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, October 10, 2012

October 17, 2012 - "Tales from a Golden Age" (2009)

Tales from a Golden Age, 2009
Directors: Hanno Höfer, Razvan Marculescu, Cristian Mungiu, Constantin Popescu, Ioana Uricaru

Origin: Romania | France
Language: Romanian
Running time: 155 min

Everyday life in 1980s Romania under Ceausescu takes on an air of comic surrealism in this whimsical collection of shorts written by award-winning filmmaker Cristian Mungiu and helmed by several acclaimed Romanian directors. (from

Watch the trailer on YouTube.

Review of last week's film (Cria Cuervos, 3.5 stars)Steven says: This 1976 film earned high praise at the time and has continued to be seen as a great film. It is deceptively simple. The story line meanders as the narrator tells the story of her childhood before and after the deaths of her parents. The group I watched it with was especially taken with the performances and with the rich content of family relationships. The film is also a metaphor for the political reality in Spain at the time. It is worth a viewing followed by discussion, which helped shape my favorable view of the film.

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