CHLOTRUDIS SOCIETY SPONSORS ASH CHRISTIAN’S SOPHOMORE FILM, THE COMEDY ‘MANGUS! at PROVINCETOWN FILM FEST

Ash Christian's MANGUS!The CHLOTRUDIS SOCIETY FOR INDEPENDENT FILM (CSIF) is pleased to announce its sponsorship of MANGUS!, at the PROVINCETOWN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (PIFF), to be held June 15 - 19.   The film will have two screenings, 9:30pm on Thursday 6/16 and 7:30pm on Friday 6/17, both at the Provincetown Theater. Check www.ptownfilmfest.org for more details.   Celebrating its thirteenth year, PIFF remains dedicated to “showcasing independent American and international films, nurturing aspiring independent filmmakers, honoring industry luminaries, and preserving and sustaining cinema as an art form through educational forums”, this year with over 50 films plus special events, panels and parties.  Chlotrudis is particularly thrilled to present the newest work by Ash Christian, a young director/writer whose debut film, FAT GIRLS, was a standout at PIFF 2006.

In that first film, Christian displayed a wit both affectionate and keenly edged when dealing with high school tribulations.  He has more to say on the subject, as can be seen in the film description for MANGUS!: “Mangus Spedgwick has had one dream his whole life… He wants to be Jesus - in his high school’s annual production of ‘Jesus Christ Spectacular’, that is. When unforeseen circumstances strike, Mangus loses the role, which was a Spedgwick family tradition. Will he get to be their town’s first crippled Jesus? Not without a hard fight, a road trip, and breaking the law a few times along the way.”  The film showcases a great cast, too, including Jennifer Coolidge, Heather Matarazzo, Leslie Jordan, and Provincetown’s own John Waters.  Definitely a must-see film in this year’s PIFF line-up!

Once again, Chlotrudis supports PIFF as a Community Sponsor, and members will spend a long weekend enjoying the unique and beautiful atmosphere of Provincetown.  Special guests of the festival include Darren Aronofsky (BLACK SWAN, THE WRESTLER, PI), Vera Farmiga (HIGHER GROUND, UP IN THE AIR, DOWN TO THE BONE), Albert Maysles (GIMME SHELTER, GREY GARDENS) and Kathleen Turner (THE PERFECT FAMILY, SERIAL MOM, ROMANCING THE STONE). 

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