Chlotrudis Monday Night at the Movies & Indie Film Round-Up, June 3 - 9

Hey Everyone!

We're getting back on track with a Monday Night at the Movies this week. Join us on Monday, June 7 at the Kendall Square Theatre, 7:00 p.m. for THE MOTHER. This Cannes Film Festival entry was written by Hanuf Kareishi (SAMMY AND ROSIE GET LAID, MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE, INTIMACY) was hailed by indieWIRE as "a disturbingly powerful film." Check out the synopsis below.

The Mother

After her husband's death, ordinary suburban grandmother May (Anne Reid) finds herself at the mercy of her far-too-busy metropolitan children. Stuck in London with her family abusing or avoiding her, May feels that life is more or less over�until she falls suddenly in love with a man half her age (Daniel Craig), who happens to be sleeping also with her daughter.

Director: Roger Michell

Cast: Anne Reid, Peter Vaughan, Anna Wilson-Jones, Daniel Craig, Danira Govich, Harry Michell, Rosie Michell, Izabella Telezynska, Steven Mackintosh, Cathryn Bradshaw, Carlo Kureishi, Sachin Kureishi, Simon Mason, Oliver Ford Davies, Jonah Coombes

The Brattle Theatre and the Coolidge Corner Theatre join forces to present the first New England Animation Bash. Among the many terrific animated shorts being screened, several Chlotrudis Short Film alums will be present for the RISD Spotlight. If you're a fan of animation, you won't want to miss the Bash!

Once more I'm disappointed that the Harvard Square Theatre is opening a film I am interested in seeing. VALENTIN is a is a Spanish film starring the incomparable Carmen Maura of Pedro Almodovar's earlier films. An 8-year-old boy, raised by his grandmother, is surrounded by problems in his family he finds only himself capable of solving. I always enjoy films in which Maura appears, so I may try to catch this one at some point.

And for those of you who missed it at the Brattle, THE BIG ANIMAL is playing next week at the Newburyport Cinema. Take a drive up north and catch this delightful fable.

See you at the movies!

Playing this week, June 3 - 9.

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
Ozu: a Celebration
The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice (Thu.)
New England Animation Bash!
Real Cartoon: Animated Documentaries (Fri.)
Competition Show (Fri. & Sat.)
Kaena: The Prophecy (Fri. & Sat.)
RISD Spotlight (Sat.)
God Hates Cartoons (Sat.)
Soup2Nuts Panel Discussion (Sun.)
The Best of Soup2Nuts (Sun.)
Avoid Eye Contact (Sun.)
Von Sternberg: Dietrich & Beyond - Co-Presented with the Goethe Institut
Crime and Punishment (Mon.)
An American Tragedy (Mon.)
Sex & Death & God: Controversy on Screen:
Last Tango in Paris (Tue.)
The Dreamers (Tue.)
Recent Raves (Chlotrudis Discount Honored!)
Triplets of Belleville (Wed.)

Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
Coffee and Cigarettes
Super Size Me
My Architect
Reservoir Dogs (Fri. & Sat)
Kung Fu - 10th Anniversary Audience Choice
Crippled Avengers (Sat.)
New England Animation Bash!
Johnny Legend's Weird Cartoons (Fri. & Sun.)
God Hates Cartoons (Fri.)
Kid's First! Family Animation (Sat.)
Avoid Eye Contact (Sat.)
Dominator (Sat.)
Competition Show (Sun.)
Real Cartoons (Sun.)
RISD Spotlight (Sun.)
Jazz in June!
Jimmy Scott: If Only You Knew
Booksmith Reading
Andrei Codrescu (Mon.)
Director's Cut
Girl at Risk with director Michelle Nicholasen (Tue.)

Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
Special Engagement
Copntrol Room (Mon.)
Peter Lorre: A Sinister Centennial
Casablanca (Fri. & Tue.)
Passage to Marseille (Fri.)
The Man Who Knew Too Much (Sat. & Mon.)
The Raven (Sat.)
Think Fast, Mr. Moto (Sun.)
Thank You, Mr. Moto (Sun.)
The Cross of Lorraine (Tue.)
My Favorite Brunette (Wed.)
The Face Behind the Mask (Wed.)

Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
Super Size Me
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring
The Battle of Algiers (Thu.)
Still We Believe: The Red Sox Movie
Bon Voyage
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Connie & Carla
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square, Cambridge
The Twilight Samurai (starts Fri.)
The Mother (starts Fri.)
Badassss! (starts Fri.)
Bukowski: Born Into This
Love Me If You Dare
Strayed Cinematography by Agn�Godard! (Thu.)
The Saddest Music in the World (Thu.)
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring
Bon Voyage (Thu.)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Good Bye, Lenin!
Monty Python's Life of Brian

Embassy Cinema, Waltham
The Mother (starts Fri.)
Badassss! (starts Fri.)
Strayed Cinematography by Agn�Godard! (Thu.)
Super Size Me
Good Bye, Lenin!

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

Harvard Square, Cambridge
Valentin (starts Fri.)
A Slipping Down Life (Thu.)
Connie & Carla (Thu.)
Coffee and Cigarettes
Super Size Me

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Lost Boys of Sudan (Thu., Sat., Sun., & Wed.)
French Nouveaux Cineastes
Since Otar Left (Thu. - Sat.)
Mon Idole (Wed.)
Cinema India!
The Lady of the House (Thu. & Sat.)
Anything Can Happen (Fri. & Sun.)
The Boston Jewish Film Festival: Encore and More
Heir to an Execution (Thu. & Sun.) Director Ivy Meeropol on Sun.!

The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
Bon Voyage (Thu.)
The Big Animal

Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President