Chlotrudis Monday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round Up, July 15 - 21

Hello Film Lovers!

There are several new releases opening this week, and I urge you to catch THE CORPORATION if you get a chance, but for the Chlotrudis Monday Movie of the Week, how can we not succumb to the call of Canada? SEDUCING DOCTOR LEWIS is a charming film that played at this year's Independent Film Festival of Boston, as well as the Provincetown Film Festival of Boston and I still haven't seen it! If you're like me, join me at the Kendall Square Cinema on Monday for the 7:00 p.m. screening. Sure it sounds like "Northern Exposure," but we liked that TV show, it's French Canadian, and Rob Stanhope, David Iniss, and Beth Curran thought it was charming! After the harrowing chill of TIME OF THE WOLF and the enigmatic sensuality of FATHER AND SON I think we could use a little charming!

In Jean-Fran�s Pouliot's directorial debut, an impoverished fishing community must persuade a young doctor, Christopher Lewis (David Boutin), to live in their town to get a much-needed new factory. Led by their mayor (Raymond Bouchard), the villagers act with good-hearted duplicity to convince the doctor their island offers all the charms of a thriving metropolis but the deception grows increasingly difficult to maintain. As Doctor Lewis warms to the village's simple "authenticity," the question arises: What will he do when he learns it's based on lies? (Fully subtitled)
Director: Jean-Fran�s Pouliot
Cast: Raymond Bouchard, David Boutin, Beno�Bri�, Bruno Blanchet, Pierre Collin, Lucie Laurier, Rita Lafontaine
Run Time: 1hr 48mins

Here's a film that's sure to spark a lot of controversy: TWENTYNINE PALMS. I've been reading about it for several months and I'm quite intrigued. This French film by the director of Humanit�i> features a surprising finish that will engender lots of discussion. It's playing at the Brattle Theatre all weekend. Here's the synopsis: Denny, a photographer, and his girlfriend Katia, leave Los Angeles to find a desert setting for a magazine photo shoot. Using a motel in Twentynine Palms as their base, they spend their days scouting the Joshua Tree Desert and losing their way on the roads and trails behind the wheel of their 4x4. Their trip is filled with bouts of frantic sex, impassioned fights, and hasty reconciliations, until an act of desperation leads to an unforeseen and brutal climax. The film provides an intensely intimate voyage into the heart of a couple, allowing the viewer to experience both the bliss of pure happiness as well as the desperate anger that so often lurks inside lovers� hearts.

Another intriguing film that opens this week is A Thousand Clouds of Peace from Mexico. This cross between Wong Kar Wai's HAPPY TOGETHER and Tsai Ming Laing's WHAT TIME IS IT THERE? (but not as accomplished as either film) is worth a look for its gorgeous shots of Mexico City, and it's thoughtful story of a broken heart. It opens this week at the Kendall Square Theatre.

Finally, the Boston French Film Festival continues at the Museum of Fine Arts this week. The director will be present for this screening. Check out some of the terrific films and again, keep you eye out for Georgette!

See you at the movies!

Playing this week, July 15 - 21.

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
The Art of Samurai Cinema
Seven Samurai 50th Anniversary! (Thu.)
Exclusive Area Premiere!
Twentynine Palms (Fri. - Sun.)
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai (Fri. - Sun.)
Orson Welles: Rogue Genius
Othello (Mon.)
Modern Musicals
Cabaret (Tue.)
The Boston Social Forum Presents Special Screening and Discussion!
Peace, Propoganda and the Promised Land (Wed.)
U. S. Premiere
Barefoot to Herat directed by Majid Majidi (Wed.)

Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
Fahrenheit 9/11
Before Sunset
Provincetown International Film Festival Audience Award Winner for Best Documentary!
Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train
Cool As Ice (Fri. & Sat)
A Clockwork Orange (Fri.)
Kung Fu
Inspectors Wear Skirts (Sat.)
Summertime Blues
The Howlin' Wolf Story with live pre-show blues concert from 2120 South Michigan Ave. (Mon.)
Brookline Booksmith Presents Walter Mosley (Tue.)

Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
I is for Institutionalized
Morgan! (Thu.)
A Few Days with Me (Thu.)
J is for Judy Judy Judy
For Me & My Gal (Fri. & Sat.)
A Star is Born (Fri. & Sat.)
K is for Killer(s)
The Killer (Sun. & Mon.)
The Killers (Sun. & Mon.)
L is for Lost in Translation
The Geisha Boy (Tue.)
The Saga of Anatahan (Tue.)
Contemporary Hollywood Cinema
Batman (Wed.)

Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
The Clearing
Napoleon Dynamite
Two Brothers (starts Fri.)
The Story of the Weeping Camel (Thu.)
Saved (Thu.)

Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square, Cambridge
A Thousand Clouds of Peace (starts Fri.)
The Corporation (starts Fri.)
Seducing Doctor Lewis (starts Fri.)
Father and Son (Thu.)
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (Thu.)
The Door in the Floor
America's Heart and Soul (Thu.)
De-Lovely
The Story of the Weeping Camel (Thu.)
Napoleon Dynamite
Saved
Control Room
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Thu.)

Embassy Cinema, Waltham
The Corporation (starts Fri.)
Seducing Doctor Lewis (starts Fri.)
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (Thu.)
America's Heart and Soul (Thu.)
Before Sunset
The Story of the Weeping Camel (Thu.)
Napoleon Dynamite
Control Room

Loews Theatres Copley Place, Boston
De-Lovely (starts Fri.)
The Door in the Floor (starts Fri.)
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
Saved
The Clearing
Napoleon Dynamite
Two Brothers
Control Room (Thu.)
Super Size Me

Harvard Square, Cambridge
The Clearing
Before Sunset
Fahrenheit 9/11

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Boston French Film Festival
See How They Run (Thu. & Sun.)
The Living World (Thu.)
The Story of Marie and Julien (Thu.)
It's Easier for a Camel (Fri.)
Red Lights
Our Precious Children (Sat.)
Work Hard, Play Hard (Sat.)
As If Nothing Happened (Sat.)
Raja (Sat.)
Eager Bodies (Sat.)
Moi, C�r (Sun.)
Grand Ecole (Sun.)
Monsieur N. (Sun.)
Art on Film
Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time (Sat. - Sun.)

The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (Thu.)
Super Size Me (starts Fri.)

Boston Jewish Film Festival Events
The Martha's Vineyard Hebrew Center Presents The Boston Jewish Film Festival
Secret Passage starring John Turturro (Sun.)

Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President