CHLOTRUDIS SOCIETY sponsors Xavier Dolan’s transgender love story, ‘LAURENCE ANYWAYS’, at PROVINCETOWN FILM FEST

Laurence AnywaysThe CHLOTRUDIS SOCIETY FOR INDEPENDENT FILM (CSIF) is pleased to announce its sponsorship of LAURENCE ANYWAYS, at the PROVINCETOWN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (PIFF), to be held June 19 - 23.   The film will have two screenings, 1:30pm on Thursday 6/20 and 11am on Sunday 6/22, both at the Art House. Check their website for more details.   Celebrating its fifteenth 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 film by Quebecois wunderkind Xavier Dolan, whose work we have been following since his celebrated debut I KILLED MY MOTHER, which was nominated for four Chlotrudis Awards in 2011 including Best Movie, Best Director (Dolan), Best Actress (Anne Dorval) and Best Original Screenplay (Dolan).

In his third film (the first which does not feature him as a performer), Dolan explores the relationship of a young bohemian couple, who are defiantly and exclusively in love.  Their bond is sent spiraling when the man, Laurence, confesses that he believes he’s transgendered. This audacious and searing mediation on love and sexuality is shot in hyper-florid style and driven by gutsy performances. With LAURENCE ANYWAYS, the 24 year old Dolan has scored an incredible hat trick, with all three of his films garnering acclaim and awards at Cannes Film Festival.

Join Chlotrudis members at the 15th annual Provincetown International Film Festival this June.  PIFF's executive director, Gabby Hanna was the recipient of the coveted Cat's Meow at the Society's 19th Awards Ceremony this past March.  The Cat's Meow is awarded to a local superstar who has gone above in beyond in their support of Chlotrudis, or their Independent film.

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