trudies out of its eight nominations including the top prizes, Best Movie and Best Director as well as Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Cinematography.  It's the first time the same film took the top two prizes since Michael Haneke's CACHE did the trick at the 13th Awards, and the first woman to take the Best Director prize since Sofia Coppola scored with LOST IN TRANSLATION back at the 10th annual Awards Ceremony. (She took Best Movie that year as well.)  Joon-ho Bong's MOTHER took two awards, Best Original Screenplay, and in perhaps the biggest upset, Best Actress for Hye-ja Kim. | Read more »

Filmmaker Larry Fessenden Announced as First Guest Honoree at 17th Annual Chlotrudis Awards Ceremony!

Larry FessendenOn Sunday March 20th, the Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film will honor the independent film polymath, Larry Fessenden, during its 17th Annual Chlotrudis Awards ceremony at the historic Brattle Theatre. Mr. Fessenden will be in attendance to accept his special award from Chlotrudis to celebrate his extensive and varied body of work. 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. | Read more »


It was a big weekend for Chlotrudis as nominations for the 17th annual Chlotrudis Awards were finalized by the nominating committee. Leading the pack is Debra Granik’s stunning WINTER’S BONE, with 8 nominations, including Best Movie, Best Director and Best Actress. Five other films received 4 or more nominations, including fellow Best Movie nominees THE KING’S SPEECH, starring Colin Firth & Geoffrey Rush; Quebecois wunderkind Xavier Dolan’s I KILLED MY MOTHER; JACK GOES BOATING, Philip Seymour Hoffman’s directorial debut; and MOTHER, the latest from Korea’s Joon-ho Bong. Rounding out the category is the Peruvian ghost story, UNDERTOW. In all, 40 films received nominations; 20 countries were represented, with US films making up just over 30%. There were other multiple nominees, among them three-timers ANIMAL KINGDOM, FISH TANK and RABBIT HOLE. | Read more »