Chlotrudis Tuesday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round-Up, February 12 - 18

Hello Chlotrudis Members!

Chlotrudis board member Vicki Oleskey is this week's host for the Chlotrudis Tuesday Night at the Movies, and she's has chosen the Jeff Bridges tour de force, CRAZY HEART. Join her at the Kendall Square Cinema on Tuesday night for the 6:50pm screening of this Academy Award nominated film. She will be meeting for dinner at 5:30pm at The Friendly Toast.

Academy Award nominee Jeff Bridges stars as the richly comic, semi-tragic romantic anti-hero Bad Blake in the debut feature film from writer-director Scott Cooper. Bad Blake is a broken-down, hard-living country music singer who's had way too many marriages, far too many years on the road and one too many drinks way too many times. And yet, Bad can’t help but reach for salvation with the help of Jean (Academy Award nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal), a journalist who discovers the real man behind the musician. As he struggles down the road of redemption, Bad learns the hard way just how tough life can be on one man’s crazy heart. Co-starring Colin Farrell and Robert Duvall.

Director: Scott Cooper
Cast: Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall, Beth Grant, Sarah Jane Morris, Tom Bower, Annie Corley

Check out the trailer:

Well, Awards season is well and truly upon us, and for Chlotrudis members, that climaxes with the 16th Annual Chlotrudis Awards taking place on Sunday, March 21 at the Brattle Theatre! Look for the voting ballot to be ready in early March. You can check out what got nomianted at the Chlotrudis Mewsings blog. But in the meantime, both the Brattle and the Coolidge have some awards-related festivities going on.

The Coolidge Corner Theatre has chosen internationally acclaimed director Jonathan Demme as the recipient of the 2010 Coolidge Award. Demme will arrive in Brookline to accept the honor and to participate in related public programs on March 1 – 2. The Coolidge will also present selected screenings from Demme’s filmography throughout February and March. On March 1, 2pm the Coolidge will hold a special benefit screening of Demme's documentary THE AGRONOMIST, which will be a fundraiser Haiti earthquake relief efforts. That same night, March 1 at 8pm, the Coolidge will feature the New England premiere of NEIL YOUNG TRUNK SHOW, with introduction and Q&A with Jonathan Demme. Tuesday, March 2 at noon will feature a MELVIN AND HOWARD screening and panel discussion with Demme and key cast and crew members. Then the big event takes place Tuesday night at 6:30pm with the Coolidge Award reception and ceremony. For more details and to purchase tickets, visit the Coolidge website.

At the Brattle Theatre, get ready to party in style at their 10th Anniversary Oscar Party! This annual staple is one of the best parties of the year (I would say second only to our very own celebration)! This year, to celebrate the 10th anniversary, their Special Pre-Party & Fundraiser will feature special guest, producer/director James Ivory! Support the Brattle Film Foundation and the Brattle Theatre by attending their exclusive party and silent auction fundraiser and meet director James Ivory. Then stay and watch the awards! The festivities kick off at 5:30pm on Sunday March 7. I'm part of the Oscar Party's Host Committee, so I do hope you will join me for a great time and an opportunity to support the Brattle as well. Your $75 ticket will admit you to the special pre-party for some delicious hors d'oeuvres, open bar, and attendance at the official Oscar broadcast, as well as an opportunity to participate in the Brattle's Silent Auction and win some really terrific prizes. More information can be found at the Brattle website.

See you at the Movies!

Playing this week, February 12 - 18, 2010.

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
Special Engagement! The 15th Annual Bugs Bunny Film Festival
All Bugs Revue (Fri., Sun., Tue., & Thu.)
A Devil of a Time (Sat., Mon. & wed.)
Special Event! Happy Valentine's Day!
Casablanca (Sun.)
Special Event: CineMental Presents!
Bloodsisters (Wed.)

Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
Police, Adjective
Until the Light Takes Us
The Last Station
Up in the Air (ineligible)
The Messenger
Broken Embraces
Midnight Madness!
The Action Pack Presents Moulin Rouge Sing-A-Long! (Fri.)
The Action Pact Presents Total Eclipse of the Heart 80's love song sing-a-long! (Sat.)
Valentine's Day Movie
Notorious (Sun.)
London's National Theatre Live: encore presentation
Terry Pratchett's Nation (Mon.)
2010 Coolidge Award Winner Jonathan Demme Repertory Screening
Stop Making Sense (Tue.)

FEI Theatres
Capitol Theatre, Arlington

The Young Victoria

Somerville Theatre, Somerville
The Lovely Bones
The Boston Science Fiction Film Festival
Lunopolis (Fri.)
Ink (Sat.)
The Boston Science Fiction Film Marathon!
Labyrinth, The Lathe of Heaven, District 9, Moon, The Thing and more! (Sat. & Sun)

Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
Classic Ford: A John Ford Retrospective, Part I
The Long Voyage Home (Fri.)
Mogambo (Fri.)
Fort Apache (Sat.)
Steamboat Round the Bend (Sat.)
Rio Grande (Sun.)
Young Mr. Lincoln Introduced by Tom Conley (Mon.)

Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
The Young Victoria
A Single Man
An Education
The Hurt Locker

Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square
, Cambridge
North Face
The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
Saint John of Las Vegas
The Last Station
The White Ribbon
Crazy Heart
Broken Embraces
A Single Man
An Education

Embassy Cinema, Waltham
Precious, based on the novel Push by Sapphire

Loew's Harvard Square, Cambridge
The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
The Making of Western Myth
Rio Grande (Fri.)
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (Fri.)

The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
The Young Victoria

The Stuart Street Playhouse, Boston
A Single Man

West Newton Cinema, West Newton, MA
The Last Station
Crazy Heart
The White Ribbon
A Single Man
An Education

Coming Soon

BU Cinematheque

Gerry Peary's BU Cinematheque is back for the 2010 winter/spring semester. Check out some of the terrific guests Gerry will be bringing for FREE to BU! The BU Cinematheque: 7 pm at the BU Communications Building, 640 Comm. Ave, Boston. Remember it’s FREE.

Wednesday, February 24, Com 101-AN EVENING WITH JIMMY TINGLE. The nationally renowned satirist and stand-up comedian (60 Minutes II, MSNBC, Conan O’Brien, etc.) previews his new documentary, Jimmy Tingle’s American Dream, combining hilarious comedy and political chats with a variety of Americans, including Robert Altman, Lewis Black, Howard Zinn, Janeane Garafola, and Tingle’s Somerville mom. The filmmaker,Vincent Sraggas, is a BU Comm. graduate.

Boston Jewish Film Festival

Purchase tickets now for March 2 Special Screening PROTEKTOR!

PROTEKTOR is a stylish thriller, well-acted. The Boston Jewish Film Festival is pleased to present this film from the Czech Republic, currently without U.S. distribution -- in other words, see it now. The year is 1938; the country, Czechoslovakia. Hana has her first big success in film – and the German Occupation, or Protectorate, begins. As a Jew, Hana’s dreams for a successful career are smashed. Her non-Jewish husband Emil, a radio reporter, collaborates with the Nazis more and more. Running late to work, he grabs a stray bicycle on the street, one that looks a lot like that used by the would-be assassin of the Reich Deputy Protector Reinhard Heydrich. Winner, Krzysztof Kieslowski Award, Best Feature Film, Denver International Film Festival and Czech Republic entry for Best Foreign-Language Film at Academy Awards.

What: Protektor, directed by Marek Najbrt (2009, Czech Republic/Germany, 98 min., Czech with English subtitles)

Date and time: Tuesday, March 2, 7PM (snow date: Thursday, March 4, 7PM)

Location: West Newton Cinema, 1296 Washington Street/Route 16, Newton

Tickets: $15 general admission; $12 discounted for students, seniors 65+, and members of The Boston Jewish FIlm Festival and WGBH. Purchase tickets online with a credit card by clicking here or purchase at the West Newton Cinema box office, daily from 1PM to 8PM.

Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President