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.)

Friday, September 23, 2016

September 30, 2016 - "Before the Rain" (1994)

Before the Rain (1994) 

Friday 7 p.m., September 30, 2016
Stanley Coulter Hall, Room 239

Director: Milcho Manchevski
Origin: Republic of Macedonia | France | UK
Language: Macedonian | English | Albanian | French
Running time: 115 min

The circularity of violence seen in a story that circles on itself. In Republic of Macedonia, during war in Bosnia, Christians hunt an ethnic Albanian girl who may have murdered one of their own. A young monk who's taken a vow of silence offers her protection. In London, a photographic editor who's pregnant needs to talk it out with her estranged husband and chooses a toney restaurant. She wants permanence with her lover, a prize-winning Macedonian photographer just back from Bosnia, changed by the violence. He leaves abruptly for his village; he's not visited it in 16 years. There he tries to ignore bitter divisions between his Orthodox brethren and local Albanians, then tries to transcend them.Written by <>

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

September 23, 2016 - "Children of Men" (2006)

Children of Men (2006)

Friday 7 p.m., September 23, 2016

Stanley Coulter Hall, Room 239

Director: Alfonso Cuarón
Origin: USA | UK
Language: English | German | Italian | Romanian | Spanish | Arabic | Georgian | Russian | Serbian
Running time: 109 min

A futuristic society faces extinction when the human race loses the ability to reproduce. England has descended into chaos, until an iron-handed warden is brought in to institute martial law. The warden's ability to keep order is threatened when a woman finds that she is pregnant with what would be the first child born in 27 years (From Rotten Tomatoes).

MPAA rating: Rated R for strong violence, language, some drug use and brief nudity

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

September 16, 2016 - "Nostalghia" (1983)

Nostalghia, 1983

Friday 7 p.m., September 16, 2016
Stanley Coulter Hall, Room 239

Director: Andrey Tarkovsky
Origin: Italy | Soviet Union
Language: Italian | Russian
Running time: 125 min

The Russian poet Andrei Gorchakov, accompanied by guide and translator Eugenia, is traveling through Italy researching the life of an 18th-century Russian composer. In an ancient spa town, he meets the lunatic Domenico, who years earlier had imprisoned his own family in his house for seven years to save them from the evils of the world. Seeing some deep truth in Domenico's act, Andrei becomes drawn to him. In a series of dreams, the poet's nostalgia for his homeland and his longing for his wife, his ambivalent feelings for Eugenia and Italy, and his sense of kinship with Domenico become intertwined. Written by Anonymous and Brian McInnis (from IMDb)

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

September 9, 2016 - "The Grandmaster" (2013)

The Grandmaster, 2013

Friday 7 p.m., September 9, 2016
Forney Hall, Room G124

Director: Kar-Wai Wong
Origin: China
Language: Mandarin | Cantonese | Japanese
Running time: 122 min

Ip Man's peaceful life in Foshan changes after Gong Yutian seeks an heir for his family in Southern China. Ip Man then meets Gong Er who challenges him for the sake of regaining her family's honor. After the Second Sino-Japanese War, Ip Man moves to Hong Kong and struggles to provide for his family. In the mean time, Gong Er chooses the path of vengeance after her father was killed by Ma San. Written by Immanuel Ambhara (from IMDb)

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

September 2, 2016 - "City of God" (Cidade de Deus) (2002)

City of God (Cidade de Deus), 2002

Friday 7 p.m., September 2, 2016
Stanley Coulter Hall, Room 239

Director: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund
Origin: Brazil | France
Language: Portuguese
Running time: 130 min

2002 Toronto International Film Festival
Visions Award

2003 Golden Globes
Best Foreign Language Film

2004 Academy Awards
Best Screenplay - Adaptation
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Director

Brazil, 1960s, City of God. The Tender Trio robs motels and gas trucks. Younger kids watch and learn well...too well. 1970s: Li'l Zé has prospered very well and owns the city. He causes violence and fear as he wipes out rival gangs without mercy. His best friend Bené is the only one to keep him on the good side of sanity. Rocket has watched these two gain power for years, and he wants no part of it. Yet he keeps getting swept up in the madness. All he wants to do is take pictures. 1980s: Things are out of control between the last two remaining gangs...will it ever end? Welcome to the City of God. | Written by Jeff Mellinger <> (from IMDb)

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Announcing the Fall 2016 season

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The Fall 2016 Season is September 2 - December 16, 2016 (15 films). All screenings but one begins at 7 p.m. in Stanley Coulter Hall, Room 239, 640 Oval Drive, on the Purdue University campus. Parking is available in the Northwestern Avenue parking garage. (“The Final Master” on September 9 will be screened in Forney Hall, Room G124)

  • Friday, September 9, 2016, The Grandaster (2013) | Director: Kar-Wai Wong; Origin: China; Language: Mandarin | Cantonese | Japanese; 122 min

  • Friday, October 14, 2016, Zendegi va digar hichAnd Life Goes on...(1992)  | Directors: Abbas Kiarostami; Origin: Iran; Language: Persian; 95 min

  • Friday, October 28, 2016, Dead Snow (2009) | Directors: Tommy Wirkola; Origin: Norway; Language: Norwegian; 90 min

  • Friday, November 25, 2016, Thanksgiving Break

  • Friday, December 2, 2016, Ghost in the Shell (1995)  | Directors: Mamoru Oshii; Origin: Japan; Language: Japanese; 83 min

Sunday, May 8, 2016

May 11, 2016 - "Living is Easy with Eyes Closed" (2015)

Living is Easy with Eyes Closed, 2015
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Stanley Coulter Hall, Room 239

Director: David Trueba
Origin: Spain
Language: Spanish
Running time: 108 min

Setting off to meet rock colossus John Lennon after learning that he's making a movie in Almeria, superfan Antonio picks up a pair of disaffected young hitchhikers en route, giving rise to an unlikely friendship. (from

U.S. box office: $11,600
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