Chlotrudis Monday Night at the Movies & Indie Film Round-Up, May 27 - June 2

Hey Everyone!

Not a whole lot of new releases happening this weekend, and since it's Memorial Day, we thought we'd forgo Monday Night at the Movies this week. Still, that doesn't mean you can't join us at the movies! This week we'll be playing catch up by seeing the much lauded (by Chlotrudis members) THE RETURN. In fact, one Chlotrudis member told me that Andrei Zvyagintsev's Russian psychological thriller is his top film of the year! Another reason to catch THE RETURN is that it's part of the Brattle Theatre's Recent Rave series which means Chlotrudis members need only show their membership card to receive a discount! The show screens on Wednesday, June 2 at 7:30. Check out the Brattle's synopsis:

The Return Cambridge Premiere!
The Return at 7:30
(2003) dir Andrei Zvyagintsev w/Vladimir Garin, Ivan Dobronrayov, Konstantin Lavronenko, Natalya Vdovina

Having only just released his feature film debut, filmmaker Andrey Zvyaginstev's work is already being compared to fellow Russian Andrei Tarkovsky. In THE RETURN, two brothers are raised solely by their mother after their father's disapperance. One day they return home to find that their father has unexpectedly come back. The two boys and their father go on a fishing trip together, this trip doesn't turn out to be the bonding experience older brother Andrey hopes for, in fact it is unclear what the father's intentions are. The mythic journey these characters take together includes many emotions as well as an ending that you won't anticipate.

And for those of you hardy filmgoers, you can stay for the Recent Raves Double Feature! The Chinese film BLIND SHAFT was a film that we caught last year at the High Falls Film Festival and is definitely worth a look as well. Remember, with a Chlotrudis membership card, you can see BOTH films for the discounted price of one!

If you've already seen THE RETURN, you should definitely consider checking out the FREE sneak preview screening of NAPOLEON DYNAMITE at the Harvard Square Theatre at 7:00 p.m. I've got a bunch of passes for this show, so Chlotrudis members should let me know as soon as possible if they're interested. It's the feel-good movie of the year!

See you at the movies!

Playing this week, May 20-26

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
Ozu: a Celebration
Late Autumn (Thu.)
Late Spring (Thu.)
Special Engagement!
The Battle of Algiers (Fri - Sun.)
Von Sternberg: Dietrich & Beyond - Co-Presented with the Goethe Institut
The Scarlet Empress (Mon.)
The Devil is a Woman (Mon.)
Sex & Death & God: Controversy on Screen:
Santa Sangre (Tue.)
Recent Raves (Chlotrudis Discount Honored!)
The Return (Wed.)
Blind Shaft (Wed.)

Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
Coffee and Cigarettes
Super Size Me
My Architect
Banned in Boston! - Live Burlesque Review (Fri.)
Iceman Cometh (Sat.)

Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
Beautiful Music: Michel Legrand on Film
A Woman is a Woman (Fri. & Sun.)
My Life to Live (Fri.)
Band of Outsiders (Sat. & Sun.)
Cl�de 5 � (Sat.)
Conservetor's Choice
Short Shorts (Mon.)
Peter Lorre: A Sinister Centennial
M (Tue. & Wed.)
The Lost Man (Tue. & Wed.)

Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
Super Size Me (starts Fri.)
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (starts Fri.)
The Battle of Algiers (starts Fri.)
Still We Believe: The Red Sox Movie (starts Fri.)
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
Bukowski: Born Into This (starts Fri.)
Love Me If You Dare (starts Fri.)
Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer (Thu.)
Strayed Cinematography by Agn�Godard!
Games People Play: New York (Thu.)
The Saddest Music in the World
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring
Bon Voyage
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Good Bye, Lenin!
Monty Python's Life of Brian

Embassy Cinema, Waltham
Strayed Cinematography by Agn�Godard!
Super Size Me
I'm Not Scared (Thu.)
Good Bye, Lenin!
Troy (Just for you Diane!)

Loews Theatres
Copley Place, Boston
Coffee and Cigarettes (starts Fri.)
Super Size Me
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Martin & Orloff (Thu.)
Connie & Carla
Still We Believe: The Boston Red Sox Movie (starts Fri.)
The Passion of the Christ

Harvard Square, Cambridge
A Slipping Down Life (starts Fri.)
Coffee and Cigarettes
Super Size Me
I'm Not Scared (Thu.)
Kill Bill vol. 2

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Inside Out: Stories of Bulimia (Sat.)
Lost Boys of Sudan (Wed.)
French Nouveaux Cineastes
Seaside (Mon.)
Since Otar Left (Thu. - Mon.)
17 fois C�le Cassard (Wed.)
Cinema India!
The Braveheart Will Take the Bride (Thu. & Sat.)
The Speaking Hand: Zakhir Hussain and the Art of the Indian Drum (Fri. & Sun.)
Art on Film
Louvre City (Mon.)
Cinema Tropical
Te Busco (Thu.)
Open House Youth Films
Whale Rider with Animated Artifacts (Mon.)

The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
My Architect (Thu.)
Bon Voyage (starts Fri.)

Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President