Chlotrudis Monday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round Up, July 22 - 28

Hello Film Lovers!

This week's Chlotrudis Monday Movie of the Week is sure to thrill some, and send others heading for the hills. One person who is definitely excited is Scot! Join us Monday night for a film called, BROADWAY: THE GOLDEN YEARS! This documentary plays at the Kendall Square Theatre at 6:50 p.m. and is sure to be a change from the plethora of political docs that have been flooding the screens both good and bad! Unleash your inner-Broadway star and join us!

Writer/director Rick McKay shines a bright light on a bygone era of American theatre, filming over one hundred legendary Broadway performers. Using interviews, home movies and found footage, he recreates an era that, if left undocumented, would be lost forever. "The largest cast of stars ever assembled for one film" includes Angela Lansbury, Jeremy Irons, Shirley MacLaine, Stephen Sondheim, Tovah Feldshuh, Carol Burnett, Uta Hagen, John Raitt, Eva Marie Saint, Frank Langella, Carol Channing, Elaine Stritch, Fay Wray, Ben Gazzara, Alec Baldwin, Kaye Ballard, Al Hirschfeld, Ann Miller, Tommy Tune and many more.
Director: Rick McKay
Run Time: 1hr 51mins

It's Democratic National Convention week... who better than to have as a super special guest at the Brattle Theatre than past Chlotrudis Taskforce Award winner John Sayles! Sayles and his business partner Maggie Renzi will regale a lucky audience with stories and clips from his forthcoming election-themed film, SILVER CITY. This exciting event takes place on Friday, July 23, 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance (available through the Brattle's website) and $18.00 at the door. Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear from one of the early mavericks of independent film!

Speaking of the DNC, our friend Lucia Small, who made the fabulous Chlotrudis Awards-nominated documentary MY FATHER, THE GENIUS, has produced a new film entitled AMERICAN WAKE. On Wednesday, July 28, you can attend the WORLD PREMIERE of Lucia's film at a special fund-raiser for the Democratic Party. AMERICAN WAKE is a feature film by Maureen Foley, starring Billy Smith and Sam Amidon. This special world premiere screening will be hosted by Alec Baldwin with special guests Hon. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend and the World Renowned Irish/American Band Solas. Tickets for the screening are $50.00 and the film will screen at the Loews Boston Common Theatre at 7:00 p.m. For those who are feeling a bit more wealthy and generous, a $1000 dollar reception takes palce beforehand at the Ritz Carlton hotel. SO think of all the great reasons to consider this event! Help out Lucia and local filmmaking! Support the Democratic Party! Have a blast at a special event during the biggest political week in Boston!

There is so much going on this week, great movies everywhere! The Boston French Film Festival continues at the Museum of Fine Arts and I'm really hoping I'm at least able to make the Boston Jewish Film Festival co-presentation of Chantal Akerman's film TOMORROW WE MOVE on Sunday. Another political doc opens at the Coolidge and the Kendall this week. THE HUNTING OF THE PRESIDENT shows how a small rabid group of politicians did their best to bring Clinton down by digging into his personal life. Kyle McLachlan puts that famous chin to use by playing the ghost of Cary Grant in the frothy, gay comedy A TOUCH OF PINK. I haven't seen it, so I'm not saying if it's good or bad, but at least it stars THE GURU'S sexy Jimi Mistry.

Of course the big excitement of the weekend is the TWITCH CITY MARATHON taking place at Michael and Scot's place, Saturday, July 24 starting at 2:00 p.m. We'll watch all 13 episodes of this inspired, hysterical, unique, and brilliant Canadian sitcom, written by Don McKellar and directed by Bruce MacDonald. McKellar also stars along with Chlotrudis faves Molly Parker, Daniel MacIvor, and Callum Keith Rennie. If you were at the 10th Annual Chlotrudis Awards Ceremony (and if you weren't, why not?) then you saw a clip of this fascinating program where Daniel MacIvor's character explains "the job wheel." Come to the TWITCH CITY MARATHON and see that and so much more!

See you at the movies!

Playing this week, July 12 - 28.

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
The Art of Samurai Cinema
Zatoichi: the Fugitive (Thu.)
The Boston Social Forum Presents Preview Screening!
The Yes Men (Thu.)
New 35mm Print! 40th Anniversary!
Dr. Strangelove, or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Fri. - Sun.)
The Boston Social Forum Presents!
An Evening with John Sayles!
Midnight Cult Classics
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (Fri. & Sat.)
Orson Welles: Rogue Genius
The Trial (Mon.)
The American Prospect, The Nation & Mother Jones' Present
Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism (Tue.)
Recent Raves
Bukowski: Born Into This (Wed.)

Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
Fahrenheit 9/11
Before Sunset
The Hunting of the President
Monty Python's Life of Brian (Fri. & Sat)
Kung Fu
Inspectors Wear Skirts (Sat.)
Summertime Blues
The Gospel According to Al Green with live pre-show blues concert from the Nicole Nelson Band (Mon.)
Brookline Booksmith Presents Walter Mosley (Tue.)

Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
L is for Lost in Translation
The Saga of Anatahan (Thu.)
The Geisha Boy (Thu.)
M is for Mack the Knife
The Threepenny Opera (Fri. & Sat.)
The Beggar's Opera (Fri. & Sat.)
N is for Nasty Nazis
Why We Fight: Divide and Conquer (Sun.)
Is Paris Burning? (Sun.)
O is for Olmi
Il Posto
The Fiances
Contemporary Hollywood Cinema
Boyz N the Hood (Wed.)

Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
The Door in the Floor (starts Fri.)
Before Sunset (starts Fri.)
The Clearing
Napoleon Dynamite
Two Brothers (Thu.)

Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square, Cambridge
A Touch of Pink (starts Fri.)
Broadway: The Golden Age (starts Fri.)
The Hunting of the President (starts Fri.)
The Corporation
The Door in the Floor
Napoleon Dynamite
Control Room
A Thousand Clouds of Peace (Thu.)
Seducing Doctor Lewis (Thu.)
Saved (Thu.)

Embassy Cinema, Waltham
A Touch of Pink (starts Fri.)
The Hunting of the President (starts Fri.)
The Corporation
Seducing Doctor Lewis
Before Sunset
Napoleon Dynamite
Control Room

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

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

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Boston French Film Festival
Half-Price (Thu.)
Moi, C�r (Thu.)
As If Nothing Happened (Thu.)
All Those Fine Promises (Thu. & Sat.)
Grand Ecole (Thu.)
Work Hard, Play Hard (Fri.)
Monsieur N. (Fri.)
The Living World (Sat.)
Our Precious Children (Sat.)
Eager Bodies (Sat.)
Who Killed Bambi? (Sat.)
Tomorrow We Move (Sun.)
Intimate Strangers (Sun.)
Art on Film
Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time (Sat. & Sun.)

The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
Super Size Me (Thu.)
The Clearing (starts Fri.)

Boston Jewish Film Festival Events
Chantal Akerman�s Tomorrow We Move in the Boston French Film Festival, this Sunday, July 25, at the Museum of Fine Arts (Sun.)

Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President