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, May 26, 2011

June 1, 2011 - "Get Low" (2009)

Get Low, 2009
Director: Aaron Schneider
Origin: USA
Language: English
Running time: 103 minutes

Oscar winners Robert Duvall and Sissy Spacek team up to tell the true story of irascible Felix Bush, a backwoods Tennessee loner who planned his funeral in 1938 while he was still around to attend -- and enjoy -- the proceedings. Director Aaron Schneider's deft blend of dark humor and poignancy also stars Bill Murray as Frank Quinn, the huckster owner of a failing funeral home, and Lucas Black as his dubious assistant. (from

MPAA rating: Rated PG-13 for some thematic material and brief violent content
U.S. box office: $9,171,777

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

May 25, 2011 - Micmacs (2009)

Micmacs, 2009
Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Origin: France
Language: French
Running time: 105 minutes

French filmmaker Jean-Pierre Jeunet takes a satirical look at the global arms trade with this foreign-language comedy starring Dany Boon as Bazil, who rallies his friends to take down weapons manufacturers responsible for his father's death. Bazil also discovers a dump into an underground haven for cool tools and sculptures crafted from discarded junk. Dominique Pinon, André Dussollier and Jean-Pierre Marielle co-star. (from

Jeunet also directed "A Very Long Engagement", "Amelie", "The City of Lost Children", and "Delicatessen".

MPAA rating: Rated R for some sexuality and brief violence.
U.S. box office: $1,260,917

Monday, May 16, 2011

Announcing the Summer 2011 season

The Summer 2011 Season is May 18 – August 10, 2011. All screenings for this season begin at 7:00 p.m. in Forney Hall of Chemical Engineering, Room B124, 480 Stadium Mall Drive, on the Purdue University campus. Parking is available in the Northwestern Avenue parking garage.
  • Wednesday, May 18, 2011, North Face, 2008, Directed by Philipp Stölzl; Origin: Germany | Austria | Switzerland; Language(s): German | Swiss German; 126 min
  • Wednesday, May 25, 2011, Micmacs, 2009, Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet; Origin: France; Language(s): French; 105 minutes
  • Wednesday, June 1, 2011, Get Low, 2009, Directed by Aaron Schneider; Origin: USA; Language(s): English; 103 minutes
  • Wednesday, June 8, 2011, Still Walking, 2008, Directed by Hirokazu Koreeda; Origin: Japan; Language(s): Japanese; 114 minutes
  • Wednesday, June 15, 2011, Father of My Children, 2009, Directed by Mia Hansen-Løve; Origin: France; Language(s): French; 110 minutes
  • Wednesday, June 22, 2011, Animal Kingdom, 2010, Directed by David Michôd; Origin: Australia; Language(s): English; 113 minutes
  • Wednesday, June 29, 2011, Tulpan, 2008, Directed by Sergei Dvortsevoy; Origin: Kazakhstan | Russia | Germany | Poland | Switzerland | Italy; Language(s): Kazakh | Russian; 100 minutes
  • Wednesday, July 6, 2011, Disengagement, 2007, Directed by Amos Gitai; Origin: France; Language(s): Hebrew | English | French | Italian | Arabic; 115 minutes
  • Wednesday, July 13, 2011, Whisky, 2004, Directed by Juan Pablo Rebella, Pablo Stoll; Origin: Uruguay | Argentina | Germany | Spain; Language(s): Spanish | Portuguese | Italian; 94 minutes
  • Wednesday, July 20, 2011, Adam's Apples, 2005, Directed by Anders Thomas Jensen; Origin: Denmark; Language(s): Danish; 94 minutes
  • Wednesday, July 27, 2011, Welcome, 2009, Directed by Philippe Lioret; Origin: France; Language(s): French | Kurdish | English | Turkish; 110 minutes (People's Choice)
  • Wednesday, August 3, 2011, Samson and Delilah, 2009, Directed by Warwick Thornton; Origin: Australia; Language(s): Aboriginal | English; 101 minutes
  • Wednesday, August 10, 2011, Troubled Water, 2008, Directed by Erik Poppe; Origin: Norway | Sweden | Germany; Language(s): Norwegian | Danish; 115 minutes (People's Choice)

Friday, May 13, 2011

May 18, 2011 - "North Face" (2008)

North Face, 2008

Reminder: We move to Forney Hall, B124 for the Summer 2011 season, starting with this film.

Director: Philipp Stölzl
Origin: Germany | Austria | Switzerland
Languages: German | Swiss German
Running time: 126 min

In 1936, young German climbers Toni Kurz (Benno Fürmann) and Andreas Hinterstoisser (Florian Lukas) face off against a rival Austrian duo in an attempt to be the first team to scale the infamous north face of the Eiger in the Swiss Alps. As the men make the treacherous climb, journalist Luise (Johanna Wokalek) -- Toni's childhood love -- covers the biggest story of her career. Philipp Stölzl helms this drama based on a true story. (from

MPAA rating: Not rated
U.S. box office: $710,993

Help us complete the Summer 2011 season

We have finally rated 81 films and narrowed the list to the top 13 for our summer season. It's going to be a great season!

The problem is, we need to choose 12, because we held one film over from the spring season.

So please, help us out. Here are trailers for three films we are considering. Watch them, and then cast your vote using the poll at the top right of the blog page. The top two will appear in the summer season.

The poll will be turned off at 5 p.m., Monday, May 16 so that we can create the final season listing.