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, February 23, 2011

March 2, 2011 -- Taste of Cherry

Taste of Cherry, 1997
Director
: Abbas Kiarostami
Origin: Iran | France
Language: Persian
Running time: 95 min

In Iranian director's Abbas Kiarostami's award-winning drama, Mister Badii (Homayoun Ershadi) drives about Tehran looking for someone to bury him when he commits suicide -- or rescue him if he fails. But it's difficult to find anyone who will help. A taxidermist (Abdolrahman Bagheri) eventually agrees, mostly so he can use the money to care for his sick son. But there's another reason -- he once attempted suicide himself. (from Netflix.com)

MPAA rating: PG
U.S. box office: $311,873

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

February 23, 2011 - Comedy of Power

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

This is the last of three films we will screen by the late French director, Claude Chabrol.
Comedy of Power, 2006
Director
: Claude Chabrol
Origin: France | Germany
Language: French
Running time: 110 min

So relentless she's nicknamed "The Piranha," Judge Jeanne Charmant-Killman (Isabelle Huppert) digs deep when she uncovers corporate malfeasance. But her investigation of an embezzling CEO soon points to the highest levels of government and puts her life in danger. Directed by renowned French filmmaker Claude Chabrol, this suspenseful thriller was inspired by a French corruption scandal known as the Elf Affair. (from Netflix.com)

MPAA rating: Not rated
U.S. box office: $75,937

To find out more about his career, read Claude Chabrol's obituary in the New York Times.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

February 16, 2011 - The Flower of Evil

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Flower of Evil, 2003


This is the second of three films we will screen by the late French director, Claude Chabrol.

Director: Claude Chabrol
Origin: France
Language: French
Running time: 104 min

Fran├žois (Benoit Magimel) returns home from four years of school in Chicago to his family's estate in Bourdeaux, where he finds anonymous leaflets suggesting that his beloved Aunt Line (Suzanne Flon) may have caused the 1944 death of her father. The leaflets threaten the mayoral campaign of Francois's stepmother, Anne (Nathalie Baye), and soon, the family is caught in a vicious circle of history as all the secrets of the past come to light.

MPAA rating: Rated R for language
U.S. box office: $181,798

To find out more about his career, read Claude Chabrol's obituary in the New York Times.   

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

February 9 - La Ceremonie (first of three by Chabrol)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

La Ceremonie, 1996

This is the first of three films we will screen by the late French director, Claude Chabrol.

Director: Claude Chabrol
Origin: France | Germany
Language: French
Running time: 112 min

The Lelievres, a wealthy French family, have everything they could ever want, with the exception of a capable maid. Into their lives comes Sophie (Sandrine Bonnaire), a shy girl whose peculiar nature is overlooked by the Madame (Jacqueline Bisset) because of her stellar work ethic. When the reserved Sophie befriends a local woman named Jeanne (Isabelle Huppert), the two begin to plot against the unapproachable family.

MPAA rating: Not rated
U.S. box office: $670,659

To find out more about his career, read Claude Chabrol's obituary in the New York Times.