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 16, 2013

January 23, 2013 - "The Hedgehog" (2009)

The Hedgehog, 2009
Director: Mona Achache
Origin: France | Italy
Languages: French | Japanese
Running time: 100 min

Fed up with the world's hypocrisy, an 11-year-old makes plans to commit suicide on the eve of her 12th birthday. But an unlikely bond with her building's concierge and an older, elegant resident stands to alter her outlook on everything. (from

Watch the trailer on IMDB.

Review of last week's film ("Monsieur Lazhar",  4.5 stars)Steven says: At first glance, this is a story of tragedies, one that visits a school and one that visits its substitute teacher. With a deeper look, a theme of "substitutes" emerges. Characters become for others what they need or what was taken from them. Traditional roles are filled by non-traditional characters or even by rules and regulations. And while substitutes have their places, sometimes there is no substitute for a real friend, a real hug or real family.

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