Chlotrudis Tuesday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round-Up, June 5 - 11
Hello, Chlotrudis Members!
Next week for the Chlotrudis Tuesday Night at the Movies, your host, Chris Kriofske will give you not one, but two movie choices, both at the Coolidge Corner Theatre. In the main theatre, enjoy some Noel Coward with the 7:15pm screening of EASY VIRTUE starring Jessica Biel, Colin Firth, and Kristen Scott Thomas, and directed by Stephan Elliott (THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT). Or head to the screening from for OUTRAGE, the latest documentary from Chlotrudis Award-winning filmmaker Kirby Dick (THIS FILM IS NOT YET RATED). The fun starts at 7:35pm. Chris has chosen two films because he just hasn't been able to decide which one HE wants to see. So take your time in deciding, just come to the movies!
John Whittaker, a young Englishman, falls madly in love with Larita, a sexy and glamorous American woman, and they marry impetuously. However, when the couple returns to the family home, John's mother has an instant distaste for her new daughter-in-law. Larita tries her best to fit in, but fails to tiptoe through the minefield laid by her mother-in-law. Larita quickly realizes she must fight back if she is to hold onto her husband. A battle of wits ensues and sparks soon fly.
dir. Stephan Elliott, w Colin Firth, Jessica Biel, Ben Barnes 1h33m
From Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker Kirby Dick (THIS FILM IS NOT YET RATED) comes OUTRAGE, a searing indictment of the hypocrisy of closeted politicians with appalling gay rights voting records who actively campaign against the LGBT community they covertly belong to. Boldly revealing the hidden lives of some of the United States' most powerful policymakers, OUTRAGE takes a comprehensive look at the harm they've inflicted on millions of Americans, and examines the media's complicity in keeping their secrets.
dir. Kirby Dick, documentary 1h30m
Over at the Harvard Film Archive you can see the Early Films of Pedro Almod�. I'm one of those rare few that enjoy Almod�'s early films much more than his recent work. While his recent work is definitely more mature and accomplished, there's a brash, irreverent energy in his early work that just appeals to me. Add to that that three of the four films being shown at the Film Archive star the remarkably talented Carmen Maura, and the fourth stars a very young Antonio Banderas (in his second film role), and you don't want to miss them if you haven't seen them. Of the four they're screening, I would most recommend PEPI, LUCI AND BOM AND OTHER GIRLS ON THE HEAP which follow the adventures of three female friends during the punk era in Madrid. Almod� deals with some pretty tough issues in his early films, so they might not be to everyone's taste. WHAT HAVE I DONE TO DESERVE THIS? is also brilliant, but is much more of a drama than the usual antic-driven comedies he was making at the time. In addition to Maura, this one features the divine Chus Lampreada (pictured left).
See you at the Movies!
Playing this week, June 5 - 11, 2009.
Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
Reunion Weekend 2009!
Some Like It Hot (Fri.)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (Sat.)
North by Northwest (Sun.)
The Man Who Knew Too Much (Sun.)
Harvard Bookstore Presents
Ben George, Steve Almond, Jenny Boylan and Sven Birkerts, The Book of Dads: Essays on the Joys, Perils, and Humiliations of Fatherhood (Tue.)
Special Return Engagement
Coraline (Wed. & Thu.)
Harvard Book Store and the Center for New Words Present
Kate Clinton: I Told You So (Wed.)
Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
Valentino: The Last Emperor
Divas in the Dark
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (Sun.)
75th Anniversary Big Screen Classics!
Pulp Fiction (Mon.)
Good Vibrations Presents
Somerville Theatre, Somerville
Anvil! The Story of Anvil!
What Goes Up
Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
Pepi, Luci, Bom and Other Girls on the Heap (Sat.)
What Have I Done to Deserve This? (Sat.)
Labyrinth of Passion (Sun.)
Dark Habits (Mon.)
Loew's Harvard Square, Cambridge
No independent films playing this week
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Lake Tahoe (Fri. & Wed.)
Film Noir and the Production Code
Touch of Evil (Fri. & Sat.)
Maltese Falcon (Sat.)
Double Indemnity (Sat. & Wed.)
Boston Jewish Film Festival: Encores
Max Minsky and Me (Sun.)
Phyllis and Harold (Sun. & Thu.)
Noodle (Sun. & Thu.)
The Gift to Stalin (Thu.)
The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
The Soloist (ineligible)
West Newton Cinema, West Newton, MA
Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President