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, July 27, 2011

August 3, 2011 - "Samson and Delilah" (2009)

Samson and Delilah, 2009
Director: Warwick Thornton
Origin: Australia
Languages: Aboriginal | English
Running time: 101 minutes

In the desert of Central Australia, aimless Samson (Rowan McNamara) takes a fancy to Delilah (Marissa Gibson), a fellow teen who takes care of her grandmother. Branded as outcasts by the rest of the community, Samson and Delilah set out for Alice Springs on a grueling road trip. The epic journey subjects the aboriginal duo to poverty, addiction and hunger in writer-director Warwick Thornton's sparse and grittily beautiful feature debut (from

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

July 27, 2011 - "Welcome" (2009)

Welcome, 2009
Director: Philippe Lioret
Origin: France
Languages: French | Kurdish | English | Turkish
Running time: 110 minutes

When authorities forbid young Kurdish refugee Bilal (Firat Ayverdi) from crossing the English Channel to reunite with his girlfriend in England, the 17-year-old resolves to swim to his love -- and finds an unlikely ally in the form of swim instructor Simon (Vincent Lindon). Facing an inevitable divorce from his wife (Audrey Dana), the middle-aged teacher takes the resolute youth under his wing in this stirring, beautifully acted French drama. (from

MPAA rating: Not rated
U.S. box office: $13,461

This is one of two People's Choice selections for this season.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

July 20, 2011 - "Adam's Apples" (2005)

Adam's Apples, 2005

Director: Anders Thomas Jensen
Origin: Denmark
Language: Danish
Running time: 94 minutes

Utopian clergyman Ivan (Mads Mikkelsen) finds his starry-eyed outlook challenged by neo-Nazi Adam Pedersen (Ulrich Thomsen) in this black comedy from director Anders Thomas Jensen. Just out of prison and ordered to perform community service at Ivan's rural church, the sullen Adam is tasked with tending the chapel's beloved apple tree. But he's determined to undercut Ivan's rosy worldview … which proves harder than Adam ever imagined. (from

MPAA rating: Rated R for language and violence

Saturday, July 9, 2011

July 13, 2011 - "Whisky" (2004)

Whisky, 2004

Directors: Juan Pablo Rebella, Pablo Stoll
Origin: Uruguay | Argentina | Germany | Spain
Languages: Spanish | Portuguese | Italian
Running time: 94 minutes

An award winner at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival, this droll comedy from Uruguay tells the story of sock factory owner Jacobo and his employee Marta, two people who work together but barely communicate. But when Jacobo's estranged brother -- a happily married man -- visits, the competitive Jacobo tells his sibling that he and Marta are husband and wife. Pretending to have an intimate bond, the "couple" soon finds their lives radically altered. (from

MPAA rating: Not rated

July 6, 2011 - "Disengagement" (2007)

Disengagement, 2007
Director: Amos Gitai
Origin: France
Languages: Hebrew | English | French | Italian | Arabic
Running time: 115 minutes

When her father's death brings her estranged Israeli stepbrother, Uli (Liron Levo), back into her life, Ana (Juliette Binoche) leaves the comforts of France and travels back to Israel, where she hopes to find the now-grown daughter she left behind 20 years ago. Jeanne Moreau, Barbara Hendricks and Dana Ivgy co-star in this politically charged drama from director Amos Gitai, who also co-wrote the script. (from

MPAA rating: Not rated