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 22, 2014

January 29, 2014 - "The Makioka Sisters" (1983)

The Makioka Sisters, 1983

Director: Kon Ichikawa
Origin: Japan
Language: Japanese
Running time: 140 min

Internationally acclaimed filmmaker Kon Ichikawa's epic is set in the 1930s and centers on four privileged sisters from Osaka, Japan, whose war-torn, enmeshed lives intersect as they seek both traditional and modern marriages. Based on Junichiro Tanizaki's novel of the same name, Ichikawa's tale, which unfolds against a lavish background of wealth and cultural customs, stars Keiko Kishi, Yoshiko Sakuma, Sayuri Yoshinaga and Y√Ľko Kotegawa. (from

Watch the trailer on YouTube.


Review of last week's film ("The Hunt" 4 stars)
Steven says: From the mouths of babes come cuteness and, in this film, debilitating accusations. It's hard to fathom how quickly someone's existence can implode when faced with damning testimony, no matter how erroneous. And it's even worse to know that life can never really go back to normal. The tribal nature of humans can be comforting in times of need; it can also be be scary when it clicks into protection mode.

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