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 Summer 2015 Season runs June 3-August 11, 2015. All screenings for this season begin at 7:00 p.m. in Stanley Coulter Hall, Room 239, 640 Oval Drive, on the Purdue University campus. Parking is available in the University Street parking garage.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

October 7, 2015 - "Tangerines" (2015)

Tangerines, 2015
Director: Zaza Urushadze
Origin: Estonia | Georgia
Languages: Estonian | Russian | Georgian
Running time: 87 min

During the vicious Georgian-Abkhazian conflict of the 1990s, two Estonian tangerine farmers refuse to leave their homes as the fighting grows ever closer. After each one rescues a wounded soldier from the opposite side, a very personal battle ensues. (from

U.S. box office: $112,818
Watch the trailer on IMDB.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

September 30, 2015 - "Two Days, One Night" (2014)

Two Days, One Night, 2014
Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
Origin: Belgium | France | Italy
Languages: French | Arabic | English
Running time: 95 min

On the verge of losing her job, Sandra comes up with a last-ditch strategy: get her workmates to give up their bonuses so that she can stay on. With a single weekend to make it work, Sandra and her husband take her crusade for sympathy all over town. (from

MPAA rating: Rated PG-13 for some mature thematic elements
U.S. box office: $1,333,900
Watch the trailer on IMDB.


Review of last week's film ("Slow West", 3 stars)
Steven says: This is a new take on the Western film, bringing immigrants into the mix of the lawless West. Kill or be killed seems to be the winning strategy as a wealthy British teen searches for this true love in a convoluted quest.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

September 23, 2015 - "Slow West" (2015)

Slow West, 2015
Director: John Maclean
Origin: UK | New Zealand
Languages: English | French
Running time: 84 min

A 16-year-old boy heads west on a journey across 19th Century frontier America in search of the woman he loves. He encounters a mysterious traveler named Silas who protects him from the savage elements and outlaws in a lawless land, but is Silas really watching out for him or tied to the band of thieves tracking their every step? (from

MPAA rating: Rated R for violence and brief language
U.S. box office: $229,094
Watch the trailer on IMDB.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

September 16, 2015 - "Timbuktu" (2015)

Timbuktu, 2015
Director: Abderrahmane Sissako
Origin: France | Mauritania
Languages: French | Arabic | Bambara | English | Songhay
Running time: 97 min

In this piercing tale of oppression set in 2012, fear grips Timbuktu after the Malian city is seized by Islamic rebels determined to impose their extreme beliefs on the moderate Muslim populace. (from

MPAA rating: Rated PG-13 for some violence and thematic elements
U.S. box office: $1,067,000
Watch the trailer on IMDB.


Review of last week's film ("White God", 3.5 stars)
Steven says: The three main characters (including one dog) experience and process loss in different ways, which determines the arcs of their lives within the parameters of this story. The film features great visuals and editing, dismal commentary on some humans, and a modicum of hope that things do get better.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

September 9, 2015 - "White God" (2015)

White God, 2015
Director: Kornél Mundruczó
Origin: Hungary | Germany | Sweden
Languages: Hungarian | English
Running time: 121 min

When a cruel father dumps his daughter's beloved dog, Hagen, out on the highway to fend for himself, Hagen not only survives the horrors of abandonment, dog fights and starvation, but rouses an angry army of mongrels out to exact vengeance. (from

MPAA rating: Rated R for violent content including bloody images, and language
U.S. box office: $280,494
Watch the trailer on IMDB.


Review of the previous movie ("Wild Tales," 4 stars)
Steven says: The writer/director brings to life the creative ways we think about exacting revenge on those who have wronged us. Some of the six story lines are inspired by real events and others skewer Argentinian public officials and policies. Dark humor abounds in this fast-moving, enjoyable film.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

August 26, 2015 - "Wild Tales" (2014)

Wild Tales, 2014
Director: Damián Szifron
Origin: Argentina | Spain
Languages: Spanish
Running time: 122 min

Threading together six independent narratives, this cathartic compendium provides a meditation on the bruising blows of everyday life as all the characters are pushed beyond their thresholds of restraint in merrily pernicious ways. (from

MPAA rating: Rated R for violence, language and brief sexuality
U.S. box office: $3,079,012
Watch the trailer on IMDB.


Review of the previously screened film ("Calvary", 4.5 stars)
Steven says: It is a well-constructed story that simultaneously takes on the Catholic Church in Ireland and offers a retelling of the Crucifixion for modern times. It is a layered, gorgeous and thought-provoking film that offers suspense and opportunities for personal reflection. Highly recommended.

Announcing the Fall 2015 season

  • The Fall 2015 Season is August 26-December 16, 2015 (15 films).
  • All screenings for this season begin at 7 p.m. in Forney Hall, Room B124, 480 Stadium Mall Drive, on the Purdue University campus.
  • Parking is available in the Northwestern Avenue parking garage.
 Fall 2015 line-up
  • Wednesday, August 26, 2015, Wild Tales, 2014; Director: Damián Szifron; Origin: Argentina | Spain; Language: Spanish; 122 min
  • Wednesday, September 2, 2015, NO screening                    
  • Wednesday, September 9, 2015, White God, 2015; Director: Kornél Mundruczó; Origin: Hungary | Germany | Sweden; Language: Hungarian | English; 121 min
  • Wednesday, September 16, 2015, Timbuktu, 2015; Director: Abderrahmane Sissako; Origin: France | Mauritania; Language: French | Arabic | Bambara | English | Songhay; 97 min
  • Wednesday, September 23, 2015, Slow West, 2015; Director: John Maclean; Origin: UK | New Zealand; Language: English | French; 84 min
  • Wednesday, September 30, 2015, Two Days, One Night, 2014; Director: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne; Origin: Belgium | France | Italy; Language: French | Arabic | English; 95 min
  • Wednesday, October 7, 2015, Tangerines, 2015; Director: Zaza Urushadze; Origin: Estonia | Georgia; Language: Estonian | Russian | Georgian; 87 min
  • Wednesday, October 14, 2015, Leviathan, 2014; Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev; Origin: Russia; Language: Russian; 140 min
  • Wednesday, October 21, 2015, Gett: The Trial of Vivane Amsalem, 2015; Director: Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz; Origin: Israel | France | Germany; Language: Hebrew | French | Arabic; 115 min
  • Wednesday, October 28, 2015, The Amazing Catfish, 2013; Director: Claudia Sainte-Luce; Origin: Mexico | France; Language: Spanish; 89 min
  • Wednesday, November 4, 2015, Life, Above All, 2010; Director: Oliver Schmitz; Origin: South Africa | Germany; Language: Southern Sotho; 100 min
  • Wednesday, November 11, 2015, ’71, 2015; Director: Yann Demange; Origin: UK; Language: English; 99 min
  • Wednesday, November 18, 2015, Zero Motivation, 2014; Director: Talya Lavie; Origin: Israel; Language: Hebrew; 97 min
  • Wednesday, November 25, 2015, NO screening
  • Wednesday, December 2, 2015, Clouds of Sils Maria, 2014; Director: Olivier Assayas; Origin: France | Germany | Switzerland; Language: English | French | German | Swiss German; 124 min
  • Wednesday, December 9, 2015, Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter, 2015; Director: David Zellner; Origin: USA; Language: English | Japanese; 105 min
  • Wednesday, December 16, 2015, Philomena, 2013; Director: Stephen Frears; Origin: UK | USA | France; Language: English; 98 min