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, December 11, 2013

End of season and review of "Boy"

Thanks for another great season -- Fall 2013. It was a wide variety of fun and not-so-fun; foreign and independent. The constant was you! We'll start planning the Winter 2013 season next week and let you know as soon as it is set.

Until then, let us know what films you especially liked, and which films you think we should consider for future seasons.

Happy holidays!

Review of last week's film ("Boy", 3.5 stars)
Steven says: It's always fun to look back at the 1980s, and this film doesn't make much fun of it. Instead, it shows how American pop culture permeated even the far recesses of New Zealand in 1984. The imaginations of two young brothers help keep their lives moving forward even as their father returns after a long absence. It takes the oldest child's adult reaction to his father's messed up life for the father to start to mature himself.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

December 11, 2013 - "Boy" (2010)

Boy, 2010

This is the final film of the Fall 2013 season. The Winter 2014 season will begin in January.

Director: Taika Waititi
Origin: New Zeland
Languages: English | Maori
Running time: 87 min

Filmed in his native New Zealand, this comedy from writer-director Taika Waititi follows 11-year-old Boy and his younger brother, Rocky, whose rich fantasy lives are stopped cold when their father returns home after years away. Although Boy has imagined that his father is a dashing, accomplished hero who is related to Michael Jackson, in reality he is a failed gangster seeking to restore his family's faith in him. (from

U.S. box office: $255,179
Watch the trailer on IMDB.


Review of last week's film ("Lore", 5 stars)
Steven says: This is a powerful film - from its chaotic nature to its saturated colors to its natural/unnatural dichotomies. If you look past the unanswered questions (and there are quite a few), you find a story of lost innocence, maturation, and discovered truths. Some of the imagery, because of the subject matter, is gruesome, which only makes the survival of the characters more engrossing.