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, May 16, 2012

May 23, 2012 - "Beginners" (2010)

Beginners, 2010
Director: Mike Mills
Origin: USA
Languages: English | French
Running time: 105 min

Based on indie director Mike Mills's relationship with his father, this intriguing drama tells the story of Oliver (Ewan McGregor), a graphic artist coming to grips with the imminent death of his father (Christopher Plummer), who, at 75, has one last secret: He's gay. Both inspired and confused by his father's determination to find true love at last, Oliver tentatively pursues a romance with commitment-shy French actress Anna (Mélanie Laurent). (from

MPAA rating: Rated R for language and some sexual content
U.S. box office: $5,790,894

Review of last week's film ("The Wave", 3 stars)
Steven says: This offering was a little too overt for my taste, but the main theme of the film speaks volumes. What does it take to mold a group of unconnected students into a community that believes that the group is better than the individual, and who wants to be a force for something. Anything. A teacher finds out in a classroom project that goes beyond the classroom.

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