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.)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Ajami - January 26, 2011

Ajami, 2009

Directors: Scandar Copti, Yaron Shani
Origin: Germany | Israel
Languages: Arabic | Hebrew
Running time: 120 min

When their uncle wounds an important clan member, 13-year-old Nasri (Fouad Habash) and his older brother, Omar (Shahir Kabaha), fear he has put their whole family in terrible danger in this moving, Oscar-nominated drama set on the West Bank. A truce is arranged, but Omar must start selling drugs to pay the fine he now owes. Meanwhile, a number of other locals struggle to negotiate the political and social tinderbox of Jaffa's Ajami neighborhood. (from

MPAA rating: Not rated
U.S. box office: $621,240

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Winter's Bone - January 19, 2011

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Winter's Bone, 2010
Director: Debra Granik
Origin: USA
Language: English
Running time: 100 min

In this noir drama set deep in Ozark territory, resilient teenager Ree Dolly (Jennifer Lawrence) goes on the trail of her missing drug-dealing father when his absence jeopardizes the safety of their family. The deadbeat dad has a critical court date pending, and Ree is determined that he make it -- despite the objections of the insular Dolly clan. Director Debra Granik's unflinching drama won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance. (from

MPAA rating: Rated R for some drug material, language and violent content
U.S. box office: $6,232,472

The Secret in Their Eyes - January 12, 2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Secret in Their Eyes, 2010
Director: Juan Jose Campanella
Origin: Argentina | Spain
Language: Spanish
Running time: 129 min.

A startling discovery comes to light for retired Argentine criminal investigator Benjamín Espósito (Ricardo Darín) as he pens a biographical novel about the unsolved case of a young newlywed's brutal rape and murder years ago. Past and present intertwine for Espósito and colleague Irene Menéndez Hastings (Soledad Villamil) in director Juan José Campanella's Oscar-winning character study in which justice, pain and love collide. (

MPAA rating: Rated R for a rape scene, violent images, some graphic nudity and language
U.S. box office: $6,390,014

Announcing the Winter 2011 season

The Winter 2011 season of Cinematheque for All includes:

Wednesday, January 12, 2011, The Secret in Their Eyes, 2010  Director: Juan Jose Campanella; Origin: Argentina | Spain; Language: Spanish; 129 min.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011, Winter's Bone, 2010  Director: Debra Granik; Origin: USA; Language: English, 100 min

Wednesday, January 26, 2011, Ajami, 2009  Director: Scandar Copti, Yaron Shani; Origin: Germany | Israel; Language: Arabic | Hebrew, 120 min

Three directed by the late Claude Chabrol:

  • Wednesday, February 2, 2011, La Ceremonie, 1996  Director: Claude Chabrol; Origin: France | Germany; Language: French, 112 min
  • Wednesday, February 9, 2011, The Flower of Evil, 2003  Director: Claude Chabrol; Origin: France; Language: French, 104 min
  • Wednesday, February 16, 2011, Comedy of Power, 2006  Director: Claude Chabrol; Origin: France | Germany; Language: French, 110 min
Wednesday, February 23, 2011    Taste of Cherry, 1997  Director: Abbas Kiarostami; Origin: Iran | France; Language: Persian, 95 min

Wednesday, March 2, 2011, Lion's Den, 2008  Director: Pablo Trapero; Origin: Argentina | South Korea | Brazil; Language: Spanish | French, 113 min

Wednesday, March 9, 2011, Please Give, 2010  Director: Nicole Holofcener; Origin: USA; Language: English, 90 min

Wednesday, March 16, 2011, Flame and Citron, 2008  Director: Ole Christian Madsen; Origin: Denmark | Germany | Norway | France | Sweden | Finland | Czech Republic; Language: Danish | German, 130 min

Wednesday, March 23, 2011, Mother, 2009  Director: Joon-ho Bong; Origin: South Korea; Language: Korean, 128 min

Wednesday, March 30, 2011, La Moustache, 2005  Director: Emmanuel Carrere; Origin: France; Language: French | English | Cantonese, 87 min

Wednesday, April 6, 2011, A Single Man, 2009  Director: Tom Ford; Origin: USA; Language: English | Spanish, 99 min

Wednesday, April 13, 2011, Terribly Happy, 2008  Director: Henrik Ruben Genz; Origin: Denmark; Language: Danish, 90 min

Wednesday, April 20, 2011, Eldorado, 2008  Director: Bouli Lanners; Origin: Belgium | France; Language: French, 80 min
Wednesday, April 27, 2011, North Face, 2008  Director: Philipp Stölzl; Origin: Germany | Austria | Switzerland; Language: German | Swiss German, 126 min