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, February 24, 2017

February 28, 2017 - About Elly (2009)

Tuesday 7 p.m., February 28, 2017
Stanley Coulter Hall, Room 239

Director: Asghar Farhadi

Origin:  Iran | France
Language: Persian | German
Running time: 119 minutes


A group of middle-class friends travel from Tehran to spend the weekend at the seaside. Sepideh invites Elly, who is her daughter's teacher, to travel with the three families in order to introduce her to their recently divorced friend Ahmad, now living in Germany. The next morning, the two women go shopping in the town and Elly says that she has to return to Tehran because her mother has been recently submitted to hospital for heart surgery, but Sepideh asks her to stay and hides her luggage. The children are playing in the sea and one mother asks Elly to watch them. Out of the blue, Sepideh's daughter calls to some men playing volleyball to rescue one of the children from the water. After rescuing the little boy they seek out Elly, questioning whether she has drowned or returned to Tehran. What has happened to Elly? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
 
Watch the trailer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdqMICWhxuA
 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

February 21, 2017 - Youth (2015)

Tuesday 7 p.m., February 21, 2017
Wetherill Laboratory of Chemistry 104

Director: Paolo Sorrentino
Origin: Italy | France | UK | Switzerland
Language: English | Spanish | Swiss German
Running time: 124 minutes


Fred and Mick, two old friends, are on vacation in an elegant hotel at the foot of the Alps. Fred, a composer and conductor, is now retired. Mick, a film director, is still working. They look with curiosity and tenderness on their children's confused lives, Mick's enthusiastic young writers, and the other hotel guests. While Mick scrambles to finish the screenplay for what he imagines will be his last important film, Fred has no intention of resuming his musical career. But someone wants at all costs to hear him conduct again. Written by Anonymous Love Revolver
 
Watch the trail on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-T7CM4di_0c
 

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Valentine's Day Special Screening - Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

Tuesday 7 p.m., February 14, 2017
Stanley Coulter Hall, Room 239

Director: Jim Jarmusch
Origin: Germany | UK
Language: English
Running time: 122 minutes

Set against the romantic desolation of Detroit and Tangier, an underground musician, deeply depressed by the direction of human activities, reunites with his resilient and enigmatic lover. Their love story has already endured several centuries at least, but their debauched idyll is soon disrupted by her wild and uncontrollable younger sister. Can these wise but fragile outsiders continue to survive as the modern world collapses around them? (c) Sony Classics
 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

February 7, 2017 - "The Attorney" (2013)

Tuesday 7 p.m., February 7, 2017
Forney Hall, Room G124


Director: Woo-seok Yang
Origin: South Korea
Language: Korean
Running time: 127 minutes

SONG Woo-seok has no clients, connections, or even a college degree, but his eye for business and appetite for money turn him into one of the most successful lawyers in town. But right at the peak of his success, a local teenager is falsely accused of a crime, then beaten and tortured while waiting in jail. Shocked by these conditions, SONG changes the course of his life, and takes on the case no one else will. This story is based on true events. (c) Well Go USA

Thursday, January 26, 2017

January 31, 2017 - "The Lobster" (2015)

Tuesday 7 p.m., January 31, 2017
Stanley Coulter Hall, Room 239


Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Origin: Greece | Ireland | Netherlands | UK | France
Language: English | French
Running time: 119 minutes



A love story set in a dystopian near future where single people are arrested and transferred to a creepy hotel. There they are obliged to find a matching mate in 45 days. If they fail, they are transformed into an animal and released into the woods. Written by R. Byma

Friday, January 20, 2017

January 24, 2017 - Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)

Tuesday 7 p.m., January 24, 2017
Stanley Coulter Hall, Room 239

Director: Ang Lee
Origin: Taiwan | USA
Language: Mandarin | French
Running time: 124 minutes


The setting is 1990s contemporary Taipei, Taiwan. Mr. Chu, a widower who is a master Chinese chef, has three unmarried daughters, each of whom challenges any narrow definition of traditional Chinese culture. Each Sunday Mr. Chu makes a glorious banquet for his daughters, but the dinner table is also the family forum, or perhaps “torture chamber,” to which each daughter brings “announcements” as they negotiate the transition from traditional “father knows best” style to a new tradition which encompasses old values in new forms. As the film progresses, each daughter encounters new men. When these new relationships blossom, their roles are broken and the living situation within the family changes. The father eventually brings the greatest surprise to the audience at the end of the story.

The title is a quote from the Book of Rites, one of the Confucian classics, referring to the basic human desires and accepting them as natural. The beginning of the quote reads as follows: “The things which men greatly desire are comprehended in meat and drink and sexual pleasure; […]” (Translation by James Legge), Chinese: 「飲食男女,人之大欲存焉」. (From Wikipedia.)

Friday, January 13, 2017

January 17, 2017 - "Swiss Army Man" (2016)

Tuesday 7 p.m., January 17, 2017
Stanley Coulter Hall, Room 239


Director: Dan Kwan, Daniel Scheinert
Origin: USA
Language: English
Running time: 97 minutes


Hank, stranded on a deserted island and about to kill himself, notices a corpse washed up on the beach. He befriends it, naming it Manny, only to discover that his new friend can talk and has a myriad of supernatural abilities...which may help him get home.Written by highlandpercussion (imdb.com)