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Genevieve Bujold

Geneviève Bujold:

We were thrilled to present internationally acclaimed actress Geneviève Bujold with the Chloe Award at the 9th Annual Chlotrudis Awards Ceremony. Bujold has a rich history of working with independent film ever since she starred in the cult classic The King of Hearts. Hollywood (and an Academy Award nomination) beckoned with Anne of the Thousand Days, and the 1970's saw her starring in a couple of blockbusters, Earthquake and Coma. In the 1980's she returned to intependent film with a trio of films with director Alan Rudolph, Choose Me, Trouble in Mind, and The Moderns. She followed the Rudolph trilogy with Dead Ringers with famed Canadian director David Cronenberg. The late 1990's saw Bujold return to the independent films Chlotrudis Awards so loves with the Parker Posey vehicle The House of Yes before being featured in Chlotrudis favorite, Don McKellar's Last Night. Chlotrudis members most recently enjoyed Bujold at last year's Toronto Film Festival with the French-Candian, supernatural, eco-thriller, La Turbulence des Fluides. 2003 promises an intriguing thriller co-starring James Caan and Maribel Verdú of this year's smash, Y Tu Mamá También. With such a varied and extensive career, Chlotrudis Awards is so excited to present Geneviève Bujold with the Chloe Award, for her "career-so-far."
Glenn Fitzgerald

Glenn Fitzgerald:

You may not know his name, but you've probably seen him in one of a host of independent films over the last 6 or 7 years. This year's Gertrudis Award Recipient is Glenn Fitzgerald, most recently seen in on the big screen in Tully, Series 7: the Contenders, and The Believer. Look back on his career and you'll find a rich tapestry of independent film work. The Brooklyn native got his start in television appeareances, including "Law and Order" and "Homicide," before making his big screen debut with a supporting role in Manny & Lo alongside last year's Gertrudis Award recipient, Scarlett Johanssen. That same year he caught people's attention as Alan Alda and Lily Tomlin's LSD proferring son in Flirting with Disaster. You've also probably seen him in The Ice Storm, The Sixth Sense, Finding Forrester, or possibly A Price Above Rubies. Glenn has also made waves in New York's theatre scene. In 2000 he garnered heaps of critical praise and a Lucille Lortel Oustanding Lead Actor nomination for his sensitive turn as a security guard in Kenneth Longergan’s hit Lobby Hero at Playwrights Horizons. Most recently he co-starred in Blue/Orange, winner of London’s Olivier Award for Best New Play. We were very excited that Glenn was on hand at the Brattle Theatre for the 9th Annual Chlotrudis Awards Ceremony to accept the Gertrudis Award, which spotlights an up-and-coming talent to be watched. We'll certainly be watching Glenn, and you can bet we'll remember his name.
Ed Lachman

Ed Lachman:

Chlotrudis Awards created a new special award this year to ackowledge the work of a cinematographer, called The Visionary Award. After his outstanding recent achievements for Far From Heaven and The Virgin Suicides, how could we not give the Visionary Award to Ed Lachman? Lachman has received great acclaim as the director of photography of this year's indie powerhouse Far From Heaven. Besides being nominated for a Chlotrudis Award, he has also received nods at the Academy Awards, the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Outstanding Achievement Awards competition, the Independent Spirit Awards, as well as numerous film critics associations (including Boston) and film festivals. Lachman has seen an astounding career as a cinematographer lensing such films as Desperately Seeking Susan, True Stories, Less Than Zero, Mississippi Masala, Theremin: an Electonic Odyssey, The Limey, Erin Brokovich, and the remarkable The Virgin Suicides. Lachman recently co-directed the controversial film Ken Park with Larry Clark.

Guests gather by the bar and appetizers...

Tim and friends
or the balcony as they await the start of the show

Steve and Peter
Steve and Peter check out the poster for Donnie Darko

Pre-show music
Greg Jacobs put together an outstanding musical combo who reinterpreted songs from the 80's & 90's for the reception

Geneviève Bujold meets her hosts
Geneviève Bujold is greeted by her hosts, Esmé Green,
Michael Colford and guest, Barbara Szold
Ed Lachman greets Geneviève Bujold
Ed Lachman greets Geneviève Bujold
Ned says hello to Geneviève Bujold
Geneviève is enthralled by Ned Hinkle's telling of the
Brattle Theatre's illustrious history
Marilyn bends Stephen's ear
Marilyn O'Conner catches up with Board member Stephen Brophy

Robin and Laura say hello to Glenn Fitzgerald
Robin and Laura Clifford greet Glenn Fitzgerald
Jamie and Beth
Jamie Penney and Beth Daly
mentally prepare for the musical number

Peg and Greg open the show
Peg Aloi and Greg Jacobs perform a haunting version
of Tears for Fears' Mad World from the film Donnie Darko

Stephen Brophy presents the Best Supporting Actor Award to...
Clinton McClung, Program Director for the
Coolidge Corner Theatre, presents the Best Cast Award to...
Hilary and Miss Chltorudis
Alan Arkin, accepted by Hilary Nieukirk as Brophy
and Miss Chlotrudis, Amanda Colford
It's a Tie! Gosford Park & Italian for Beginners share
the award for Best Cast accepted by Ned Hinkle,
co-director of the Brattle Film Foundation

Your Crazed host
Your host, Michael Colford, looks a little manic as the Awards Ceremony continues, but newest member,
Georgette Gagne maintains her cool, and her fashion sense as she introduces the first of the evening's
Best Movie nominees, 13 Conversations About One Thing

Scot Capehart presents the award for Best Short Film to...
Just Like Golf which is accepted by Meg Ansara,
friend of director E.S. Wochensky

From left: Jeffrey Pike introduces the clip for Donnie Darko, Hilary Nieukirk introduces the clip for Far From Heaven, and
Allison DaSilva introduces the evening's Chloe Award recipient, Geneviève Bujold

Geneviève Bujold
Geneviève Bujold
Geneviève Bujold gives a heartfelt and touching acceptance speech for the Chloe Award for her "Career-So-Far"

LEFT: The Harvard Film Archive's Ted Barron presents the Awards for Best Original and Adapted Screenplay.

RIGHT: Janet Young accepts the Best Adapted Screenplay Award for Lantana

LEFT: Brattle Film Foundation co-director Ivy Moylan presents the award for Best Cinematography to...

RIGHT: Ed Lachman whose outstanding work on the film Far From H eaven drew raves
Ed Lachman

Scot and Miss Chlotrudis
Sara Rubin, executive director of the Boston Jewish Film Festival presents the Best Supporting Actress Award to two lucky actresses. Scot Capehart accepts the award for Patricia Clarkson and Emily Mortimer from Miss Chlotrudis, Amanda Colford

Lucia and Ed
Robin and Laura
Miss Chlotrudis, the lovely Amanda Colford, and Jeff
Your co-host Esmé Green with friend Lisa Ball
Greg, Emily, and newest Chlotrudis member, Noah
During intermission our lovely photographers captured these lovely pictures. Clockwise from upper left: Ned Hinkle, Michael Colford and Al DaSilva take a break. Director Lucia Small and Production Manager Benjamin Dewey trade notes with Ed Lachman, Amanda Colford takes a break with Jeff Barbosa, Greg Jacobs and Emily Neill show off the youngest Chlotrudis member Noah, whileDavid Montanari looks on, Esmé Green says hello to Lisa Ball, and Robin and Laura Clifford enjoy the break

Your hosts
Esmé got the crowd buzzing...
literally, with a joke spoofing Adaptation.
Board Member Corinne Fisher
introduces Punch-Drunk Love

Glenn Fitzgerald
Glenn Fitzgerald

Glenn Fitzgerald is honored yet a bit shell shocked with the honor of receiving the Gertrudis Award.
After asking if this could take place every week at his apartment, he graciously
thanks the organization and offers to chat with anyone after the ceremony.

LEFT: Jennifer Campbell, whose short documentary Nine was an official selection of the Chlotrudis Awards 3rd Annual Short Film Festival, presents the Award for Best Documentary to Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns)

BELOW LEFT: Board member Laura Clifford accepted the award on the film's behalf, and introduced...

BELOW RIGHT: A.J. Schnack, director of the film, who sent a charming video acceptance!
A.J. Schnack's Video acceptance

Chlotrudis Awards Treasurer and Trophy Maker, Mary McIntire introduces the film clip for Best Movie nominee Rabbit-Proof Fence
Somehow Marilyn O'Conner stuns the audience again when she reveals that she is the mother of Gordy and Phillip Seymour Hoffman, thereby pronouncing herself "Producer of the Year" as she presents the Best Actor Award
Tim McIntire take a break from running all the audio-video equipment to accet the award on Jake Gyllenhaal's behalf.

Ned Hinkle, co-Director of the Brattle Film Foundation
returns to the stage to present the award for Best Actress to...

Isabelle Huppert for her work in the controversial and powerful
The Piano Teacher
. Now mother Emily Neill accepts on her behalf

Kate PIke
LEFT: An ailing Kate Pike, originally scheduled to perform with the Entertainment calls upon the last of her voice to introduce the final nominated film of the evening, Y Tu Mamá También

RIGHT: Peg Aloi presents two Special Awards: the Taskforce Award to director Todd Haynes, and the new Chlotrudis Visionary Award to cinematographer Ed Lachman

Ed Lachmann accepts his 'Trudie from Miss Chlotrudis
Ed Lachman accepts the Taskforce Award for his Far From Heaven director Todd Haynes, and accepts the brand new Chlotrudis Visionary Award honoring a cinematographer's career.

Lucia .
Lucia Small, Director of the Chlotrudis-nominated film
My Father, the Genius
, presents the award for Best Director
Ed Ladhman accepts the Best Director Award on behalf of Todd Haynes, director of Far From Heaven, by telling of Todd's insistence that he will keep making independent films despite the Hollywood studios courting him

Amy and Gerry
Amy Geller and Gerald Peary prepare to give out the Award for
Best Movie of the year, but wait! It's time for a musical number!

The musical number begins
A hush falls upon the audience as Merri Lavine, Scot Capehart, Beth Daly,
Michael Colford, Dawn Colford, and Jamie Penney take the stage
Scot and Michael
Scot and Michael borrow from L'il Abner's "The Country's in the Very
Best of Hands" to talk about
13 Conversations About One Thing
Scot channels Tom Jones
Scot channels Tom Jones to sing about how
"unusual" the film Punch Drunk Love is.
Scot, Beth and Dawn
Sung to the tune of South Pacific's "Bloody Mary,"
Scot, Beth and Dawn tell the audience abuot Donnie Darko
Scot, Beth, and Michael
Beth takes the spotlight with a little help from Scot and Michael to
turn the Beach Boys "Barbara Ann" into Far From Heaven's "Juliane."
Greg and Scot
And then gets some musical accompaniment from
Greg to tell the story of Rabbit-Proof Fence
to the tune of "Don't Fence Me In"
Merri, Dawn, and Jamie
Merri, Dawn, and Jamie tell the sordid tale of The Piano Teacher
with a classical take to the melody of Beethoven's 9th Symphony
Merri leads the gang in the finale.
"La Cucuracha" provides the melody for Merri's tale of Y Tu Mamá También

Good Night
Ed Lachman makes one last trip to the stage to acceptFar From Heaven's
Best Movie award for before your hosts and Miss Chlotrudis say goodnight

Geneviève Bujold and Ed Lachman pose with their litter of Trudies
Geneviève Bujold and Ed Lachman pose with their litter of Trudies!

Your special guests
All together now! Allison DaSilva, Ed Lachman, Geneviève Bujold, Marilyn O'Conner,
Michael Colford, Glenn Fitzgerald, and Esmé Green

While you're at it - take a look at last years ceremony celebration . . .

Last updated: August 20, 2005
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