Chlotrudis Tuesday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round-Up, December 4 - 10

Hello, Chlotrudis Members!

It's a skimpy week for new indie releases this week, but Gil and Amanda, who will be hosting the Chlotrudis Tuesday Night at the Movies are up for a wild and wicked time at the 6:40 p.m. screening of BAD LIEUTENANT: PORT OF CALL NEW ORLEANS at the Kendall Square Cinema. It's looking to be a nice mixture of craziness between Herzog and Cage. They're hoping to grab dinner beforehand, but it will have to be early due to the early start time of the film. Watch for a message next week!

In Werner Herzog's new film, Nicolas Cage plays a rogue detective who is as devoted to his job as he is at scoring drugs—while playing fast and loose with the law. He wields his badge as often as he wields his gun in order to get his way. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina he becomes a high-functioning addict who is a deeply intuitive, fearless detective reigning over the beautiful ruins of New Orleans with authority and abandon. Complicating his tumultuous life is the prostitute he loves (played by Eva Mendes). Together they descend into their own world marked by desire, compulsion and conscience. The result is a singular masterpiece of filmmaking: equally sad and manically humorous.

Director: Werner Herzog
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Val Kilmer, Alvin Joiner, Fairuza Balk, Shawn Hatosy, Jennifer Coolidge, Tom Bower, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Irma Hall, Denzel Whitaker, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham, Lucius Baston

Check out the trailer:

The Boston Latino International Film Festival continues till December 13th, 2009. (BLIFF) will be presenting 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 the Cambridge College and the brand new Cambridge Public Library. Check out the schedule:

Friday, December 4
5pm, Cambridge College - Hobby
7:30pm, Cambridge College - Amancio - Two Faces On A Tombstone
Saturday, December 5
2pm, Cambridge Public Library - Don Policarpo & I: Travels with a Puppeteer
3pm, Cambridge Public Library - Accordion Kings
5pm, Cambridge College - Por el Flamenco
7:30pm, Cambridge College - Stages
Sunday, December 6
3pm, Cambridge College - Companions to None
6pm, Cambridge College - The Devil's Tail

See you at the Movies!
Michael

Playing this week, December 4 - 10, 2009.

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
Special Engagement! James Mason Centennial
Pandora & the Flying Dutchman & Lolita (Fri. - Sun.)
Special Event! The Action Pack presents...
Mystery Sing-Along! (Sat.)
Harvard Bookstore presents!
CHRIS KIMBALL and the Cast from America's Test Kitchen present The Complete America's Test Kitchen TV Show Cookbook (Mon.)
Brattle Benefit Event! Sugar & Cinema
Enjoy dessert tastings from area restaurants followed by a special screening ofJulie & Julia (Mon.)
Special Beer Double Feature!
Strange Brew (Wed.)
Smokey & the Bandit (Wed.)
Special Event! Premiere Screening!
Victory Day (Thu.)

Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call, New Orleans (Wed. & Thu.)
Defamation
The House of the Devil
Midnight Madness!
Bottle Rocket (Fri. & Sat.)
The Virgin Suicides (Fri. & Sat.)
Science on Screen
American Beauty (Mon.)
Grub Street Presents
Adaptations 2009 (Thu.)

FEI Theatres
Capitol Theatre, Arlington

No independent films playing this week

Somerville Theatre, Somerville
Pirate Radio

Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
The Harvard Film Archive at 30
Fragments from a Few Forsaken Films (Fri.)
Film and Video Works by Vlada Petric
The Fatal Thirst & Wall of Memories (Sun.)
A Tribute to Steve Livernash (Mon.)

Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
Precious, Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
A Serious Man

Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square
, Cambridge
The Road
The Fantastic Mr. Fox
Precious, based on the novel Push by Sapphire
The Messenger
An Education
A Serious Man
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans
Red Cliff
Oh My God?

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

Loew's Harvard Square, Cambridge
Paranormal Activity
Pirate Radio

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
John Cassavetes and Peter Falk
A Woman Under the Influence (Fri.)
Husbands (Fri. & Sat.)
Boston Turkish Film Festival Compeition
Opening Night: Turkish Festival Film Finalists (Fri. & Sat.)
MFA for the Holidays
Christmas Story (Sun.)
Miracle on 34th Street (Sun.)
Classic Cinema
Z (Wed. & Thu.)
Documentary
Strongman (Wed. & Thu.)
Independent Film
Julia (Wed. & Thu.)

The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
Capitalism: A Love Story

The Stuart Street Playhouse, Boston
Paranormal Activity
Coco Before Chanel
Pirate Radio

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

Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President