Showing independent and foreign films weekly on the Purdue campus. All screenings are subject to availability; we will make every effort to show the listed films as shown. We will update this list if/when changes need to be made.

The Winter 2016 Season runs January 13-May 11, 2016. All but three screenings for this season begin at 7:00 p.m. in Stanley Coulter Hall, Room 239, 640 Oval Drive. Parking is available in the University Street parking garage, on the Purdue University campus. (Screenings on March 9, April 6 and April 27 will be in Forney Hall, B124, 480 Stadium Mall Drive, parking in Northwestern Avenue garage.)

Sunday, April 24, 2016

April 27, 2016 - "Mongolian Ping Pong" (2005)

Mongolian Ping Pong, 2005

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Forney Hall, B124, 480 Stadium Mall Drive

Director: Hao Ning
Origin: China
Language: Mongolian
Running time: 102 min

After the arrival of an ordinary ping-pong ball in a small Mongolian village, Bilike and his friends attempt to decipher the mysterious origin of the object, traveling to distant lands in search of the ball's source. Their journey eventually leads them to Beijing, China, a far cry from their remote homeland. Director Hao Ning's charming comedy -- filled with wonder and discovery -- transports viewers to the eternal landscape of the endless steppe. (from Netflix.com)

U.S. box office: $71,223
Watch the trailer.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

April 20, 2016 - "Tu dors Nicole" (2015)

Tu dors Nicole, 20157 p.m., Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Stanley Coulter Hall, Room 239

Director: Stéphane Lafleur
Origin: Canada
Language: French
Running time: 93 min

After her parents leave her at home while they embark on a summer holiday, 22-year-old Nicole is enjoying a peaceful and aimless life when her rocker brother, Remi, and his mates arrive with plans to turn the house into a recording studio. (from Netflix.com)

Watch the trailer on YouTube.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

April 13, 2016 - "The Assassin" (2015)

The Assassin, 2015
7 p.m., Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Stanley Coulter Hall, Room 239

Director: Hsiao-hsien Hou
Origin: Taiwan | China | Hong Kong | France
Language: Mandarin
Running time: 105 min

In this action epic set in 9th-century China, Nie Yinniang is abducted at age 10 and trained to become an assassin who uses her skills to get rid of corrupt public officials -- until she's ordered to kill her beloved cousin. (from Netflix.com)

U.S. box office: $613,556
Watch the trailer on YouTube.

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Review of last week's film ("Udaan", 3 stars)
Steven says: The best part of the film is its look at life in an industrial Indian city. We learn a lot about the country that is not seen in traditional American media. It also reminds us that many struggles we face are universal.

Monday, April 4, 2016

April 6, 2016 - "Udaan" (2010)

Udaan, 2010
7 p.m., Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Forney Hall, Room B124

Director: Vikramaditya Motwane
Origin: India
Languages: Hindi | English
Running time: 134 min

After spending eight years in a boarding school, Rohan returns to his hometown, where he must decide whether to follow his dreams or acquiesce to his father's plans for his future. As he ponders becoming a writer, Rohan bonds with his half-brother. (from Netflix.com)

U.S. box office: $7,461
Watch the trailer.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

March 30, 2016 - "Memories of Murder" (2003)

Memories of Murder, 2003
7 p.m., Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Stanley Coulter Hall, Room 239

Director: Joon-ho Bong
Origin: South Korea
Languages: Korean | English
Running time: 132 min

Two rural cops take on the case of Korea's first serial killer, who has raped and murdered 10 women. Working without precedent or advanced forensic technology, they must rely on primitive methods to piece together the clues. (from Netflix.com)

U.S. box office: $14,131
Watch the trailer on IMDB.


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Review of last week's film ("Tangerine", 3.5 stars)
Steve says: Searching for acceptance and a place in the world, three Los Angeles residents help illuminate a seedier side of the city and the humanity that still resides there.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

March 23, 2016 - "Tangerine" (2015)

Tangerine, 2015
7 p.m., Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Stanley Coulter Hall, Room 239

Director: Sean Baker
Origin: USA
Language: English
Running time: 88 min

Back on the streets on Christmas Eve after serving a month in jail, transgender prostitute Sin-Dee Rella launches a vengeful search across Los Angeles for her unfaithful pimp boyfriend, Chester, and his new squeeze. (from Netflix.com)

MPAA rating: Rated R for strong and disturbing sexual content, graphic nudity, language throughout, and drug use
U.S. box office: $701,837
Watch the trailer on IMDB.

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Review of last week's film ("7 Boxes", 4.5 stars)
Steven says: Several of us made a connection between this film and those from America's Coen brothers. It is a black comedy with serious side notes about relationships, trust and capitalism. Check it out!

Saturday, March 12, 2016

March 16, 2016 - "7 Boxes" (2012)

7 Boxes, 2012
Screening at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Stanley Coulter Hall, Room 239

Directors: Juan Carlos Maneglia, Tana Schémbori
Origin: Paraguay | Spain
Languages: Spanish | Guarani | Korean
Running time: 105 min

In an outdoor Paraguayan market, a butcher offers a 17-year-old delivery boy $100 to transport seven sealed boxes to a drop-off point -- a task that seems simple until he finds himself pursued by a rival and his gang, thieves and the cops. (from Netflix.com)

Watch the trailer on IMDB.

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Review of last week's film ("Blind", 4 stars)
Steve says: Insecurity and imagination are mashed together when Ingrid loses her sight. Creatively told and a powerful visual depiction of our imaginations, "Blind" will keep you intrigued and guessing throughout.