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.)

Thursday, May 29, 2014

June 4, 2014 - "Gloria" (2012)

Gloria, 2012
Director: Sebasti√°n Lelio
Origin: Chile | Spain
Languages: Spanish | English
Running time: 110 min

A middle-aged divorcée looking to fill the void in her life sees an opportunity for a permanent relationship when she meets a charming former naval officer. But baggage from the past may derail their romance. (from

MPAA rating: Rated R for sexual content, some graphic nudity, drug use and language
U.S. box office: $2,106,556

Watch the trailer on IMDB.


Review of last week's film ("Zaytoun", 3 stars)
Steven says: One can never have enough reminders: people who are taught to hate each other can find common ground when see each other as people. Director Eran Riklis uses this theme often, and while it comes across as contrived in places in "Zaytoun", it still proves a powerful message.

Monday, May 26, 2014

May 28, 2014 - "Zaytoun" (2012)

Zaytoun, 2012
Director: Eran Riklis
Origin: UK | Israel | France
Languages: English | Arabic | Hebrew
Running time: 110 min

In 1982 Beirut, an Israeli fighter pilot named Yoni crashes outside a camp of young Palestinian refugees, where he's met by gun-toting orphan Fahed. In exchange for his freedom, Yoni agrees to take the boy back to the village where his parents lived. (from

U.S. box office: $42,286
Watch the trailer on IMDB.

Review of last week's film ("The Great Beauty", 4 stars)
Steven says: Reminiscent of Fellini's ("8 1/2"), this love letter to Rome juxtaposes the city's rich cultural history with the vapid nature of Italy's high society. From poverty to opulence, and from love to friendship, it touches on many life experiences through the eyes of an aging socialite. It leaves the viewer with many ideas to ponder.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Announcing the Summer 2014 season

Cinematheque for All – Summer 2014

  • The Summer 2014 Season is May 21 – August 13, 2014.
  • All screenings for this season begin at 7 p.m. in Stanley Coulter Hall, Room 239, 640 Oval Drive, on the Purdue University campus.
  • Parking is available in the University Street parking garage.


  • Wednesday, May 21, 2014, The Great Beauty, 2013, Origin: Italy, Language(s): Italian; Run time: 143 min
  • Wednesday, May 28, 2014, Zaytoun, 2012; Origin: UK | Israel | France, Language(s): English | Arabic | Hebrew; Run time: 110 min
  • Wednesday, June 4, 2014, Gloria, 2012; Origin: Chile | Spain, Language(s): Spanish | English; Run time: 110 min
  • Wednesday, June 11, 2014, A Touch of Sin, 2013; Origin: China, Language(s): Mandarin | Cantonese | English; Run time: 133 min
  • Wednesday, June 18, 2014, NO SCREENING               
  • Wednesday, June 25, 2014, Teddy Bear, 2012; Origin: Denmark, Language(s): Danish | Thai | English; Run time: 92 min
  • Wednesday, July 2, 2014, Wadjda, 2012; Origin: Saudi Arabia | Germany, Language(s): Arabic; Run time: 98 min
  • Wednesday, July 9, 2014, The Rocket, 2013; Origin: Australia | Thailand | Laos, Language(s): Lao; Run time: 96 min
  • Wednesday, July 16, 2014, War Witch, 2012; Origin: Canada, Language(s): French | Lingala; Run time: 90 min
  • Wednesday, July 23, 2014, The Patience Stone, 2013; Origin: Afghanistan | France | Germany | UK, Language(s): Persian; Run time: 102 min
  • Wednesday, July 30, 2014, Mother of George, 2013; Origin: Nigeria | USA, Language(s): English | Yoruba; Run time: 107 min
  • Wednesday, August 6, 2014, The Past, 2013; Origin: France | Italy, Language(s): French | Persian; Run time: 130 min
  • Wednesday, August 13, 2014, Fill the Void, 2012; Origin: Israel, Language(s): Hebrew; Run time: 90 min

Friday, May 16, 2014

May 21, 2014 - "The Great Beauty" (2013)

The Great Beauty, 2013
This is the first film of the Summer 2014 season. More information is forthcoming about the line-up. 
We will be in Stanley Coulter Hall, Room 239 at 7 p.m.

Director: Paolo Sorrentino
Origin: Italy | France
Language: Italian
Running time: 142 minutes

As charming 65-year-old journalist Jep Gambardella writes about Rome's culture and social life, he reflects with bitterness on the passions of his lost youth, even as he paints a complex portrait of the lovely and ancient city. (from

U.S. box office: $2,835,886
Watch the trailer on IMDB

Review of last week's (May 7) film (What Maisie Knew, 3.5 stars)
Steven says: Turmoil seems so normal to Maisie, it almost doesn't faze her. Until she finds out what life could be like without it. It's amazing that a 100-year-old story can translate almost effortlessly to the present -- and not a little scary.

Monday, May 5, 2014

May 7, 2014 - "What Maisie Knew" (2013)

What Maisie Knew, 2013
Directors: Scott McGehee, David Siegel
Origin: USA
Language: English
Running time: 93 min

In this updated rendering of the timeless Henry James novel, a perceptive 6-year-old girl becomes a bargaining tool when she gets caught in the midst of a toxic custody fight between her self-seeking, childish parents.(from

MPAA rating: Rated R for some language
U.S. box office: $1,065,000
Watch the trailer on IMDB.