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 Fall 2016 Season runs September 2-December 16, 2016. All screenings but one 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. (Screening on September 9 will be in Forney Hall, G124, 480 Stadium Mall Drive, parking in Northwestern Avenue garage.)

Thursday, December 8, 2016

December 09, 2016 - "Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence" (2004)

Friday 7 p.m., December 09, 2016

Stanley Coulter Hall, Room 239


Director: Mamoru Oshii
Origin: Japan
Language: Japanese
Running time: 100 minutes
Batô is a living cyborg. His whole body, even his arms and legs, are entirely man-made. What only remains are traces of his brain and the memories of a woman. In an era when the boundary between humans and machines has become infinitely vague, Humans have forgotten that they are humans. This is the debauchery of the lonesome ghost of a man, who nevertheless seeks to retain humanity. Innocence... Is what life is.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

December 02, 2016 - "Ghost in the Shell" (1995)

Friday 7 p.m., December 02, 2016
Stanley Coulter Hall, Room 239


Director: Mamoru Oshii
Origin: Japan
Language: Japanese
Running time: 83 minutes

The year is 2029. The world has become intensively information oriented and humans are well-connected to the network. Crime has developed into a sophisticated stage by hacking into the interactive network. To prevent this, Section 9 is formed. These are cyborgs with incredible strengths and abilities that can access any network on Earth.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

November 18, 2016 - "A Brighter Summer Day" (牯岭街少年杀人事件) (1991)

Friday 7 p.m., November 18, 2016
Stanley Coulter Hall, Room 239

Director: Edward Yang (杨德昌)
Origin: Taiwan
Language: Mandarin
Running time: 3 hours, 56 minutes

A Brighter Summer Day is a 1991 Taiwanese drama film directed by Edward Yang. The film is an extraordinarily large project for a Chinese-language film, not only for its duration of almost four hours, but also for its involvement of more than 100 amateur actors in different roles. The English title is derived from the lyrics of Elvis Presley's "Are You Lonesome Tonight?". Based on a true story, primarily on a conflict between two youth gangs, a 14-year-old boy's girlfriend conflicts with the head of one gang for an unclear reason, until finally the conflict comes to a violent climax. The film depicts a great array of political and existential themes such as the need of guidance during adolescence, the loss of Taiwan’s cultural identity in favour of the growingly influential Western culture, the unrestrained violence caused by an uneasy socio-political juncture, the desire of migrating towards an expectedly better country, the hardships of parenthood, the awkwardly naive and sometimes dangerous way in which teenagers convey love and sex, the downside of multi-faceted friendship, the strained differences between social classes forced to coexist in the same dismal place, and, especially, the fatal and irreversible consequences of an aimless life and a confused upbringing.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

November 11, 2016 - Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

Friday 7 p.m., November 11, 2016
Stanley Coulter Hall, Room 239

Director: Stanley Kubrick
Origin: USA | UK
Language: English | Russian
Running time: 95 min


In 1964, with the Cuban Missile Crisis fresh in viewers' minds, the Cold War at its frostiest, and the hydrogen bomb relatively new and frightening, Stanley Kubrick dared to make a film about what could happen if the wrong person pushed the wrong button -- and played the situation for laughs. Dr. Strangelove's jet-black satire (from a script by director Stanley Kubrick, Peter George, and Terry Southern) and a host of superb comic performances (including three from Peter Sellers) have kept the film fresh and entertaining, even as its issues have become (slightly) less timely.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

November 4, 2016 - " The Baader Meinhof Complex" (2008)


Friday 7 p.m., November 4, 2016
Stanley Coulter Hall, Room 239



Director: Uli Edel
Origin: Germany | France | Czech Republic
Language: German | English | French | Swedish
Running time: 150 min


Director Uli Edel teams with screenwriter Bernd Eichinger to explore a dark period in German history with this drama detailing the rise and fall of the Red Army Faction, a left-wing terrorist organization that became increasingly active following World War II. Also known as the Baader-Meinhof Group, the Red Army Faction was formed by the radicalized children of the Nazi generation with the intended goal of battling Western imperialism and the West German establishment. Adapted from author Stefan Aust's definitive account of the group that resorted to killing innocent civilians in the name of democracy and justice, The Baader Meinhof Complex stars Moritz Bleibtreu as Andreas Baader and Martina Gedeck as Ulrike Meinhof. Bruno Ganz co-stars as Horst Herold, the head of the German police force faced with the task of bringing the Red Army Faction to justice..

Friday, October 21, 2016

October 28, 2016- Halloween Special- "Dead Snow" (2009)

October 28, 2016 - "Dead Snow" (2009)

Friday 7 p.m., October 28, 2016
Stanley Coulter Hall, Room 239


Director: Tommy Wirkola
Origin: Norway
Language: Norweigian
Running time: 90 min

Several friends take to the mountains and shack-up in the wilderness of back-of-beyond to enjoy a little R & R together, their peace is soon interrupted by a mysterious old man, warning them of a local curse that during the German occupation of the local area that these Nazi invaders were brutal and harsh in their methods of control. Telling of the legend of the villager's revolt that drove them up into the cold, dark mountains where they perished, that is until rumor of their return in the form of zombies, evil Nazi zombies.

Watch the trailer on YouTube

Saturday, October 15, 2016

October 21, 2016 - Jodorowsky's Dune (2013)

Friday 7 p.m., October 21, 2016
Stanley Coulter Hall, Room 239


Director: Frank Pavich
Origin: France | USA
Language: English | French | German | Spanish
Running time: 90 min

Synopsis: In 1975, Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky, whose films EL TOPO and THE HOLY MOUNTAIN launched and ultimately defined the midnight movie phenomenon, began work on his most ambitious project yet. Starring his own 12 year old son Brontis alongside Orson Welles, Mick Jagger, David Carradine and Salvador Dali, featuring music by Pink Floyd and art by some of the most provocative talents of the era, including HR Giger and Jean 'Moebius' Giraud, Jodorowsky's adaptation of Frank Herbert's classic sci-fi novel DUNE was poised to change cinema forever. 

Watch the trailer on YouTube