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, June 22, 2011

June 29, 2011 - Tulpan (2008)

Tulpan, 2008

Director: Sergei Dvortsevoy
Origin: Kazakhstan | Russia | Germany | Poland | Switzerland | Italy
Languages: Kazakh | Russian
Running time: 100 minutes

Freshly discharged from the Russian navy, young Asa (Askhat Kuchencherekov) returns to the arid Kazakh steppe to find a bride and become a shepherd. But his plans go awry when Tulpan, the only eligible bachelorette around, rejects him because his ears are too big. What's more, Asa turns out to be a lousy shepherd. Can his persistence win Tulpan's love, the respect of his flock and the life he dreams of? Documentarian Sergei Dvortsevoy directs. (from

U.S. box office: $156,331

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

June 22, 2011 - "Animal Kingdom" (2010)

Animal Kingdom, 2010
Director: David Michôd
Origin: Australia
Language: English
Running time: 113 minutes

When his mother dies suddenly, a 17-year-old boy (James Frecheville) finds himself drawn into the clutches of a diabolical criminal family, until a good-hearted detective (Guy Pearce) makes a concerted effort to change the boy's fate. Australian writer-director David Michôd's first feature-length drama won the World Cinema Jury Prize: Dramatic at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. (from

MPAA rating: R for violence, drug content and pervasive language
U.S. box office: $1,043,798

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

June 15, 2011 - "Father of My Children" (2009)

Father of My Children, 2009
Director: Mia Hansen-Løve
Origin: France
Language: French
Running time: 110 minutes

When a man who seemingly has everything takes his own life, the question on everyone's mind is, why? This drama penned and helmed by Mia Hansen-Løve explores that quandary by recounting the weeks before and after a film producer's suicide. With an adoring family, a job that fulfills him completely and a charismatic bearing that masks all woes, producer Grégoire Canvel appears at the top of his game. But underneath the surface, trouble is brewing. (from

MPAA rating: Not rated
U.S. box office: $144,022

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

June 8, 2011 - Still Walking (2008)

Still Walking, 2008
Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
Origin: Japan
Language: Japanese
Running time: 114 minutes

To commemorate his brother's death by accidental drowning 15 years earlier, Ryota Yokoyama (Hiroshi Abe) and his new wife reunite with the rest of his family, only to discover that his parents are still overcome with grief. Writer-director Hirokazu Koreeda offers this deeply compelling reflection on the bond -- sometimes resilient, sometimes fragile -- between family members. Yoshio Harada and Ryôga Hayashi co-star. (from

We've also screened Koreeda's film "Nobody Knows" during a previous season.

MPAA rating: Not rated
U.S. box office: $163,512