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, November 7, 2012

November 14, 2012 - "Tuesday, After Christmas" (2010)

Reminder: There will be no film screening on Nov. 21, the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.

But on November 14, we will watch:

Tuesday, After Christmas, 2010
Director; Radu Muntean
Origin: Romania
Language: Romanian
Running time: 99 min

Paul Hanganu (Mimi Branescu) is in love with two women: Adriana (Mirela Oprisor), his wife of 10 years, and Raluca (Maria Popistasu), his mistress of the past several months. Now, at a crossroads, Paul is forced to choose between them in this drama from Romanian director Radu Muntean. Combining careful staging and emotionally intense dialogue, the film presents an unblinking profile of a man in crisis and the women whose lives he's ensnared. (from

U.S. box office: $25,866

Watch the trailer on YouTube.


Review of last week's film (Footnote, 4.5 stars)
Steven says: With close-ups galore, we don't miss much emotion on the faces of our main actors. In fact, the first three minutes or so is one camera focused on a father's face as his son gives an acceptance speech. So much going on behind those eyes. The film is expertly shot with snippets of fantasy thrown in; and in the climax, the editing and music bring a great amount of suspense and excitement to a largely academic paper trail. So what if there are more answers than questions? In this film, they serve to heighten the frustration felt by the main characters as they navigate their father-son relationship and professional differences.

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