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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.)

Friday, November 16, 2012

November 28, 2012 - "Once Upon a Time in Anatolia" (2011)

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia, 2011
Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Origin: Turkey | Bosnia and Herzegovina
Language: Turkish
Running time: 150 min.

A body has been buried in the grasslands of rural Turkey. Over the course of one night, a doctor and a detective from a nearby town join a search effort in which the desolate landscape comes to symbolize their own solemn, insular lives. (from

U.S. box office: $138,730

Watch the trailer on IMDB.


Review of last week's film ("Tuesday, After Christmas", 3.5 stars)Steven says: Here's another film that really benefitted from discussion. The director was methodical in his story telling, yet sneaky in his camera choices. People were deliberately left out of frames in several scenes, providing extra focus on one character while minimizing the other's impact in the scene. We've seen this same adulterous affair played out in countless movies, but this was one of the first I've seen where the script tried to humanize each player. No one wins in these situations, and he made it clear that, even after the end of the script, the characters had much more to overcome. I'd like to watch it again to pay more attention to the periphery and less to the subtitles.

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