This year, the Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film bestowed the most accolades upon Wes Anderson's MOONRISE KINGDOM and Stephen Chbosky's THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER at its 19th annual Chlotrudis Awards ceremony, held at the Brattle Theater this past Sunday. Both films won 3 awards:
Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best Ensemble went to MOONRISE KINGDOM, while THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER nabbed Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor (for Ezra Miller), and one of the night's top honors, Best Movie. | Read more »
BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD top Chlotrudis list with Seven Nominations Including Best Movie and Best Director!
The nominees for the 19th annual Chlotrudis Awards were announced tonight at a special party at Post 390, attended by Chlotrudis members, guests and various folk active in the Boston film scene. 2012 was a good year for American indie films, 18 of the 35 unique films nominated coming from the U.S. Those 18 films made up 41 of the total nominations. Films from Frances had the next largest impact with 7 nominations from 3 films, and surprisingly, Belgium took in 6 nominations with just 2 films. All-in-all, 19 countries were represented among the nominees. Despite the high number of U.S. films garnering nominations, only 2 of the films nominated for Best Movie was U.S.-made: BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD and THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER. | Read more »
It’s time to start thinking about nominations for your favorite films and performances from 2012 for the 19th Annual Chlotrudis Awards! Please read these rules and take part! Nominations will be due on Friday, January 18 at midnight. On Saturday, January 19, we will hold our annual Chlotrudis Nomination Committee Meeting at the home of Ned Hinkle and Ivy Moylan in Cambridge, MA at 2pm. All members are invited to come and spend the afternoon discussing films even if you do not nominate! Of course, it’s more fun if you do, so please read the following directions, and if you qualify… I urge you to take part! The more members who nominate, the better and more reflective of our organization are our awards. If you do come to the party, we do a bit of a pot luck, so bring something to eat or drink with you. | Read more »
THE 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 »
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
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christopher Plummer for The Beginners
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Lesley Manville for Another Year
Michael Shannon for Take Shelter | Read more »
For 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 »
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 »
Nominations 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 »
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?