Chlotrudis Tuesday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round-Up March 19 - 25

Hello Chlotrudis Members! Chris Kriofske has chosen something a little different for the Chlotrudis Tuesday Night at the Movies next week! Join him at the Kendall Square Cinema for the 7pm screening of THE SECRET OF KELLS! From the producers of THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE, this animated film promises a dazzlingly magical visual experience.

Magic, fantasy and Celtic mythology come together in a riot of color and detail that dazzle the eyes in this sweeping story about the power of imagination and faith to carry humanity through dark times. Young Brendan lives in a remote medieval outpost under siege from barbarian raids. But a new life of adventure beckons when a celebrated master illuminator arrives from foreign lands carrying an ancient but unfinished book, brimming with secret wisdom and powers. To help complete the magical book, Brendan has to overcome his deepest fears on a dangerous quest that takes him into the enchanted forest where mythical creatures hide. It is here that he meets the fairy Aisling, a mysterious young wolf-girl, who helps him along the way. But with the barbarians closing in, will Brendan's determination and artistic vision illuminate the darkness and show that enlightenment is the best fortification against evil? A new animated masterpiece from the producers of Kirikou and the Sorceress and The Triplets of Belleville. Featuring the voices of Brendan Gleeson, Mick Lally, Evan McGuire and Christen Mooney. Academy Award nominee for Best Animated Feature.

Director: Tomm Moore, Nora Twomey
Voices of Brendan Gleeson, Evan McGuire, Christen Mooney, Liam Hourican, Mick Lally, Michael McGrath, Paul Tylack, Paul Young

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The big Chlotrudis event of the year takes place this weekend -- don't miss the 16th Annual Chlotrudis Awards Ceremony, Sunday, 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

First off, thanks to our friends at the Boston Jewish Film Festival for promoting our 16th Annual Chlotrudis Awards Ceremony in their member e-mail blast this week! It is much appreciated! Secondly, even though the BJFF takes place in November, their very active all year round. Tickets are now on sale for a special screening of THE LITTLE TRAITOR, with director Lynn Roth joining us for a question-and-answer session on March 25, 7pm at the West Newton Cinema. Based on the novel Panther in the Basement, by the world renowned author, Amos Oz, THE LITTLE TRAITOR takes place in 1947 Palestine, just a few months before Israel becomes a state. The movie stars Chltorudis nominees Alfred Molina (AN EDUCATION) and Theodore Bickel (THE DEFIANT ONES, and the stage production of "Fiddler on the Roof").

Check out the trailer:

See you at the Movies!

Playing this week, March 19 - 25, 2010.

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
Big Top Cinema!
Freaks & Nightmare Alley (Fri.)
Big Top Pee Wee
The Unknown
w/ live musical accompaniment from Cirkestra (Sat.)
Big Fish (Sun.)
Special Event! The Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film (That's Us) Presents
The 16th Annual Chlotrudis Awards! (Sun.)
Harvard Bookstore Presents!
Walter Mosley (Wed.)
The Warrior's Camera: Akira Kurosawa Centennial

Stray Dog
(Wed. & Thu.)
Boston Irish Film Festival Opening Night Selection!
Wide Open Spaces (Thu.)

Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
The Art of the Steal


The Ghost Writer

The Last Station

Goethe Institut German Film Series

A Year Ago in Winter

FEI Theatres Capitol Theatre, Arlington
An Education
A Single Man

The Last Station
Opera in Cinema

La Traviata
(Sat. & Sun.)

Somerville Theatre, Somerville
No independent films playing this week.

Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
Classic Ford: A John Ford Retrospective, Part I

(Fri.) 3 Godfathers (Fri.)
Drums Along the Mohawk
The Sun Shines Bright
How Green Was My Valley
Cinema and the Shoah, An Evening with Jean-Michel Frodon

None Shall Escape
Director Jean-Michel Frodon in person! (Mon.)

Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
The Yellow Handkerchief

The Ghost Writer

The Last Station

The Hurt Locker

Landmark Theatres Kendall Square, Cambridge
The Secret of Kells

Neil Young Trunk Show

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Up in the Air

The Ghost Writer

A Prophet

The Art of the Steal

The Last Station

Crazy Heart


Embassy Cinema, Waltham
The Ghost Writer

The Hurt Locker

Loew's Harvard Square, Cambridge
No independent Films Playing this Week!

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
History of Film: From Silent Movies to Social Networking
Shoot the Piano Player
Master Director
My Son, My Son,What Have Ye Done? (Fri., Sat. & Thu.)
The Films of Kim Longinotto
Shinjuku Boys & The Good Wife of Tokyo (Sat.)
Dream Girls
& Eat the Kimono (Sat.)
Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go
Pride of Place
& Theatre Girls (Sun.)
Hidden Faces
Boston Turkish Film Festival
Pandora's Box (Thu.)

The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
Crazy Heart

The Stuart Street Playhouse, Boston
The Ghost Writer
West Newton Cinema
, West Newton, MA
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Yellow Handkerchief


A Single Man

An Education

The Last Station

Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President

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Also worth mentioning: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is playing at AMC Boston Common (which has been sneaking some relatively low-profile stuff in over the last month or so, although that's likely to end once the likes of Iron Man 2 start grabbing 5 screens at a time).

Also, do not miss Love Exposure, opening the Boston Underground Film Festival Thursday @ Kendall Square. I saw it at Fantasia last year and it's amazing, well worth the time commitment. I'm seeing it again.

Yes, it's four hours, but four great hours, and the one date at the festival is a good way to avoid waiting on a movie that's otherwise easy to put off.