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Chlotrudis Tuesday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round-Up, June 12 - 18

Hello, Chlotrudis Members!

Next week a whole bunch of us head out to the Cape for the 11th Annual Provincetown International Film Festival, but before we go, Beth Caldwell will host the Chlotrudis Tuesday Night at the Movies! Beth choses to see the 7:05 screening of O'HORTEN about which she says, "This is a film made by director, Bent Hamer, of KITCHEN STORIES fame, one of my favorites." She would also like to have dinner beforehand at Toast.

The moment the train leaves the station without engineer Odd Horten (B� Owe) aboard, he realizes that the path ahead is a journey without printed 40 years of traveling a very stable rail, and the platform does not feel like a safe place anymore. His orderly, solitary existence is about to give way to a future of unlikely adventures and puzzling dilemmas: Will Horten ever travel by plane? Will he finally sell his prized boat? How does Horten end up in a pair of women's red high-heeled shoes? Will he survive a nighttime drive with a blindfolded man at the wheel? Proof positive that there is humor to be found in aging, and we don't have to be elderly Norwegians to identify, laugh and embrace life in all its idiosyncratic splendor. Writer/director Bent Hamer's (FACTOTUM, KITCHEN STORIES) wonderfully skewed view of the human condition gives us that somewhat absurdist vision with great warmth, a little melancholy and universal appeal.

dir. Brent Hamer, w/ B� Owe, Espen Skj�g, Ghita N� Henny Moan, Bj�loberg, Kai Remlov, Per Jansen, Bjarte Hjelmeland

Speaking of Provincetown, if you've got some free town, you won't find a more relaxing local film fest. This year Chlotrudis is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the film PATRIK, AGE 1.5. The film will have two screenings, 7pm on Thursday 6/18 and 4:30pm on Sunday 6/21. PATRIK AGE 1.5, adapted from a stage play, follows the story of a Swedish gay couple in the midst of adoption proceedings, preparing for the arrival of the 18 month old they have long been waiting for. When a defiant and homophobic 15-year old juvenile delinquent shows up at their door instead, everyone�s life is turned upside down as each member of the unexpected family struggles to find his way. Thanks to a well-cast ensemble, a light directorial touch and a script that resists any anvil messages, PATRIK AGE 1.5 winds up becoming quite more than the sum of its formula family comedy parts. This year, to honor its longtime appreciation of the festival, Chlotrudis has also signed on as a Community Sponsor for the Provincetown Film Festival.

See you at the Movies!
Michael

Playing this week, June 12 - 18, 2009.

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
Special Return Engagement!
Sita Sings the Blues (Fri. - Sun.)
Azur and Asmar (Sat.)
Elements of Cinema
Blow-Up featuring introduction and discussion with Chlotrudis member Peg Aloi - Free and open to the public! (Sat.)
Classic Gangsters
The Public Enemy & Little Caesar (Wed.)
CineMental Presents
Happy Endings? (Wed.)
Special Live Music Event - World Music/CRASHarts Presents
The Low Anthem, with Anais Mitchell (Thu.)

Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
Away We Go
Outrage
Easy Virtue
Valentino: The Last Emperor
Midnite Madness
Johnny Cupcakes presents Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Sat.)
Europe's Grand Operas
Norma (Sun. & Thu.)
Film and Book Celebration!
The Wizard of Oz with introduction by Evan I. Schwartz, author of the new book Finding Oz (Mon.)

FEI Theatres
Capitol Theatre, Arlington

Sunshine Cleaning
Sugar

Somerville Theatre, Somerville
Anvil! The Story of Anvil!
Rudo y Cursi

Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
No Screenings until July 1

Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
The Brothers Bloom
The Lemon Tree

Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square
, Cambridge
Away We Go
O'Horten
Il Divo
Outrage
Easy Virtue
The Brothers Bloom
Summer Hours
The Girlfriend Experience

Embassy Cinema, Waltham
The Brothers Bloom
The Girlfriend Experience
Every Little Step

Loew's Harvard Square, Cambridge
No independent films playing this week

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Mexican Film
Lake Tahoe (Fri., Sat. & Wed.)
Film Noir and the Production Code
Maltese Falcon (Fri.)
Double Indemnity (Fri.)
Touch of Evil (Sat.)
Gilda (Sat.)
Anatomy of a Murder (Wed.)
Boston Jewish Film Festival: Encores
Blessed Is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh (Sun. & Thu.)
Noodle (Sun.)
Phyllis and Harold (Wed. & Thu.)
Strangers (Zarim) (Thu.)

The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
Fados

West Newton Cinema, West Newton, MA
Summer Hours
Lemon Tree
Easy Virtue

Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President

CHLOTRUDIS SOCIETY SPONSORS SWEDISH COMIC DRAMA �PATRIK, AGE 1.5� at PROVINCETOWN FILM FEST

The CHLOTRUDIS SOCIETY FOR INDEPENDENT FILM (CSIF) is pleased to announce its sponsorship of PATRIK, AGE 1.5, at the PROVINCETOWN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (PIFF), to be held June 17 - 21. The film will have two screenings, 7pm on Thursday 6/18 and 4:30pm on Sunday 6/21. Check www.ptownfilmfest.org for more details. Celebrating its eleventh year, PIFF remains dedicated to �showcasing independent American and international films, nurturing aspiring independent filmmakers, honoring industry luminaries, and preserving and sustaining cinema as an art form through educational forums�, this year with over 50 films plus special events, panels and parties. This year, to honor its longtime appreciation of the festival, Chlotrudis has also signed on as a Community Sponsor for the Provincetown Film Festival.

PATRIK AGE 1.5, adapted from a stage play, follows the story of a Swedish gay couple in the midst of adoption proceedings, preparing for the arrival of the 18 month old they have long been waiting for. When a defiant and homophobic 15-year old juvenile delinquent shows up at their door instead, everyone�s life is turned upside down as each member of the unexpected family struggles to find his way. Thanks to a well-cast ensemble, a light directorial touch and a script that resists any anvil messages, PATRIK AGE 1.5 winds up becoming quite more than the sum of its formula family comedy parts.

Here's the trailer for the film:

Chlotrudis Tuesday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round-Up, June 5 - 11

Hello, Chlotrudis Members!

Next week for the Chlotrudis Tuesday Night at the Movies, your host, Chris Kriofske will give you not one, but two movie choices, both at the Coolidge Corner Theatre. In the main theatre, enjoy some Noel Coward with the 7:15pm screening of EASY VIRTUE starring Jessica Biel, Colin Firth, and Kristen Scott Thomas, and directed by Stephan Elliott (THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT). Or head to the screening from for OUTRAGE, the latest documentary from Chlotrudis Award-winning filmmaker Kirby Dick (THIS FILM IS NOT YET RATED). The fun starts at 7:35pm. Chris has chosen two films because he just hasn't been able to decide which one HE wants to see. So take your time in deciding, just come to the movies!

EASY VIRTUE
John Whittaker, a young Englishman, falls madly in love with Larita, a sexy and glamorous American woman, and they marry impetuously. However, when the couple returns to the family home, John's mother has an instant distaste for her new daughter-in-law. Larita tries her best to fit in, but fails to tiptoe through the minefield laid by her mother-in-law. Larita quickly realizes she must fight back if she is to hold onto her husband. A battle of wits ensues and sparks soon fly.

dir. Stephan Elliott, w Colin Firth, Jessica Biel, Ben Barnes 1h33m

OUTRAGE
From Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker Kirby Dick (THIS FILM IS NOT YET RATED) comes OUTRAGE, a searing indictment of the hypocrisy of closeted politicians with appalling gay rights voting records who actively campaign against the LGBT community they covertly belong to. Boldly revealing the hidden lives of some of the United States' most powerful policymakers, OUTRAGE takes a comprehensive look at the harm they've inflicted on millions of Americans, and examines the media's complicity in keeping their secrets.

dir. Kirby Dick, documentary 1h30m

Over at the Harvard Film Archive you can see the Early Films of Pedro Almod�. I'm one of those rare few that enjoy Almod�'s early films much more than his recent work. While his recent work is definitely more mature and accomplished, there's a brash, irreverent energy in his early work that just appeals to me. Add to that that three of the four films being shown at the Film Archive star the remarkably talented Carmen Maura, and the fourth stars a very young Antonio Banderas (in his second film role), and you don't want to miss them if you haven't seen them. Of the four they're screening, I would most recommend PEPI, LUCI AND BOM AND OTHER GIRLS ON THE HEAP which follow the adventures of three female friends during the punk era in Madrid. Almod� deals with some pretty tough issues in his early films, so they might not be to everyone's taste. WHAT HAVE I DONE TO DESERVE THIS? is also brilliant, but is much more of a drama than the usual antic-driven comedies he was making at the time. In addition to Maura, this one features the divine Chus Lampreada (pictured left).

See you at the Movies!
Michael

Playing this week, June 5 - 11, 2009.

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
Reunion Weekend 2009!
Some Like It Hot (Fri.)
Gremlins (Sat.)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (Sat.)
North by Northwest (Sun.)
The Man Who Knew Too Much (Sun.)
Harvard Bookstore Presents
Ben George, Steve Almond, Jenny Boylan and Sven Birkerts, The Book of Dads: Essays on the Joys, Perils, and Humiliations of Fatherhood (Tue.)
Special Return Engagement
Coraline (Wed. & Thu.)
Harvard Book Store and the Center for New Words Present
Kate Clinton: I Told You So (Wed.)

Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
Outrage
Easy Virtue
Enlighten Up
Revanche
Valentino: The Last Emperor
Divas in the Dark
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (Sun.)
75th Anniversary Big Screen Classics!
Pulp Fiction (Mon.)
Good Vibrations Presents

FEI Theatres
Capitol Theatre, Arlington

Sunshine Cleaning
Sugar
Every Little Step

Somerville Theatre, Somerville
Anvil! The Story of Anvil!
What Goes Up

Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
Early Almod�
Pepi, Luci, Bom and Other Girls on the Heap (Sat.)
What Have I Done to Deserve This? (Sat.)
Labyrinth of Passion (Sun.)
Dark Habits (Mon.)

Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
The Brothers Bloom
The Lemon Tree

Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square
, Cambridge
Il Divo
Outrage
Easy Virtue
The Brothers Bloom
Summer Hours
Rudo y Cursi
The Girlfriend Experience

Embassy Cinema, Waltham
The Brothers Bloom
The Girlfriend Experience
Every Little Step

Loew's Harvard Square, Cambridge
No independent films playing this week

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Mexican Film
Lake Tahoe (Fri. & Wed.)
Film Noir and the Production Code
Gilda (Fri.)
Touch of Evil (Fri. & Sat.)
Maltese Falcon (Sat.)
Double Indemnity (Sat. & Wed.)
Boston Jewish Film Festival: Encores
Max Minsky and Me (Sun.)
Phyllis and Harold (Sun. & Thu.)
Noodle (Sun. & Thu.)
The Gift to Stalin (Thu.)

The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
The Soloist (ineligible)

West Newton Cinema, West Newton, MA
Easy Virtue
Lemon Tree
Easy Virtue

Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President

Chlotrudis Tuesday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round-Up, May 29 - June 4, 2009

Hello, Chlotrudis Members!

Sorry this is so dreadfully late! I'm in NYC for the BookExpo America conference. Still, this will get out in time to let you know that Gil and Amanda are hosting next week's Chlotrudis Tuesday Night at the Movies, and it's a good one. Join them on Tuesday at the Kendall Square Cinema for the 7:20pm screening of Majid Majidi's THE SONG OF SPARROWS. The Chlotrudis Award-nominated Majidi is responsible for some fine films such as BARAN and THE COLOR OF PARADISE. In THE SONG OF SPARROWS, ostrich-farmer Karim is fired from his job and find his new life working in the city changing his personality. Can his wife and daughter's help him to regain the values he once held dear?

The new film by Majid Majidi (THE COLOR OF PARADISE, CHILDREN OF HEAVEN) tells the gently humorous story of ordinary guy Karim (Reza Naji, winner Best Actor at the Berlin Film Festival) as he struggles to support his family. He loses his well-paid job at an ostrich farm when a particularly ornery bird escapes and cannot be recaptured. Driving his moped in to Tehran to try to fix his deaf daughter's hearing aid, Karim accidentally finds himself embarking on a profitable new career when a harried businessman jumps on and demands a ride. But exposure to heavy traffic and big city values starts to corrupt Karim's once generous and honest nature, much to the concern of his family, who want the old Karim back. Majidi's lyrical storytelling shines in this simple but affecting tale. Grammy-nominated composer and musician Hossein Alizadeh, a master tar and setar player, provides the haunting score. (Fully subtitled)

Director: Majid Majidi

Cast: Reza Najie, Hossein Aghazi, Maryam Akbari, Kamran Dehghan

Run Time: 1hr 36mins

Sorry, that's all the time I have today, and it's already a couple of days late, so I wanted to get this message out now. I will try to be better next week!

See you at the Movies!
Michael

Playing this week, May 29 - June 4, 2009.

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
Special Engagement! Area Premiere!
Katyn
Hooked On Who
Tom Baker as the Doctor in The Talons of Weng-Chiang (Fri.)
Tom Baker as the Doctor in The Pyramids of Mars (Sat.)
David Tennant as The Doctor in Silence in the Library and Forest of the Dead (Sat.)
Harvard Bookstore Presents
ADRIAN TOMINE AND SETH: Two comics masters discuss their craft (Tue.)
The Soft Skin (Tue.)
The Wild Child (Wed. & Thu.)
Harvard Book Store and the Center for New Words Present
Kate Clinton: I Told You So (Wed.)

Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
Easy Virtue
Enlighten Up
Revanche
Valentino: The Last Emperor
Midnite Madness
Repo! The Genetic Opera! (Fri.)
Johnny Cupcakes presents The Wizard (Sat.)
Benefit Screening for 826 Boston, with Dave Eggers in person!
Away We Go (Sun.)
Presented in conjunction with The Huntington Theatre's production of "Pirates!"
The Pirates of Penzance (Mon.)

FEI Theatres
Capitol Theatre, Arlington

Sunshine Cleaning
Every Little Step

Somerville Theatre, Somerville
Anvil! The Story of Anvil!
Sugar

Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
America As Seen By...
Panel Discussion (Fri.)
The Short Life of Jos�ntonio Gutierrez & South (Fri.)
The Lapirovs Go West & France Made in USA Director Jean-Luc L� in Person (Sat.)
Realism Reinvented: The Cinema of Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
The Son & Il court�il court le monde Directors in Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne Appearing in Person! (Sun.)
Rosetta Directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne Appearing in Person (Mon.)

Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
The Brothers Bloom
Every Little Step
The Lemon Tree

Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square
, Cambridge
Song of Sparrows
Easy Virtue
The Brothers Bloom
Summer Hours
Tulpan
Rudo y Cursi
Little Ashes
The Girlfriend Experience

Embassy Cinema, Waltham
The Brothers Bloom
The Girlfriend Experience
Every Little Step

Loew's Harvard Square, Cambridge
No independent films playing this week

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Consumerism Documentaries
Milk in the Land: Ballad of an American Drink (Fri.)
Dust (Fri. - Sun.)
Consuming Kids (Sat.)
Malls R Us (Sat.)
Independent Film
Orphans (Fri.)
New England Film Artists Present
A Certain Kind of Beauty (Sun.)
Boston Jewish Film Festival: Encores
Noodle (Sun. & Thu.)
The Gift to Stalin (Thu.)
Max Minsky and Me (Thu.)
Film Noir and the Production Code
The Maltese Falcon (Thu.)

The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
Shall We Kiss?

West Newton Cinema, West Newton, MA
Easy Virtue
Lemon Tree
Shall We Kiss?
Goodbye Solo

Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President

Chlotrudis Tuesday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round-Up, May 22 - 28

Hello, Chlotrudis Members!

Chris is hosting this week's Chlotrudis Tuesday Movie of the Week, so please join him at the Coolidge Corner Theatre for the 7:15pm screening of THE GARDEN. Director Scott Hamilton Kennedy impressed Chlotrudis members enough to score a Best Documentary nomination for his debut film, O.T. OUR TOWN. His follow-up focuses on the social and political issues surrounding a communcal garden in Southern California. Don't miss your chance to see this talented filmmakers doc in the main theatre at the Coolidge!

The GardenAn engaging and powerful look at the famous political and social battle over the largest community garden in the U.S (located in south central Los Angeles). This film shows how the politics of power and greed (backroom deals, land developing, green politics, money) tragically intersect with working class families who rely on this communal garden for their livelihood. Equal parts "The Wire" and "Harlan County, USA," THE GARDEN, exposes the fault lines in American society and raises crucial and challenging questions about liberty, equality, and justice for the poorest and most vulnerable among us.

dir. Scott Hamilton Kennedy, documentary 1h20m

For Chlotrudis fans of film and music, please take note of a very special event coming up next week on Saturday, May 30, 7pm. Split/Signal: Silent Film/Scored Live is a unique audio-visual experience bringing together filmmakers and musicians for live collaborations, featuring THE BOOKS, ROGER MILLER (of Mission of Burma), CUL DE SAC, and CASPIAN. Held in the beautiful, newly-opened Center for the Arts at the Armory (Somerville, MA), an exceptional line-up of musicians will provide the live score for original film projected on the big screen. This is not only an opportunity for artists from a range of backgrounds to explore a new, collective medium, but also a chance for the audience to engage with the never before seen or heard.

Another special event coming up next weekend this time courtesy of our friends the Goethe Institut and the Consulat General de France a Boston is called Arte Watches America: America as Seen by by French and German Documentary Filmmakers. The series screens at the Harvard Film Archive, kicking off on Thursday, May 28 with B-52 and DARK SIDE OF THE MOON. More information and the rest of the series can be found at www.goethe.de/boston

See you at the Movies!
Michael

Playing this week, May 22 - 28, 2009.

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
Fran�s Truffaut: Man, Woman & Child!
The 400 Blows (Fri. & Sat.)
Stolen Kisses (Sat. & Sun.)
Bed & Board (Sun. & Mon.)
Love on the Run (Mon.)
Jules and Jim (Tue.)
The Soft Skin (Tue.)
The Wild Child (Wed. & Thu.)
Harvard Book Store and the Center for New Words Present
Kate Clinton: I Told You So (Wed.)

Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
The Garden
Every Little Step
Revanche
Valentino: The Last Emperor
Midnite Madness
Monty Python's Holy Grail Quote-a-Thon! (Fri.)
Ladies of the 80s Sing-Along! (Sat.)
Quote/Sing Along!
Labyrinth (Mon.)
Brookline Booksmith Presents!
Michael Connolly and George Pelecanos (Thu.)
Benefit Screening for the Provincetown International Film Festival
Enlighten Up (Thu.)

FEI Theatres
Capitol Theatre, Arlington

Adoration
Sunshine Cleaning
Every Little Step

Somerville Theatre, Somerville
Sugar

Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
Realism Reinvented: The Cinema of Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
You're On My Mind (Sat.)
La Promesse & Lessons from a University on the Fly (Sun.)
For the War to End, the Walls Should Have Crumbled & R� No Longer Answers (Mon.)
America As Seen By...
Dark Side of the Moon & B-52 (Thu.)

Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
Every Little Step
Is Anybody There?

Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square
, Cambridge
The Brothers Bloom
Summer Hours
Tulpan
Rudo y Cursi
Little Ashes
The Girlfriend Experience
The Country Teacher
Anvil! The Story of Anvil!

Embassy Cinema, Waltham
The Brothers Bloom
Rudo y Cursi
Every Little Step

Loew's Harvard Square, Cambridge
No independent films playing this week

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Consumerism Documentaries
Malls R Us (Fri. & Sun.)
Flow (Fri. & Sun.)
Consuming Heads (Sun. & Wed.)
Dust (Wed. & Thu.)
Milk in the Land: Ballad of an American Drink (Thu.)
Film Premiere!
Objectified (Fri.)
Ballets Russes
At the Crossroads of Choreography and Cinema (Sat.)
Betty Low presents Play: On the Beach with Ballets Russes (Sat.)
Nijinsky: The Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky (Sat.)
Memorial Day Open House
Short Film Program (Mon.)
Independent Film
Orphan (Wed. & Thu.)

The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
The Silence Before Bach

West Newton Cinema, West Newton, MA
Earth
Lemon Tree
Shall We Kiss?
Goodbye Solo

Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President

Chlotrudis Tuesday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round-Up, May 15 - 21

Hello, Chlotrudis Members!

Yay! I'm always excited about a new Atom Egoyan film, and his latest, ADORATION, opens this week at the Kendall Square Cinema. Join us on Tuesday, May 19, for the 7:15pm screening of ADORATION. Starring Scott Speedman and Arsin�Khanjian, ADORATION is a challenging, thought-provoking film that debuted at last year's Toronto International Film Festival.

ADORATION speaks to our connections�with each other, with our family history, with technology and with the modern world. Sabine (Arsin�Khanjian), a high school French teacher, gives her class a translation exercise based on a real news story about a terrorist who plants a bomb in the airline luggage of his pregnant girlfriend. The assignment has a profound effect on one student, Simon (Devon Bostick), who lives with his uncle (Scott Speedman). In the course of translating, Simon re-imagines that the news item is his own family's story, with the terrorist standing in for his father. Years ago, Simon's father crashed the family car, killing both himself and his wife, making Simon an orphan. Simon has always feared that the accident was intentional. Simon reads his version to the class and then takes it to the internet. In essence, he has created a false identity, which allows him to probe his family secret. As Simon uses his new persona to journey deeper into his past, the public reaction is swift and strong. Written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Atom Egoyan (THE SWEET HEREAFTER, ARARAT).

Directors: Atom Egoyan

Cast: Scott Speedman, Devon Bostick, Arsin�Khanjian, Kenneth Welsh, Rachel Blanchard, Katie Boland, Noam Jenkins, Geraldine O'Rawe, Hailee Sisera

Run Time: 1hr 41min

The Brattle Theatre has an area premiere this week. Check out Alex Rivera's haunting, inventive vision of the near future. The Brattle scored well earlier this year with the low budget sci fi flick, TIMECRIMES and now it does it again with SLEEP DEALER. Over at the Kendall, the first narrative feature from acclaimed Kazakh documentarian Sergey Dvortsevoy (THE STORY OF THE WEEPING CAMEL) premieres this week. TULPAN is the winner of the Prix Un Certain Regard at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. Also opening this week at the Kendall is RUDO Y CURSI, the Mexican film by Carlos Cuar�hat reunites the stars of Y TU MAM�TAMBIEN, Gael Garc�Bernal and Diego Luna.

See you at the Movies!
Michael

Playing this week, May 15 - 21, 2009.

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
Special Engagement! Area Premiere!
Sleep Dealer
Boston LGBTQ Film Festival
Otto, or Up With Dead People (Fri.)
Special Event! American Australian Association Presents
Australian Short Film Today (Tue.)
Special Encore Premiere Screening!
Speaking in Code (Thu.)

Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
The Limits of Control
Every Little Step
Revanche
Valentino: The Last Emperor
Midnite Madness
Inglorious Bastards 1978 original! (Fri. & Sat.)
Goethe German Film Series!
Finnisher Tango (Sun.)
75th Big Screen Classics
Cinema Paradiso (Mon.)

FEI Theatres
Capitol Theatre, Arlington

Sunshine Cleaning
Every Little Step
Slumdog Millionaire
The Class

Somerville Theatre, Somerville
Sunshine Cleaning
Slumdog Millionaire

Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
The Dawn of the Dead
Dawn of the Dead (Fri.)
The Second Life of Chris Marker
The Second Life of Chris Marker, a Live Event! (Sat.)
Realism Reinvented: The Cinema of Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
L'Enfant (The Child) & When the Boat of L� M. Went Down the Meuse River for the First Time (Sun.)
Falsch (Mon.)
Look at Jonathan (Mon.)

Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
Is Anybody There?

Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square
, Cambridge
Tulpan
Rudo y Cursi
Adoration
Tokyo Sonata
Lemon Tree
Anvil! The Story of Anvil!
Sugar
The Limits of Control
Management
Sugar
Sunshine Cleaning

Embassy Cinema, Waltham
Tyson
Sugar
Every Little Step
Sunshine Cleaning

Loew's Harvard Square, Cambridge
Rudo y Cursi
Management
Every Little Step

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Boston LGBT Film Festival
Men's Shorts (Fri.)
Baby Love (Fri.)
Still Black (Sat.)
Fig Trees (Sat.)
OMG/HaHaHa (Sat.)
Chef's Special (Sat.)
City of Borders (Sun.)
The Times of Harvey Milk & 575 Castro Street (Sun.)
Steam (Sun.)
Fruit Fly (Sun.)
Consumerism Documentaries
Malls R Us (Wed. & Thu.)
Consuming Kids (Wed. & Thu.)
Film Premiere!
Objectified (Thu.)

The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
Everlasting Moments

West Newton Cinema, West Newton, MA
American Violet
Moscow, Belgium
Shall We Kiss?
Is Anybody There?
Goodbye Solo

Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President

Chlotrudis Monday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round-Up, May 1 - 7

Hello, Chlotrudis Members!

I'm busy next week with a library conference that I run, but Gil and Amanda will be hosting next week's Chlotrudis Movie of the Week on Monday, May 4. Join them at the Kendall Square Cinema for the 7:00 screening of EVERY LITTLE STEP. This documentary about the Broadway smash A Chorus Line, was a hit last year in Toronto, and our own Beth Curran has been itching to see it again upon its release. Watch for an e-mail Monday morning from Gil and Amanda about details for a dinner meeting before-hand. By the way, EVERY LITTLE STEP also opens this week at the Coolidge Corner Theatre.

EVERY LITTLE STEP explores the incredible journey of A Chorus Line from ambitious idea to international phenomenon. A Chorus Line isn't just another hugely successful Broadway musical�it has spanned four decades and reached audiences in 22 countries around the world. Who would have imagined such an enduring piece of modern culture would arise from middle-of-the-night conversations in a dance studio? Interviews, then and now, with the creative minds that shaped A Chorus Line and the cast who realized it, the original real-life "gypsies," provide insight into behind-the-scenes events and reveal the truths behind the genesis of the show. For the first time in the history of Broadway, outside camera crews were allowed into the extensive audition process for the show's recent revival. This exclusive privilege allowed directors James D. Stern and Adam Del Deo to capture intimate and the grueling behind-the-scenes moments�actors suffering emotional breakdowns, dancers executing the most exquisite pirouettes of their lives, and directors moved to tears by a new delivery of a line they've heard a thousand times before.

Directors: James D. Stern & Adam Del Deo

Cast: Bob Avian, Michael Bennett (archive footage), Charlotte d'Amboise, Ramon Flowers, Jessica Lee Goldyn, Marvin Hamlisch, Megan Larche, J. Elaine Marcos, Donna McKechnie, Meredith Patterson, Yuka Takara, Jason Tam, Chryssie Whitehead

Run Time: 1hr 36min

If Broadway musicals aren't your style, head on over to the Brattle Theatre for a sneak preview screening of THE LIMITS OF CONTROL, the latest film by indy darling Jim Jarmusch. THE LIMITS OF CONTROL features Isaach De Bankol�GHOST DOG: THE WAY OF THE SAMURAI) as a mysterious loner -- perhaps an assassin although his motives are not initially divulged. In any case, his activities remain meticulously outside the law. He is in the process of completing a job and his journey, paradoxically both intently focused and dreamlike, takes him not only across the landscape of contemporary Spain, but also through his own consciousness. This special, free engagement is sure to fill up very quickly, so get there early. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. And if you miss this special screening, don't worry, the film opens next week at the Coolidge Corner Theatre.

Lots of great stuff is opening this week, so there's plenty for you to chose from. At the Coolidge Corner Theatre (in addition to EVERY LITTLE STEP) check out the Austrian crime-drama REVANCHE in which ex-con Alex plans to flee to the South with his girlfriend after a robbery, but something terrible happens and revenge seems inevitable. There are several new films opening this week at the Kendall as well. LEMON TREE stars Chlotrudis Awards nominee Hiam Abbass as a Palestinian widow who stands up against her new neighbor, the Israeli Defense Minister, when he moves into his new house opposite her lemon grove, on the green line border between Israel and the West Bank. Alfre Woodard and critically-acclaimed newcomer Nicole Beharie star in AMERICAN VIOLET, which tells the astonishing tale of Dee Roberts, a 24-year-old African American single mother of four young girls living in a small Texas town who is barely able to make ends meet. SON OF RAMBOW's Bill Milner returns to star opposite Sir Michael Caine in IS ANYBODY THERE? Finally, fans of the Ballets Russes will want to check out the French documentary BALLERINA.

And for fans of the quirky and extraordinary masters of animation, The Quay Brothers, you'll want to be hanging out at the Coolidge Corner Theatre this week as they are presented with this year's Coolidge Award. The brothers will be on hand Wednesday and Thursday for three signature events. Wednesday night is the 2009 Award event, with three possible levels of involvement. For $150 you can purchase a gold ticket which includes a VIP reception with the Quay Brothers with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. A blue ticket will cost you $50 and includes a reception with cocktails in the lobby. General admission tickets to the event itself cost $20. Thursday afternoon presents An Afternoon with the Quay Brothers: Screening and Discussion. The Quay Brothers will present a selection of their work, including a rarely seen Dance film (EURYDICE, SHE SO BELOVED), the iconic STREET OF CROCODILES, and IN ABSENTIA, a collaboration with the composer Karlheinz Stockhausen, and their own collection of television commercials. The screenings will be followed by a q&a session. On Thursday night the Coolidge presents In Conversation: The Quay Brothers with Larry Sider. Larry Sider, Founder and Director of the internationally respected School of Sound (UK), fellow ex-pat, and collaborator with the Quays for over 20 years, leads a dynamic and entertaining tutorial in conversation with the Quay Brothers, focusing on the creation of the sound element in their films. An interactive event, punctuated by cinematic excerpts, audience members will be fully immersed in the mesmerizing aural/visual world created by these artists. Visit the Coolidge Corner website for full information on this year's Awards.

See you at the Movies!
Michael

Playing this week, May 1 - 7, 2009.

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
Special Event! Harvard Book Store PResents
Sarah Waters (Fri.)
Special Engagement! 70th Anniversary
Gone with the Wind (Fri. & Sat.)
Special Event
A Conversation with Molly Haskell (Sat.)
Special Free Screening Event!
Mayfair Film Program (Sun.)
Special Engagement! Double Feature
Stranger Than Paradies
Down By Law
Jim Jarmusch Free Preview Screening!
The Limits of Control (Mon.)
Broken Flowers (Mon.)
Special Event! Harvard Book Store Presents!
Chuck Palahniuk (Tue.)
Fight Club (Tue.)
Ruth Reichl (Wed.)
Fashion and Film Event (Wed.)
Howard Zinn and Jimmy Tingle (Thu.)
Slaughterhouse Five (Thu.)

Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
Every Little Step (Fri. - Tue. & Thu.)
Revanche (Fri. - Tue. & Thu.)
Valentino: The Last Emperor (Fri. - Tue. & Thu.)
Adventureland (Fri. - Tue. & Thu.)
Midnite Madness
Timecrimes (Fri. & Sat.)
Let the Right One In (Fri. & Sat.)
2009 Awards Event!
The Quay Brothers (Wed.)
An Afternoon with the Quay Brothers: Screening and Discussion (Thu.)
In Conversation: The Quay Brothers with Larry Sider (Thu.)
ndependent Film Festival of Boston Closing Night
World's Greatest Dad (Tue.)

FEI Theatres
Capitol Theatre, Arlington

Adventureland
Gomorrah
Slumdog Millionaire
The Class
The Wrestler

Somerville Theatre, Somerville
The Reader
Adventureland
Slumdog Millionaire

Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
John Ashbery at the Movies
The Heart of the World, Footlight Parade, Adieu, L�ard John Ashbery in Person! (Fri.)
Poetry in Film: Ashbery and American Avant-Garde Cinema and The Seventh Victim John Ashbery and Scholar Scott MacDonald in Person! (Sat.)
Two Films by Stephen Prina
The Way He Always Wanted It To Be (Sun.)
Vinyl II (Sun.)
An Evening with J.P. Sniadecki
Demolition and Songhua (Mon.)

Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
No independent films playing this week!

Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square
, Cambridge
Every Little Kiss
Ballerina
Lemon Tree
American Violet
Is Anybody There?
Goodbye Solo
Anvil! The Story of Anvil
Sugar
Sunshine Cleaning

Embassy Cinema, Waltham
Tyson
Sugar
Every Little Step
Sunshine Cleaning

Loew's Harvard Square, Cambridge
Tyson
Valentino: The Last Emperor
Adventureland

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Armenian Film Festival
The Blue Hour w/ Dinner Time (Fri.)
Three Documentaries by Serge Avedikian (Sat.)
The Mermaid (Rusalka) w/ Ligne de Vie (Sat.)
Float w/ System of a Down Music Videos (Sat.)
Autumn (Sonbahar) w/ The Second Wind (Sun.)
LGBT Film Festival - Women's Opening Night
I Can't Think Straight (Wed.)
LGBT Film Festival - Women's Opening Night
Pedro (Thu.)

The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
The Wrestler

West Newton Cinema, West Newton, MA
American Violet
Moscow, Belgium
Shall We Kiss?
Is Anybody There?
Goodbye Solo

Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President

Chlotrudis Monday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round-Up, pril 24 - 30

Hello, Chlotrudis Members!

This week's Chlotrudis Movie of the week is a very special one for more than one reason. It's part of the Independent Film Festival of Boston, it takes place on Monday, April 27, 7:00 p.m. at the Institute of Contemporary Art, and it's the first film by film critic, film scholar, and Chlotrudis pal, Gerry Peary. Join us on Monday night for a very special screening of FOR THE LOVE OF MOVIES, Gerry's debut documentary about film criticism.

It is a profession teetering on extinction. At a time when every round of newsroom buyouts seems to portend more pink slips for film critics, The Boston Phoenix�s own Gerald Peary has struck back with an unapologetic argument in favor of the vocation. Taking the historical long view, Peary�s essential documentary chronicles a hundred years of passionate, movie-mad writers scribbling away in the dark. From the early days of Otis Ferguson and Manny Farber through that heated, legendary 1960s war of words between Andrew Sarris and Pauline Kael, all the way up to Harry Knowles and the democratizing dawn of the Internet critic, FOR THE LOVE OF MOVIES lobbies for your friendly neighborhood film reviewer��a reader�s last line of defense against the Hollywood marketing machine.

Culled from more than 200 hours of footage shot over the past eight years, FOR THE LOVE OF MOVIES boasts informed and often passionate commentary from an all-star cast of pro critics, including Roger Ebert, The New York Times� A.O. Scott, Entertainment Weekly�s Lisa Schwarzbaum, The Chicago Tribune�s recently deposed Michael Wilmington, and Boston�s own Wesley Morris. The freewheeling conversation that follows is, as Peary�s title suggests, a chronicle of a passion. What is it that drives these people to spend so many hours a day in darkened rooms? Will there still be a place left at the table for them in our increasingly fractured New Media landscape? Director Gerry Peary will be present for this screening.

That's what this week is all about; the Independent Film Festival of Boston. Hopefully some of you intrepid members will come out to the Brattle Theatre on Friday night for the midnight screening of Bruce McDonald's zombie film of sorts, PONTYPOOL. It's one of two films that Chlotrudis is co-presenting, the other being Hirkazu Kore-eda's STILL WALKING screening at 1:30pm on Saturday at the Somerville Theatre. These are just a sampling of the terrific films that are part of the festival. Some of the other films I am excited about include the documentary WE LIVE IN PUBLIC, directed by Ondi Timoner (DIG!), BEESWAX, the latest film by Andrew Bujalksi (FUNNY HA-HAm) and the Joseph Gordon-Levitt/Zooey Deschanel quirky, romantic comedy, 500 DAYS OF SUMMER. Tickets are on sale at the IFFB website now, but they're selling out fast, so don't wait too long.

There's a very special offer being extended to Chlotrudis members during this very busy weekend! THE BLUECAT SCREENWRITING WORKSHOPS comes to Boston! On Saturday, April 26, 9:00am - 6:00pm, Boston will feature the First Ten Pages Workshop with Gordy Hoffman. Gordy Hoffman, founder and judge of the BlueCat Screenwriting Competition and former USC Screenwriting Instructor, is coming to Grub Street in Boston on Sunday, April 26th, to lead a small workshop on the first ten pages of the screenplay. This workshop will consist of ten writers each submitting the first ten pages of a screenplay to each member in advance of the workshop day. This screenplay can be incomplete, a first draft, or a rewrite. The workshop participants will go over each work individually, discussing the specific, unique and common challenges each writer faces. This discussion will include the technical aspects of description and dialogue, the depth and reality of the characters, and how the first ten pages reflect where the entire story begins. The intimate, focused interaction with fellow writers in the workshop will provide all with a greater understanding of the work that lies ahead on their screenplay, and more importantly, a detailed sense of how they might develop as writers themselves. If you want to register, contact me and I will put you in touch with Gordy directly, because Chlotrudis members will receive a $20 discount off the $115 registration fee. The First Ten Pages Workshop will be held at Grub Street, 160 Boylston Street, 4th Floor, Boston.
Register here: http://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/workshop/

Bio of Gordy Hoffman - Winner of the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival for LOVE LIZA, Gordy Hoffman made his feature directorial debut with his script, A COAT OF SNOW, which world premiered at the 2005 Locarno Intl Film Festival. A COAT OF SNOW made its North American Premiere at the Arclight in Hollywood, going on to screen at the Milan Film Festival and the historic George Eastman House. The movie would go on to win the 2006 Domani Vision Award at VisionFest, held at the Tribeca Cinemas in New York City. Gordy is the founder and judge of the BlueCat Screenplay Competition, and has conducted workshops all over North America and London. He recently taught screenwriting at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, and is now set to direct a movie in 2009 in Europe.

See you at the Movies!
Michael

Playing this week, April 24 - 30, 2009.

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
The Independent Film Festival of Boston
Beeswax Director Andrew Bujalski in attendance! (Fri.)
Chip on My Shoulder Directors Ian McFarland & Anthony Moreschi in attendance! (Fri.)
Pontypool Co-presented by the Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film! (Fri.)
Crude (Sat.)
Monsters from the Id Director Dave Gargani in attendance! (Sat.)
William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe Directors Sarah and Emily Kunstler will be in attendance! (Sat.)
From Inside (Sat.)
Best Worst Movie Director Michael Paul Stephenson in attendance! (Sat.)
Grace Director Paul Solet in attendance!
The Way We Get By Director Aron Gaudet in attendance! (Sun.)
Summer Hours (Sun.)
Food, Inc. (Sun.)
The Higher Force (Sun.)
Stingray Sam Director Cory McAbee in attendance! (Sun.)
Harvard Bookstore Presents
Maria Tatar (Mon.)
Pan's Labyrinth introduced by Maria Tatar (Mon.)
Star Trek Celebration!
Enjoy digital screenings of episodes from Season One of the Star Trek TV series (Wed.)
Special Event! Opening Night of Crossroads: The Future of Human Life in the Universe Conference
Colossus: The Forbin Project (Thu.)

Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
Valentino: The Last Emperor
Adventureland
Midnite Madness
Z
Crips and Bloods: Made in America
Midnite Madness
Let the Right One In (Fri. & Sat.)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show with live shadow cast by the Teseracte Players (Fri.)
80's Action Hero Tribute (Sat.)
Boston Conservatory presents!
The Three Little Pigs (Sun.)
Croatian Film Series
Armin (Sun.)
Quay Brothers Retrospective 4
Institute Benjamenta (Mon.)
Independent Film Festival of Boston Closing Night
World's Greatest Dad (Tue.)

FEI Theatres
Capitol Theatre, Arlington

Adventureland
Gomorrah
Slumdog Millionaire
The Class
The Wrestler

Somerville Theatre, Somerville
The Reader (Mon. - Thu.)
Adventureland (Mon. - Thu.)
Slumdog Millionaire (Mon. - Thu.)
Independent Film Festival of Boston
Shorts 5: Global (Fri.)
Winnebago Man (Fri.)
500 Days of Summer (Fri.)
Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison (Fri.)
Children of Invention (Fri.)
Shorts 6: Dramatic (Fri.)
Big Fan (Fri.)
In the Loop (Fri.)
We Live in Public (Fri.)
Make-Out with Violence (Fri.)
Shorts 4: Twisted (Fri.)
Crude (Sat.)
CDIABU (Sat.)
Invisible Girlfriend (Sat.)
Discussing the Documentary Panel Discussion (Sat.)
Still Walking Co-presented by the Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film (Sat.)
Mine (Sat. & Sun.)
The Answer Man (Sat.)
Automorphosis (Sat.)
Prom Night in Mississippi (Sat. & Sun.)
Nollywood Babylon (Sat.)
Winnebago Man (Sat.)
La Mission (Sat.)
The Burning Plain (Sat.)
Of All the Things (Sat.)
The Vicious Kind (Sat.)
I Need That Record (Sat.)
From Inside (Sat.)
We Live in Public (Sat.)
The Lost Son of Havana (Sat.)
The Sweet Lady with the Nasty Voice (Sat.)
Shorts 3: Documentaries (Sat. & Sun.)
Bronson (Sat.)
Shorts 1: Animation (Sat.)
Herb & Dorothy (Sun.)
Followers: How Filmmakers Are Building Their Audiences Online in the 21st Century (Sun.)
Blood, Sweat and Cheers (Sun.)
Birdwatchers (Sun.)
Shorts 2: Comedy (Sun.)
Upstream Battle (Sun.)
Luckey (Sun.)
Shouting Fire: Stories from the Edge of Free Speech (Sun.)
That Evening Sun (Sun.)
Helen (Sun.)
Unmistaken Child (Sun.)
Trust Us, This is All Made Up (Sun.)
Trinidad (Sun.)
Shooting Beauty (Sun.)
Trimpin: The Sound of Invention (Sun.)
The Escapist (Sun.)
Breaking Upwards (Sun.)

Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
Place Over Time. Recent Work by James Benning
RR Director in Person! (Fri.)
Spiral Jetty and Casting a Glance Director in Person! (Sat.)
13 Lakes (Sun.)
Ten Skies (Sun.)
An Look at Chen Kaige
Yellow Earth (Mon.)

Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
No independent films playing this week!

Institute of Contermporary Art, Boston
Independent Film Festival of Boston
For the Love of Movies Directed by Chlotrudis Pal Gerald Peary! (Mon.)
Boston: Art & Copy

Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square
, Cambridge
Gigantic
Lymelife
Goodbye Solo
Shall We Kiss
Anvil! The Story of Anvil
Moscow, Belgium
Sin Nombre
Sugar
Sunshine Cleaning

Embassy Cinema, Waltham
Lymelife
Sugar
Adventureland
Sunshine Cleaning
The Class

Loew's Harvard Square, Cambridge
The Informers
Valentino: The Last Emperor
Adventureland

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
College Night
Night on Earth (Thu.)

The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
The Wrestler

West Newton Cinema, West Newton, MA
The Informers
Shall We Kiss?
The Secret of the Grain

Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President

CHLOTRUDIS CO-PRESENTS MIDNIGHT FLICK �PONTYPOOL� and HIROKAZU KORE-EDA�S �STILL WALKING� AT INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL OF BOSTON

The Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film is pleased to join with the INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL OF BOSTON (IFFBoston) once again to co-present two films as part of the festival�s 7th year. PONTYPOOL, the latest from director Bruce McDonald, will play at midnight, as part of the IFF Boston�s After Dark program, Friday April 24th, while legendary Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda�s latest, STILL WALKING, will screen on Saturday April 25th .

PONTYPOOL is legendary Canadian cult director Bruce McDonald�s latest offering. Once big-time DJ Grant Mazzy, now stuck in the hinterlands on a local station, is bored and restless during another morning drive shift. Bickering with his producer and admin, the day seems like every other, until calls start coming in from all over town about a strange sickness coming over people. The three scramble to try to figure out what is going on, and get the word out � but will this help or hurt the situation? PONTYPOOL is a throwback to those classic films which keep the horror off screen while building up a palpable sense of dread � McDonald knows that the monsters we imagine can be scarier than the ones we see. PONTYPOOL will have its East Coast premiere at the historic Brattle Theatre in Harvard Square, Cambridge, at midnight Friday April 24th.

Over the course of a single day, STILL WALKING follows the Yokoyama family on the anniversary of its oldest son�s death. In homage to both the style and narrative topics of the acclaimed Japanese film master, Yasujiro Ozu, director Hirokazu Kore-eda presents a timeless yet thoroughly contemporary picture of the Japanese family unit. The constant themes of clan and tradition are juxtaposed against the inevitable change and development of each family member, and the tension between these two unfold among father, mother, son and daughter throughout this one anniversary day. STILL WALKING will have its New England premiere at the festival�s main theatre, Somerville Theatre 5, in Davis Square, at 1:30pm on Saturday April 25th.

Celebrating its 7th year, the IFFBoston has become the premiere film festival in Boston, bringing dozens of independent films and filmmakers together each spring to showcase the best and brightest to an ever-growing, appreciative Boston audience. Check the IFFBoston website at http://www.iffboston.org for more information on these and all other film and film events that will be part of this year�s festival.

THE BLUECAT SCREENWRITING WORKSHOPS comes to Boston! -- The First Ten Pages Workshop with Gordy Hoffman

Gordy Hoffman, founder and judge of the BlueCat Screenwriting Competition and former USC Screenwriting Instructor, is coming to Grub Street in Boston on Sunday, April 26th, to lead a small workshop on the first ten pages of the screenplay.

This workshop will consist of ten writers each submitting the first ten pages of a screenplay to each member in advance of the workshop day. This screenplay can be incomplete, a first draft, or a rewrite. Workshop participants will go over each work individually, discussing the specific, unique and common challenges each writer faces. This discussion will include the technical aspects of description and dialogue, the depth and reality of the characters, and how the first ten pages reflect where the entire story begins.

Participants will read each writer's pages in the workshop, allowing the screenwriter to hear their screenplay aloud. Each writer will be asked to read the material in advance of the workshop to maximize the constructive input each participant receives.

The intimate, focused interaction with fellow writers in the workshop will provide all with a greater understanding of the work that lies ahead on their screenplay, and more importantly, a detailed sense of how they might develop as writers themselves.

Register here: ">http://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/workshop/

The First Ten Pages Workshop (limit 10 writers) Sunday, April 26th 9:00am - 6:00pm

Grub Street
160 Boylston Street, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02116

Fee $115

Bio of Gordy Hoffman

Winner of the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival for LOVE LIZA, Gordy Hoffman made his feature directorial debut with his script, A COAT OF SNOW, which world premiered at the 2005 Locarno Intl Film Festival. A COAT OF SNOW made its North American Premiere at the Arclight in Hollywood, going on to screen at the Milan Film Festival and the historic George Eastman House. The movie would go on to win the 2006 Domani Vision Award at VisionFest, held at the Tribeca Cinemas in New York City. Gordy is the founder and judge of the BlueCat Screenplay Competition, and has conducted workshops all over North America and London. He recently taught screenwriting at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, and is now set to direct a movie in 2009 in Europe.