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 29, 2012

March 7, 2012 - "Grbavica: the Land of My Dreams" (2006)

Grbavica: the land of my dreams, 2006
Director: Jasmila Zbanic
Origin: Bosnia and Herzegovina | Croatia | Austria | Germany
Language: Bosnian
Running time: 107 min

In the aftermath of the Balkan War, a widowed seamstress named Esma (Mirjana Karanovic) takes a waitress job to help pay for a pricey school trip for her daughter Sara (Luna Mijovic). While Esma ponders a romance with a co-worker (Leon Lucev), she also copes with Sara's budding adolescence. Writer-director Jasmila Zbanic's gut-wrenching drama was the surprise winner of the Berlin Film Festival's prestigious Golden Bear award. (from

U.S. box office: $43,060

Watch the trailer at Netflix.


Review of last weeks' film:
The Celebration (1998) - three stars
Steven says: A well-to-do family gathers for a birthday bash. The bash is bashed by a revelation, which, as the party unravels, threatens to mar the entire event. But these party-goers are resilient. Not sure how realistic the story line is, but it keeps you guessing. I'm still not sure who should receive the most sympathy.

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