Moonrise Kingdom, Perks of Being a Wallflower win top honors at 19th Chlotrudis Awards

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The Chlotrudis Awards are presented annually by the Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, a Boston-area non-profit organization that teaches audiences to view films actively through discussion, formal and informal education, discourse, film festivals, special screenings and collaboration. (wiki)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ENSEMBLE CAST
Moonrise Kingdom

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Alex DiGerlando for Beasts of the Southern Wild

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Mihai Malaimare Jr. for The Master

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Stephen Chbosky for Perks of Being a Wallflower

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY (TIE!)
Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola for Moonrise Kingdom and Sarah Polley for Take This Waltz

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Ezra Miller for The Perks of Being a Wallflower

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams for The Master

BEST ACTOR
John Hawkes for The Sessions

BEST ACTRESS
Olivia Colman for Tyrannosaur

BEST DIRECTOR
Wes Anderson for Moonrise Kingdom

BEST DOCUMENTARY
How To Survive a Plague

BEST MOVIE
The Perks of Being a Wallflower

BURIED TREASURE
A Simple Life

Later in the night, the Provincetown International Film Festival was awarded The Cat’s Meow, to celebrate its upcoming 15th anniversary and its successful campaign to save and expand the remaining movie theater in Provincetown, the Water’s Edge at Whaler’s Wharf. The Cat’s Meow is awarded to a particular person, event or organization in the Boston film community that has provided support or has been a great friend to Chlotrudis and to film.

In what became an impromptu theme of the evening, before announcing category nominees and winners, many guest presenters took the opportunity to speak of the recent closure of the Boston Phoenix and shared personal stories of the impact the paper and its writers had upon them. When Phoenix arts editor Peter Keough took the stage for his category presentation towards the end of the evening, he was greeted with loud and sustained affectionate applause.

Finally, throughout the night the audience was treated to musical salutes to the challenges as well as the joys of watching independent film, with two numbers from the Sondheim classic, COMPANY. Presenters and guests included many members and friends of the Boston film community, among them indie film producers, film critics Peter Keough & Gerry Peary, programmers from the Independent Film Festival of Boston, the Boston Jewish Film Festival & the Boston GLBT Film Festival and Boston Underground (BUFF); and representatives of the cultural arms of various consulates of Boston and New England.

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21 Comments

  1. alan of montreal
    March 18, 2013

    Nice to see such a dynamic list, even if the Tyrannosaur award is a year late and we all have awards fatigue

  2. James
    March 18, 2013

    That’s awesome. Still wish the Academy threw it a bone with an adapted screenplay nomination.

  3. March 19, 2013

    I like PERKS, but let’s not go overboard here. As for MOONRISE…overrated (and I love Wes Anderson, but we’re now getting into self parody here; no one else could do as sentimental a movie without being called some bad names). And TYRANNOSAUR? That happened a full year ago. Last year’s lineup for this organization was just, but this year’s choices seem like protest all the way. But at least they gave some love to THE MASTER, particularly to its cinematographer, who should have taken the Oscar in a walk. I must also give a nice shout-out for the tie to Sarah Polley for TAKE THIS WALTZ, nearly the best movie of 2013 that nobody actually saw (only ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA and OSLO AUGUST 31ST bests it in this obscure category).

  4. March 19, 2013

    It’s lovely to see John Hawkes on this list. He should have been nominated for the Oscar this year, but Oscars are about lobby and not talent, it seems.

  5. Bob Burns
    March 19, 2013

    wonderful list of awards. makes the Academy look even creepier.

    Perks was my personal favorite of the year and Moonlight a close second (kids twisting to early Francoise Hardy on the beach in their underwear is as close to a utopian vision as I can recall/imagine).

  6. March 19, 2013

    Y’all got there before me!

    Ew Perks. Chlotrudis fucked up major this year.

  7. March 19, 2013

    Love these awards. Moonrise Kingdom and The Perks of Being a Wallflower were the two movies last year that I left smiling. There is a great deal of wonderful things to say about well done films that just make you feel good.

  8. Bryce Forestieri
    March 19, 2013

    PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER and MOONRISE KINGDOM were both in my top 10 last year, but I don’t know how truly “independent” they are. I mean in the sense that BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD is independent. Both deserved much better luck last year. Glad they are not blind and actually see what the truly best cinematography was last year. I tried watching TAKE THIS WALTZ twice because I kept hearing good things about it. I can never get through the first 20 minutes without getting sleepy! And totally random throughout last year I saw many groups and circle citing ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA’s cinematography. I mean it’s adequate and pretty and all, but honestly nothing especial. I never got that. Glad for the love for TYRANNOSAUR She should have been nominated for the Oscar last year. Funny how Best Actress is the category that continually matches the least to what the God honest truth is. This is what it should have looked like last year (yeah yeah I know):

    Tilda Swinton, WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN (winner)
    Kiera Knightley, A DANGEROUS METHOD
    Olivia Colman, TYRANNOSAUR
    Charlize Theron, YOUNG ADULT
    Kirsten Dunst, MELANCHOLIA

    How many of those got nominated? Just my point

  9. Kane
    March 19, 2013

    Well at least these awards recognized the best cinematography of the year…at least put it in the lineup! I do like this body of awards.

  10. CMG
    March 19, 2013

    It’s a shame the biggest award won by The Perks of Being a Wallflower was such a category fraud case with Stephen Chbosky winning for Best ‘First’ Feature or whatever at the Spirit Awards. It’s a nice enough movie though I am still stuck on the whole HS structure in the movie where a HS freshman has a way in with a group of HS seniors and dates more than one of them. Nitpick, yes, but never in my HS experience did I know anybody who had that going for them. It was a big enough deal when you dated out of grade. I am also that person who though 21 Jump Street was the better HS movie **ducks**.

    Olivia Colman’s a treasure. Shame she was wasted in that Hyde Park on the Hudson mess.

    And I could not believe that originally there were some people who were critical of Mahaimare’s cinematography in The Master, seemingly just because he was not PTA veteran Robert Elswit. It was some of the best-looking photography I had seen in a while and it definitely did some great storytelling.

    I won’t say Sarah Polley’s Take This Waltz was revelatory, but it did make me playing “Video Killed the Radio Star” on an endless loop and hearing it in a completely different context. So there.

  11. Nic V
    March 19, 2013

    Sometimes I wonder if we over analyze these films. Kick up the expectations we have for each film based on the “crew” and the “source material” then actually look for ways to make sure they never reach the expectations we set for them. I get that this is a place where we attemt to objectively scrutinize what’s offered to us but do we go too far? It’s almost as if we don’t let a film be what it is and if it does or is something to get behind we then find ridiculous bits and pieces to bring it back down to size. There was a lot of that in 2013.

  12. Patrick
    March 19, 2013

    I am also that person who though 21 Jump Street was the better HS movie **ducks**.

    So dating outside of your grade in HS was unrealistic, but a 32 year old Channing Tatum posing as a HS student who goes from thick as a brick to an academic standout is a better HS movie? REALLY? I realize they are different genres with the same setting but…well, you brought it up.

    Olivia Colman’s a treasure. Shame she was wasted in that Hyde Park on the Hudson mess.

    On this I could not agree with you more. The scenes with Colman and Samuel West were the best parts of Hyde Park on Hudson.

    And while The Master was not my cup of tea, the cinematography (and score) were woefully underappreciated aspects of that film.

  13. Pete
    March 19, 2013

    So many of the choices are puerile. Mystifying.

  14. Phil Boroff
    March 19, 2013

    “I am still stuck on the whole HS structure in the movie where a HS freshman has a way in with a group of HS seniors and dates more than one of them. Nitpick, yes, but never in my HS experience did I know anybody who had that going for them. It was a big enough deal when you dated out of grade.”

    My senior year in high school was very lonely. In my first year in high school, I was the only sophomore cast in the Drama Club play, so my best friends became Juniors and Seniors, all two or three years older than me. (I was younger than my other classmates.) As my “older” friends graduated and went on to college, I was left behind. Having “older” friends was my actual high school experience, so (along with many other reasons) “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” was quite realistic and truthful for me.

  15. Bryce Forestieri
    March 19, 2013

    I don’t see either THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER or 21 JUMP STREET a being realistic. Loved both movies tho. PERKS is just too sweet, I mean it’s a mature film just not very realistic. I guess it’s middle school but all the same: For “realistic” see ENTRE LES MURS.

  16. johnny
    March 19, 2013

    At least these are true independent awards. I’m glad to see that Choltrudis didn’t go along the Silver Linings train. And although I don’t quite agree with Perks being named Best Film, the other winners seem right to me. I don’t understand how truly independent films, like the astonishing Beasts of the Southern Wild, can lose the Independent Film Award to a movie like Silver Linings Playbook. The Spirit awards blew it big this time.
    By the way, I’m so happy for Adams and Coleman, and also for The Master’s cinematography, Beasts’ production design and Moonrise’s several wins.

  17. The Dude
    March 19, 2013

    About time Moonrise Kingdom wins something, goddamn it!

  18. CMG
    March 19, 2013

    “So dating outside of your grade in HS was unrealistic, but a 32 year old Channing Tatum posing as a HS student who goes from thick as a brick to an academic standout is a better HS movie? REALLY? I realize they are different genres with the same setting but…well, you brought it up.”

    21 Jump Street was a Pegg and Frost film Hollywood-style (because you cannot have both Pegg and Frost stand-ins actually look like Pegg and Frost) first and foremost which basically had me at that construct of the two main characters. It helped that Edgar Wright collaborator Michael Bacall did the script. Charlie is still a character in the movie rather than Channing Tatum at 33 playing a 25 year-old cop posing as a high school student. Tatum requires an illusion to watching movies take place in high school that frankly is prevalent in the high school genre of older people playing younger and really, the illusion is that he we are to believe he is an airhead cop in his mid-20s. Requires almost nothing for the illusion and he actually is pretty funny in the role. My whole deal with Charlie is the element of how realistic it could be for him to get girls who were going to graduate to be interested in a high school freshman. That rarely happened in my HS, it was considered a far too weird thing regardless of which half of the couple was older. I will say the Sam relationship was nice and sweet but you could see that developing a mile away regardless of when either were in different relationships.

    21 Jump Street was never going for realism but I did love how the actions of what made Jenko popular and Schmidt a dork in their HS experience got completely switched. Because yes, there is some element of truth that now it is cool to have nerd qualities.

  19. Lars
    March 20, 2013

    This is a refreshing list! Colman was fantastic (should’ve been nominated), and I love the inclusion of “A Simple Life” as “buried treasure” (It’s a HUGE hit in Hong Kong haha). It’s even out on DVD now, so hopefully more people will check out Ann Hui’s wonderful film.

  20. AnthonyP
    March 20, 2013

    Good to see Perks getting recognition. All the above movies were great, but Perks I could watch again after just finishing it.

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