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 19, 2012

September 26, 2012 - "Farewell" (2009)

Farewell, 2009
Director: Christian Carion
Origin: France
Language: French | English | Russian
Running time: 113 min

In this thinking man's spy thriller, KGB agent Sergei Grigoriev (Emir Kusturica) plans to hand over hard evidence that proves the depth of his agency's penetration of U.S. intelligence, in a one-man crusade to bring down the Soviet empire. French engineer Pierre Froment (Guillaume Canet) is drawn into this web of espionage against his will, but proves a surprisingly resourceful operative in the process. (from

Watch the trailer on IMDB.

Review of last week's film (Kinyarwanda, 4.5 stars)
Steven says: Inspired by true stories and including first-time actors from Rwanda, this film aims to illustrate the complexities of human life within a specific time and place. There is more to the Rwandan genocide than Hutu vs. Tutsi. There was blossoming romance and soldiers worried about their families back home; the role of faith and how Rwandans nearly lost theirs during the 100 days of hell; the soldiers who risked their lives to shepherd Tutsis to safety while innocent children helped teach lessons about truth-telling and perception. The director showed restraint in depicting violence and nearly went overboard in his creation of powerful scenes of faith and forgiveness. I look forward to more of his films.


  1. Is the next movie on the 27th (a Thursday)? Just checking...

  2. I thought this came across on Facebook, so I responded there. Sorry! I inadvertently typed the wrong date when I originally posted; once I saw your comment (via email), I updated the post headline. I hope you figured it out.