Ten years ago, Canadian filmmaker Thom Fitzgerald was part of the mad celebration that was the 10th annual Chlotrudis Awards ceremony. He received an Excellence in Directing Award after completing four films, THE HANGING GARDEN, BEEFCAKE, THE WILD DOGS, and THE EVENT. He was in the midst of creating his most ambitious film, 3 NEEDLES. Since then he has written and directed another feature, CLOUDBURST starring Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker, and created a pair of succesful Canadian television shows. Thom will be returning to the Brattle Theatre to help Chlotrudis celebrate its 20th year alongside actor/director/producer Beth Grant. We are thrilled to welcome both of our returning honorees back, and thank them for helping us to celebrate 20 years of honoring independent film. | Read more »
Canadian Actress/Musician, Rebecca Jenkins, to be Honored at the 20th Annual Chlotrudis Awards Ceremony.
Chlotrudis will honor Canadian actor/musician Rebecca Jenkins for her work on screen at the 20th annual Chlotrudis Awards ceremony. Connoisseurs of Canadian film will know Jenkins from her outstanding work in such films as the Chlotrudis-winning MARION BRIDGE, WILBY WONDERFUL, PAST PERFECT, WHOLE NEW THING, or her early roles in BYE BYE BLUES and BOB ROBERTS. | Read more »
Chlotrudis is thrilled to announce the first of our very special guests to attend the 20th annual Chlotrudis Award is the inimitable Beth Grant! As part of our celebration, we have invited some of our past honorees to return and join us for our 20th year. Our beloved Beth Grant jumped at the chance to return, and we couldn't be happier. Beth is a nominee this year as well, as part of the Best Ensemble Cast of AS I LAY DYING. | Read more »
Nominations for the 20th annual Chlotrudis Awards were finalized by the film group’s nominating committee last weekend, and will be publicly announced at a press reception at Post 390 in Boston’s Back Bay this Sunday. Splitting honors atop the heap with 4 nominations each were American indies featuring lead actress tours de force SHORT-TERM 12 and FRANCES HA, Sweden’s THE HUNT starring Mads Mikkelsen, and THE PAST, from acclaimed Iranian director Asghar Farhadi.
With the 20th annual Chlotrudis Awards only three months away, members of the independent film society have selected their Top 20 Movies About Movies to continue the countdown. Movie buffs love films about movies, and Chlotrudis members are no exception. Billy Wilder's classic 1950 film, SUNSET BLVD., about a hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity tops the Chlotrudis list of the Best Movies About Movies, edging out Tim Burton's ED WOOD, a sweet look at the B-Movie director starring Johnny Depp and Martin Landau. All in all 142 films made the long list, and Chlotrudis has recorded the top 50. | Read more »
Dear Chlotrudis Members and Supporters,
What were you doing 20 years ago? I was planning a movie-themed party around the Oscars, but irritated at the slate of nominees. Forrest Gump, really? Even now, that still irks me. Back then; I decided that my friends and I could do better. So I turned my party into an independent film society. And ever since, Chlotrudis has thrown a hell of a shindig to celebrate independent film. We wouldn’t still be going strong without the support of members like you. | Read more »
Chlotrudis members have deliberated and made their selections, and here is the Society's picks for the Top French Language Films of all time! Members sent in their personal lists of favorite French language films. Country of origin didn't matter -- only the predominant language that it was spoken in. In addition to France, films from Canada, and Belgium were also represented. Topping the list is Jacques Demy's classic musical THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG from 1964. The sixties was a good decade for French-language films; eleven of the Top 50 were released during that decade. This was the second highest represented decade following the 2000's with twelve. | Read more »
The Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film (CSIF) is pleased to be a sponsor of the 25th annual Boston Jewish Film Festival, one of New England’s longest-lived and most acclaimed film festivals. In addition, Chlotrudis is a community supporter for the screening of the documentary THE LAST WHITE KNIGHT on Sunday November 10th, at 2:30 pm at the Coolidge Corner Theater in Brookline. | Read more »
Inspired by the HBO-sponsored Audience Awards selected by attendees at the Provincetown International Film Festival, Chlotrudis polled the members who attended the Fest to make their own picks for the best doc and best narrative feature, with decidedly different results. The PIFF Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature went to HAUTE CUISINE, a film that underwhelmed the only Chlotrudis member who saw it, and the Audience Award for Best Documentary went to TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM, an entertaining film that failed to get top marks from the Chlotrudis members who checked it out. | Read more »