Chlotrudis Indie Film Round-Up, May 28 - June 5

Hello Chlotrudis Members!

There is no planned Chlotrudis Movie of the Week this week, so enjoy your long, Memorial Day weekend and if you're looking for a good movie to watch, check out the list of independent films opening in the Boston area this week below.  If I may suggest a film, go see James Ivory's The City of Your Final Destination, based on an outstanding novel by Peter Cameron.  It's opening at the Kendall and the West Newton Cinema and revolves around a lost young man who is trying to get permission to write a biography about a renowned author of a single novel who has committed suicide.  Unfortunately, the executor's of his estate, his wife, his mistress and his brother, all living together on the writer's estate, refuse to give permission.  At his girlfriend's urgings, the young biographer travels to South America to get them to change their mind.  While it may not sound so riveting, and in fact, it does lose it's bit in the latter half, unable to capture the protagonist's journey as well as the book did, if you like smart dialog and strong performances, you won't want to miss this.  Laura Linney (outstanding!), Charlotte Gainsbourg, and Anthony Hopkins play the wife, mistress and brother respectively and really capture the spirit of the novel and film sublimely.

View the trailer:

 

Harlan - In the Shadow of "Jew Suss"The Boston Jewish Film Festival's Encores and More series, featuring the best of last year's festival continues this week. Join them Sunday, May 30 at the Museum of Fine Arts for THE JAZZ BARONESS Hannah Rothschild's British documentary about Pannonica (Nica) de Koenigswarter, née Rothschild, the unlikely muse of jazz great Thelonius Monk.  Then come back on Wed. or Thu., June 2 or 3 for HARLAN—IN THE SHADOW OF "JEW SüSS."    Veit Harlan was one of Nazi Germany’s most successful and influential film directors. His film JUD SüSS was so anti-Semitic that it’s still banned in Germany. This chilling documentary illuminates the legacy of Nazi Germany’s own artistic life and the profound impact Harlan’s talent and villainy have on his children and grandchildren.


See you at the Movies!
Michael

Playing this week, May 27 - June 3, 2010.

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
Reunion Weekend 2010! Sponsored by the Harvard Coop!
Goonies (Fri. & Sat.)
The 39 Step and Top Hat (Sun.)
La Dolce VitaOcean's 11 (Mon.)
Special Engagement
Fantastic Mr. Fox (Tue. - Thu.)
A Town Called Panic (Tue. - Thu.)

Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
Please Give

Babies

The Secret in Their Eyes

Soundtrack for a Revolution

Vincere
After Midnite

The Journey of the Childmen: The Mighty Boosh on Tour
(Fri. & Sat.)
Booksmith Presents
Lee Child (Thu.)
 

FEI Theatres
Capitol Theatre, Arlington

Babies
Greenberg
(Mon. - Wed.)
Bombay Cinema Presents
Kites (Fri. & Sat.)
Opera in Cinema
Norma
(Sat.)
Hitch in HD

The Trouble with Harry
(Sun. & Thu.)

Somerville Theatre, Somerville
Babies


Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
Late Ford: A John Ford Retrospective, Part II

Two Rode Together
(Fri.)
Donovan's Reef (Fri.)
Rio Grande (Sat.)
The Lost Patrol (Sat.)
They Were Expendable Introduction by Mary Anne Owen, Daughter of Donna Reed (Sun.)
When Willie Comes Marching Home & The Battle At Midway (Mon.)

Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
No independent films playing this week (in fact, Sex & the City 2 is playing on all screens at Hollywood Hits this week!  Huh?)

Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square
, Cambridge

The City of Your Final Destination
George A. Romero's Survival of the Dead
OSS 117 - Lost in Rio

Please Give

Casino Jack and the United States of Money
Mother and Child
Exit Through the Gift Shop

The Secret in their Eyes

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Ghost Writer


Embassy Cinema, Waltham
Please Give

Mother and Child

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

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Documentary
759: Boy Scouts of Harlem
(Sat. & Sun.)
Sidney Lumet in the '70s
Dog Day Afternoon (Fri.)
Network (Fri. & Sat.)
Equus (Sun.)
The Boston Jewish Film Festival: ENCORES and more
The Jazz Baroness (Sun.)
Harlan—In the Shadow of "Jew Süss" (Wed. & Thu.)
Best of British Noir
Brighton Rock (Wed.)
It Always Rainson Sunday (Thu.)

 

The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
Dancing Across Borders

The Stuart Street Playhouse, Boston
Babies
No One Knows About Persian Cats

Ajami

West Newton Cinema, West Newton, MA
City Island
The City of Your Final Destination
No One Knows About Persian Cats
The Ghost Writer
A Matter of Size
Babies
Exit Through the Gift Shop

The Secret in their Eyes

The Girl with the DragonTattoo
 

Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President

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