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, September 12, 2012

September 19, 2012 - Kinyarwanda (2011)

Kinyarwanda, 2011
Director: Alrick Brown
Origin: USA | France
Languages: English | Kinyarwanda
Running time: 100 min.

In this first-ever dramatic feature produced by Rwandans, the events of the horrific 1994 genocide are personalized through six intertwined stories. As the violence rages, mosques become a haven for Rwandans of all affiliations seeking protection. Director and writer Alrick Brown seeks the gray areas in this dark period of history, finding all-too-human motivations and resilience in the face of unimaginable catastrophe. (from

Watch the trailer on IMDB.

Review of last week's film (Certified Copy, 4 stars)
Steven says: One's perspective and personal experiences, I believe, lead to different interpretations of this film. Are they a couple? If not, what's going on? The answers are as numerous as the audience members. If you remove yourself from the mysterious plot, you still see a great performance by Juliette Binoche and great symbolism and direction from Abbas Kiarostami. Someone said this film reminded him of the Italian films of the 1960s and 1970s, from directors such as Fellini. If that's the case, even this original screenplay could really be a certified copy of the greats that came before. It's worth seeing, even if you are more confused at the end than when you started.

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