Chlotrudis Monday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round-Up, October 23 - 29

Hello, Chlotrudis Members!

Brace youselves... Chris has selected Lars von Trier's ANTICHRIST as next week's Chlotrudis Monday Movie of the Week. The controversial director of DOGVILLE, DANCER IN THE DARK and BREAKING THE WAVES has done it again in this psychosexual fable starring Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg. Join Chris on Monday for the 7pm screening of ANTICHRIST at the Kendall Square Cinema for this challening and controversial film.

A grieving couple retreat to 'Eden,' their isolated cabin in the woods, where they hope to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse… Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg (winner of the Best Actress Award at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival) give brave, outstanding performances in the new provocation from writer/director Lars von Trier. ANTICHRIST is a totally uncompromising psychological horror film conceived and made while the director was experiencing emotional challenges in his own life. Reviewing the intense and controversial film at its Cannes premiere, Roger Ebert called it "powerfully made" and continued: "The performances by Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg are heroic and fearless…Von Trier's visual command is striking…And if you can think beyond what he shows to what he implies, its depths are frightening…Von Trier has reached me and shaken me."
Director: Lars von Trier
Cast: Willem Dafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg

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The Sunday Eye-Opener, a co-presentation of Chlotrudis and the Brattle Film Foundation is back in swing and we're this week features another strong documentary. THE GOOD SOLDIER is a powerful documentary follows the journeys of five combat veterans from different generations of American wars. In extensive and emotional interviews these soldiers recount their experiences as they sign up, go into battle, and eventually change their minds about what it means to be a "good soldier." THE GOOD SOLDIER is an extraordinary film that transcends political lines and speaks to all sides. The Sunday Eye-Opner is one of the most popular of the local Chlotrudis programs, runs during the Spring, Fall, and Winter and features either a special sneak preview or an undistributed independent film, followed by a moderated audience discussion. To insure that you know what films will ne playing you'll need to join the Sunday Eye Opener email list to find out what's playing. Visit the Sunday Eye Opener page to learn more about the program, join the email list, or purchase a subscription. Complimentary coffee, tea, and pastries included. Admission is $10 or you can purchase an 8-week subscription: $50 general public; $30 for Brattle or Chlotrudis members; $20 for members of both organizations. This week's Sunday Eye Opener starts at 11 a.m. on Sunday, October 25.

The Color of Film Collaborative, Inc. and Haley House Bakery Cafe invite you to "Dinner and a Movie!" The Color of Film Collaborative's DINNER & A MOVIE series event takes place this Friday, October 23, so stop by to enjoy a special night of great food and conversation centered around a new film. SIMPLY RAW: REVERSING DIABETES IN 30 DAYS is a fascinating, independent film by Morgan Spurlock (known for his SUPER SIZE ME documentary) that follows six Type I and II diabetics for thirty days as they take the 'raw challenge' to treat their disease naturally by eating only organic, vegan, "raw foods," despite the American Medical Association's claim that "Diabetes is a chronic disease that has no cure." Doors open at 5:30pm,
Dinner & desert served promptly at 6pm until 6:45pm. The movie starts at 7pm, followed by your discussions at 8:30pm led by Nina LaNegra of The Roxbury Media Institute. $20 per person includes this special RAW FOODS menu prepared prepared by Zakiya Alake of Abundance Vegan Catering Service, Raw Veggie Wraps, Vegan Maki Rolls, Huge Dinner Salad of portobello and squash cervich, "cooked" in a lime juice, ginger and salt bath overnight, served on a riot of lettuce, cabbage, carrots and bell peppers, dressed with a vinaigrette of extra virgin olive oil, lime and mango puree; accompanied by a healthy scoop of raw-style, seasoned brown rice. For dessert: seasonal fruit slices with raw cream made from cashews or almonds. Organic beer, bio-dynamic wine, a wide array of non-alcoholic beverages and gratuities are additional. Gratuities for our volunteers that evening are greatly appreciated. The festivities take place at Haley House Bakery Cafe at 12 Dade St.

Don't forget to keep Gerry Peary's BU CINEMATHEQUE in mind now that the fall semester has begun. BU Cinematheque Events are FREE to BU students and staff and their friends (Chlotrudis members are friends!) Screenings are Thursday and Friday evenings at 7 pm in Room B-05, BU College of Communication, 640 Comm.Ave, Boston.
Transportation: the “B” Boston College Green Line, the first stop outward bound after Kenmore Square.

Who could have imagined that the execrable 1990 horror flick, Troll 2, would
not disappear but become an obsessive cult movie shown around the world, celebrated for being abominably bad? Stephenson, the once-child star, tracks down the original cast—some genial, some goony, some certifiably crazy—for his good-natured autobiographical documentary, BEST WORST MOVIE, a super hit at the 2009 SXSW Film Festival. And let’s not forget Troll 2’s ill-natured Italian director, Claudio Fragasso, who, alone in the world , believes he made a little masterpiece. A Boston premiere.

See you at the Movies!

Playing this week, October 23 - 29, 2009.

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
Boston Bike Film Festival (Fri. & Sat.)
The Triplets of Belleville (Sat.)
Sunday Eye Opener
The Good Soldier (Sun.)
Repertory Series - Boston Noir!
Dennis Lehane and Friends, Celebrating the Release of Boston Noir (Sun.)
Gone Baby Gone (Sun.)
Mystic River (Mon.)
The Spanish Prisoner (Tue.)
Spartan (Tue.)
The Boston Strangler (Wed.)
The Departed (Thu.)
The Harvard Bookstore Presents!
Christos Papadimitriou (Wed.)
Harriet Reisen (Thu.)

Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
The Yes Men Fix the World
An Education
A Serious Man
The Beaches of Agnes
No Impact Man
Midnight Madness!
Prince of Darkness (Fri. & Sat.)
A/V Geeks: The Haunted Classroom (Sat.)
Europe's Grand Operas!
Maria Stuarda (Sun.)
Brookline Booksmith presents
John Irving (Tue.)
Augusten Burroughs (Thu.)

FEI Theatres Capitol Theatre, Arlington
(500) Days of Summer
The Hurt Locker
The September Issue

Somerville Theatre, Somerville

Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
Tales of a Wandering Camera – The Films of Ulrike Ottinger
Johanna d'Arc of Mongolia (Fri.)
Freak Orlando (Sat.)
Taiga (Sun.)
The Image of Dorian Gray in the Yellow Press (Mon.)
Karel Vachek in person: two screenings
Záviš, the Prince of Pornofolk Under the Influence of Griffith’s 'Intolerance' and Tati’s 'Mr. Hulot’s Holiday', or The Foundation and Doom of Czechoslovakia Director in Person! (Tue.)
Elective Infinities (Wed.)

Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
New York, I Love You
A Serious Man

Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square
, Cambridge
A Serious Man

New York, I Love You
Bright Star
Capitalism: A Love Story
Coco Before Chanel

Embassy Cinema, Waltham
The Damned United
Capitalism: A Love Story
An Education
More than a Game
The Invention of Lying
New York, I Love You

Loew's Harvard Square, Cambridge

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Heart of Stone (Fri. - Sun.)
Halloween Program
Hagstone Demon (Fri.)
Boston Palestine Film Festival
American Radical: The Trials of Norman Finkelstein (Fri.)
Seeds of Peace (Sat.)
Young Freud in Gaza (Sat.)
Five Minutes from Heaven (Sun.)
The Dupes (Sun.)
Terrace of the Sea (Sun.)

The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
Julie & Julia (ineligible)

West Newton Cinema, West Newton, MA
Heart of Stone
A Serious Man
Bright Star
Coco Before Chanel

Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President