Chlotrudis Monday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round-Up, April 9 - 15

Hello Chlotrudis Members!

Slash on that rouge! While most of the world was dancing to the disco 'round, Joan Jett, Lita Ford, Cherie Currie and Sandy West were punk rocking out as The Runaways. Join me for this week's Chlotrudis Monday Night at the Movies as we go back in time to see THE RUNAWAYS! The show starts at 7:20pm and we'll grab a bite to eat at the Regal Beagle beforehand around 5:45pm. Let me know if you can make it!


The Runaways


Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning star in this music-fueled story of The Runaways, the ground-breaking, all-girl, teenage rock band of the 1970s. The film follows two friends, Joan Jett (Stewart) and Cherie Currie (Fanning), as they rise from rebellious Southern California kids to rock stars of the now legendary group that paved the way for future generations of girl bands. Joan and Cherie fall under the Svengali-like influence of rock impresario Kim Fowley (Michael Shannon) who turns the group into an outrageous success and a family of misfits. With its tough-chick image and raw talent, the band quickly earns a name for itself — and so do its two leads: Joan is the band’s pure rock 'n' roll heart, while Cherie, with her Bowie-Bardot looks, is the sex kitten. Written and directed by Floria Sigismondi, the film chronicles Joan and Cherie's tumultuous relationship on and off stage, as the band starts to break out.

Director: Floria Sigismondi
Cast: Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning, Michael Shannon, Danielle Riley Keough, Scout Taylor-Compton, Stella Maeve, Tatum O'Neal

Check out the trailer:

Please join The Provincetown International Film Festival, Executive Director Gabrielle Hanna, Artistic Director Connie White and Senior Programmer Lisa Viola for a special advance screening of Nicole Hleftolofcener's PLEASE GIVE. There will be a discussion with Boston Globe film critic Wesley Morris following the film.

Kate (Catherine Keener) has a lot on her mind. There’s the ethics problem of buying furniture on the cheap at estate sales and marking it up at her trendy Manhattan store (and how much markup can she get away with?). There’s the materialism problem of not wanting her teenage daughter (Sarah Steele) to want the expensive things that Kate wants. There’s the marriage problem of sharing a partnership in parenting, business and life with her husband Alex (Oliver Platt) but sensing doubt nibbling at the foundations. And there’s Kate’s free-floating 21st century malaise—the problem of how to live well and be a good person when poverty, homelessness, and sadness are always right outside the door.

dir. Nicole Holofcener, w/ Catherine Keener, Oliver Platt, Amanda Peet

I am LoveBoston's best independent film festival is just around the corner! That would be The Independent Film Festival of Boston! The festival has added an 8th day, and will run from April 21 - 28! Chlotrudis will be co-presenting not one, but TWO films each starring one of indie films greatest actresses. Patricia Clarkson stars in the lovely romance, CAIRO TIME which plays on Monday, April 26, 7pm at the Somerville Theatre, and Tilda Swinton goes Italian for I AM LOVE (right), which plays on Saturday, April 24 at 7:30pm at the Somerville Theatre.. Both of these films got raves from members at last year's Toronto International Film Festival. You can check out the entire line-up on the IFFB website. There you can also purchase your passes or sign up to volunteer and see some films for free! Individual tickets are also now on sale! Don't miss the hottest festival featuring independent films in Boston!

See you at the Movies!

Playing this week, April 9 - 15, 2010.

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
The Warrior Camera: Akira Kurosawa Centennial!
The Lower Depths & Dodes'ka-Den (Fri. & Sat.)
The Hidden Fortress (Sun.)
Yojimbo & Sanjuro (Wed & Thu.)
Special Event! 20th Anniversary
Twin Peaks Season 1: Episodes 3 & 4 (Fri.)
Twin Peaks Season 1: Episodes 5 & 6 (Sat.)
Twin Peaks Season 1: Episodes 7 & 8 (Sun.)

Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
The Runaways
Mid-August Lunch
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
After Midnite
Pee Wee's Big Adventure quote-along! (Fri.)
Ladies of the 80s sing-along! (Sat.)
Europe's Great Opera's
I Puritani (Sun.)
Big Screen Classics
The Godfather (Mon.)
Provincetown International Film Festival Benefit!
Please Give (Wed.)

FEI Theatres
Capitol Theatre, Arlington

A Single Man
The Last Station (Mon. - Thu.)
Bombay Cinema Presents:
Prince (Fri. - Sun.)
Opera in Cinema
Don Giovanni (Sat.)

Somerville Theatre, Somerville
When You're Strange

Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
An Evening with Kamal Aljafari
Port of Memory & The Roof Director Kamal Aljafari in person! (Fri.)
Late Ford: A John Ford Retrospective, Part II
The Man Who Shot Libery Vallance (Sat.)
Seven Women (Sat.)
David MacDougall – An Ethnography of Compassion
Gandhi's Children Director David MacDougall in person! (Sun.)
With Morning Hearts Director David MacDougall in person! (Mon.)

Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
The Last Song
The Yellow Handkerchief
The Ghost Writer
Crazy Heart

Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square
, Cambridge
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Greatest
City Island
The Ghost Writer
A Prophet
The Warlords
Mid-August Lunch

Embassy Cinema, Waltham
The Runaways
The Ghost Writer

Loew's Harvard Square, Cambridge
No independent Films Playing this Week!

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Off and Running (Fri. & Sat.)
History of Film: From Silent Movies to Social Networking
Tekkoninkreet (Fri. - Sun.)
Boston Turkish Film Festival
Wrong Rosary (Fri.)
Competition Winners (Sat.)
7 Husbands for Hurmuz (Sat).
Piano Girl (Sun.)
Two-Way Switch (Sun.)
The National Center for Jewish Film's 13th Annual Film Festival
Seven Minutes in Heaven (Sun.)

The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
A Single Man

The Stuart Street Playhouse, Boston

West Newton Cinema, West Newton, MA
Mid-August Lunch
A Matter of Size
The Little Traitor
The Secret of Kells
A Single Man
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Yellow Handkerchief
Crazy Heart
An Education

Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President

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