Chlotrudis Monday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round-Up, January 16 - 22

Hello, Chlotrudis Members!

Hilary Nieukirk has hosting duties at this week's Chlotrudis Monday Night Movie of the Week, and she's got a film lined up that's already won a Golden Globe and has appeared on numerous critics' year-end lists. Join Hilary on Monday night at the Kendall Square Cinema for the 7:30 p.m. screening of WALTZ WITH BASHIR. This co-production from Israel, France and Germany took the Best Foreign Language Film award at the Golden Globes. It's an animated documentary detailing the director's life during the first Lebanon War.

One night at a bar, an old friend tells director Ari Folman about a recurring nightmare in which he is chased by 26 vicious dogs. Every night, the same number of beasts. The two men conclude that there's a connection to their Israeli Army mission in the first Lebanon War of the early eighties. Ari is surprised that he can't remember a thing anymore about that period of his life. Intrigued by this riddle, he decides to meet and interview old friends and comrades around the world. He needs to discover the truth about that time and about himself. As Ari delves deeper and deeper into the mystery, his memory begins to creep up in surreal images� Folman's animated documentary has been acclaimed worldwide and is winner of 6 Israeli Film Academy Awards, including Best Film, Director, Screenplay and Art Direction. (Fully subtitled)

Director: Ari Folman

Cast: Voices of Ron Ben-Yishai, Ronny Dayag, Ari Folman, Dror Harazi, Yehezkel Lazarov, Mickey Leon, Ori Sivan, Zahava Solomon

The scheduling might be tricky for most of you, but if you're free next Thursday afternoon, you should consider taking advantage of this special screening co-presented by the Boston Jewish Film Festival (BJFF). The BJFF has presented a number of films by talented young Argentinean director Daniel Burman. They are pleased to co-present his latest film, EMPTY NEST, with and at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA). EMPTY NEST is an intimate family drama that begins in Argentina and ends at the Dead Sea. Superbly imaginative and entertaining, EMPTY NEST is a comedic look at the problems inherent in married life and the difficulties associated with keeping a long-term relationship new and exciting. Burman invites the viewer into the quasi-surrealist world of playwright Leonard (Oscar Mart�z) and his wife Martha (Cecilia Roth, known from her work in the films of Almad�). At once hilarious and nostalgic, the film ponders reality itself while offering a profound consideration of memories and how they are created. Director Daniel Burman will be present at the 3:15 p.m. screening on Thursday, January 22.

For those of you who missed the latest outstanding piece of work by British director Mike Leigh, you've got another chance. Don't miss HAPPY-GO-LUCKY at the Coolidge Corner Theatre this week. Lead actress Sally Hawkins deservingly took the Best Actress Award at the Golden Globes earlier this week, and she's sure to be in contention for the Chlotrudis Awards, so don't miss your final chance to see this film before nomination time!

Finally if you're a fan of Bollywood, or a fan of kung fu flicks, how about a movie that combines the two genres? CHANDI CHOWK TO CHINA looks to be a big, steaming bowl of fun, and it's playing exclusively at the Capitol Theatre in Arlington this week. Check out the trailer here. Don't miss it!

See you at the Movies!

Playing this week, January 16 - 22, 2009.

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
Encounter David Lean!
Lawrence of Arabia (Fri. & Sat.)
Doctor Zhivago (Sat. & Sun.)
Ryan's Daughter (Mon.)
Hobson's Choice (Tue. & Wed.)
Summertime (Tue. & Wed.)
Blithe Spirit (Thu.)
Special Event - World Music/CRASHarts Presents
Department of Eagles SOLD OUT! (Sun.)
Cinemental Presents
68 Pages (Wed.)

Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
Slumdog Millionaire
Man On Wire
Goethe German Film Series
Jeirchow (Sun.)
Science on Screen
Theremin: an Electronic Odyssey with composer and MIT Professor Tod Machover (Mon.)

FEI Theatres
Capitol Theatre, Arlington

Chandi Chowk to China
Rachel Getting Married

Somerville Theatre, Somerville
Gran Torino (ineligible)
Synecdoche, New York
Let the Right One In

Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
Youssef Chahine, the Cosmopolite of Egyptian Cinema
Alexandria, Why? & An Egyptian Story (Fri.)
Cairo Station& Cairo Seen By Youssef Chahine (Sat.)
The Sparrow (Sat.)
Destiny (Sun.)
The Land (Sun.)
Alexandria Again and Forever (Sun.)
Chaos (Mon.)
Return of the Prodigal Son (Mon.)

Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
Frost Nixon (ineligible>
Slumdog Millionaire
Doubt (ineligible)

Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square
, Cambridge
Waltz with Bashir
Last Chance Harvey
Revolutionary Road
The Reader
Frost/Nixon (ineligible)
Slumdog Millionaire

Embassy Cinema, Waltham
Gran Torino (ineligible)
The Wrestler
Revolutionary Road
The Reader

Loew's Harvard Square, Cambridge
The Wrestler
Gran Torino (ineligible)

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
<Human Rights Watch
Shorts Program: Youth Producing Page (Fri.)
Promise to the Dead (Fri.)
USA vs. Al-Arian (Sat.)
Project Kashmir (Sat.)
Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North (Sun. & Thu.)
Women in Film
Who Does She Think She Is? (Sat & Sun.)
Argentinian Cinema
Empty Nest Director present at Thu. screening! (Sun., Wed., & Thu.)
New England Film Artists Present
Confronting Amnesia: Frozen Memories of the Russian Gulag(Sun.)
Harry Potter Fans on Film
We Are Wizards (Wed.)
Student Film
Films from Emerson College (Thu.)
Tunisian Cinema
Villa Jasmin (Thu.)

The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport

West Newton Cinema, West Newton, MA
Last Chance Harvey
Frost/Nixon (ineligible)
Doubt (ineligible)
Slumdog Millionaire
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

That's all for now!

Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President