Chlotrudis Monday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round Up, July 8 - 14

Hello Film Lovers!

A bit of a slow week for new films this week. I had a bit of difficulty picking a Monday Night Movie of the Week, but we hope you'll join us at the Kendall Square Theatre for the 7:40 screening of Alexander Sokurov's FATHER AND SON. Many of you may recall that Sokurov had a surprise art-house smash last year with RUSSIAN ARK one of last year's nominees for Best Cinematography. Don't expect a swiftly paced film in FATHER AND SON, but I'm sure it will be beautiful.

A father (Andrey Schetinin) and son (Aleksey Neymyshev) live together in a rooftop apartment, constructing an insular, apocryphal world with its own codes, travails and rituals. Sometimes their closeness makes them seem more like brothers. Soon after the son decides to follow in his father's footsteps and attend military school he strikes up a relationship with a young woman. But she discovers that when she tries to become closer with the son, his father stands in the way. The second part of a trilogy that began with Mother and Son, from director Alexander Sokurov (Russian Ark). (Fully subtitled)
Director: Alexander Sokurov
Cast: Andrey Schetinin, Aleksey Neymyshev, Alexander Razbash, Fedor Lavrov, Marina Zasukhina
Run Time: 1hr 24mins

The Boston French Film Festival kicks off at the Museum of Fine Arts this week, opening Thursday with Sam Karmann's NICKEL AND DIME. The director will be present for this screening. The MFA also has a special pre-release screening of a Canadian film entitled SEDUCING DR. LEWIS on Sunday night.

If you've got the endurance for a three hour film on a weeknight, then I urge you not to miss Lars Von Trier's DOGVILLE playing Wednesday night as part of the Brattle Theatre's Recent Raves (and you know what that means... Wednesday night is Chlotrudis night at the Brattle! Show your membership card and get a discount!) Surprisingly, DOGVILLE is staying strong in my memory and may end up being one of my top films of the year. It's certainly challenging, dark, and shockingly funny all at once. I would definitely recommend that you see it on the big screen as well. It's probably your last opportunity!

See you at the movies!

Playing this week, July 8 - 14.

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
Exclusive Area Premiere!
From the Director of The Piano Teacher!

Time of the Wolf (Thu.)
Word Wars (Fri.)
Twentynine Palms (Fri. - Sun.)
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai (Fri. - Sun.)
Orson Welles: Rogue Genius
Touch of Evil (Mon.)
Modern Musicals
Chicago (Tue.)
8 Women (Tue.)
Recent Raves
Dogville (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
Purple Rain (Fri. & Sat)
Kung Fu
Yes, Madam (Sat.)
Summertime Blues
You See Me Laughin' with live pre-show blues concert from Sweet Willie D (Mon.)
Sneak Preview
The Corporation (Tue.)
Director's Cut
Hijacking Catastrophe:9/11, Fear, and the Selling of an Empire (Tue.)

Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
F is for Faulkner
The Tarnished Angels (Thu. & Fri.)
To Have and Have Not (Thu. & Fri.)
G is for Gray Day
Swimming to Cambodia (Sat.)
Monster in a Box (Sat.)
H is for Howard Hughes
Hell's Angels (Sun & Mon.)
The Carpetbaggers (Sun & Mon.)
I is for Institutionalized
Morgan! (Tue.)
A Few Days with Me (Tue.)
Contemporary Hollywood Cinema
Tootsie (Wed.)

Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
The Clearing
Napoleon Dynamite
The Story of the Weeping Camel
The Mother (Thu.)
Saved
Coffee and Cigarettes (Thu.)
Control Room (Thu.)

Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square, Cambridge
Father and Son (starts Fri.)
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (starts Fri.)
The Door in the Floor (starts Wed.)
America's Heart and Soul
De-Lovely
The Story of the Weeping Camel
Napoleon Dynamite
Saved
Control Room
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
La Vie Promise (Thu.)

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

Loews Theatres
Copley Place, Boston
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
Saved
The Clearing
Napoleon Dynamite
Two Brothers
Control Room
Super Size Me

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

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Welcome to the Waks Family and My Brother's Wedding (Thu.)
French Nouveaux Cineastes
Since Otar Left (Thu.)
Hungarian Engagement
Hukkle (Thu.)
Boston French Film Festival
Nickel and Dime (Thu.)
A Real Man (Fri. & Sun.)
As if Nothing Happened (Fri.)
Moi, C�r (Sat.)
The Story of Marie and Julien (Sat.)
La Petit Lili (Sat.)
See How They Run (Sat.)
Half-Price (Sat.)
A Talking Picture (Sun.)
It's Easier for a Camel (Sun.)
Art on Film
Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Worknig with Time (Sat. - Sun.)
Pre-release Screening
Seducing Dr. Lewis (Sun.)

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

Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President