Chlotrudis Indie Film Round-Up, July 2 - 8

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The summer is heating up, and this is one year where the indie films seem to be getting more attention than the big Hollywood blockbusters!  WINTER'S BONE has been garnering raves all over the country.  Local gal Debra Granick has constructed a magnificent, suspenseful family drama set in the Ozarks, with a host of strong performances, and an assured script adapted from the novel of the same name.  The documentary JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORK has been receiving accolades on the Festival circuit, and it now in limited release, including a run at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Boston.  Tilda Swinton's controversial (among Chlotrudis members anyway) I AM LOVE hits theatres this week, and if you're a fan of Italian melodrama... heck, any melodrama... go see this film!  Then there's CYRUS, the latest effort from the Duplass Brothers starring John C. Reilly and Marisa Tomei.  It's an interesting take on family dynamics that plays things for laughs, but gets pretty serious as well. | Read more »

Chlotrudis Tuesday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round-Up June 25 - July 1

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We're back from the Provincetown International Fim Festival, and hopefully riding high on the plethora of great movies we saw there!  It's time to commit to seeing more indie films in the theatre, because there are a surprisingly large number of indie films coming out this summer.  Chris is this week's Tuesday Night at the Movies host, and he picks a movie that's currently generating a lot of discussion on the mailing list.  Join Chris for the 7:20pm screening of WINTER'S BONE at the Coolidge Corner Theatre.

Winter's Bone

Winner of Sundance Grand Jury Prize for Best Picture | Read more »

Chlotrudis Monday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round-Up, June 11 - 17

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It's a busy week this week, with the Provincetown International Film Festival kicking off on Wednesday, June 16!  A bunch of us Chlotrudis types are going, and we'd love to see more if anyone has a last minute yen to get away.  Before we head out though, Vivki will host the Chlotrudis Monday Night at the Movies, so please join her Monday at the Coolidge Corner Theatre for the 7:30pm screening of THE OATH. 

The OathTHE OATH is a spectacularly gripping documentary that unspools like a great political thriller. It’s the cross-cut tale of two men whose fateful meeting propelled them on divergent courses with Al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, 9/11, Guantanamo Bay Prison and the U.S. Supreme Court. | Read more »

Two Important Notes for the week of June 4

This is what I get for being too busy to post a movie listing for the week or even looking at the new releases this week until Monday morning!  Hiro-kazu Kore-eda's (STILL WALKING, AFTER LIFE) AIR DOLL starring the divine Doona Bae, opened this week at the Kendall Square Cinema.  SEE IT NOW!


But don't see it on Thursday night, because the king of filth, John Waters, will be at the Boston Public Library at 6pm to talk about his new book Role Models with author Scott Heim (who wrote the novel Mysterious Skin).  You won't want to miss that.  More details here.


I Killed My MotherChlotrudis is pleased to announce its sponsorship of I KILLED MY MOTHER, at the PROVINCETOWN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (PIFF), to be held June 16 - 20.   The film will have two screenings, 7pm on Friday 6/18 and 7pm on Sunday 6/20, both at the Provincetown Theater. | Read more »

Chlotrudis Indie Film Round-Up, May 28 - June 5

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There is no planned Chlotrudis Movie of the Week this week, so enjoy your long, Memorial Day weekend and if you're looking for a good movie to watch, check out the list of independent films opening in the Boston area this week below.  If I may suggest a film, go see James Ivory's The City of Your Final Destination, based on an outstanding novel by Peter Cameron.  It's opening at the Kendall and the West Newton Cinema and revolves around a lost young man who is trying to get permission to write a biography about a renowned author of a single novel who has committed suicide.  Unfortunately, the executor's of his estate, his wife, his mistress and his brother, all living together on the writer's estate, refuse to give permission.  At his girlfriend's urgings, the young biographer travels to South America to get them to change their mind.  While it may not sound so riveting, and in fact, it does lose it's bit in the latter half, unable to capture the protagonist's journey as well as the book did, if you like smart dialog and strong performances, you won't want to miss this.  Laura Linney (outstanding!), Charlotte Gainsbourg, and Anthony Hopkins play the wife, mistress and brother respectively and really capture the spirit of the novel and film sublimely. | Read more »

Chlotrudis Monday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round-Up, May 21 - 27

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This week Chris hosts the Chlotrudis Tuesday Night at the Movies event!  On Tuesday Chlotrudis heads back to the Brattle Theatre for the 8:00 p.m. screening of DADDY LONGLEGS, the latest film by Josh and Benny Safdie.  Joshua Safdie directed last year's THE PLEASURE OF BEING ROBBED, and he teams up with his brother, with whom he has worked on several previous films to make this film about the rsponsibilties of fatherhood.
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Chlotrudis Tuesday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round-Up May 14 - 20

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Vicki takes the hosting duties this week, so join her for the Chlotrudis Tuesday Night at the Movies for the 7:30 screening of Catherine Breillat's BLUEBEARD at the Brattle Theatre! Breillat is the provocative filmmaker responsible for such polarizing films as THE LAST MISTRESS, ANATOMY OF HELL, SEX IS COMEDY, FAT GIRL and ROMANCE. This film is sure to inspire some lively conversation! Join Vickki at 5:45pm for dinner at Cambridge 1. Remember, bring your Chlotrudis membership card and receive a discount on your ticket! | Read more »

Chlotrudis Sunday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round-Up, May 7 - 13

Hello Chlotrudis Members! This week Boston welcomes the Boston LGBT Film Festival and Chlotrudis takes part in the fun by co-presenting not one, but TWO films! There's a lot of great stuff playing the festival, with screenings at the Museum of Fine Arts, the Brattle Theatre, and Fenway Health. The Festival runs from May 6 - May 16, so there are lots of opportunities to participate. And a couple of obvious choices are the two Chlotrudis presentations! And Then Came Lola | Read more »


The Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film (CSIF) is pleased to join with the BOSTON LGBT FILM FESTIVAL once again to co-present two films during the festival’s run. Inspired by the German film RUN LOLA RUN, AND THEN CAME LOLA will play on Friday May 7th at 8:30pm at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts. WILD ABOUT HARRY, starring Tate Donovan and Adam Pascal, will play at the Brattle Theater in Harvard Square, Cambridge, on Sunday May 9th at 7:30 pm. | Read more »