CineCache Closes with a special appearance by Chlotrudis Award winner Beth Grant!

Beth Grant, Octavia Spencer and Dale Dickey star in Del Shores' BLUES FOR WILLA DEANBeth Grant, Octavia Spencer and Dale Dickey star in Del Shores' BLUES FOR WILLA DEANThe CHLOTRUDIS SOCIETY FOR INDEPENDENT FILM (CSIF), in conjunction with the BRATTLE FILM FOUNDATION, is pleased to announce a 7pm Monday, December 10th screening of BLUES FOR WILLADEAN, the final installment of its Fall 2012 CineCache Film Series at the historic art-house theatre in the heart of Cambridge’s Harvard Square.  The film’s star, Beth Grant, will be present to introduce the film and participate in a post-screening Q&A session.  Tickets are $10 or $8 for Chlotrudis o | Read more »

CineCache Returns with COLLABORATOR

CollaboratorThis week, Chlotrudis welcomes the return of CineCache, a partnership between Chlotrudis and the Brattle Film Foundation where a film is screened pre-theatrical release and is followed by a discussion.  This season's opener is COLLABORATOR.  The directorial debut of Hal Hartley regular Martin Donovan, COLLABORATOR is the riveting, darkly comedic tale of Robert Longfellow (Donovan), a famous playwright who can’t seem to catch a break. His recent Broadway play is a flop and his marriage is on the rocks. Retreating back to his childhood home to visit his mother, Robert crosses paths with his old neighbor, Gus (Morse), a right-wing, ex-con who still lives at home with his mom. | Read more »

Former Chlotrudis Short Film Festival Winner Hits Big at IFFBoston!

From Nothing, SomethingIn 2009, at our 15th annual awards ceremony, Chlotrudis honored Tim Cawley's WELL-FOUNDED CONCERNS, about an unapologietic germophobe facing a devastating plague and the first blooms of love, with our Best Short Film award.  Now Tim is back on the big screen in Boston with his first feature film, FROM NOTHING, SOMETHING.  Tim's documentary profiles creative thinkers across a variety of disciplines and finds common methods, habits, mindsets and neuroses that help bring breakthrough ideas into being.  It is a thoughtful, intimate, often funny look at the creative process -- straight from the brains of some of our culture's most accopmlished and inspiring talents. | Read more »

CHLOTRUDIS co-presents Kore-eda’s I WISH & Guy Maddin’s KEYHOLE at INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL OF BOSTON’s 10TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR

 

The Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film is pleased to join with the INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL BOSTON (IFFBoston) once again to co-present two films as part of the festival’s 10th year.  We are particularly pleased to have a second opportunity to present the films of two acclaimed directors, Canadian Guy Maddin's KEYHOLE, and I WISH, the latest from Japan's Hirokazu Kore-eda. | Read more »

THE ARTIST Three Times Lucky at the 18th Annual Chlotrudis Awards

The ArtistTHE ARTIST, the French black & white silent that has taken the film award season by storm, completed the circuit by winning three Trudies, including Best Movie, last Sunday at the 18th Annual Chlotrudis Awards.  However, it did not dominate the evening as it did the Oscars – it won no acting awards, picking up instead Best Cinematography and Best Production Design. Three other films came close to tying, or besting THE ARTIST’s tally, finishing the night with two awards each.  | Read more »

18th Annual Chlotrudis Award Winners Announced!

Last night at the 18th annual Chlotrudis Awards ceremony, Atom Egoyan was inducted into the Chlotrudis Hall of Fame.  In addition, the winners of the 18th annual Chlotrudis Awards were announced.  The complete list follows; a full report of the evening will be posted soon.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ENSEMBLE CAST (TIE!)
Another Year and A Separation

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
The Artist

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
The Artist

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Descendants

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Poetry

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christopher Plummer for The Beginners

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Lesley Manville for Another Year

BEST ACTOR
Michael Shannon for Take Shelter  | Read more »

Arsinée Khanjian Returns to Chlotrudis!

Arsinée KhanjianWe are thrilled to welcome Arsinée Khanjian back to the Chlotrudis Awards when she attends the 18th Annual Chlotrudis Awards, Sunday, March 18, 5pm at the Brattle Theatre.  Arsinée was honored with a special Chlotrudis Awards honoring her fascinating career in 2002 at the 8th Annual Chlotrudis Awards. | Read more »

‘UNCLE BOONMEE’ AND ‘LITTLEROCK’ AMONG YEAR’S MISSED FILM GEMS, SO SAYS BOSTON INDIE FILM SOCETY

TriggerFor almost 20 years, the Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film has highlighted its commitment to independent and foreign film in style by holding its own Chlotrudis Awards ceremony in early spring. The Society gives out thirteen awards, and its most competitive and prestigious category is the Buried Treasure, which celebrates those films which the membership believes were overlooked and under-screened. | Read more »

Nominations Page Updated

The nominations page for the 18th Annual Chlotrudis Awards has been updated with blurbs contributed by seventeen different members.  Thanks to all of them for helping out, and do go check out the annotated list of nominees!