CHLOTRUDIS SOCIETY HONORS DIRECTOR ATOM EGOYAN AT ANNUAL INDIE FILM AWARD CEREMONY

Atom Egoyan - Photo credit: Sophie Giraud, © Adoration Productions Inc.On Sunday March 18th, the Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film will honor the legendary Canadian director Atom Egoyan, during its 18th Annual Chlotrudis Awards ceremony at the historic Brattle Theatre.  Mr. Egoyan will be in attendance to accept his special award from Chlotrudis to celebrate his achievements as a filmmaker.  The show begins at 5 pm, and tickets are $20 ($15 for Chlotrudis and Brattle members), and can be purchased online at the Brattle’s website. Chlotrudis is honored to have Mr. Egoyan to Boston to bestow upon him its special Hall of Fame award, and to celebrate his influential and compelling filmography. | Read more »

THE ARTIST leads the pack of nominations for the 18th annual Chlotrudis Awards

WeekendNominations for the 18th annual Chlotrudis Awards were finalized by the film group’s nominating committee last weekend.  At the top of the heap, collecting Best Film, Director, Actor and Actress nods among its 7 nominations was the silent people can’t stop talking about, THE ARTIST.

Four other films received 4 or more nominations, including fellow Best Movie nominees ANOTHER YEAR, director Mike Leigh’s latest, and the low-budget independent WEEKEND (pictured left), both clear-eyed studies of relationships in today’s England, featuring acting tour de forces. The other front runner films are Lars von Trier’s dystopian MELANCHOLIA and MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE, with its impressive directorial and lead actress debuts. | Read more »

Save the Date: 18th Annual Chlotrudis Awards Ceremony!

Mark your calendars!  The 18th Annual Chlotrudis Awards ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, March 18, 5pm at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, MA.  This gala event with a grass roots twist features the announcement of the Society's picks of the best films and performances of 2011, musical numbers, special tributes, and special awards presented to guest filmmakers.  We hope to announce our first guest next week, and it's very exciting! 

In the meantime, Chlotrudis member will be gathering next weeked on January 21, to create the ballot for this year's awards.  Once the ballot is set, Chlotrudis members will begin watching the nominated films in earnest to prepare for voting.  It's usually hard to predict what film will win the coveted Chotrudis Award for Best Movie -- or even more exciting, Buried Treasure!  Do you have any guesses?

Chlotrudis Society picks the Best Animated Films of All Time!

Spirited AwayEvery year at this time, the members of the Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film publish a new list detailing their members favorite films in a certain category.  Past categories have included such topics as Best Scary Films of all time, Best Remakes and Sequels, Funniest Films of All Time, Foreign Language Films and Documentaries to name a few.  You can find all of these lists by checking out Our Favorite Films section of the website. | Read more »

CHLOTRUDIS SOCIETY FOR INDEPENDENT FILM at the BOSTON JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL: THE LAST REPORT ON ANNA

The Last Report on AnnaThe Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film (CSIF) is pleased to be part of the 23rd annual Boston Jewish Film Festival, one of New England’s longest-lived and most acclaimed film festivals. Chlotrudis will be a Community Partner for the screening of THE LAST REPORT ON ANNA on Thursday November 10th, at 7:45 pm in the Remis Auditorium of the Musuem of Fine Arts in Boston.

Distinguished director Márta Mészáros’ film reflects political repression, love, exile and memory. Hungarian Social Democratic Anna Kethly, a progressive in Imre Nagy’s government and an outspoken critic of Jewish racial laws, inspires it. After the1956 Soviet invasion, Anna moved to Belgium. In this drama set in the 1970s, a young Hungarian literary critic is sent by the State Security Police to exploit Anna’s homesickness. | Read more »

SILENT SOULS is this week's CineCache feature!

Silent SoulsIt’s CineCache time at the Brattle!  Chlotrudis and the Brattle Theatre present Aleksei Fedorchenko’s SILENT SOULS.  This haunting and beautiful film from Russia explores grief, love and fate as refracted through the lens of ancient ritual and beliefs. When Miron’s beloved wife Tanya passes away, he asks his best friend Aist to help him say goodbye to her according to the rituals of his ancestors, the Merja, an ancient tribe from Lake Nero, a picturesque region in West-Central Russia. Although the Merja people assimilated into Russians long ago, their myths and traditions live on in their descendants’ modern life.  And so, the two men set out on a roadtrip along with Tanya’s body and two small birds in a cage. | Read more »

2nd Semester OF CINECACHE FILM SERIES Opens with FREE Sneak Preview Screening of Fest Fave ‘MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE’

Martha Marcy May MarleneThe CHLOTRUDIS SOCIETY FOR INDEPENDENT FILM (CSIF), in conjunction with the BRATTLE FILM FOUNDATION, begins the second semester of CineCache at 7:30pm Monday, September 26th at the historic art-house theatre in the heart of Cambridge’s Harvard Square.  Kicking off the series for the year will be a free screening of MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE, which drew raves and awards at Sundance film festival this past January.
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CHLOTRUDIS SOCIETY partners with Boston LGBT Fest to present THE GREEN as part of CELEBRATING WORLD CINEMA

The GreenThe Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film (CSIF) is pleased to partner with the Boston LGBT Film Festival in co-presenting THE GREEN, part of the CELEBRATING WORLD CINEMA series sponsored by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The film screens on Friday September 23rd at 7:30, in the Alfond Auditorium at the MFA. As an added bonus, the film’s screenwriters Paul Marcarelli and Molly Pearson will be in attendance and a Q&A will follow the screening. | Read more »

CHLOTRUDIS SOCIETY SPONSORS ASH CHRISTIAN’S SOPHOMORE FILM, THE COMEDY ‘MANGUS! at PROVINCETOWN FILM FEST

Ash Christian's MANGUS!The CHLOTRUDIS SOCIETY FOR INDEPENDENT FILM (CSIF) is pleased to announce its sponsorship of MANGUS!, at the PROVINCETOWN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (PIFF), to be held June 15 - 19.   The film will have two screenings, 9:30pm on Thursday 6/16 and 7:30pm on Friday 6/17, both at the Provincetown Theater. | Read more »

Toronto's Much Lauded Documentary Film Festival, Hot Docs Reviewed!

Celebrated author, Dad, Chlotrudis member, and as of this year's tour de force Awards Ceremony - Chlotrudis performer, David Valdes Greenwood,had the opportunity to visit the lovely city of Toronto recently, and fortunately his trip coincided with the wonderful documentary film festival, Hot Docs.  David has written a nice round-up of the films he caught while there.  It's on our film festival review page, so go check it out!