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

Hello Chlotrudis Members! Beth Caldwell takes host duties for this week's Chlotrudis Tuesday Night at the Movies, and she has chosen what sounds like one fascinating documentary! Join here on Tuesday, March 16, 7pm for PRODIGALSONS at the Kendall Square Cinema. Strange family tales often make interesting documentaries (think CAPTURING THE FRIEDMANS or TARNATION) and PRODIGAL SONS has got a lot of fascinating family members. Join Beth beforehand at Toast.
Prodigal Sons
PRODIGAL SONS tells the story of three fascinating siblings: filmmaker Kim, a transgender woman; Todd, a gay man; and Marc, their adopted brother who discovers he’s the grandson of Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth. The bond between longtime rivals Marc and Kim, which defies both Kim’s gender and Marc’s pedigree, exists as the fascinating heart of the film, and is orbited by a colorful, articulate cast of characters, including jailhouse chaplains, Montana farmers, intrigued high school classmates, and Orson Welles’ soul-mate Oja Kodar, among others. Carol, the remarkably resilient mother who accepts her children’s surprises with grace and optimism, provides a strong backbone for the family, as well as a clear-eyed entry-point to this drama of Wellesian proportions. All along the way surprising revelations abound: Marc’s innate savant ability to play the piano, Kim’s smooth acceptance from schoolmates and community, and their younger brother Todd’s well-adjusted attitude about being gay. After pulling for this family through its trials and tribulations, we learn that a poignant sense of hope will carry them through. Director: Kimberly Reed Cast: Kimberly Reed, Carol McKerrow, Marc McKerrow, Claire Jones, Lea McKerrow, Gordon McKerrow, Kathy McKerrow, Glenn McKerrow, Jasmine Fuentes, Frank Mayo, Cyndee Moe, Tim O'Leary, Diana MacDonald, Todd McKerrow, Debbie McKerrow, Kelsie McKerrow, Oja Kodar, Sasha Welles, Nina Palinkas, Jakov Sedlar, David Cannon, Bridget Maley, Jan Haima, Pita Rodriguez, Chaplain John Moran Check out the trailer: Of course, the most important thing for you to remember to do this week is buy your tickets to the 16th Annual Chlotrudis Awards Ceremony taking place on Sunday, March 21, 5pm at the Brattle Theatre! Special guest Beth Grant (DONNIE DARKO, NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE) will be on hand to entertain you with her delightful Southern sensibilities, and we've whipped up something pretty special by way of a musical number. Don't miss it! Tell your friends, tell your enemies, then go to the Brattle website to pick up your tickets at See you at the Movies! Michael Playing this week, March 12 - 18, 2010. Brattle Theatre, Cambridge Premiere Reissue! Restored New 35mm Print! The Red Shoes (Fri. - Wed.) Special Event! Sneak Preview Screening! The White Stripes: Under Great White Northern Lights (Sat.) CineMental Presents! CineMental: Graphic Sexual Horror (Wed.) Special Free Screening Event! With a special appearance by TCM host Ben Mankiewicz and Boston Herald critic James Verniere! Turner Classic Movies Presents: The Verdict (Thu.) Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline The Ghost Writer Shutter Island (ineligible) 2010 Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts 2010 Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts The Last Station After Midnite Madness Terminator 2: Judgement Day (Fri. & Sat.) Science on Screen! Best in Show w/ Dr. Nicholas Dodman (Mon.) Coolidge Award Repetory Screening Rachel Getting Married (Tue.) Nantucket Film Festival A Small Act (Thu.) FEI Theatres Capitol Theatre, Arlington An Education The Young Victoria Somerville Theatre, Somerville She's Out of My League Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge Classic Ford: A John Ford Retrospective, Part I My Darling Clementine (Fri.) The Prisoner of Shark Island (Fri.) Wagon Master (Sat.) The Fugitive (Sat.) The Grapes of Wrath (Sun.) The Quiet Man (Mon.) Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers The Ghost Writer The Last Station The Young Victoria A Single Man Precious The Hurt Locker Landmark Theatres Kendall Square, Cambridge Prodigal Sons A Prophet The Ghost Writer Ajami The Art of the Steal The Last Station Crazy Heart A Single Man The Yellow Handkerchief Embassy Cinema, Waltham The Ghost Writer The Hurt Locker Precious, based on the novel Push by Sapphire Loew's Harvard Square, Cambridge She's Out of My League Museum of Fine Arts, Boston History of Film: From Silent Movies to Social Networking Double Indemnity (Fri.) New Films from Quebec Wild Hunt (Fri.) West of Pluto (Sat.) New Films from Spain Gigante (Sat.) The Blind Sunflowers (Sat.) Divorce Iranian Style The Films of Kim Longinotto (Wed.) Rough Aunties (Wed.) Day I Will Never Forget (Thu.) Master Director My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done? (Thu.) The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport The White Ribbon The Stuart Street Playhouse, Boston The Hurt Locker West Newton Cinema, West Newton, MA The Yellow Handkerchief A Prophet Ajami A Single Man An Education Crazy Heart The Last Station Michael R. Colford Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President

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