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, November 30, 2011

December 7, 2011 - "Biutiful" (2010)

Biutiful, 2010

: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Origin: Mexico | Spain
Languages: Spanish | Chinese | Wolof
Running time: 148 minutes

Diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer, Uxbal (Javier Bardem) -- a divorced father raising two children -- is determined to atone for his life as a black marketeer in this engrossing character study that unfolds in the slums of Barcelona, Spain. Co-starring Maricel Álvarez as Uxbal's estranged wife, director Alejandro González Iñárritu's haunting tale received Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for Best Foreign Language Film. (from

MPAA rating: R for Disturbing images, language, some sexual content, nudity and drug use
U.S. box office: $5,100,937

Watch the trailer on IMDB.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

November 30, 2011 - "In a Better World"

Reminder: No screening on November 23 - Happy Thanksgiving.

We return on November 30 to screen:

In a Better World, 2010
Director: Susanne Bier
Origin: Denmark | Sweden
Languages: Danish | Swedish | English | Arabic
Running time: 119 minutes

Danish director Susanne Bier delves into the realm of fathers, sons and their perceived burden of male responsibility with this Oscar- and Golden Globe-winning drama about the interplay between two dysfunctional families. With his father working abroad, bullied Elias (Markus Rygaard) finds solace in a budding friendship with a volatile new student (William Jøhnk Nielsen). But the boys' shared revenge only seems to invite more violence. (from

MPAA rating: R for Violent and disturbing content some involving preteens, and for language
U.S. box office: $999,046

Watch the trailer on IMDB.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

November 16, 2011 - "Peepli Live"

Peepli Live, 2010
Directors: Anusha Rizvi, Mahmood Farooqui
Origin: India
Language: Hindi
Running time: 95 minutes

When indigent farmers Natha (Omkar Das) and Budhia (Raghuvir Yadav) stand to lose their land over a loan they can't repay, a government official comes up with a modest proposal: Commit suicide and collect a subsidy that's paid to the relatives of deceased farmers. As Natha weighs his options, a journalist learns of his predicament and the media circus begins. Anusha Rizvi directs this satirical take on a real-life crisis afflicting India's underclass. (from

MPAA rating: Not rated
U.S. box office: $754,836

Watch the trailer at IMDB.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

November 9, 2011 - "I Am Love" (2009)

I am Love, 2009
Director: Luca Guadagnino
Origin: Italy
Languages: Italian | Russian | English
Running time: 120 minutes

Oscar winner Tilda Swinton shows off her multilingual skills in this Italian melodrama, in which family dissension, unbidden desire and other tensions bubble to the surface during the patriarch's birthday party. When the seemingly picture-perfect Recchi family gathers at the family manse to celebrate the great old man, the veneer of civility falls quickly away in director Luca Guadagnino's lush, atmospheric film. (from

MPAA rating: R for Sexuality and nudity
U.S. box office: $5,004,648

Watch the trailer on IMDB.