Chlotrudis Tuesday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round-Up, September 25 - October 1

Hello, Chlotrudis Members!

Next week's Chlotrudis Tuesday Night at the Movies is AMREEKA, screening at the Coolidge Corner Theatre, 7:30pm. AMREEKA is a debut feature by Cherien Dabis, who won the Director's Fortnight prize at Cannes, and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize Dramatic category at Sundance. It stars one of my favorite actors, Hiam Abbass, and the trailer, which I wasn't too fond of at first, has grown on me. Hope you can make it!

Muna is a single mother who leaves the West Bank with Fadi, her teenage son, with dreams of an exciting future in the promised land of small town Illinois. In America, as her son navigates high school hallways the way he used to move through military checkpoints, Muna scrambles together a new life cooking up falafel burgers as well as hamburgers at the local White Castle.

dir. Cherien Dabis w/ Nisreen Faour, Melkar Muallen, Hiam Abbass 1h36m

Check out the trailer:

This week heralds the return of the Sunday Eye-Opener, a co-presentation of Chlotrudis and the Brattle Film Foundation. The Sunday Eye-Opner is one of the most popular of the local Chlotrudis programs, runs during the Spring, Fall, and Winter and features either a special sneak preview or an undistributed independent film, followed by a moderated audience discussion. To insure that you know what films will ne playing you'll need to join the Sunday Eye Opener email list to find out what's playing. Visit the Sunday Eye Opener page to learn more about the program, join the email list, or purchase a subscription. Complimentary coffee, tea, and pastries included. Admission is $10 or you can purchase an 8-week subscription: $50 general public; $30 for Brattle or Chlotrudis members; $20 for members of both organizations.

Speaking of the Brattle, don't miss the 6th Annual ART HOUSE, held on the set of The Donkey Show at Oberon, 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, on Sunday, October 4, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. ART HOUSE is a silent art auction to benefit the non-profit Brattle Film Foundation. For the sixth consecutive year, over sixty artists from the Boston area and beyond, from familiar names to up-and-coming, have put their art where their hearts are for our silent art auction fundraiser! There's something for seasoned art aficionados and novices alike at this affordable art auction, with starting bids from just $35 to $300! Tickets are $15 for the general public, $10 for Brattle or WGBH members. This event is lots of fun, so I hope you can make it!

Don't forget to keep Gerry Peary's BU CINEMATHEQUE in mind now that the fall semester has begun. BU Cinematheque Events are FREE to BU students and staff and their friends (Chlotrudis members are friends!) Screenings are Thursday and Friday evenings at 7 pm in Room B-05, BU College of Communication, 640 Comm.Ave, Boston.
Transportation: the “B” Boston College Green Line, the first stop outward bound after Kenmore Square.

It’s the happy “indie” story of the year, how a tiny, delicate independent narrative, GUY AND MADELINE ON A PARK BENCH, became the runaway hit of the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival, including an adulatory article in Film Comment. Everyone responded to the Cambridge-set interracial love story featuring a jazz trumpeter who plays at Wally’s,and also to ex-Harvard filmmaking student Chazelle’s filling of the screen with visionary dance numbers. A BOSTON PREMIERE SCREENING.

Her obsessive search to recover celluloid memories of her late documentarian father, David Maysles, who died in 1987, leads the young filmmaker in WILD BLUE YONDER into an out-and-out war with her famous octagenarian uncle, Albert Maysles, who claims ownership of the Maysles Brothers film estate, including SALESMAN and GREY GARDENS.

See you at the Movies!

Playing this week, September 25 - October 1, 2009.

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
Artists on Film!
Basquiat (Fri.)
Van Gogh (Sat.)
Antonio Gaudi & Michelangelo Eye to Eye (Sat.)
Testament of Orpheus (Sun.)
Orpheus (Sun.)
Moulin Rouge (Tue.)
Klimt (Wed.)
The Draughtsman's Contract (Thu.)
Caravaggio (Thu.)
Special Engagements! Rare Technicolor Treat!
Suspiria (Fri. & Sat.)
Special Event! A Fundraiser for Equality Now!
The Teseracte Players of Boston Present

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (Wed.)

Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
Inglorious Basterds (ineligible)
The Baader-Meinhof Complex
Food, Inc. (Thu.)
Midnight Madness!
Good Vibrations' 2009 Indie Erotic Film Festival (Fri.)
Johnny Cupcakes presents: Ferris Beuller's Day Off (Sat.)
Special Musical Event!
Andrew W.K. & Calder Quartet (Wed.)
Brookline Booksmith Presents:
Nick Hornby (Thu.)
National Theatre Live
All's Well That Ends Well (Thu.)

FEI Theatres
Capitol Theatre, Arlington

(500) Days of Summer
In the Loop
The Hurt Locker
Bombay Cinema Presents
What's Your Rashee? (Fri. - Sun.)

Somerville Theatre, Somerville

Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
Sullivan’s Travels Revisited. A Conversation with Greil Marcus and Werner Sollors
Sullivan's Travels Greil Marcus and Werner Sollors in Person! (Fri.)
Robert Kramer's Reports from the Road
Milestones (Sat.)
Route One USA (Sun.)
Ice (Mon.)

Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
The September Issue
The Hurt Locker

Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square
, Cambridge
Still Walking
Five Minutes of Heaven
Bright Star
The Burning Plain
It Might Get Loud
Big Fan

Embassy Cinema, Waltham
The September Issue
(500) Days of Summer

Loew's Harvard Square, Cambridge
The September Issue

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Classic Cinema
Bigger Than Life (Fri. & Sun.)
Women on Film
A Wink and a Smile (Fri. & Sun.)
Manhattan Shorts Program
Manhattan Shorts Program (Sun.)
Films of Sam Peckinpah
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (Thu.)
The Wild Bunch (Thu.)
Classic Japanese Cinema
Throne of Blood (Thu.)

The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
Taking Woodstock (ineligible)
Newburyport Documentary Film Festival
Sweet Crude (Sat.)
Free Swim (Sat.)
Shorts Block #2 (Sun.)
Panel #2 Filmmaking 101 (Sun.)
Trust Us, This is All Made Up (Sun.)

West Newton Cinema, West Newton, MA
The Burning Plain
Bright Star
Lorna's Silence
In the Loop
It Might Get Loud
Yoo Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg
My One and Only

Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President