Chlotrudis Monday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round Up, June 10 - 16

Hey Everyone!

Several new films open this week, and I'm having trouble deciding which one to go see. I was hoping to catch WORD WARS, the documentary about Scrabble at the Coolidge, but there is no early evening show on Monday. So instead, we'll be seeing the 7:05 screening CONTROL ROOM at the Kendall Square Theatre, which Chlotrudis New York member Bruce Kingsley gave a rave review on the website. This doc was directed by Jehane Noujaim who scored a couple of years ago with STARTUP.COM. Check it out below...

Control Room

Is America radicalizing or stabilizing the Arab world? Award-winning filmmaker Jehane Noujaim (STARTUP.COM) provides a balanced view of Al-Jazeera's presentation of the second Iraq war, and in so doing calls into question many of the prevailing images and positions offered up by the U.S. news media. The film's view inside Al-Jazeera�a network branded "Osama bin Laden's mouthpiece" and subject of intense criticism from U.S. administration officials�suggests that its views on news reportage might actually be more in tune with democratic ideals than those of its Western counterparts.

Director: Jehane Noujaim

But there are many opportunities to catch some great films this week. The aforementioned WORD WARS at the Coolidge got high marks at the recent Independent Film Festival of Boston. The Brattle presents a week run of the Uncut, Undubbed, 50th Anniversary celebration of GODZILLA! There ain't no Raymond Burr in this new translation with subtitles. I hope I get to see it! SAVED got strong marks from most Chlotrudis members who caught it at the IFFB. You can read reviews of the films form the IFFB in the Chlotrudis Mewsings newsletter.

Meanwhile, many of us will be heading to sunny (we hope) Provincetown next week for the Provincetown International Film Festival! Come on down to P-Town where you'll find me, Scot, Chris, Rick, Beth, Ivy, Ned, Clinton, and who knows who else, rubbing shoulders with Jim Jarmusch, John Waters and lots more. Scot and I are particularly excited about the film A HOME AT THE END OF THE WORLD based on a novel by Michael Cunnigham. You'll be reading about it soon!

See you at the movies!

Playing this week, June 10 - 16.

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
Ozu: a Celebration
Tokyo Story (Thu.)
The Complete Uncut, Undubbed Japanese Version!
50th Anniversary! New Translation & Subtitles!

Godzilla (Fri. - Wed.)

Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
Coffee and Cigarettes
Super Size Me
Word Wars Starts Fri.
Pukp Fiction (Fri. & Sat)
All Kindsa Girls (Fri.)
Kung Fu
Taoism Drunkard (Sat.)
Jazz in June!
The Soundies with live pre-show jazz concert from The Layabouts
Boston Jewish Film Festival Encore
Hebrew Hammer (Wed.)

Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
Peter Lorre: A Sinister Centennial
The Maltese Falcon (Fri. & Sun.)
Beat the Devil (Fri. & Sun.)
Mask of Dimitrios (Sat.)
Three Strangers (Sat.)

Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
Young Adam (starts Fri.)
Super Size Me
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring
Still We Believe: The Red Sox Movie
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square, Cambridge
Carandiru (starts Fri.)
The Five Obstructions
Saved
Control Room
The Twilight Samurai
The Mother
Badassss!
Bukowski: Born Into This (Thu.)
Love Me If You Dare (Thu.)
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Good Bye, Lenin!
Monty Python's Life of Brian (Thu.)

Embassy Cinema, Waltham
Carandiru (starts Fri.)
The Mother
Badassss! (Thu.)
Super Size Me
Good Bye, Lenin!

Loews Theatres
Copley Place, Boston
Strayed (starts Fri.)
A Slipping Down Life (Thu.)
Love Me If You Dare
Coffee and Cigarettes
Super Size Me
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Connie & Carla (Thu.)
Still We Believe: The Boston Red Sox Movie
The Passion of the Christ (Thu.)

Harvard Square, Cambridge
Valentin
Coffee and Cigarettes
Super Size Me

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Lost Boys of Sudan (Sat.)
French Nouveaux Cineastes
Since Otar Left (Thu. - Sat. & Wed.)
Mon Idole (Thu. & Sun.)
A Piece of Sky (Wed.)
Cinema India!
I Have Found It (Thu. & Sat.)
Magbool (Fri. & Sun.)
Boston Jewish Film Festival Encore: Encore and More
Metamorphosis (Thu. & Sun.)

The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
The Big Animal (Thu.)
Broken Wings

Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President