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Chlotrudis Tuesday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round-Up, April 17 - 23

Hello, Chlotrudis Members!

More new releases this week, and Beth Curran has chosen a documentary that's sure to perk up fans of THIS IS SPINAL TAP! or METALLICA: SOME KIND OF MONSTER. For this week's Chlotrudis Tuesday Night at the Movies, join Beth at the Kendall Square Cinema for the 7:20 p.m. screening of ANVIL! THE STORY OF ANVIL. The movie starts late enough that we can actually meet for dinner between 5:45 & 6pm Hope to see you there!

At 14, Toronto school friends Steve 'Lips' Kudlow and Robb Reiner made a pact to rock together forever. Their band, Anvil, went on to become the 'demigods of Canadian metal,' releasing one of the heaviest albums in metal history, 1982's Metal on Metal. The album influenced a musical generation, including Metallica, Slayer and Anthrax, that went on to sell millions of records. But Anvil's career took a different path�straight to obscurity. Director Sacha Gervasi has concocted a wonderful and often hilarious account of Anvil's last-ditch quest for elusive fame and fortune.

Watch the Trailer

Director: Sacha Gervasi

Run Time: 1hr 20min

Another film that might interest Chlotrudis members opens this week at the Kendall. GOODBYE SOLO is the third film from director Ramin Bahrani who brought us last year's Buried Treasure nominee, CHOP SHOP. Through an unlikely but unforgettable friendship, GOODBYE SOLO deftly explores the passing of a generation as well as the rapidly changing face of America.

There's a very special offer being extended to Chlotrudis members during a 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.

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.

It's the last week for the Spring Eye Opener series and we are going to finish it off with a new french film, FRONTIER OF DAWN, by Philippe Garrel and starring his son Louis Garrel (LOVE SONGS). The film was booed at last year's Cannes Film Festival, yet also awarded One of the Best Undistributed Films of 2008 by Film Comment � just the kind of film that will provide us another strong discussion. A handsome photographer, Francois (Louis Garrel) arrives at the apartment of Carole, a gorgeous rising celebrity (Laura Smet). Carole's new husband is away in Hollywood all the time, and she and Francois begin a passionate affair. Shot in grainy black-and-white and with a tantalizingly elliptical storyline, FRONTIER OF DAWN is the latest work by an overlooked master of French cinema.

Tickets are going fast on sale for the 7th Annual Independent Film Festival of Boston. The Festival runs from April 22 - 28, and Chlotrudis is co-presenting two films. On Saturday, April 24 at midnight, join us at the Brattle Theatre for Bruce McDonald's PONTYPOOL, a zombie film or sorts by the director of THE TRACEY FRAGMENTS. Then later that Saturday at the Somerville Theatre for the 1:30 p.m. screening of STILL WALKING, the latest film by Hirokazu Koreeda (AFTER LIFE).

See you at the Movies!
Michael

Playing this week, April 17 - 23, 2009.

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
Restored 35mm Print!
The Killers (Fri. - Sun)
Sunday Eye Opener!
Frontier of Dawn (Sun.)
Harvard Bookstore Presents
Slavoj Zizek (Mon.)
City Lights introduced by Slavoj Zizek (Mon.)
Celebrating Siodmak! Film Noir Double Feature!
riss Cross and Phantom Lady (Tue. - Thu.)
The File on Thelma Jordan (Tue. - Thu.)

Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
Valentino: The Last Emperor
Virtual JFK
Examined Life
Adventureland
Midnite Madness
Chocolate (Fri. & Sat.)
Repo! The Genetic Opera (Sat.)
Goethe German Film Series
Nacht Vor Augen (Sun.)
75th Big Screen Classics
Annie Hall (Mon.)
Quay Brothers Retrospective 3: Commercials and Dance Films
Duet and The Sandman (Mon.)
Sneak Preview
How to Be (Thu.)

FEI Theatres
Capitol Theatre, Arlington

Slumdog Millionaire
The Class
The Reader
The Wrestler

Somerville Theatre, Somerville
The Reader
Adventureland
Slumdog Millionaire
Independent Film Festival of Boston
The Brothers Bloom (Wed.)
Speaking in Code (Thu.)
Children of Invention (Thu.)
That Evening Sun (Thu.)
Kimjongilla (Thu.)
Invisible Girlfriend (Thu.)
Shorts 1: Animation (Thu.)
The Missing Person (Thu.)
Bronson (Thu.)
Trimpin: The Sound of Invention (Thu.)

Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
Bodies, Images, Histories: Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi
Oh! Man and The Flower of the Race Directed by Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi, Appearing in Person! (Fri.)
From the Pole to the Equator Directed by Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi, Appearing in Person! (Sat.)
People, Years, Life Directed by Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi, Appearing in Person! (Sun.)
An Evening with Abderrahmane Sissako
Bamako Director Abderrahmane Sissako in Person! (Mon.)

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

Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square
, Cambridge
Goodbye Solo
Shall We Kiss
Anvil! The Story of Anvil
Tokyo!
Sin Nombre
Sugar
Sunshine Cleaning
Paris 36
Gomorrah

Embassy Cinema, Waltham
Sugar
Adventureland
Sunshine Cleaning
The Class

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

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
New England Video Artists Present
Scenes from a Parish (Fri.)
Sports on Film
Zidane: A Twenty-First Century Portrait (Fri. & Sat.)
On Any Sunday (Sat.)
Yeah, Right (Thu.)
Art on Film
Worst Possible Illusion: The Curious Cabinet of Vik Muniz (Fri. & Sat.)
Back by Popular Demand
The Betrayal (Nerakhoon) (Fri. & Thu.)
Student Film and Animation
The Best of the Best Student Film and Animation (Thu.)
College Night
Night on Earth (Thu.)

The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
Slumdog Millionaire

West Newton Cinema, West Newton, MA
Shall We Kiss?
The Reader
Last Chance Harvey
Slumdog Millionaire
Paris 36
Everlasting Moments
The Black Balloon
The Secret of the Grain

Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President

Chlotrudis Tuesday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round-Up, January 2 - 8, 2009

Hello, Chlotrudis Members!

Wow! Four new releases at Kendall Square Cinema alone! But this week belongs to Hilary, and she picks the 6:50pm screening of PARIS 36 at the Kendall on Tuesday night. Join us for the Chlotrudis Tuesday Movie of the week, an homage to a 1930's French, Chansonia music hall. Hope you can make it!

A story of friendship, love and brotherhood, Paris 36 is set in a working-class district of Paris everyone simply calls The Faubourg. When a gangster landlord closes the neighborhood's beloved Chansonia music hall on New Year's Eve 1935, a group of locals get together to try to re-open it. Veteran stage manager Pigoil (G�rd Jugnot) wants to make it a success to have a job and regain custody of his accordion-playing 12-year-old son; hotheaded union activist and ladies man Milou (Clovis Cornillac) joins him, as does Jacky (Kad Merad), a former sandwich-board man for the theatre who thinks he could be a star doing his impressions. Supported by the locals who live to the rhythm of the reclusive Monsieur Radio (Pierre Richard), the three friends decide to take hold of their destiny by producing the "hit" musical the Chansonia has always needed. When beautiful young orphan Douce (Nora Arnezeder) turns up wanting to sing, prospects heat up, as she catches the eye of both the gangster and Milou. Filled with wonderful music, Paris 36 is satisfying, old-fashioned entertainment from director/co-writer Christophe Barratier (THE CHORUS). (Full subtitled)

Director: Christophe Barratier

Cast: G�rd Jugnot, Clovis Cornillac, Kad Merad, Nora Arnezeder, Pierre Richard, Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu, Maxence Perrin, Fran�s Morel, �isabeth Vitali, Christophe Kourotchkine, Eric Naggar, Eric Prat, Julien Courbey, Philippe Du Janerand

Run Time: 2hrs 1min

As I mentioned above, there are several new films opening at the Kendall this week; one of which is Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden's SUGAR. Fleck and Boden, you may recall made the Chlotrudis nominess HALF NELSON and they're latest effort, SUGAR, revolves around a Dominican pitcher struggling to make it to the big leagues and pull himself and his family out of poverty. Gil and Amanda invite you to join them at the 7:05 screening on Friday night when Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden will hold a Q&A session after the film. This event is likely to sell out, so you may want to get your tickets in advance.

And if that weren't enough, there are a couple other films you need to check out. TOKYO! features the work of three talented directors, Michel Gondry (ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND), Leos Carax (LOVERS ON THE BRIDGE), and Bong Joon-Ho (THE HOST) and in the tradition of such films as PARIS JE T'AIME, and NEW YORK STORIES, this film explores the the nature of one unforgettable city. There there is THE MYSTERIES OF PITTSBURGH, based on Michael Chabon's debut novel. This one has had a bumpy ride since its debut in 2008 at the Sundance Film Festival, but it does feature Peter Sarsgaard as a bisexual biker... so that alone is probably reason to see it.

This week tickets go on sale for the 7th Annual Independent Film Festival of Boston. The Festival runs from April 22 - 28, and Chlotrudis is co-presenting two films. On Saturday, April 24 at midnight, join us at the Brattle Theatre for Bruce McDonald's PONTYPOOL, a zombie film or sorts by the director of THE TRACEY FRAGMENTS. Then later that Saturday at the Somerville Theatre for the 1:30 p.m. screening of STILL WALKING, the latest film by Hirokazu Koreeda (AFTER LIFE).

Dont miss this week's Sunday Eye Opener, as it's sure to be a fun discussion. Ned and Ivy both saw SAUNA at last year's Toronto International Film Festival, and they had differing opinions of the film, so it will be interesting to see who we end up agreeing with. At the strange intersection of Bergman, Tarkovsky and gothic horror, SAUNA explores the collision between Christianity and paganism. The Year 1595 � a long and brutal war is finally over. Brothers Knut and Erik � who are part of a commission marking the border between Finland and Russia � are literally and figuratively haunted by their sins as they cross an uncharted swamp. The weary men find apparent solace in a nameless village and its strange sauna � where all sins are said to be washed away.
Check out the film's trailer.

See you at the Movies!
Michael

Playing this week, April 10 - 16, 2009.

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
Harvard Bookstore Presents
Walter Mosley (Fri.)
The Maltese Falcon (Fri.)
Elements of Cinema Free Screening!
The General (Sat.)
World Music/CRASHArts Present
The Tallest Man on Earth (Sat.)
Sunday Eye Opener
Sauna (Sun.)
Special Easter Screening
Monty Python's The Life of Brian (Sun.)
Dance on Screen - A Celebration of the Ballet Russes Centennial
Etoiles (Tue.)
Ballet Russes (Tue.)
My Madness Is My Love: Impressions of Vaslav Nijinsky (Wed.)
The Red Shoes (Thu.)
The Mad Genius (Thu.)
Cinemental Presents
Pansy Division: Life in a Gay Rock Band w/ founding member Jon Ginoli and Joel Reader doing a brief acoustic performance and a Q + A (Wed.)

Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
Virtual JFK
Examined Life
Adventureland
Sin Nombre
Midnite Madness
Chocolate (Fri. & Sat.)
J. Cannibal's Feast of Flesh featuring Cemetary Man (Sat.)
Science on Screen
Night of the Living Dead with psychiatrist Steven C. Schlozman (Mon.)
Quay Brothers Retrospective 2
Nocturna Artificilia, This Unnamable Little Broom, The Cabinet of Jan Svankmajer and The Phantom Museum (Mon.)
Brookline Booksmith Presents
Jim Lehrer (Tue.)

FEI Theatres
Capitol Theatre, Arlington

Slumdog Millionaire
The Class
The Reader
The Reader
Milk
The Wrestler

Somerville Theatre, Somerville
The Reader
Adventureland
Slumdog Millionaire

Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
Art Cinema, Counter-Cinema: The Cinema of Kiju Yoshida and Mariko Okada
Late Autumn Kiju Yoshida and Mariko Okada in Person! (Fri.)
The Human Promise (Sun.)
The Films of Ramin Bahrani, or Life at Street-Level
Goodbye Solo and Backgammon Director Ramin Bahrani, Appearing in Person! (Sat.)
Man Push cart and Chlotrudis Buried Treasure Nominee Chop Shop Director Ramin Bahrani, Appearing in Person! (Sun.)
An Evening with Hannes Sch�
Portrait Marriage, Spin, Verso, and L'Atelier (Mon.)

Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
Sunshine Cleaning
The Reader

Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square
, Cambridge
Tokyo!
Sin Nombre
Sugar
Sunshine Cleaning
Paris 36
Gomorrah
The Mysteries of Pittsburgh
Everlasting Moments
Alien Trespass

Embassy Cinema, Waltham
Sugar
Sin Nombre
Adventureland
Sunshine Cleaning
The Class
The Reader

Loew's Harvard Square, Cambridge
Adventureland

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Sports on Film
Yeah, Right (Fri.)
Zidane: A Twenty-First Century Portrait (Sat.)
The Great Ecstasy of Sculptor Steiner (Thu.)
Back by Popular Demand
The Betrayal (Nerakhoon) (Fri. - Sun.)
New England Video Artists Present
Scenes from a Parish (Sat. & Sun.)

The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
Slumdog Millionaire

West Newton Cinema, West Newton, MA
Last Chance Harvey
Slumdog Millionaire
Paris 36
Everlasting Moments
The Black Balloon
The Secret of the Grain

Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President

GERMAN TURKISH FILM �THE EDGE OF HEAVEN� BEST MOVIE SURPRISE WINNER AT 15TH ANNUAL CHLOTRUDIS AWARDS

Despite leading all films in nominations, Guy Maddin�s MY WINNIPEG could only score half a Trudy, sharing the Best Director win with HAPPY GO LUCKY�s Mike Leigh. Winning Best Movie instead was THE EDGE OF HEAVEN (pictured left). Written and directed by the Turkish-German director Fatih Akin, the film captures the experiences of being between two cultures while exploring the generational, cultural, and political differences among six people in modern-day Turkey and Germany.

HAPPY GO LUCKY was one of three films to come away with 2 awards, its second going to Best Supporting Actor Eddie Marsan. Sweden�s LET THE RIGHT ONE IN and I�VE LOVED YOU SO LONG from France were the other double winners, with the former taking Best Cinematography and Best Adapted Screenplay, while the latter swept the female acting awards, bestowing Best Actress upon Kristin Scott Thomas and Best Supporting Actress on Elsa Zylberstein.

The prestigious Buried Treasure award was won by the Mobile Mardi Gras documentary, THE ORDER OF MYTHS. In order to be eligible, Buried Treasure nominees had to have earned less than $250,000 in US box office. Chlotrudis created the category in order to shine a spotlight on those films the society feels deserve wider attention and a second look.

In another category of strong nominees, Jessica Yu�s MAN ON WIRE emerged as first among contenders, winning Best Documentary. Another surprise of the night was Richard Jenkins� win for THE VISITOR, beating out both Mickey and Sean. Canada�s sly MONKEY WARFARE pedaled away with Best Ensemble; and Best Original Screenplay went to the searing Romanian drama, 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS, 2 DAYS.

The winners from the 9th Annual Chlotrudis Short Film Festival were also officially announced during the show. The Audience Award went to GAINING GROUND, directed by Germany�s Marc Brummund, while WELL FOUNDED CONCERNS by Boston�s Tim Cawley, took away the Best Film win. Mr. Cawley was in attendance and able to accept his Trudy in person.

Presenters and guests included many members of the Boston film community, among them legendary local arts reporter Sara Edwards, Wesley Morris, Boston Globe film critic and Peter Keough, film editor for The Boston Phoenix. In addition, representatives from the Independent Film Festival of Boston, the Boston Jewish Film Festival, the Boston Latino International Film Festival, Women in Film/Video New England, the Boston Gay and Lesbian Film Festival and the Roxbury Film Festival participated in the night�s festivities.

This year�s musical numbers extolled the virtue of the night�s Buried Treasure nominees by way of Abba, inspired by the decidedly-ineligible-for-a-Trudy film, MAMMA MIA. Many guest presenters had fun with their moments in the spotlight, joking with each other or contributing their own skits. Sara Edwards, inspired by the musical theme, presented her own on-the-spot version of �Money Money�, to the delight of the audience. (See the opening number at http://www.chlotrudis.org/mewsings/2009/04/chlotrudis-opening-number.html

But the highlight of the night was the heartfelt and surprised acceptance of the Chlotrudis Cat�s Meow by Artistic Director Sara Rubin, on behalf of the honoree, the Boston Jewish Film Festival. The Cat�s Meow is awarded to a particular person, event or organization in the Boston film community that has provided support or has been a great friend to Chlotrudis and to film. The Boston Jewish Film Festival, recognized by Chlotrudis as "not just a great Boston film event, it's a great champion and friend to all Boston things film related�, celebrated its 20th year last November.

BEST MOVIE
The Edge of Heaven

BEST DIRECTOR (tie)
Mike Leigh � Happy Go Lucky
Guy Maddin � My Winnipeg

BEST ACTOR
Richard Jenkins � The Visitor

BEST ACTRESS
Kristin Scott Thomas � I�ve Loved You So Long

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Eddie Marsan� Happy Go Lucky

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Elsa Zylberstein � I�ve Loved You So Long

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ENSEMBLE CAST
Monkey Warfare

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Let the Right One In

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Let the Right One In

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Man On Wire

BURIED TREASURE
The Order of Myths

Chlotrudis Monday Night at the Movies Indie Film Round-Up, April 3 - 9

Hello, Chlotrudis Members!

A few things to choose from this week, and my first choice is unavailable on Monday, and I'm unavailable on Tuesday, so we're going for my second pick for the Chlotrudis Monday Night at the Movies. Join me at the Kendall Square Cinema for the 7:10 p.m. screening of what's sure to be a silly but fun film, ALIEN TRESPASS. This 50's sci fi film parody apes such classics as IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE, and is directed by a man who helmed multiple episodes of "The X-Files." Join me on Monday for what will hopefully be a fun time!

This spot-on homage to '50s sci-fi flicks brilliantly reconstructs the scares and laughs of a bygone era. Set in 1957, ALIEN TRESPASS chronicles a fiery object from outer space that crashes into a mountaintop in the California desert, bringing chaos to a small town and the threat of disaster to Earth. Out of the flying saucer escapes a murderous creature�the Ghota�which is bent on destroying all life forms on the planet. A benevolent alien from the spaceship, Urp, inhabits the body of local astronomer Ted Lewis (Eric McCormack), and with the help of Tammy (Jenni Baird), a waitress from the local diner, sets out to save mankind. Directed by R.W. Goodwin, who worked on more than 100 episodes of the sci-fi series "X-Files."

Director: R. W. Goodwin

Cast: Eric McCormack, Jenni Baird, Robert Patrick, Jody Thompson, Dan Lauria, Aaron Brooks, Sarah Smyth, Andrew Dunbar, Sage Brocklebank, Jonathan Young, Michael Roberds, Tom McBeath, Jerry Wasserman, Vincent Gale, Christina Schild, Laura Konechny, Darren Rizzolo

Run Time: 1hr 27mins

The other big film-related event comes from the other part of my professional life. On Tuesday, 6 p.m., filmmaker Mira Nair will be speaking at the Boston Public Library's Rabb Lecture Hall. The Chlotrudis-nominated director (for MONSOON WEDDING) will screen a new short film she has made and use as a springboard for her lecture on Social Justice. From her debut film, the Oscar-nominated SALAAM BOMBAY!, to her recent triumph, THE NAMESAKE, Mira Nair is one of the most formidable directors working today. Raised in India, schooled at Harvard and now living in New York, creates -- "funny, rueful and sexy" films according to Entertainment Weekly -- that deal with the issues of race, class, gender, inter-generational strife, cultural appropriation and displacement. This is a terrific opportunity to see a talented filmmaker talk about important issues in an intimate setting.

If you've got the time, do try to catch ADVENTURELAND this week as it opens at the Coolidge Corner Theatre and the Somerville Theatre. While ADVENTURELAND director Greg Mottola may be most well-known for his smash blockbuster SUPERBAD, I think of him fondly for his quirky ensemble comedy, THE DAYTRIPPERS. Do you remember that film featuring early appearances by Liev Schreiber and Hope Davis, as well solid offerings from Parker Posey and Stanley Tucci, and a manic turn by Anne Meara? It was an indie classic. I'm hoping, and suspecting, that ADVENTURELAND is going to have more in common with the latter than the former, and with Jesse Eisenberg (ROGER DODGER; THE SQUID AND THE WHALE) in the lead role, I think the odds are in my favor. View the trailer:
ADVENTURELAND

See you at the Movies!
Michael

Playing this week, April 3 - 9, 2009.

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
Area Premiere!
Examined Life
Harvard Bookstore Presents
Germaine Greer (Fri.)
Schlock Around the Clock Marathon! (Sat. & Sun.)
Alligator
Cuba Crossing
Dragon Princess
The Man with Two Brains
Sword and the Sorceror
Teenage Mother

Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
Adventureland
Sin Nombre
Theater of War
Gomorrah
The Class
Midnite Madness
Lost Boys (Sat.)
Repo! The Genetic Opera (Sat.)
Divas in the Dark
Lelsir D'Amore (Sun.)
Quay Brothers Retrospective I
Rehearsals for Extinct Anatomies, Anamorphosis and The Comb (Mon.)

FEI Theatres
Capitol Theatre, Arlington

Taken
The Reader
The Reader
Milk
The Wrestler

Somerville Theatre, Somerville
The Reader
Adventureland

Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
Art Cinema, Counter-Cinema: The Cinema of Kiju Yoshida and Mariko Okada
The Affair at Akitsu Kiju Yoshida and Mariko Okada in Person! (Fri.)
Eros + Massacre Kiju Yoshida and Mariko Okada in Person! (Sat.)
A Story Written On Water Kiju Yoshida and Mariko Okada in Person! (Sun.)
The Women in the Mirror Kiju Yoshida and Mariko Okada in Person! (Mon.)

Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
Sunshine Cleaning
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire

Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square
, Cambridge
The Edge of Love
Sin Nombre
Sunshine Cleaning
Hunger
Gomorrah
The Class
Everlasting Moments
Alien Trespass

Embassy Cinema, Waltham
Adventureland
Sunshine Cleaning
Gomorroah
The Class
The Reader

Loew's Harvard Square, Cambridge
Adventureland

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Boston Turkish Film Festival
The Messenger (Fri.)
Dot (Fri.)
Winners of the BTF Documentary and Short Film Competition (Sat.)
Listen to the Ney (Sat.)
My Only Sunshine (Sat.)
Refugee (Sun.)
Autumn (Sun.)
New England Video Artists Present
Scenes from a Parish (Wed. & Thu.)
Sports on Film
Zidane: A Twenty-First Century Portrait (Wed. & Thu.)
The Great Ecstasy of Sculptor Steiner (Thu.)

The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
Wendy and Lucy

West Newton Cinema, West Newton, MA
Last Chance Harvey
Slumdog Millionaire
Happy-Go-Lucky
The Black Balloon
The Secret of the Grain

Coming Soon

Belmont World Film

Spring 2009 - Image and Identity!

Belmont World Film is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit corporation that presents award-winning feature films, documentaries, animation, and shorts from around the world. We aim to bring people together, foster appreciation of the world's diversity, and stimulate discussion through the powerful universal language of film.

This year's festival begins on Sunday, March 1, and runs six weeks, every Sunday, 7:30 p.m. at the Studio Cinema in Belmont.

Sunday, April 5, 7:30 pm. NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE: WONDERFUL TOWN, Thailand, no rating, 92 minutes

Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President

Chlotrudis Tuesday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round-Up, March 27 - April 2

Hello, Chlotrudis Members!

Amanda and Gil have selected next week's Chlotrudis Monday Night at the Movies, and should be a real crowd-pleaser. Let's meet at the Kendall Square Cinema to catch the latest film by the producers of LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE. SUNSHINE CLEANING (do you see a theme?) stars Amy Adams, Emily Blunt and Alan Arkin in a quirky comedy about family and crime. They will be meeting interested parties for dinner at the Cambridge Brewery at 5:30 p.m.

A single mom and her slacker sister find an unexpected way to turn their lives around in this offbeat dramatic comedy. Once a high school cheerleading captain who dated the quarterback, Rose Lorkowski (Amy Adams) now finds herself a thirty-something single mother working as a maid. Her sister Norah (Emily Blunt) is still living at home with their dad Joe (Alan Arkin), a salesman with a lifelong history of ill-fated get rich quick schemes. Desperate to get her son into a better school, Rose persuades Norah to go into the crime scene clean-up business with her to make some quick cash. In no time, the girls are up to their elbows in murders, suicides and other�specialized situations. Directed by Christine Jeffs (Rain, Sylvia), Sunshine Cleaning is an uplifting film about an average family that finds the path to its dreams in a decidedly unique way.

Director: Christine Jeffs

Cast: Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, Alan Arkin, Jason Spevack, Steve Zahn, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Clifton Collins Jr., Eric Christian Olsen, Paul Dooley, Kevin Chapman, Judith Jones, Amy Redford

Run Time: 1hr 32mins

Lots of new releases this week. From IFC Films comes Turner Prize Winning British Artist Steve McQueen's new film HUNGER, that tells the story of Bobby Sands who led the 1981 IRA hunger strikes in the Maze Prison in Northern Ireland. HUNGER won the Camera d'Or for Best First Film at Cannes last year. THEATER OF WAR is a fascinating documentary that features multiple Academy Award winning actress Meryl streep who gives an amazing performance as Mother Courage in Tony Kushner�s adaptation of the Brecht masterpiece, presented by The Public Theater/NY Shakespeare Festival in Central Park during summer 2006. Director John Walter's film digs deeply into Brecht�s motives and politics, unearthing the playwright�s famed (and famously clever) testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee (the day after which he quit the United States). THEATER OF WAR is about theater and war, capitalism and Marxism, the postwar anti-Communist hysteria of the 1950s, and one literary genius�s ability to make art from them all. Finally, in JUST ANOTHER LOVE STORY, NIGHTWATCH director Ole Bornedal returns to quicken the pulse of thriller fans with this genre-bending tale of a crime scene photographer and family man who is violently shaken out of his suburban malaise following a fateful car accident. This film was a hit last year at the Sunday Eye Opener. View these films' trailers:
HUNGER
JUST ANOTHER LOVE STORY
THEATER OF WAR

Don't miss a very special Sunday Eye Opener this weekend, 11am at the Brattle Theatre. SIN NOMBRE is one of the features coming out of Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal's production company in Mexico. The film won both the Directing and Excellence in Cinematography Awards at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and will be released at the beginning of April. SIN NOMBRE is an epic dramatic thriller from award-winning writer/director Cary Joji Fukunaga. Seeking the promise of America, a beautiful young Honduran woman, Sayra (Paulina Gaytan), joins her father and uncle on an odyssey to cross the gauntlet of the Latin American countryside en route to the United States. Along the way she crosses paths with a teenaged Mexican gang member, El Casper (Edgar M. Flores), who is maneuvering to outrun his violent past and elude his unforgiving former associates. Together they must rely on faith, trust and street smarts if they are to survive their increasingly perilous journey towards the hope of new lives. This week's screening is free sneak preview, and doors open at 10:30 a.m.

See you at the Movies!
Michael

Playing this week, March 27 - April 2, 2009.

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
Area Premiere! Nordic Noir!
Just Another Love Story
The Sunday Eye Opener! Free Preview Screening!
Sin Nombre (Sun.)

Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
Theater of War
Gomorrah
The Class
The Reader
2008 Oscar Shorts Live Action and Animated
Midnite Madness
NYC's Animated Block Party (Fri. & Sat.)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show with live shadowcast by the Teseracte Players (Fri.)
Repo! The Genetic Opera (Sat.)
Croation Flim Series
Fine Dead Girls (Sun.)
Best of the 48 Film Project (Mon.)

FEI Theatres
Capitol Theatre, Arlington

Last Chance Harvey
Milk
The Wrestler

Somerville Theatre, Somerville
Milk

Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
Art Cinema, Counter-Cinema: The Cinema of Kiju Yoshida and Mariko Okada
Good for Nothing (Fri.)
Blood Thirsty (Fri.)
Coup d��t (Sat.)
The Eighteen Who Stirred Up a Storm (Sat.)
Wuthering Heights (Sun.)
The Affair (Sun.)
Flame of Feeling (Mon.)

Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
Sunshine Cleaning
Slumdog Millionaire

Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square
, Cambridge
Sunshine Cleaning
Hunger
Gomorrah
Spinning into Butter
The Class
The Reader
The Great Buck Howard
Slumdog Millionaire

Embassy Cinema, Waltham
Sunshine Cleaning
Two Lovers
The Class
The Reader

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

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Boston Turkish Film Festival
Three Monkeys (Fri.)
Summer Book (Sat.)
My Marlon and Brando (Sat.)
Two Lines (Wed.)
Ara (Wed.)
A Fairground Attraction (Thu.)

The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
Wendy and Lucy

West Newton Cinema, West Newton, MA
Slumdog Millionaire
Happy-Go-Lucky
Waltz with Bashir
Milk
The Secret of the Grain

Coming Soon

Belmont World Film

Spring 2009 - Image and Identity!

Belmont World Film is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit corporation that presents award-winning feature films, documentaries, animation, and shorts from around the world. We aim to bring people together, foster appreciation of the world's diversity, and stimulate discussion through the powerful universal language of film.

This year's festival begins on Sunday, March 1, and runs six weeks, every Sunday, 7:30 p.m. at the Studio Cinema in Belmont.

Sunday, March 29, 7:30 pm. NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE: MY MARLON & BRANDO, Turkey, no rating, 93 minutes

Sunday, April 5, 7:30 pm. NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE: WONDERFUL TOWN, Thailand, no rating, 92 minutes

Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President

Paprika Steen Unable to Attend Ceremony

We are sorry to report that Paprika Steen is unable to make the trip to Boston this weekend due to an infection that has put her into 48-hour bed rest. Paprika has telephone expressing her great disappointment that she is unable to attend and promises to come back another time when she is healthy. We will hold her to that. We wish her all the best and good health.

DANISH ACTRESS PAPRIKA STEEN TO BE HONORED AT CHLOTRUDIS INDIE FILM SOCIETY�S 15th AWARDS CEREMONY

For fifteen years, the Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film has highlighted its commitment to independent and foreign film in style by holding its own black-tie CHLOTRUDIS AWARDS ceremony in early spring. The 15th edition will be held Sunday, March 22nd at Harvard Square�s Brattle Theatre, and the public is invited to join Chlotrudis members, nominees and special guests in the celebration. A highlight of this year�s ceremony will be the opportunity for the Chlotrudis Society to honor the work of Danish actress Paprika Steen with its Body of Work award.

Ms. Steen, who will be in attendance, is perhaps one of the most recognizable faces of DOGME 95, the provocative and galvanizing film movement begun by Lars von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg. A primary focus of the philosophy was to free up the actors from any cinematic restrictions, in order to capture character development in as naturalist a fashion as possible. Ms. Steen was featured in both directors� inaugural contributions, THE IDIOTS and CELEBRATION, respectively, eventually appearing in a half-dozen films in the genre.

She has since gone on to work with every key player in the resurgent Danish cinema, and gained further acclaim for her roles in OPEN HEARTS (including a Chlotrudis nomination for Best Supporting Actress), DANCER IN THE DARK, and ADAM�S APPLES. In 2004, Ms. Steen made her directorial debut with AFTERMATH, and followed with her sophomore film WITH YOUR PERMISSION in 2007. US audiences have seen her most recently as a memorably evil teacher in the comic horror film THE SUBSTITUTE, directed by Ole Bornedal (NIGHTWATCH). In addition, Ms. Steen has many television credits, primarily as an actor, but also as a writer.

The Chlotrudis Awards ceremony begins at 5 pm, and tickets are $20 ($15 for members) available at the Brattle Theatre's website. More information on this year�s list of Chlotrudis Award nominees can be found on our Current Nominations page. A private party will be held at Noir after the ceremony for Chlotrudis members and their guests. To join Chlotrudis, attend the Noir After-Party, and vote for this year's Chlotrudis Awards winners, visit our Become a Member page. Now go out an rent THE SUBSTITUTE

Chlotrudis Monday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round-Up, February 27 - March 5, 2009.

Hello, Chlotrudis Members!

Amanda and I have selected next week's Chlotrudis Monday Night at the Movies, and it's a return to the Brattle Theatre for their exclusive area premiere of Filipino director Brillante Mendoza's SERBIS! A favorite of Bruce's (all of Brillante's films are beloved of Bruce), SERBIS is the latest from the talented, visionary director. Many of this filmmakers' films only do the Festival circuit and never make it to Boston, so we are grateful to the Brattle for giving us a chance to see this film.

Serbis
dir Brillante Mendoza w/ Gina Pareno, Dave Alvaro, Mercedes Cabral [90 min]
The visionary Filipino director Brillante Mendoza envisions a crumbling soft-core porn palace as an allegory for the labyrinthine socio-political history of the Philippines in this chaotic, colorful and engaging film. Multiple generations of the Pineda family live in and operate a run-down movie house, ironically named The Family, which shows dated sex films and offers a discreet meeting place for male hustlers and their patrons. As the members of the family and their employees go about their daily activities, we get a glimpse of how they suffer and deal with each other�s sins and vices. Preoccupied with their personal demons, the family seems oblivious that, inside their cinema, another kind of business is going on between the �serbis� (service) boys and their customers.

Harking back to another Chlotrudis favorite, Tsai Ming-Liang�s GOODBYE DRAGON INN, The Family Theatre is as much a character in the film as any human. Unlike Tsai�s feature however, which depicted a cinema on its final, dismal day, SERBIS seethes with life � from the cranky employees, to the various marital problems reflected in all generations of the Pinedas, to the glimpses of explicit sex behind the scenes, to two mind-bending chase scenes through the maze-like guts of the cinema.

The Sunday Eye Opener returns to the Brattle Theatre this week! This program, co-sponsored by the Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film is one of our most popular programs. We kick off this season with a terrific film and guest appearance: filmmaker Emily Hubley will be in-person for a screening and discussion of her newest film THE TOE TACTIC. Join us on Sunday, March 1, 11 a.m. for the kick-off of the Spring 2009 Sunday Eye Opener!

THE TOE TACTIC
(2007; dir: Emily Hubley w/Lily Rabe, Kevin Corrigan, Mary Kay Place, Sakina Jaffrey, Jane Lynch, Eli Wallach)
RT: 83 minutes

SYNOPSIS:
Mona Peek is jarred by delayed grief for her dead father when she finds out her childhood home has been sold. Her emotional plight is the subject of an esoteric card game played in another dimension by four animated dogs (voiced by David Cross and Eli Wallach among others). When Mona returns to her old back yard to disinter a relic of her father, a piece of bone she'd buried there, the game begins. Over the course of an oddly problematic but magical weekend, the gods/dogs mystify an unknowing Mona by stealing objects, impersonating humans and intervening with fate. THE TOE TACTIC uses live action and animation to explore the interaction between the human and magical realms as Mona finds her way to reconnect with her world.

Filmmaker/animator Emily Hubley will be present to discuss her film following the screening!

On Sunday, March 8, Women in Film and Television International presents the Fourth Annual Global Short Film Showcase. Celebrating International Women�s Day, this elite selection of female film talent will be screened in over 15 cities worldwide and will feature short films culled from over 40 finalist selections submitted by our international members and Film Festival Partners. There are currently 182 events planned from over 18 different countries to mark this March 8th occasion. The Boston chapter will present their line-up on Sunday, March 8, 2pm at the Brattle Theatre. The 2009 Showcase will feature six outstanding short films by women filmmakers compiled from juried Festivals around the world as well as participating chapters. The Showcase package will be seventy-five (75) minutes in length, with selections chosen from short films from our outstanding 2008 Partners Festivals. In addition, a short film by a local filmmaker will be screened after the showcase reel.

See you at the Movies!
Michael

Playing this week, February 27 - March 5, 2009.

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
Exclusive Area Premiere!
Serbis
Special Engagement - 25th Anniversary!
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (Fri. - Sun.)
The Sunday Eye-Opener
The Toe Tactic Filmmaker Emily Hubley Present! (Sun.)
Special Live Music Event - World Music/CRASHarts Presents
James Blackshaw, Meg Baird (Espers), and Micah Blue Smaldone (Thu.)

Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
The Class
Slumdog Millionaire
Waltz with Bashir
2008 Oscar Shorts Live Action and Animated
Midnite Madness
The Rocky Horror Picture Show with the Teseracte Players (Fri.)
Science on Screen
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner with social psychologist Mahzarin Banaji (Mon.)

FEI Theatres
Capitol Theatre, Arlington

Showtimes unavailable at this time.

Somerville Theatre, Somerville
Showtimes unavailable at this time.

Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
Of Light and Lightness � The Films of Marie Menken
Twelve Short Films Director William Friedkin in person (Fri.)
The Gravediggers from Guadix (Fri.)
Seven Short Films (Sat.)
Notes on Marie Menken (Sat.)
9 x Quine
Bell, Book and Candle (Sun.)
Strangers When We Meet (Sun.)
The Notorious Landlady & Operation Mad Ball (Mon.)

Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
Two Lovers
Last Chance Harvey (not eligible)
Slumdog Millionaire
Milk

Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square
, Cambridge
Gomorrah
The Secret of the Grain
Fanboys
The Class
Two Lovers
Revolutionary Road
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire
Milk

Embassy Cinema, Waltham
Two Lovers
The Class
The Wrestler
The Reader
Milk

Loew's Harvard Square, Cambridge
The Wrestler

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Godard in the 1960s
Masculine/Feminine (Fri.)
Vivre sa Vie (Fri., sun., & Thu.)
Made in USA (Sat.)
Contempt (Sun.)
Band of Outsiders (Sun.)
Breathless (Thu.)
Two or Three Things I Know About Her (Sat.)
Best of Music Videos
Mirrorball: Britannia Rules (Sat.)

The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
Last Chance Harvey (not eligible)

Studio Cinema,Belmont
Belmont World Film
Arabian Nights Opening Night! (Sun.)

West Newton Cinema, West Newton, MA
The Reader
Two Lovers
The Class
Milk
The Wrestler

Coming Soon

Belmont World Film

Spring 2009 - Image and Identity!

Belmont World Film is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit corporation that presents award-winning feature films, documentaries, animation, and shorts from around the world. We aim to bring people together, foster appreciation of the world's diversity, and stimulate discussion through the powerful universal language of film.

This year's festival begins on Sunday, March 1, and runs six weeks, every Sunday, 7:30 p.m. at the Studio Cinema in Belmont.

Sunday, March 1, 7:30 pm. OPENING NIGHT! NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE: ARABIAN NIGHTS, Luxembourg, no rating, 110 minutes

Sunday, March 8, 7:30 pm. EAST COAST PREMIERE: STOLEN HOLIDAYS, France, rated PG, 90 minutes

Sunday, March 15, 7:30 pm. NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE: NOSE, IRANIAN STYLE, documentary, no rating, 53 minutes

Sunday, March 22, 7:30 pm. EAST COAST PREMIERE: IN LOVE WE TRUST, China, no rating, 115 minutes

Sunday, March 29, 7:30 pm. NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE: MY MARLON & BRANDO, Turkey, no rating, 93 minutes

Sunday, April 5, 7:30 pm. NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE: WONDERFUL TOWN, Thailand, no rating, 92 minutes

Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President

Chlotrudis Tuesday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round-Up, February 20 - 26

Hello, Chlotrudis Members!

Beth was all set to select THE SECRET OF THE GRAIN as this week's Chlotrudis Movie of the Week, until we found out that it was playing at 8 p.m. and it ran 2 hours and 31 minutes. Unfortunately, a little too late for a weeknight. So do go see it if you get a chance. It's directed by Abdel Kechiche, the lead from the Chlotrudis-nominated film SORRY, HATERS. In the meantime, if you weren't able to come to the Chlotrudis 9th Annual Short Film Festival this past week, you've got another chance next Tuesday, February 24, 7:30 p.m. in Film Screening Room #2 at the Massachusetts College of Art. The eight finalists for the 2009 Trudy were selected from over 100 submissions from 15 countries. ENTROPY AND ME, by Car Nazzal, is a story of a chaotic, messy, cluttered room and the artist who lives inside of it. From Germany, GAINING GROUND (LAND GEWINNEN) by Marc Brummund depicts the struggle of an illegal immigrant and his family. LUCKY NUMBERS by UK�s Garrick Hamm is a story of hope and despair and lots of swearing, for a numbers nut. MIND THE GAP by Kristal Williams-Rowley follows 16-year old Sara Sullivan as she grapples with her father�s inadvertent involvement in a classmate�s suicide. PARALLEL ADELE by Adele Pham is a documentary about the lives of half-Vietnamese people (hapa), including the two filmmakers, both named Adele. SPACE by Mike Wilson tells the story of a girl and a boy � separated by stars, they attempt to rekindle their old romance, VICTORIA by Charles Sommer is a documentary about a disheveled piano and the people who play her. Rounding out the list, WELL-FOUNDED CONCERNS by Timothy Cawley follows the story of Nathan Weller, an unapologetic germaphobe and hermit, until a worldwide plague changes everything.

Don't forget, we've got screeners for all of the films nominated for the Buried Treasure this year, except for THE ORDER OF MYTHS, which is available immediately through Netflix. Contact Jeff Pike if you want to be added to the list for any of the Buried Treasures.

See you at the Movies!
Michael

Playing this week, February 20 - 26, 2009.

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
The Bugs Bunny Film Festival!
Special Engagement - 75th Anniversary!
It Happened One Night (Fri. & Sat.)
The Brattle Theatre Annual Oscar Party (Sun.)
Remembering Ricardo: A Tribute to Ricardo Montalban
Mystery Street (aka Murder at Harvard) and Border Incident (Mon. & Tue.)
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan w/ "Space Seed & Wonder Woman: the Television Pilot (Wed.)
Special Live Music Event - World Music/CRASHarts Presents
Juana Molina (Thu.)

Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
The Class
Slumdog Millionaire
Waltz with Bashir
2008 Oscar Shorts Live Action and Animated
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Film Festival
Legend of the Mountain Man (Sun.)
75th Anniversary Big Screen Classics
An American in Paris (Mon.)

FEI Theatres
Capitol Theatre, Arlington

Last Chance Harvey
Rachel Getting Married

Somerville Theatre, Somerville
The Wrestler

Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
The Uncanny Cinema of William Friedkin
The French Connection Director William Friedkin in person (Fri.)
The People vs. Paul Crump Director William Friedkin in person (Fri.)
Sorceror & The Hunter Director William Friedkin in person (Sat.)
The Brink's Job (Sun.)
Facing Realities: Dialogues in Boston Documentary Filmmaking
River Dogs Director Robb Moss in Person! & La Corona Director Amanda Micheli in Person! (Sat.)
Two Films by So Yong Kim
In Between Days Director So Yong Kim in Person! (Sun.)
Treeless Mountain and A Bunny Rabbit Director So Yong Kim in Person! (Mon.)

Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
Rachel Getting Married
Slumdog Millionaire
Milk

Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square
, Cambridge
The Secret of the Grain
Fanboys
The Class
Waltz with Bashir
Revolutionary Road
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire
Milk

Embassy Cinema, Waltham
The Class
The Wrestler
The Reader
Milk

Loew's Harvard Square, Cambridge
The Wrestler

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Film for All Ages
Azur & Asmar (Fri. - Sun., & Thu.)
Godard in the 1960s
Made in USA (Fri. - Sun., & Thu.)
A Woman is a Woman (Sat.)
Pierrot le fou (Sun.)
Best of Music Videos
Mirrorball: Nordic Noise (Sat.)
Mirrorball: World Wide Wonder (Thu.)
Student Film
Boston University Student Films (Thu.)

The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
Last Chance Harvey

West Newton Cinema, West Newton, MA
Last Chance Harvey
Revolutionary Road
Slumdog Millionaire

Coming Soon

THE BOSTON UNIVERSITY CINEMATHEQUE

February 2009

It�s the February 2009 BU Cinematheque, up-close meetings with professional filmmakers, and screenings of important,innovative films and videos, sponsored by the Film and Television Department, BU College of Communication. The evenings are programmed by Gerald Peary, a film studies professor at Suffolk University and a Boston Phoenix film critic.

It�s Black History Month. Note the historic 12th anniversary screening of Robert Patton-Spruill�s SQUEEZE (1997), the first African-American feature ever made in Boston, plus several other works dealing with racial issues in America.

Screenings are at the BU College of Communication, 640 Comm. Ave., Boston, Room B-05. Events are FREE to BU students and staff and their friends. Transportation: the �B� Boston College Green Line, the first stop at BU past Kenmore Square.

Friday, February 20, 7 pm. AN EVENING WITH GODFREY CHESHIRE.
A well-regarded film critic, Cheshire turned for the first time to filmmaking with MOVING MIDWAY, a wry, politically challenging documentary begun when his ancient North Carolina family home, Midway, was being uprooted and placed down the road. Cheshire contextualizes his Midway family story within the racist plantation milieu of Gone With the Wind, and also, along the journey, uncovers unknown black relatives. This tale for Obama America was picked by New York Magazine as one of the Ten Best Films of 2009.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 7 pm. AN EVENING WITH ANNE MAKEPEACE.
Veteran documentarian Anne Makepeace, whose work shows often at Sundance, brings to BU her newest work, RAIN IN A DRY LAND (2007), an audience hit and prize-winner at several dozen film festivals. In this humanist saga of extreme culture shock, Makepeace follows two Somalian Muslim families from refugee camps in Kenya to trying to make it as immigrants in tough-love America. This was the opening show for 2008 P.O.V., PBS�s esteemed indie-film series.

Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President

Chlotrudis Tuesday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round-Up, February 13 - 19

Hello, Chlotrudis Members!

This week join us at the Rabb Lecture Hall in the Boston Public Library on Tuesday, February 17, 6pm for the 9th Annual Chlotrudis Short Film Festival! This week's Chlotrudis Movie of the week is your opportunity to vote for the Best Short Film of the year. The eight finalists for the 2009 Trudy were selected from over 100 submissions from 15 countries. ENTROPY AND ME, by Car Nazzal, is a story of a chaotic, messy, cluttered room and the artist who lives inside of it. From Germany, GAINING GROUND (LAND GEWINNEN) by Marc Brummund depicts the struggle of an illegal immigrant and his family. LUCKY NUMBERS by UK�s Garrick Hamm is a story of hope and despair and lots of swearing, for a numbers nut. MIND THE GAP by Kristal Williams-Rowley follows 16-year old Sara Sullivan as she grapples with her father�s inadvertent involvement in a classmate�s suicide. PARALLEL ADELE by Adele Pham is a documentary about the lives of half-Vietnamese people (hapa), including the two filmmakers, both named Adele. SPACE by Mike Wilson tells the story of a girl and a boy � separated by stars, they attempt to rekindle their old romance, VICTORIA by Charles Sommer is a documentary about a disheveled piano and the people who play her. Rounding out the list, WELL-FOUNDED CONCERNS by Timothy Cawley follows the story of Nathan Weller, an unapologetic germaphobe and hermit, until a worldwide plague changes everything. After the screening, members and their guests are invited to a special, private reception across Boylston Street at the Charlesmark Hotel Lounge.

If you can't make it to that exciting event, don't miss your second chance to see this great line-up, Tuesday, February 24, 7:30 p.m. at the Massachusetts College of Art, 621 Huntington Ave. So take your pick, but please join us at one of these free screening and vote for your favorite short films of the year.

See you at the Movies!
Michael

Playing this week, February 13 - 19, 2009.

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
Original Slashers Double Feature!
Friday the 13th w/ My Bloody Valentine (Fri.)
Great Romances
Casablanca (Fri. & Sat.)
14th Annual Bugs Bunny Film Festival (Fri. - Thu.)

Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
The Class
Slumdog Millionaire
Waltz with Bashir
2008 Oscar Shorts Live Action and Animated
Midnite Movies
Total Eclipse of the Heart: The 80's Love Song Sing-Along (Sat.)
Goethe German Film Series
Novembrkind (Sun.)

FEI Theatres
Capitol Theatre, Arlington

Frozen River

Somerville Theatre, Somerville
The Wrestler

Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
The Uncanny Cinema of William Friedkin
The Exorcist w/ Linda Blair Screen Tests (Fri.)
To Live and Die in L.A. (Fri.)
Cruising (Sat.)
The Boys in the Band (Sat.)
The Birthday Party (Sun.)
Albert Serra, Radical Classicist
Knight's Honor Director appearing in Person! (Sun.)
Birdsong & Waiting for Sancho Director appearing in Person! (Sun.)

Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
Rachel Getting Married
Slumdog Millionaire
Milk

Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square
, Cambridge
Cherry Blossoms
The Class
Waltz with Bashir
Last Chance Harvey
Revolutionary Road
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire
Milk

Embassy Cinema, Waltham
The Class
The Wrestler
The Reader
Milk

Loew's Harvard Square, Cambridge
The Wrestler

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
African Film Festival
Awaiting for Men (Fri. & Sun.)
Delwende (Fri. - Sun.)
Kinshasa Palace (Sat.)
Heartlines (Sun.)
Kinshasa Palace (Sat.)
Film for All Ages
Azur & Asmar (Sun. & Wed., & Thu.)
Best of Music Videos
Mirrorball: Best of Music Videos (Wed.)
Mirrorball: Britannia Rules (Thu.)
Godard in the 1960s
Breathless (Thu.)
Student Animation
MassArt Animated Films (Thu.)

The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
The Reader

West Newton Cinema, West Newton, MA
Last Chance Harvey
Revolutionary Road
Slumdog Millionaire

Coming Soon

THE BOSTON UNIVERSITY CINEMATHEQUE

February 2009

It�s the February 2009 BU Cinematheque, up-close meetings with professional filmmakers, and screenings of important,innovative films and videos, sponsored by the Film and Television Department, BU College of Communication. The evenings are programmed by Gerald Peary, a film studies professor at Suffolk University and a Boston Phoenix film critic.

It�s Black History Month. Note the historic 12th anniversary screening of Robert Patton-Spruill�s SQUEEZE (1997), the first African-American feature ever made in Boston, plus several other works dealing with racial issues in America.

Screenings are at the BU College of Communication, 640 Comm. Ave., Boston, Room B-05. Events are FREE to BU students and staff and their friends. Transportation: the �B� Boston College Green Line, the first stop at BU past Kenmore Square.

Thursday, February 19, 7 pm. AN EVENING WITH ROBERT ARNOLD.
For many years, BU students have been fortunate to have on their production faculty Bob Arnold, one of the most important and innovative experimental visual artists in America. �The Morphology of Desire� and other arresting works by Arnold are not only conceptually ingenious but mesmerizing to look at, to listen to, to contemplate. For this event, Arnold wiil curate a selection of his filmic projects, sampling his ambitious, challenging career.

Friday, February 20, 7 pm. AN EVENING WITH GODFREY CHESHIRE.
A well-regarded film critic, Cheshire turned for the first time to filmmaking with MOVING MIDWAY, a wry, politically challenging documentary begun when his ancient North Carolina family home, Midway, was being uprooted and placed down the road. Cheshire contextualizes his Midway family story within the racist plantation milieu of Gone With the Wind, and also, along the journey, uncovers unknown black relatives. This tale for Obama America was picked by New York Magazine as one of the Ten Best Films of 2009.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 7 pm. AN EVENING WITH ANNE MAKEPEACE.
Veteran documentarian Anne Makepeace, whose work shows often at Sundance, brings to BU her newest work, RAIN IN A DRY LAND (2007), an audience hit and prize-winner at several dozen film festivals. In this humanist saga of extreme culture shock, Makepeace follows two Somalian Muslim families from refugee camps in Kenya to trying to make it as immigrants in tough-love America. This was the opening show for 2008 P.O.V., PBS�s esteemed indie-film series.

Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President