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, September 28, 2011

October 5, 2011 - "Secret Sunshine" (2007)

Secret Sunshine, 2007

This is the first of two films to be screened by director Chang-dong Lee
Director: Chang-dong Lee
Origin: South Korea
Language: Korean
Running time: 142 minutes

Trying to piece her life back together after the death of her husband, Lee Shin-ae (Do-yeon Jeon) moves to the small village where he was born with her young son in tow. Life seems to return to normal, until the boy is kidnapped and Shin-ae is devastated. Jeon won the Best Actress award at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival for her performance in this emotionally gripping drama by director Chang-dong Lee. (from

MPAA rating: Not rated

Watch the trailer at IMDB.

Read the director's bio on Wikipedia.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

September 28, 2011 - "Blue Valentine" (2010)

Blue Valentine, 2010

Please note the MPAA rating below, especially if you are uncomfortable with "graphic sexual content"

Director: Derek Cianfrance
Origin: USA
Language: English
Running time: 112 minutes

Once crazy about each other, Cindy (Michelle Williams) and Dean (Ryan Gosling) have now grown apart. Cindy is bored and disenchanted with her life while Dean languishes in the emotional emptyness of their sexless, routine life in rural Pennsylvania. As they muddle through their marriage, they hearken back to the golden days when life was filled with possibility and romance. Derek Cianfrance writes and directs this drama. (from

MPAA rating: R: Strong graphic sexual content, language, and a beating.
U.S. box office: $9,701,559

Watch the trailer

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

September 21, 2011 - "Vision" (2009)

Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen, 2009
Director: Margarethe von Trotta
Origin: Germany | France
Languages: German | Latin
Running time: 110 minutes

Directed by longtime star of independent German cinema Margarethe von Trotta, this reverent biopic chronicles the fascinating story of 12th-century Christian mystic and scientist Hildegard von Bingen (Barbara Sukowa). Despite living in an era when women are proscribed from preaching and interpreting scripture, Hildegard believes that the visions she experiences are a gift from God that she must reveal -- even at the risk of condemnation. (from

MPAA rating: Not rated

Watch the trailer at IMDB.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

September 14, 2011 - "Even the Rain" (2010)

Even the Rain, 2010
Director: Icíar Bollaín
Origin: Spain | France | Mexico
Language: Spanish
Running time: 103 minutes

In this provocative film-within-a-film, director Sebastián (Gael García Bernal) heads to Cochabamba, Bolivia, to shoot a film about Christopher Columbus's trespasses in the New World, only to find the locals protesting present-day exploitation of the poor. Sebastián is sympathetic to the cause, but realities collide when lead actor Daniel (Juan Carlos Aduviri), cast as a rebel against the Spanish, becomes a key figure in the current demonstrations. (from

MPAA rating: Not rated
U.S. box office: $558,342