Chlotrudis Monday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round-Up, June 11 - 17

Hello Chlotrudis Members!

It's a busy week this week, with the Provincetown International Film Festival kicking off on Wednesday, June 16!  A bunch of us Chlotrudis types are going, and we'd love to see more if anyone has a last minute yen to get away.  Before we head out though, Vivki will host the Chlotrudis Monday Night at the Movies, so please join her Monday at the Coolidge Corner Theatre for the 7:30pm screening of THE OATH. 

The OathTHE OATH is a spectacularly gripping documentary that unspools like a great political thriller. It’s the cross-cut tale of two men whose fateful meeting propelled them on divergent courses with Al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, 9/11, Guantanamo Bay Prison and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Abu Jandal is a taxi driver in Sana’a, Yemen; his brother-in-law Salim Hamdan is a Guantanamo prisoner and the first man to face the controversial military tribunals. Jandal and Hamdan’s intertwined personal trajectories—how they became bin Laden’s bodyguard and driver respectively—act as prisms that serve to explore and contextualize a world which has confounded Western media. As Hamdan’s trial progresses, his military lawyers challenge fundamental flaws in the court system. The charismatic Jandal dialogues with his young son, Muslim students and journalists, and chillingly unveils the complex evolution of his belief system post-9/11. Winner of Best Documentary Cinematography at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, The Oath offers a rare window into a hidden realm—and the international impact of the U.S. War on Terror.


dir. Laura Poitras, documentary, 1h36m, in English and Arabic with English subtitles 



Bride FlightThe Boston Jewish Film Festival's Encores and More series, featuring the best of last year's festival continues this week. Join them Thursday, June 10, 7:30 and Sunday, June 13, 3PM at the Museum of Fine Arts for the Dutch film BRIDE FLIGHT, directed by Ben Sombogaart (whose film, TWIN SISTERS, was nominated for a Best Foreign-Language Film Oscar in 2004). BRIDE FLIGHT begins on board a KLM DC-61, carrying 26 young Dutch brides-to-be from London to their fianc├ęs in New Zealand in 1953. The lives of three of them and of one young man remain intertwined over decades. A satisfying dramatic romantic saga.

I Killed My MotherThen, if you find yourself in Provincetown and you're trying to decide which film to check out of the dozens of terrific films at PIFF, definitely start out by catching I KILLED MY MOTHER, co-presented by Chlotrudis! The film will have two screenings, 7pm on Friday 6/18 and 7pm on Sunday 6/20, both at the Provincetown Theater. Xavier Dolan’s film was one of the most talked-about directorial debuts of 2009 at last year’s Toronto Film Festival, whose programmers noted, “in a triple-threat feat, Dolan writes, directs and stars in the semi-autobiographical tale of a young gay man coming of age while struggling with his tortured relationship with his mother.” Dolan plays the lead, a teenager with problems with his single mother – they fight constantly and are both embarrassed and infuriated by the other’s choices, until a standoff leads to an unexpected and stakes-raising escalation

See you at the Movies!

Playing this week, June 11 - 17, 2010.

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
Revenge of the Grindhouse!
Paranoia and Black Cobra (Fri.)
Chained Heat (Fri.)
Velvet Vampires and Thrill of the Vampires (Sat.)
Lady Terminator (Sat.)
Julie Darling and Emma Mae (Sun.)
Lady Terminator (Mon.)
Mr. Scarface and Loaded Guns (Mon.)
Thrill of the Vampires (Tue.)
Teen Lust and Teenage Mothers (Tue.)
Chained Heat and Emma Mae (Wed.)
Mr. Scarface (Thu.) Teenage Mother and Lady Terminator (Thu.) Special Event! A Benefit for Girls Rock Camp Boston!
CineMental presents Girls Rock! (Wed.)

Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
Please Give
The Oath
The Secret in Their Eyes
After Midnite
Dazed and Confused (Fri. & Sat.)

FEI Theatres
Capitol Theatre, Arlington


The Ghost Writer
Opera in Cinema
Hitch in HD


Somerville Theatre, Somerville

Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
Vittorio De Sica - Neo-Realism , Melodrama, Fantasy

Miracle in Milan
(Fri. & Sun.)
Indiscretion of an American Wife
Umberto D. (Sat.)
After the Fox (Sat.)
The Bicycle Thieves (Sun.)
Two Women

Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
Exit Through the Gift Shop
Harry Brown

Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square
, Cambridge
Solitary Man
The Misfortunates
Please Give

Exit Through the Gift Shop

Harry Brown
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Secret in Their Eyes
Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders
Holy Rollers

Embassy Cinema, Waltham
Please Give

Loew's Harvard Square, Cambridge
No independent films playing this week.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo (Fri. - Sun.)
Videocracy (Wed.)
Best of British Noir
Peeping Tom (Fri.)
The Third Man (Sat.)
The Fallen Idol (Sat. & Sun.)
Advanced Screening
I Am Love (Fri.)
The Boston Jewish Film Festival: ENCORES and more
Bride Flight
Eli & Ben(Thu.)
The Films of Federico Fellini
8 1/2 (Wed. & Thu.)

The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
The Square

The Stuart Street Playhouse, Boston

West Newton Cinema, West Newton, MA
Harry Brown
A Matter of Size
City Island
City of Your Final Destination
Exit Through the Gift Shop
The Ghost Writer
The Secret in their Eyes
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President

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