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For over a decade, the Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film has highlighted its commitment to independent and foreign film in style by holding its own black-tie CHLOTRUDIS AWARDS ceremony in early spring. The 2005 edition will be held Sunday March 19th at the historic Brattle Theatre, and the public is invited to join Chlotrudis members, nominees and special guests in the celebration. The show begins at 5 pm, and tickets are $20 ($15 for members).

The year?s slate of nominees is diverse and wide-ranging; 36 films received nominations, representing 10 different languages and 17 countries. CAPOTE led all films, coming away with 5 nods, including Best Actor for Philip Seymour Hoffman?s acclaimed portrayal. Nipping at CAPOTE?s heels with 4 nominations each is Wong Kar Wai?s 2046, and three of the most talked-about American ?indie? films of the year, BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, ME & YOU & EVERYONE WE KNOW, and THE SQUID AND THE WHALE. Among other multiple nominees are Asian films such as TONY TAKITANI and 3-IRON, and two French films with a strong showing in the acting categories, KINGS AND QUEEN and LOOK AT ME.

In addition to the competitive categories, Chlotrudis also presents special awards that honor individuals or films for particular distinction. This year, the prolific and well-regarded veteran actor, Maury Chaykin will be in attendance as the society honors his long and varied career. Another highlight of the night is the Buried Treasure category, in which attention is bestowed upon those films which earned less than $250,000 in the U.S., and which Chlotrudis members feel deserve a second look.

The Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film is a Boston-based non-profit group that encourages discussion and teaches people to view film actively and experience the world through independent film. Check our website at www.chlotrudis.org for the complete list of nominations, or email curran @ chlotrudis.org for more information.

Added by Chlotrudis on March 6, 2006

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