Sunday, March 16

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The 20th Annual!

Every year, some of Boston’s (and the country’s) most dedicated cinephiles get together and vote on their choices for the Chlotrudis Awards – an alternate Oscar that is only given out to independently produced films. On Sunday March 16th, the Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film will fete actors Rebecca Jenkins and Dale Dickey and welcome back actor Beth Grant and director Thom Fitzgerald during its 20th Annual Chlotrudis Awards.

Connoisseurs of Canadian film will know Rebecca Jenkins from her work in several films previously honored by Chlotrudis including MARION BRIDGE, WILBY WONDERFUL, PAST PERFECT and WHOLE NEW THING. Ms. Jenkins also has an impressive TV resume, and is a talented singer, whose voice can be heard on the WILBY soundtrack and as back-up to Jane Siberry. Most recently, Rebecca played a key role in Sarah Polley’s amazing documentary, STORIES WE TELL. Ms. Jenkins will be on hand to receive the society’s Career So Far Award.

Dale Dickey was a Chlotrudis Awards-nominees in 2001 as Best Supporting Actress in WINTER’S BONE. Her film career began in 1995 with the film THE INCREDIBLY TRUE ADVENTURES OF TWO GIRLS IN LOVE. Her film roles include SORDID LIVES, THE PLEDGE, SUPER 8, and BEING FLYNN. One of her more recent indie films was BLUES FOR WILLADEAN in which she co-starred with Beth Grant and Octavia Spencer. She has appeared in dozens of television programs, including “My Name is Earl,” and “True Blood.” With a string of films complete and in production, Ms. Dickey will be seen on the big screen for some time. She will also be receiving an award for her Career So Far.

Schedule changes have prevented Ahna O-Reilly from traveling to Cambridge to personally accept this year’s Breakout Award, but we will still be giving it to her. Ms. O’Reilly had a standout 2013, appearing in the acclaimed FRUITVALE STATION, James Franco’s AS I LAY DYING, adapted from the William Faulkner novel, as well as in featured roles in JOBS and CBGB. Ms. O’Reilly first came to wide attention in 2011′s THE HELP, as employer Elizabeth to Viola Davis’ Abileen. With 3 films already in production, 2014 looks to be even busier for Ahna. The talented Beth Grant, previous Career So Far recipient and current cast member of “The Mindy Proejct” will accept Ms. O’Reilly’s award on her behalf.

On the occasion of this special anniversary, many previous Chlotrudis special award honorees will be sharing their memories, by email, video, and in person. We are pleased to announce that in addition to Beth Grant, we will welcome back director Thom Fitzgerald, who won the Excellence in Direction award back at our tenth anniversary ceremony.

The Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film is a Boston-based non-profit group that teaches people to view film actively and experience the world through independent film, and encourages discussion. The group works with film festivals, local art-houses and theatres, production companies, directors and actors to bring creative, quality films to the attention of audiences and film-lovers. Visit its website,, for a list of all this year’s nominees, and join its Facebook page and twitter feed (at right) for the latest news.


  • Sunday, March 16 at 4:00 PM

Tickets $20 General Public, $15 Chlotrudis & Brattle Members; Brattle Passes not accepted for this event.