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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 15, 2012

February 22, 2012 - "The Celebration" (1998)

The Celebration, 1998
Director: Thomas Vinterberg
Origin: Denmark | Sweden
Languages: Danish | German | English
Running time: 105 min

Director Thomas Vinterberg's winner of the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival follows a Danish family as they gather for the 60th birthday of the family's patriarch, Helge (Henning Moritzen). But the celebration takes a dark turn following a shocking accusation. All three of Helge's children are present at the party, where it will be revealed quite publicly that son Christian (Ulrich Thomsen) has an axe to grind with the guest of honor (from

MPAA rating: Rated R for strong sexual content and language, including references to sexual abuse
U.S. box office: $1,647,780

Watch the trailer at IMDB.

Review of last week's film ("Police, Adjective", 3 stars)
Steven says: This takes a person of patience, and one willing to find beauty in the details, to enjoy. Long takes of tracking suspects, waiting five minutes (literally) for someone to bring a dictionary. The viewer is put into the film by being made almost as uncomfortable and bored as the main character in spots. The discussions about language and its nuances are great.

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