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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.)

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

March 27, 2013 - "Mr and Mrs. Iyer" (2002)

Mr. and Mrs. Iyer, 2002
Director: Aparna Sen
Origin: India
Languages: English | Tamil | Bengali | Hindi | Punjabi | Urdu
Running time: 120 min

Mrs. Iyer is traveling by bus to Calcutta to be with her husband. But a flare-up between Hindus and Muslim extremists closes the roads, and a curfew descends. While the riders are trapped on the bus, a gang of Hindus boards to ferret out any Muslims. Mrs. Iyer was brought up to believe that Muslims were inferior, but during the journey, she comes to realize that it's who a person is, not their religions, that's the defining factor. (from

Review of last week's film ("Oslo, August 31st", 4.5 stars)Steven says: It's a matter of perspective. Audiences may say depressing, but the director says, "the saddest moments in life still have beauty". I wanted badly for the main character to break free from what holds him back. His choices, as he foreshadowed, get the best of him, however. It's a nearly perfect film, with terrific and nuanced performances throughout, beautiful cinematography, and a couple of montage scenes that left me wanting more and similar observations. The director, Joachim Trier, is on a role in only his second feature film.

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