Chlotrudis Sunday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round-Up, May 7 - 13

Hello Chlotrudis Members! This week Boston welcomes the Boston LGBT Film Festival and Chlotrudis takes part in the fun by co-presenting not one, but TWO films! There's a lot of great stuff playing the festival, with screenings at the Museum of Fine Arts, the Brattle Theatre, and Fenway Health. The Festival runs from May 6 - May 16, so there are lots of opportunities to participate. And a couple of obvious choices are the two Chlotrudis presentations! And Then Came Lola

On Friday night, 8:30pm at the Museum of Fine Arts, check out AND THEN CAME LOLA! Inspired by Tom Tykwer’s film RUN, LOLA, RUN AND THEN CAME LOLA tells the story of talented photographer Lola. Bursting with creativity and fresh cinematic style AND THEN CAME LOLA packs in everything we want in a lesbian movie: Beautiful women, a great script, high-quality production values, an exciting soundtrack of hot new music — plus fun animation, hilarious laugh-out-loud reflections on lesbian life (depicted in brilliant direct-to-camera "therapy" sequences) and one of the most charismatic new lesbian actresses we've seen in years: Lola herself, played by the irresistible Ashleigh Sumner. I was lucky enough to catch this film last fall in Provincetown and found it incredibly engaging. Low-budget with a couple of stiff performances, for sure, but clever, well-shot, and as mentioned above, a real talent discovered in Sumner.

Check out the trailer:

About HarryOf course, Chlotrudis is an equal opportunity film society, so we can't leave the boys out. Shot entirely on Cape Cod, WILD ABOUT HARRY (formerly called AMERICAN PRIMITIVE) tells the story of a widowed father of two trying to move on with his life and coming to terms with who he is. Set in 1973 and inspired by real events, American Primitive is a true to life drama of coming out in a time and a place that encouraged people to keep personal lives private. Starring Tate Donovan of TV's 'Damages' and Adam Pascal, the original Roger in RENT, WILD ABOUT HARRY is a beautiful, understated film about family and relationships that is perfect for Mother's day. HARRY screens at the Brattle Theatre, Sunday, May 9, 7:30pm.

Check out the trailer:

There are a lot of other choices too, most notably the special Brattle Theatre presentation of James Ivory's THE CITY OF YOUR FINAL DESTINATION. I have a special interest in this film because it's adapted from a wonderful novel by Peter Cameron. 28-year-old Kansas University doctoral student Omar Razaghi wins a grant to write a biography of Latin American writer Jules Gund. Omar must get through to three people who were close to Gund--his brother, widow, and younger mistress--so he can get authorization to write the biography. This film stars Anthony Hopkins, Laura Linney and Charlotte Gainsbourg and if it's half as good as the novel it's based on, it's going to be a winner.

Trailer is here:

Please GiveFinally, don't miss Nicole Holofcener's wonderful film PLEASE GIVE. It's the latest from the talented director of WALKING AND TALKING, LOVELY AND AMAZING, and FRIENDS WITH MONEY, and it opens this week at the Coolidge Corner Theatre. Sly, funny, and surprisingly moving, PLEASE GIVE features another terrific performance by frequent Holofcenter collaborator Catherine Keener. Kate (Keener) has a lot on her mind. There’s the ethics problem of buying furniture on the cheap at estate sales and marking it up at her trendy Manhattan store (and how much markup can she get away with?). There’s the materialism problem of not wanting her teenage daughter (Sarah Steele) to want the expensive things that Kate wants. There’s the marriage problem of sharing a partnership in parenting, business and life with her husband Alex (Oliver Platt) but sensing doubt nibbling at the foundations. And there’s Kate’s free-floating 21st century malaise—the problem of how to live well and be a good person when poverty, homelessness, and sadness are always right outside the door.

See you at the Movies!


Playing this week, May 7 - 13, 2010.

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
Boston LGBT Festival 2010
Is It Just Me
Actor Nicholas Downs, Director J. C. Calciano, and Producer Michael Amato in Attendance! (Fri.)
College Boys Live
Actor Nicholas Downs, Director J. C. Calciano, and Producer Michael Amato in Attendance! (Fri.)
Elements of Cinema! Free Screening! (Sat.)
Space of Desire
Directors and Performers in Attendance! (Sat.)
Play in the Gray
What's in the Experiment?
Director in person! (Sat.)
Hell on Wheels: Gang Girls Forever & More: Films by Katrina Del Mar
Director Evgeny Afineevsky in Attendance! (Sun.)
Oy Vey! My Son is Gay!
Not So Young at All
Wild About Harry
Co-presented by the Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film! (Sun.)
Celebrating Wolfe Distribution: Loving Annabelle (Mon.)
Celebrating Wolfe Distribution: Big Eden (Mon.)
Gen Silent (Tue.)
Einayim Pkuhot (Eyes Wide Open)
Special Preview Screening Sponsorted by the Brattle Theatre! James Ivory's The City of Your Final Destination (Wed.)
CineMental Presents: Riot Acts: Flaunting Gender Deviance in Music & Performance Drool (Thu.)
Encore Screenings! House (Hausu) (Fri. & Sat.)

Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
Please Give
The Secret in Their Eyes
he Square

After Midnite
The Human Centipede (Fri. & Sat.)
Dennis Nyback's Forbidden Cinema: Stag Party Special (Sat.)
Special Screening
Lucky Days Boston Premiere w/actor Rip Torn & director/actress Angelica Torn in person! (Mon.)

FEI Theatres
Capitol Theatre, Arlington

Opera in Cinema
Rigoletto (Sat.)

Somerville Theatre, Somerville

Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
The Poetic Realism and Casual Expressionism of Victor Gaviria
he Rose Seller
Directed by Victor Gaviria, Appearing in Person! (Fri.)
Additions and Subtractions
Directed by Victor Gaviria, Appearing in Person! (Sat.)
Rodrigo D.: No Future
Directed by Victor Gaviria, Appearing in Person! (Sun.)
Late Ford: A John Ford Retrospective, Part II
The Horse Soldiers (Mon.)

Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers

The Square

City Island
The Lightkeepers

Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square
, Cambridge
The Good, The Bad, The Weird

The Girl on the Train

Exit Through the Gift Shop

The Cartel

The Secret in their Eyes

48 Hour Film Project

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Ghost Writer


Embassy Cinema, Waltham
The Runaways

The Ghost Writer


Loew's Harvard Square, Cambridge
No independent Films Playing this Week!

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
October Country

Boston LGBT Festival 2010

We Are the Mods
And Then Came Lola
Co-presented by the Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film! (Fri.)
Assume Nothing
Gen Silent
Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement
preceded by Forever’s Gonna Start Tonight (Sun.)
Hannah Free
Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project Presents
Girl Seeks Girl (Chica Busca Chica)
Men's Short Film Program
Plan B
Independent Film The Headless Woman (Sat.)
The Best of Student Film
Mass Art Senior Animation Show (Thu.)

The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport

The Stuart Street Playhouse, Boston
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Mid-August Lunch

West Newton Cinema, West Newton, MA

The Secret in their Eyes


Mid-August Lunch

A Matter of Size

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo


Crazy Heart

An Education

Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President

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