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 »
CHLOTRUDIS SOCIETY sponsors Sarah Polley’s ‘TAKE THIS WALTZ’, starring MICHELLE WILLIAMS at PROVINCETOWN FILM FEST
In 2009, at our 15th annual awards ceremony, Chlotrudis honored Tim Cawley's WELL-FOUNDED CONCERNS, about an unapologietic germophobe facing a devastating plague and the first blooms of love, with our Best Short Film award. Now Tim is back on the big screen in Boston with his first feature film, FROM NOTHING, SOMETHING. Tim's documentary profiles creative thinkers across a variety of disciplines and finds common methods, habits, mindsets and neuroses that help bring breakthrough ideas into being. It is a thoughtful, intimate, often funny look at the creative process -- straight from the brains of some of our culture's most accopmlished and inspiring talents. | 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?
CHLOTRUDIS SOCIETY partners with Boston LGBT Fest to present THE GREEN as part of CELEBRATING WORLD CINEMA
The 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 »
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 »
The Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film began its 12th year as a 501(c)3, non-profit organization this summer, and we’re busier than ever! As a non-profit, membership-driven organization, we are committed to teaching audiences to view films actively and to increase awareness about independent, international and documentary film through our Annual Awards Program and Ceremony, special screening series at partner theaters, partnerships with film festivals, and our online news and reviews. We are in the midst of our Annual Fund drive and we are asking for your help to insure that we are able to provide members with some exciting programs and events over the coming year. | Read more »
Bruce is a Chlotrudis Board member living in Manhattan. He sees lots of movies and lots of theater, and here he offers his Top 10 films of 2009!
Hey Everyone! For a change, we've actually got pretty good versions of the musical numbers, and indeed, the entire awards ceremony! Scot is going to get the musical numbers at least up on YouTube, and the first is ready. Check out our introduction to the Buried Treasure in the night's opening number.