Chlotrudis Tuesday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round-Up, July 10 - 16

Hello, Chlotrudis Members!

Chris will be hosting next week's Chlotrudis Tuesday Night at the Movies, and its one that we've been trying to see through not one, but TWO film festivals! Join us for the 7:05pm screening of HERB & DOROTHY at the Kendall Square Cinema on Tuesday, July 14. HERB & DOROTHY is a documentary about an elderly couple in Brooklyn who collect art. It played at the IFFB and PIFF, and now it's finally opening so we can all see it!

This documentary tells the extraordinary story of Herbert Vogel, a postal clerk, and Dorothy Vogel, a librarian, who managed to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history with very modest means. In the early 1960s, when very little attention was paid to minimalist and conceptual art, Herb and Dorothy quietly began purchasing the works of unknown artists. Devoting all of Herb's salary to purchase art they liked, and living on Dorothy's paycheck alone, they continued collecting artworks guided by two rules: the piece had to be affordable, and it had to be small enough to fit in their one-bedroom Manhattan apartment. Within these limitations, they collected over 4,000 pieces and proved themselves curatorial visionaries; most of those they supported and befriended went on to become world-renowned artists. Their circle includes: Sol LeWitt, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Richard Tuttle, Chuck Close, Robert Mangold, Sylvia Mangold, Lynda Benglis, Pat Steir, Robert Barry, Lucio Pozzi and Lawrence Weiner.

dir. Megumi Sasaki

Chlotrudis favorite Claire Denis has a new film in the MFA's Boston French Film Festival! 35 SHOTS OF RUM played to much acclaim at the Toronto International Film Festival, and I'm going to head to the MFA on Sunday, July 12 for the 5:30pm screening. I hope you'll join me! Here is the synopsis: In Claire Denis's delicate and graceful new film, Alex Descas stars as Lionel, a Parisian train driver living in peace and contentment with his daughter Josephine. Once Lionel notices the boy across the hall is romantically interested in Josephine, he knows it�s time for his daughter to build a life of her own. Shot by frequent Denis collaborator Agn�Godard, this subtle, funny, and moving film shows that living�and loving�requires confronting aspects of the past. "Spellbinding visual beauty that reminds you of the transporting power of pure cinema," (Stephen Holden The New York Times).

On Thursday, July 16th, the Brattle Film Foundation presents Trailer Treats plus Trailer Smackdown 2009! The Brattle�s summer celebration is back! Join us for a night of fabulous (and fabulously horrible) trailers from the Brattle�s collection, terrific tunes, delicious snacks, and, of course, a ton of fun! For the third year, we�ll also be featuring the finalists in our TRAILER SMACKDOWN competition and you, the audience, will get to vote for a winner! Tickets for this event are $12.

See you at the Movies!
Michael

Playing this week, July 10 - 16, 2009.

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
Special Engagement! New 35mm Restoration!
Dillinger is Dead (Fri. - Mon.)
Repertory Series! The Class of 1984
Terminator (Fri. - Sun.)
TV Party 1984 (Mon.)
Repertory Series - The Adventures of Errol Flynn!
The Adventures of Robin Hood (Mon. & Tue.)
Special Event
6th Annual Trailer Treats Plus Trailer Smackdown 2009 (Thu.)

Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
Throw Down Your Heart
Whatever Works
Away We Go
Food, Inc.
75th Anniversary Big Screen Classics!
The Departed (Mon.)

FEI Theatres
Capitol Theatre, Arlington

New York (Fri. - Sun.)

Somerville Theatre, Somerville
No independents playing this week!

Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
Kathryn Bigelow � Filmmaking at the Dark Edge of Exhilaration!
Near Dark (Fri.)
Blue Steel (Fri.)
Point Break K19: The Widowmaker (Sat.)
Strange Days (Sun.)
The Weight of Water (Mon.)

Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
Ch�
Whatever Works

Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square
, Cambridge
Herb & Dorothy
The Hurt Locker
The Girl from Monaco
Whatever Works
Blood: The Last Vampire
Ch�
Food, Inc.
Departures
Away We Go

Embassy Cinema, Waltham
Blood: The Last Vampire
Whatever Works
Food, Inc.
Moon

Loew's Harvard Square, Cambridge
Moon

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Return Engagement
Three Monkeys (Fri.)
Local Filmmaker Presents
Women of Faith (Fri.)
Boston French Film Festival
With a Little Help From Myself (Fri. & Sat.)
Versailles (Fri. & Sun.)
Three Violets (Sat.)
Hollywood, I'm Sleeping Over (Sat. & Thu.)
Spy(ies) (Sat.)
Frontier of Dawn (Sun.)
35 Shots of Rum (Sun. & Thu.)
The Beautiful Person (Sun.)
Rumba (Thu.)
Art on Film
Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight (Sat.)
In a Dream (Sat. & Sun.)

The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
The Informers

West Newton Cinema, West Newton, MA
Cheri
Away We Go
Departures
Summer Hours

Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President

Don and Bruce... together again at last!

Chlotrudis members tend to favor Canadian films... and among our favorites are the ones where director Bruce McDonald and actor/writer/director Don McKellar collaborate. It started way back in the late 80s with ROADKILL followed by HIGHWAY 61 and the sublime Canadian TV project, "Twitch City." Now the two are at it again, much to our giddy delight, with a film project called THIS MOVIE IS BROKEN. Word is the film is going into production now, and it involves a performance by the Canadian indie-rock band Broken Social Scene.

Sigh. I can't wait. Oh yeah, and also listed on Mr. McDonald's imdbpro page is PONTYPOOL CHANGES, which is undoubtedly the next part in the PONTYPOOL series.

Thanks to Twitch for reporting on this.

Chlotrudis Tuesday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round-Up, July 3 - 9

Hello, Chlotrudis Members!

Happy Independence Day everyone! I hope you all enjoy your weekend. Gil and Amanda are hosting this week's Chlotrudis Movie of the week, and they weren't all that interested in the new releases coming to the Kendall, so they're selecting a film that's been out for a couple of weeks. Join them on Tuesday, July 7 for the 7:10pm screening of MOON at the Harvard Square Theatre. They plan on hitting Cambridge 1 for dinner beforehand, so plan accordingly.

In the near future, astronaut Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) is living on the far side of the moon, completing a three-year contract with Lunar Industries to mine Earth's primary source of energy, Helium-3. It is a lonely job, made harder by a broken satellite that allows no live communications home. Thankfully, his time on the moon is nearly over, and Sam will be reunited with his wife and three-year-old daughter. He will leave the isolation of "Sarang," the moon base that has been his home for so long, and he will finally have someone to talk to beyond "Gerty" (voice of Kevin Spacey), the base's well-intentioned but rather uncomplicated computer. Suddenly, Sam's health starts to deteriorate. Painful headaches, hallucinations and a lack of focus lead to an almost fatal accident on a routine drive on the moon in a lunar rover. While recuperating back at the base (with no memory of how he got there), Sam meets a younger, angrier version of himself, who claims to be there to fulfill the same three year contract Sam started all those years ago. Confined with what appears to be a clone of his earlier self, and with a "support crew" on its way to help put the base back into productive order, Sam is fighting the clock to discover what's going on and where he fits into company plans.

dir. Duncan Jones w/ Sam Rockwell, Dominique McElligott, Kaya Scodelario, Benedict Wong, Matt Berry, Malcolm Stewart, Kevin Spacey (voice)

Save the Date! On Thursday, July 16th, the Brattle Film Foundation presents Trailer Treats plus Trailer Smackdown 2009! The Brattle�s summer celebration is back! Join us for a night of fabulous (and fabulously horrible) trailers from the Brattle�s collection, terrific tunes, delicious snacks, and, of course, a ton of fun! For the third year, we�ll also be featuring the finalists in our TRAILER SMACKDOWN competition and you, the audience, will get to vote for a winner! Tickets for this event are $12.

See you at the Movies!
Michael

Playing this week, July 3 - 9, 2009.

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
New 35mm Restoration!
Easy Rider

Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
Whatever Works
Away We Go
Food, Inc.
Valentino: The Last Emperor
Co-presented by Orfeo Group
The Taming of the Shrew (Mon.)
Sneak Preview!
Throw Down Your Heart w/ Bela Fleck in person! (Thu.)

FEI Theatres
Capitol Theatre, Arlington

The Brothers Bloom
New York (Fri. - Sun.)
Sugar (Mon. - Thu.)

Somerville Theatre, Somerville
No independents playing this week!

Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
No Screenings This Week!

Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
Cheri
Whatever Works

Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square
, Cambridge
Jerichow
The Girl from Monaco
Whatever Works
The Stoning of Soraya M.
Cheri
Food, Inc.
Departures
Away We Go
Tetro
Summer Hours

Embassy Cinema, Waltham
Whatever Works
Food, Inc.
Moon

Loew's Harvard Square, Cambridge
Moon

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Local Filmmaker Presents
Women of Faith (Fri., Sun., & Thu.)
Art on Film
Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight (Fri., Sun., & Thu.)
In a Dream (Fri., Sun., & Thu.)
Return Engagement
Three Monkeys (Fri., Sun., & Thu.)
Boston French Film Festival
The First Day of the Rest of your Life (Thu.)

The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
Sugar

West Newton Cinema, West Newton, MA
Cheri
Away We Go
Summer Hours

Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President

Chlotrudis Tuesday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round-Up, June 26 - July 2

Hello, Chlotrudis Members!

I'm in a quandry. Nothing is really exciting me among the new releases from this last couple of weeks... and there are a lot of them. The film I most want to see this week is THREE MONKEYS, playing at the MFA on Thursday night but I'm not sure if I will be around. Therefore, I'm going to chose Sam Mendes' AWAY WE GO playing at the Coolidge Corner Theatres, Tuesday night at 7:25 p.m. I'll keep my fingers crossed that it will be good!

Maya Rudolph and John Krasinski star as a couple who are expecting their first child and travel around the U.S. in order to find a perfect place to start their family. Along the way, they have misadventures and find fresh connections with an assortment of relatives and old friends who just might help them discover "home" on their own terms for the first time. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Sam Mendes (AMERICAN BEAUTY, REVOLUTION ROAD) from a screenplay writers Dave Eggers (A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, McSweeney's) and Vendela Vida.

dir. Sam Mendes w/ John Krasinski, Maya Rudolph 1h38m

If you do happen to be around on Thursday night, head to the Museum of Fine Arts to see THREE MONKEYS, the latest film from Nuri Bilge Ceylan, whose earlier films, DISTANT and CLIMATES, were powerful works of film. THREE MONKEYS centers on a family's struggle to cover up the truth after a rising politician convinces his driver to take the blame for a hit and run. Ceylan is one of the few Turkish filmmakers with this level of international success, so don't miss this special return engagement at the MFA.

See you at the Movies!
Michael

Playing this week, June 26 - July 2, 2009.

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
Ameican Indpendents: The Dawn of New Hollywood!
The Wild Bunch & Bonnie & Clyde (Fri. & Sat.)
The Long Goodbye & Take the Money and Run (Sun.)
The Last Picture Show (Mon.)
Nashville & Five Easy Pieces (Tue. & Wed.)
Alice's Restaurant (Thu.)

Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
Whatever Works
Away We Go
Food, Inc.
Burma VJ
Valentino: The Last Emperor

FEI Theatres
Capitol Theatre, Arlington

Easy Virtue
Sugar
New York (Fri. - Sun.)

Somerville Theatre, Somerville
The Brothers Bloom
Valentino: The Last Emperor
My Sister's Keeper

Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
Kathryn Bigelow � Filmmaking at the Dark Edge of Exhilaration
The Loveless (Wed.)
The Hurt Locker Director Kathryn Bigelow appearing in person! (Thu.)

Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
No independent films screening this week
Cheri
My Sister's Keeper

Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square
, Cambridge
Whatever Works
$9.99
The Stoning of Soraya M.
Cheri
Food, Inc.
Departures
Away We Go
Tetro
Summer Hours

Embassy Cinema, Waltham
Whatever Works
Food, Inc.
Moon

Loew's Harvard Square, Cambridge
My Sister's Keeper
Moon

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Film Noir and the Production Code
The Big Sleep (Fri. & Sat.)
Kiss Me Deadly (Fri.)
Anatomy of a Murder (Sat.)
Boston Jewish Film Festival: Encores
Strangers (Zarim) (Sat. & Thu.)
Waves of Freedom (Sun.)
Blessed is the Match: the Life and Death of Hannah Senesh (Sun.)
Art on Film
Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight (Thu.)
Local Filmmaker Presents
Women of Faith (Thu.)
Return Engagement
Three Monkeys (Thu.)

The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
Summer Hours

West Newton Cinema, West Newton, MA
My Sister's Keeper
Cheri
Away We Go
Summer Hours
Lemon Tree

Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President

Richard Kelly’s The Box Movie Trailer | /Film

Richard Kelly’s The Box Movie Trailer | /Film

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Check out this trailer for Richard Kelly's new film, THE BOX. You may recall Kelly as the director of Chlotrudis Award-winner DONNIE DARKO. What's extra cool about this trailer is the number of scenes shot in the Boston Public Library!

Tiff 2009 - Press - News Release Detail - 6/23/2009

Tiff 2009 - Press - News Release Detail - 6/23/2009

Toronto International Film Festival announces its first 21 films, including Hirokazu Kore-eda's AIR DOLL and Tsai Ming-Liang's FACE. Hooray!

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

Hello, Chlotrudis Members!

Next week a whole bunch of us head out to the Cape for the 11th Annual Provincetown International Film Festival, but before we go, Beth Caldwell will host the Chlotrudis Tuesday Night at the Movies! Beth choses to see the 7:05 screening of O'HORTEN about which she says, "This is a film made by director, Bent Hamer, of KITCHEN STORIES fame, one of my favorites." She would also like to have dinner beforehand at Toast.

The moment the train leaves the station without engineer Odd Horten (B� Owe) aboard, he realizes that the path ahead is a journey without printed 40 years of traveling a very stable rail, and the platform does not feel like a safe place anymore. His orderly, solitary existence is about to give way to a future of unlikely adventures and puzzling dilemmas: Will Horten ever travel by plane? Will he finally sell his prized boat? How does Horten end up in a pair of women's red high-heeled shoes? Will he survive a nighttime drive with a blindfolded man at the wheel? Proof positive that there is humor to be found in aging, and we don't have to be elderly Norwegians to identify, laugh and embrace life in all its idiosyncratic splendor. Writer/director Bent Hamer's (FACTOTUM, KITCHEN STORIES) wonderfully skewed view of the human condition gives us that somewhat absurdist vision with great warmth, a little melancholy and universal appeal.

dir. Brent Hamer, w/ B� Owe, Espen Skj�g, Ghita N� Henny Moan, Bj�loberg, Kai Remlov, Per Jansen, Bjarte Hjelmeland

Speaking of Provincetown, if you've got some free town, you won't find a more relaxing local film fest. This year Chlotrudis is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the film PATRIK, AGE 1.5. The film will have two screenings, 7pm on Thursday 6/18 and 4:30pm on Sunday 6/21. PATRIK AGE 1.5, adapted from a stage play, follows the story of a Swedish gay couple in the midst of adoption proceedings, preparing for the arrival of the 18 month old they have long been waiting for. When a defiant and homophobic 15-year old juvenile delinquent shows up at their door instead, everyone�s life is turned upside down as each member of the unexpected family struggles to find his way. Thanks to a well-cast ensemble, a light directorial touch and a script that resists any anvil messages, PATRIK AGE 1.5 winds up becoming quite more than the sum of its formula family comedy parts. This year, to honor its longtime appreciation of the festival, Chlotrudis has also signed on as a Community Sponsor for the Provincetown Film Festival.

See you at the Movies!
Michael

Playing this week, June 12 - 18, 2009.

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
Special Return Engagement!
Sita Sings the Blues (Fri. - Sun.)
Azur and Asmar (Sat.)
Elements of Cinema
Blow-Up featuring introduction and discussion with Chlotrudis member Peg Aloi - Free and open to the public! (Sat.)
Classic Gangsters
The Public Enemy & Little Caesar (Wed.)
CineMental Presents
Happy Endings? (Wed.)
Special Live Music Event - World Music/CRASHarts Presents
The Low Anthem, with Anais Mitchell (Thu.)

Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
Away We Go
Outrage
Easy Virtue
Valentino: The Last Emperor
Midnite Madness
Johnny Cupcakes presents Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Sat.)
Europe's Grand Operas
Norma (Sun. & Thu.)
Film and Book Celebration!
The Wizard of Oz with introduction by Evan I. Schwartz, author of the new book Finding Oz (Mon.)

FEI Theatres
Capitol Theatre, Arlington

Sunshine Cleaning
Sugar

Somerville Theatre, Somerville
Anvil! The Story of Anvil!
Rudo y Cursi

Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
No Screenings until July 1

Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
The Brothers Bloom
The Lemon Tree

Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square
, Cambridge
Away We Go
O'Horten
Il Divo
Outrage
Easy Virtue
The Brothers Bloom
Summer Hours
The Girlfriend Experience

Embassy Cinema, Waltham
The Brothers Bloom
The Girlfriend Experience
Every Little Step

Loew's Harvard Square, Cambridge
No independent films playing this week

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Mexican Film
Lake Tahoe (Fri., Sat. & Wed.)
Film Noir and the Production Code
Maltese Falcon (Fri.)
Double Indemnity (Fri.)
Touch of Evil (Sat.)
Gilda (Sat.)
Anatomy of a Murder (Wed.)
Boston Jewish Film Festival: Encores
Blessed Is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh (Sun. & Thu.)
Noodle (Sun.)
Phyllis and Harold (Wed. & Thu.)
Strangers (Zarim) (Thu.)

The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
Fados

West Newton Cinema, West Newton, MA
Summer Hours
Lemon Tree
Easy Virtue

Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President

CHLOTRUDIS SOCIETY SPONSORS SWEDISH COMIC DRAMA �PATRIK, AGE 1.5� at PROVINCETOWN FILM FEST

The CHLOTRUDIS SOCIETY FOR INDEPENDENT FILM (CSIF) is pleased to announce its sponsorship of PATRIK, AGE 1.5, at the PROVINCETOWN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (PIFF), to be held June 17 - 21. The film will have two screenings, 7pm on Thursday 6/18 and 4:30pm on Sunday 6/21. Check www.ptownfilmfest.org for more details. Celebrating its eleventh year, PIFF remains dedicated to �showcasing independent American and international films, nurturing aspiring independent filmmakers, honoring industry luminaries, and preserving and sustaining cinema as an art form through educational forums�, this year with over 50 films plus special events, panels and parties. This year, to honor its longtime appreciation of the festival, Chlotrudis has also signed on as a Community Sponsor for the Provincetown Film Festival.

PATRIK AGE 1.5, adapted from a stage play, follows the story of a Swedish gay couple in the midst of adoption proceedings, preparing for the arrival of the 18 month old they have long been waiting for. When a defiant and homophobic 15-year old juvenile delinquent shows up at their door instead, everyone�s life is turned upside down as each member of the unexpected family struggles to find his way. Thanks to a well-cast ensemble, a light directorial touch and a script that resists any anvil messages, PATRIK AGE 1.5 winds up becoming quite more than the sum of its formula family comedy parts.

Here's the trailer for the film:

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!

EASY VIRTUE
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

OUTRAGE
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!
Michael

Playing this week, June 5 - 11, 2009.

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
Reunion Weekend 2009!
Some Like It Hot (Fri.)
Gremlins (Sat.)
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
Outrage
Easy Virtue
Enlighten Up
Revanche
Valentino: The Last Emperor
Divas in the Dark
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (Sun.)
75th Anniversary Big Screen Classics!
Pulp Fiction (Mon.)
Good Vibrations Presents

FEI Theatres
Capitol Theatre, Arlington

Sunshine Cleaning
Sugar
Every Little Step

Somerville Theatre, Somerville
Anvil! The Story of Anvil!
What Goes Up

Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
Early Almod�
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.)

Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
The Brothers Bloom
The Lemon Tree

Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square
, Cambridge
Il Divo
Outrage
Easy Virtue
The Brothers Bloom
Summer Hours
Rudo y Cursi
The Girlfriend Experience

Embassy Cinema, Waltham
The Brothers Bloom
The Girlfriend Experience
Every Little Step

Loew's Harvard Square, Cambridge
No independent films playing this week

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Mexican Film
Lake Tahoe (Fri. & Wed.)
Film Noir and the Production Code
Gilda (Fri.)
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
Easy Virtue
Lemon Tree
Easy Virtue

Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President

Chlotrudis Tuesday Night at the Movies + Indie Film Round-Up, May 29 - June 4, 2009

Hello, Chlotrudis Members!

Sorry this is so dreadfully late! I'm in NYC for the BookExpo America conference. Still, this will get out in time to let you know that Gil and Amanda are hosting next week's Chlotrudis Tuesday Night at the Movies, and it's a good one. Join them on Tuesday at the Kendall Square Cinema for the 7:20pm screening of Majid Majidi's THE SONG OF SPARROWS. The Chlotrudis Award-nominated Majidi is responsible for some fine films such as BARAN and THE COLOR OF PARADISE. In THE SONG OF SPARROWS, ostrich-farmer Karim is fired from his job and find his new life working in the city changing his personality. Can his wife and daughter's help him to regain the values he once held dear?

The new film by Majid Majidi (THE COLOR OF PARADISE, CHILDREN OF HEAVEN) tells the gently humorous story of ordinary guy Karim (Reza Naji, winner Best Actor at the Berlin Film Festival) as he struggles to support his family. He loses his well-paid job at an ostrich farm when a particularly ornery bird escapes and cannot be recaptured. Driving his moped in to Tehran to try to fix his deaf daughter's hearing aid, Karim accidentally finds himself embarking on a profitable new career when a harried businessman jumps on and demands a ride. But exposure to heavy traffic and big city values starts to corrupt Karim's once generous and honest nature, much to the concern of his family, who want the old Karim back. Majidi's lyrical storytelling shines in this simple but affecting tale. Grammy-nominated composer and musician Hossein Alizadeh, a master tar and setar player, provides the haunting score. (Fully subtitled)

Director: Majid Majidi

Cast: Reza Najie, Hossein Aghazi, Maryam Akbari, Kamran Dehghan

Run Time: 1hr 36mins

Sorry, that's all the time I have today, and it's already a couple of days late, so I wanted to get this message out now. I will try to be better next week!

See you at the Movies!
Michael

Playing this week, May 29 - June 4, 2009.

Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
Special Engagement! Area Premiere!
Katyn
Hooked On Who
Tom Baker as the Doctor in The Talons of Weng-Chiang (Fri.)
Tom Baker as the Doctor in The Pyramids of Mars (Sat.)
David Tennant as The Doctor in Silence in the Library and Forest of the Dead (Sat.)
Harvard Bookstore Presents
ADRIAN TOMINE AND SETH: Two comics masters discuss their craft (Tue.)
The Soft Skin (Tue.)
The Wild Child (Wed. & Thu.)
Harvard Book Store and the Center for New Words Present
Kate Clinton: I Told You So (Wed.)

Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
Easy Virtue
Enlighten Up
Revanche
Valentino: The Last Emperor
Midnite Madness
Repo! The Genetic Opera! (Fri.)
Johnny Cupcakes presents The Wizard (Sat.)
Benefit Screening for 826 Boston, with Dave Eggers in person!
Away We Go (Sun.)
Presented in conjunction with The Huntington Theatre's production of "Pirates!"
The Pirates of Penzance (Mon.)

FEI Theatres
Capitol Theatre, Arlington

Sunshine Cleaning
Every Little Step

Somerville Theatre, Somerville
Anvil! The Story of Anvil!
Sugar

Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge
America As Seen By...
Panel Discussion (Fri.)
The Short Life of Jos�ntonio Gutierrez & South (Fri.)
The Lapirovs Go West & France Made in USA Director Jean-Luc L� in Person (Sat.)
Realism Reinvented: The Cinema of Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
The Son & Il court�il court le monde Directors in Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne Appearing in Person! (Sun.)
Rosetta Directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne Appearing in Person (Mon.)

Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers
The Brothers Bloom
Every Little Step
The Lemon Tree

Landmark Theatres
Kendall Square
, Cambridge
Song of Sparrows
Easy Virtue
The Brothers Bloom
Summer Hours
Tulpan
Rudo y Cursi
Little Ashes
The Girlfriend Experience

Embassy Cinema, Waltham
The Brothers Bloom
The Girlfriend Experience
Every Little Step

Loew's Harvard Square, Cambridge
No independent films playing this week

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Consumerism Documentaries
Milk in the Land: Ballad of an American Drink (Fri.)
Dust (Fri. - Sun.)
Consuming Kids (Sat.)
Malls R Us (Sat.)
Independent Film
Orphans (Fri.)
New England Film Artists Present
A Certain Kind of Beauty (Sun.)
Boston Jewish Film Festival: Encores
Noodle (Sun. & Thu.)
The Gift to Stalin (Thu.)
Max Minsky and Me (Thu.)
Film Noir and the Production Code
The Maltese Falcon (Thu.)

The Newburyport Screening Room, Newburyport
Shall We Kiss?

West Newton Cinema, West Newton, MA
Easy Virtue
Lemon Tree
Shall We Kiss?
Goodbye Solo

Michael R. Colford
Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, President