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 20, 2013

December 4, 2013 - "Lore" (2012)

Reminder: No screening on Nov. 27 -- Happy Thanksgiving!

Lore, 2012
Director: Cate Shortland
Origin: Germany
Languages: German | English
Running time: 109 min

After her Nazi parents are imprisoned, Lore leads her younger siblings across a war-torn Germany in 1945. Amid the chaos, she encounters a mysterious refugee named Thomas, who shatters her fragile reality with hatred and desire. (from

U.S. box office: $968,879
Watch the trailer on IMDB.


Review of last week's film ("Mud", 3 stars)
Steven says: You can't miss the theme of this movie. Love. It's the reason for everything that happens, messy and not so messy. It also provides several perspectives on relationships (of all kinds) where the main character can pick and choose the lessons he'll to take into adulthood. The ultimate lesson? Life and love are messy, but you can't let that stop you from living.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

November 20, 2013 - "Mud" (2012)

Mud, 2012
Director: Jeff Nichols
Origin: US
Language: English
Running time: 130 min

Two Mississippi teens, Ellis and Neckbone, meet a mysterious drifter named Mud hiding on a deserted river island and get caught up in his tangled web of tall tales about bounty hunters, crimes of passion, lost love and a perfect woman named Juniper. (from

MPAA rating: Rated PG-13 for some violence, sexual references, language, thematic elements and smoking office: $21,538,192
Watch the trailer on IMDB.

Review of last week's film (The Edge, 3.5 stars)
Steven says: There might be an allegory in here that resonated with Russian audiences without fully translating to international film-goers. There's a perception of control from the absent Fishman, and there's the chaos of main the character, who has some sort of brain trauma. As new people inhabit this makeshift settlement, they upset the uneasy calm and help expose how awful humanity can be. In addition, trains and their engineers try to outdo each other for power, prowess and some semblance of pride.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

November 13, 2013 - "The Edge" (2010)

Because of availability of some titles, we shuffled the movies for the remainder of the season.

The Fall 2013 season blog post has been updated.

The Edge, 2010
Director: Aleksei Uchitel
Origin: Russian | German
Languages: Russian | German
Running time: 124 min

Tensions escalate in a post-World War II Siberian labor camp when a mysterious newcomer named Ignat arrives with a hidden agenda. Ignat's mysterious presence threatens to topple the patchwork society's existing power structure. (from

Watch the trailer online.

Review of last week's film (Reality, 3 stars)
Steven says: Billed as a comedy, it is really anything but. The main character's obsession with making it on Reality TV starts a downward spiral that destroys his mostly stable life. He gives up his own reality in an attempt to achieve broader recognition and fame, but he loses both realities in the process.