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, January 9, 2013

January 16, 2013 - "Monsieur Lazhar" (2011)

Monsieur Lazhar, 2011
Director: Philippe Falardeau
Origin: Canada
Languages: French | English | Arabic
Running time: 94 min

When an Algerian immigrant seeking asylum in Montreal takes a job replacing an elementary school teacher who committed suicide, he finds that his own secret, tragic background enables him to help the children deal with their loss. (from

MPAA rating: Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, a disturbing image and brief language
U.S. box office: $2,009,041

Watch the trailer on IMDB.

Review of last week's film (Saturn in Opposition, 4.5 stars)
Steven says: Often cited as an Italian "Big Chill", this film presents a realistic look at a group of friends who, while not perfect, must still carry on when their comfortable lives are shaken. We are presented with scenes that unfold in unexpected ways and scenes that slap us with an emotional wallop when we aren't looking.The story is told with a light touch, adding random details to give richer backgrounds to each of the characters.

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