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, February 26, 2014

March 5, 2014 - "A Simple Life" (2011)

A Simple Life, 2011

Director: Ann Hui
Origin: Hong Kong
Languages: Cantonese | English | Mandarin
Running time: 118 min

After working for the Leung family for decades, a servant still takes care of filmmaker Roger Leung -- but when she falls sick, the tables are turned as Roger looks after her in this heartwarming tale inspired by a true story. (from

Watch the trailer on YouTube.


Review of last week's film (Hannah Arendt, 4 stars)
Steve says: Don't watch this by yourself. Watch it with a group of friends and then discuss the philosophy of the "banality of evil" afterward. The movie is a good history lesson, a good philosophy lesson, and a reminder of our constant need for vigilance. Favorite line: "To try to understand is not the same thing as forgiveness."

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

February 26, 2014 - "Hannah Arendt" (2012)

There is no screening on Wednesday, February 19.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Hannah Arendt, 2012
Director: Margarethe von Trotta
Origin: Germany | Luxembourg | France
Languages: German | French | English | Hebrew | Latin
Running time: 113 min

After fleeing Nazi Germany for the United States, a Jewish-German philosopher accepts an assignment from the New Yorker to cover the trial of an infamous war criminal, resulting in an article that ignites controversy all over the world. (from

U.S. box office: $714,442
Watch the trailer on IMDB.

Review of the Feb. 12 film (Moscow, Belgium -- stars)
Steven says: Life is messy, and "normal" is something everyone wants but rarely gets. No one knows that more than Matty, the main character of Moscow, Belgium (instead of the Belgian title -- Collision in Belgium -- which is way better). She's been living her life according to a 20-year-old dream and ends up unhappy because of it. The characters and situations are real and complicated, which make for a strong plot and a more convincing story.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

February 12, 2014 - "Moscow, Belgium" (2008)

We searched for something a little lighthearted and romantic for our pre-Valentine's Day showing. We hope this fits the bill . . .

Moscow, Belgium, 2008
Director: Christophe Van Rompaey
Origin: Belgium
Languages: Flemish | Dutch
Running time: 102 min

After a fateful fender bender brings them together, Matty, a middle-aged mother of three with a wandering husband, decides to take a chance on Johnny, a handsome 29-year-old who falls for her. (

Watch the trailer on IMDB.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Feb. 5 Screening Cancelled

Purdue officials announced that all university operations and classes for the remainder of Wednesday (Feb. 5) have been suspended and non-essential personnel are not required to report for campus duty.

Following suit, we are canceling tonight's screening of "Museum Hours" for Cinematheque for All. We will likely screen it during the Summer 2014 season so that we can remain on schedule for the remainder of the Spring 2014 season.

Stay safe and warm everyone.