Chlotrudis Tuesday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round-Up, January 23 - 29

Hello, Chlotrudis Members!

Beth Curran has next week's movie under control next week. The Chlotrudis Movie for next week will be WENDY AND LUCY, on Tuesday 2/27at 7:15pm at the Kendall Theatre. Starring Michelle Williams, WENDY AND LUCY tells the story of Wendy Carroll, who has set her sights on Alaska in hopes of starting a new life with her dog, Lucy. Several obstacles impede her progress, forcing her to confront her increasingly dire financial situation. Stranded in Oregon when her car breaks down and lacking the funds to repair it, Wendy faces yet another challenge when Lucy, her best friend, disappears. The film was cowritten and directed by Kelly Reichardt, who made a splash two years ago with OLD JOY, and has been nominated for Best Feature and Best Lead by the Independent Spirit Awards.

Michelle Williams (BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN) gives a powerful breakout performance in this feminine variation on INTO THE WILD. Wendy Carroll (Williams) is driving to Alaska, hoping for a summer of lucrative work at the Northwestern Fish cannery, and the start of a new life with her beloved dog, Lucy. When her car breaks down in Oregon, however, the thin fabric of her financial situation comes apart, and she confronts a series of increasingly dire economic decisions, with far-ranging repercussions for herself and her dog. Wendy and Lucy is a poetic road drama that addresses issues of sympathy and generosity at the edges of American life, revealing the limits and depths of people's duty to each other in tough times. Co-starring Walter Dalton, Larry Fessenden and Will Patton. Directed and co-written by Kelly Reichardt (OLD JOY).

Director: Kelly Reichardt

Cast: Michelle Williams, Will Patton, Will Oldham, John Robinson, Wally Dalton, Larry Fessenden

Don't forget! There are only EIGHT more days to nominate for this year's 15th Annual Chlotrudis Awards! All you need is your last name and your membership number (which you can find on your membership card; or by contacting Michael. Then go to, enter your last name and membership number and you will be asked to check off all the films you saw last year. After than, you can enter your nominations. You don't have to finish all at once, feel free to submit what you've done, then come back an finish it off later!

See you at the Movies!

Playing this week, January 23 - 29, 2009.

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
Encounter David Lean!
In Which We Serve (Fri.)
This Happy Breed (Fri.)
The Bridge on the River Kwai (Sat.)
A Passage to India (Sun.)
Oliver Twist (Mon.)
Great Expectations (Tue.)
The Passionate Friends (Wed. & Thu.)
Brief Encounter (Wed. & Thu.)
Cambridge Center for Adult Education Presents
Wicked Smart: Sara Lawrence Lightfoot (Tue.)
The Late Show! Area Premiere!
Time Crimes (Fri. - Thu.)

Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
Slumdog Millionaire
Man On Wire
Midnite Movies
Rocky Horror Picture Show with the Teseracte Players (Fri.)
Johnny Cupcakes Presents: Back to the Future
Deaf Film Club
JTouching Lives (Sat.)
Croation Film
What is a Man Without a Moustache (Sun.)

FEI Theatres
Capitol Theatre, Arlington

Rachel Getting Married
Chandi Chowk to China

Somerville Theatre, Somerville
Gran Torino (ineligible)
The Wrestler
Let the Right One In

Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
Plaisir d'amour � The Films of Max Ophuls
Earrings of Madame de... (Fri.)
Caught (Fri.)
La Plaisir (Sat.)
Tender Enemy (Sat.)
Lola Mont� (Sun.)
Liebelei (Sun.)
There's No Tomorrow (Sun.)
La Ronde (Mon.)
Comedy of Money (Mon.)

Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
Frost Nixon (ineligible>
Slumdog Millionaire
Doubt (ineligible)

Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square
, Cambridge
Wendy and Lucy
Waltz with Bashir
Last Chance Harvey
Revolutionary Road
The Reader
Frost/Nixon (ineligible)
Slumdog Millionaire

Embassy Cinema, Waltham
Gran Torino (ineligible)
The Wrestler
Revolutionary Road
The Reader

Loew's Harvard Square, Cambridge
The Wrestler
Gran Torino (ineligible)

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Harry Potter Fans on Film
We Are Wizards (Fri. - Sun. & Thu.)
Dance on Film
Fados (Fri. - Sun., Wed. & Thu.)
Human Rights Watch
Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North (Sat., Wed. & Thu.)
Argentinian Cinema
Empty Nest (Sun.)
Tunisian Cinema
Villa Jasmin(Sun.)
Student Film
The Pleasure of Being Robbed (Thu.)

The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
Cadillac Records

West Newton Cinema, West Newton, MA
Last Chance Harvey
Frost/Nixon (ineligible)
Doubt (ineligible)
Slumdog Millionaire
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Coming Soon

Boston Jewish Film Festival Presents VILLA JASMIN at the MFA this month.

VILLA JASMIN by F�d Boughedir (France, 2008, 87 min., French and Tunisian Arabic with English subtitles).
Based on Serge Moati's novel, VILLA JASMIN is a compelling and passionate love story. Serge Fils (Cl�nt Sibony), a French Tunisian of Jewish descent, returns to La Goulette, Tunisia in search of his family's roots. Serge explores his parents history from the 1920s and the impact of the Vichy Government under German Occupation in the 1940s. Despite the hardships his parents faced, Serge finds solace as he discovers his parents' love for each other sustained them through good and bad times. Description adapted from the New York Jewish Film Festival. Director Boughedir is known to Boston Jewish Film Festival members as the director of SUMMER OF LA GOULETTE. Co-presented by The Boston Jewish Film Festival.

Screening at the MFA: Thursday, January 22, 8:00PM, Sunday, January 25, 4:20PM

Ticket prices: $10 general admission; $8 discounted for MFA and Boston Jewish Film Festival members, seniors, and students. Discount matinee prices (weekdays until 5PM, weekends until 12:30PM), $7 general admission; $6 discounted as noted above.

To purchase tickets: Purchase online at, in person at the Remis Auditorium Box Office, or by phone at 617-369-3306.

That's all for now!

Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President