Chlotrudis Tuesday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round-Up, December 11 - 17

Hello, Chlotrudis Members!

This week Beth Caldwell hosts the Chlotrudis Tuesday Night at the Movies with a trip to the Brattle Theatre for the 8pm show of renown local filmmaker Fred Wiseman's new documentary, LA DANSE. Remember to bring your Chlotrudis membership card because it gets you a discount to any Brattle screenings on Monday - Wednesday evenings.

The Paris Opera Ballet is one of the world’s great ballet companies. In his new film LA DANSE, acclaimed documentarian Frederick Wiseman follows the rehearsals and performances of seven ballets and provides an intimate look at this legendary company. The film shows the work involved in administering the company and the coordinated and collaborative efforts of choreographers, ballet masters, dancers, musicians, and designers.

Frederick Wiseman is one of the world’s great documentary filmmakers. Eschewing voice-over narration, talking head interviews and onscreen bluster, Wiseman stands back and lets his subjects speak for themselves for as long as it takes to tell their stories. This technique has resulted in some of the most powerful documentaries of the past 50 years. From Titicut Follies to High School to Domestic Violence, Wiseman is well-known for tackling thorny social issues, but he is equally adept at capturing the creative process in films such as La Comédie-Française, Ballet, and his latest work, LA DANSE. The Brattle is excited to be hosting the hometown theatrical premiere of this remarkable new film.

Check out the trailer:

It's the last weekend of The Boston Latino International Film Festival so don't waste any time, get out there and see some of the latest films produced by Latinos and the latest films pertaining to social issues of Latino communities in the US and Latin America. This weekend catch some terrific films at Cambridge College. Check out the schedule:

Friday, December 11
5pm, Cambridge College - Las Angeles
7:00pm, Cambridge College - A Portrait of a Lady
Saturday, December 12
2pm, Cambridge College - Paisajes Interiores
4:30pm, Cambridge College - Latino Shorts
5pm, Cambridge College - Por el Flamenco
7:30pm, Cambridge College - Blak Mama
Sunday, December 13
3pm, Cambridge College - Una Vida Mejor
5:30pm, Cambridge College - Los Dioses Rotos
7:30pm, Cambridge College - Closing Reception

See you at the Movies!

Playing this week, December 11 - 17, 2009.

Belmont Studio Cinema, Belmont
Fantastic Mr. Fox

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
Special Engagement! A Brattle Holiday Tradition
It's a Wonderful Life (Fri. - Sun.)
Area Premiere! Director Fred Wiseman in person on opening night!
La Danse (Fri. - Thu.)
Ho Ho Horrors!
Day of the Beast w/ Treevenge (Fri.)
Silent Night, Deadly Night w/ Black Christmas (Sat.)
Don't Open 'Til Christmas (Sun.)
Free Screening! Elements of Cinema
The Uninvited (Sat.)
CineMental Presents!
Todd Verow's Anonymous (Wed.)

Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call, New Orleans (Wed. & Thu.)
Four Seasons Lodge
Midnight Madness!
The House of the Devil (Fri. & Sat.)
The Action Pack presents Elf Quote-Along (Fri.)
Johnny Cupcakes presents Home Alone (Sat.)

FEI Theatres
Capitol Theatre, Arlington

No independent films playing this week

Somerville Theatre, Somerville
Pirate Radio

Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
Closed for the Holidays!

Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
Precious, Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
Fantastic Mr. Fox

Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square
, Cambridge
Me and Orson Welles
Up in the Air
The Road
The Fantastic Mr. Fox
Precious, based on the novel Push by Sapphire
Brothers (not eligible)
An Education
A Serious Man
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans

Embassy Cinema, Waltham
Precious, based on the novel Push by Sapphire
An Education
Pirate Radio

Loew's Harvard Square, Cambridge
The Salmmin' Salmon

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Strongman (Fri., Sat., & Wed.)
Bloody Mondays and Strawberry Pies (Wed. & Thu.)
Independent Film
Julia (Fri. - Sun.)
Classic Cinema
Z (Fri. - Sun.)
Araya (Wed. & Thu.)
Classic Russian Cinema
To the Stars by Hard Ways (Thu.)

The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
Bright Star

The Stuart Street Playhouse, Boston
Irene in Time

West Newton Cinema, West Newton, MA
The Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Messenger
A Serious Man
Bright Star
Coco Before Chanel

Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President