Chlotrudis Monday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round-Up, May 21 - 27

Hello Chlotrudis Members!

This week Chris hosts the Chlotrudis Tuesday Night at the Movies event!  On Tuesday Chlotrudis heads back to the Brattle Theatre for the 8:00 p.m. screening of DADDY LONGLEGS, the latest film by Josh and Benny Safdie.  Joshua Safdie directed last year's THE PLEASURE OF BEING ROBBED, and he teams up with his brother, with whom he has worked on several previous films to make this film about the rsponsibilties of fatherhood.

Daddy LonglegsWith DADDY LONGLEGS, Josh and Benny Safdie have crafted a realistic fairy tale that captures the magic of parenthood, invoking memories of their inventive dad from their own childhood … Divorced and alone, Lenny (the perfectly cast Ronald Bronstein) is the father of two young boys he gets to see a couple of weeks a year. He cherishes these days with the kids, being both stern parent and lovable buddy, inventing myths and somehow living them, all while working overtime in the big city. When the going gets tough, Lenny uses some unusual, perhaps even hazardous, techniques to keep the kids safe from the world.

Because of the film’s fluid style, we feel that we are in the boxing ring alongside Lenny, as flawed as he is charismatic, champion of each day, yet totally black and blue. As the storm of society continually rains on him, Lenny laughs through it all. Isn’t life crazy? – 2010 Sundance Film Festival

Director: Josh and Benny Safdie

Cast: Ronald Bronstein, Sage Ranaldo, Frey Ranaldo

 

The Jazz BaronessThe Boston Jewish Film Festival's Encores and More series, featuring the best of last year's festival continues this week. Join them Sunday, May 23 at the Museum of Fine Arts for the documentary LEAP OF FAITH, directed by Anthony Benjamin and Steven Z. Friedman. Filmmaker Anthony Benjamin will be present at Sunday screening.  Four American families struggle with a life-altering decision to abandon their childhood Christian faith for conversion to Orthodox Judaism. Filmed over a three-year period, LEAP OF FAITH chronicles not only the deeply emotional process of religious conversion, but also its effects on children and extended families.  Then on Thursday, May 27, the series brings back THE JAZZ BARONESS Hannah Rothschild's British documentary about Pannonica (Nica) de Koenigswarter, née Rothschild, the unlikely muse of jazz great Thelonius Monk.

The BJFF also gives you an opportunity to meet filmmaker Joan Micklin Silver and see a work-in-progress screening of THE BAGEL: AN IMMIGRANT'S STORY on Tuesday, May 25, 7:30pm at Stuart Street Playhouse.  Spend a memorable evening with renowned director Joan Micklin Silver. Learn about her impressive career and her current project — the history of the bagel in America. THE BAGEL: AN IMMIGRANT'S STORY explores the evolution of the bagel from its origins in Eastern European Jewish life to the innovations that helped make it a mainstream American food.  At 7:30pm, pick up your free popcorn and drink and enjoy Joan Micklin Silver’s presentation of her work in progress.  A question-and-answer session followw, along with a dessert reception at 8:30pm.


See you at the Movies!
Michael

Playing this week, May 14 - 20, 2010.

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
Special Engagement! Area Premiere!
Daddy Longlegs (Fri. - Thu.)
Free Members Only Event
Lost: The Finale (Sun.)

Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
Please Give

Babies

The Secret in Their Eyes

The Lost Skeleton Returns Again

Dark & Stormy Night
After Midnite

The Lost Skeleton Returns Again
(Fri.)
Dark  & Stormy Night (Sat.)
The Human Centipede
(Fri. & Sat.)
Wainwright Bank presents Green Screens!
What's on Your Plate
(Tue.)
Booksmith Present
s
Jenna Blum (Thu.)
 

FEI Theatres
Capitol Theatre, Arlington

Vincere

Greenberg

Opera in Cinema

Norma
(Sat.)
Capitol Classis Films

Psycho
(Sun.)

Somerville Theatre, Somerville
Babies


Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
Cesar Monteiro, Poet-Provocateur

God
's Comedy (Fri.)
God's Wedding
(Sat.)
Paths (Sun.)
The Hips of J. W.
(Mon.)

Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
Babies
Exit Through the Gift Shop

The Square

City Island
The Lightkeepers

Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square
, Cambridge

OSS 117 - Lost in Rio
Please Give

Casino Jack and the United States of Money
Mother and Child
Exit Through the Gift Shop

The Secret in their Eyes

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Ghost Writer

Princess Kaiulani
Looking for Eric

Embassy Cinema, Waltham
Please Give

The Ghost Writer

Mother and Child

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

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Documentary
759: Boy Scouts of Harlem
(Fri. & Sun.)
Sidney Lumet in the '70s
Murder on the Orient Express (Fri. & Sun.)

Serpico (Fri. & Sat.)
The Offence (Sat.  & Wed.)
Dog Day Afternoon (Thu.)
Equus (Thu.)
The Boston Jewish Film Festival: ENCORES and more
Leap of Faith
(Sun.)
The Jazz Baroness (Thu.)
 

The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
Dancing Across Borders

The Stuart Street Playhouse, Boston
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Mid-August Lunch
(Sat. & Sun.)
Vincere

Ajami

West Newton Cinema, West Newton, MA
Princess Kaiulani
Babies
Exit Through the Gift Shop

The Secret in their Eyes

The Girl with the DragonTattoo
 

Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President

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