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, October 26, 2011

November 2, 2011 - "Leaving" (2009)

Leaving, 2009
Director: Catherine Corsini
Origin: France
Language: French
Running time: 85 minutes

Bored with her life of leisure, Suzanne (Kristin Scott Thomas) decides to reestablish her career as a physiotherapist. But first, she'll need an office ... and that's where her troubles begin in this drama from Catherine Corsini. As soon as Suzanne meets the man her husband hired to construct her backyard office, she falls hard -- and the attraction is mutual ... and dangerous. Sergi López and Yvan Attal co-star. (from

MPAA rating: Not rated
U.S. box office: $174,694

Watch the trailer at IMDB.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

October 26, 2011 - "Butterfly" (1999)

Butterfly, 1999
Director: Jose Luis Cuerda
Origin: Spain
Languages: Spanish | Latin
Running time: 96 minutes

At the onset of the Spanish Civil War, a sheltered boy (Manuel Lozano) in rural northern Spain forms an indelible bond with his kindly leftist teacher (Fernando Fernán Gómez), who imparts his love for nature to the young student. Director Jose Luis Cuerda gentle and nostalgic drama, based on the short stories of Manuel Rivas, was nominated for 13 Goya Awards (the Spanish Oscar), winning for Best Adapted Screenplay. (from

MPAA rating: R for adult content, adult language, nudity, strong sexual content.
U.S. box office: $2,086,098

Watch the trailer at Netflix.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

October 19, 2011 - "Of Gods and Men" (2010)

Of Gods and Men, 2010
Director: Xavier Beauvois
Origin: France
Languages: Arabic | French
Running time: 122 minutes

Awarded Grand Prix honors at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, this compelling historical drama relates the ordeal of seven French Trappist monks in the mountains of Algeria who are taken captive by Islamic fundamentalists. Before the monks' abduction, they have ample reason to believe they may be in danger, but their assumption that there can and must be common ground between Islam and Christianity leads them to remain at the monastery. (from

MPAA rating: PG-13 For a momentary scene of startling wartime violence, some disturbing images and brief language
U.S. box office: $3,954,651

Watch the trailer at IMDB.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

October 12, 2011 - "Poetry" (2010)

Poetry, 2010

This is the second of two films to be screened by director Chang-dong Lee
Director: Chang-dong Lee
Origin: South Korea
Language: Korean
Running time: 139 minutes

A poetry-writing class inspires serenely self-possessed grandmother Mija (Jeong-hie Yun) to open her senses to her suburban surroundings, but in rushes an array of unsettling discoveries in this lyrical South Korean melodrama. Along with a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease comes information that Mija's teenage grandson was party to a horrific incident, and it is left to Mija to compose order from the untidy emotional consequences. (from

MPAA rating: Not rated
U.S. box office: $355,044

Watch the trailer at IMDB.

Read the director's bio on Wikipedia.