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.)

Sunday, June 29, 2014

July 2, 2014 - "Wadjda" (2012)

Wadjda, 2012
Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour
Origin: Saudi Arabia | Germany
Language: Arabic
Running time: 98 min

Persistent 10-year-old Wadjda would like nothing more than a new bicycle so she can beat her friend (a boy) in a race. But it's going to take some ingenuity to get one -- especially in her culture, which sees bikes as a threat to a girl's virtue. (from

MPAA rating: Rated PG for thematic elements, brief mild language and smoking   
U.S. box office: $1,347,578

Watch the video on IMDB.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

June 25, 2014 - "Teddy Bear" (2012)

Teddy Bear, 2012
Director: Mads Matthiesen
Origin: Denmark
Languages: Danish | Thai | English
Running time: 92 min

Physically massive but shy and socially inept, a 38-year-old Danish bodybuilder longs to fall in love -- but finds it impossible under the disapproving eye of his mother. Traveling to Thailand, he learns some unexpected lessons about life and love. (from

U.S. box office: $16,135
Watch the trailer on YouTube.

Review of last week's film ("A Touch of Sin", 3.5 stars)
Steven says: At once baffling and enticing, this film explores four characters who are pushed beyond their limits. Violence ensues for each, but in varying degrees and outcomes. Interesting animal symbolism and a somewhat scathing assessment of Chinese life will keep viewers pondering this film for awhile.
Read Film Comment's take on the film and its director

Thursday, June 5, 2014

June 11, 2014 - "A Touch of Sin" ("2013")

A Touch of Sin, 2013
Director: Zhang Ke Jia
Origin: China
Languages: Mandarin | Cantonese | English
Running time: 133 min

Weaving together four stories of people living in different Chinese provinces, this drama follows a miner protesting corruption, a migrant worker with a gun, a factory drone always drifting to a new job and a receptionist who's been assaulted. (from

U.S. box office: $91,714
Watch the trailer on YouTube.


Review of last week's film ("Gloria", 4 stars)Steven says: "Gloria" is an honest portrayal of a divorced woman navigating life and the dating scene 13 years after her first marriage ended. The film keeps an undercurrent focused on issues faced by parents of adult children, but the main story line prominently displays one woman's efforts to find fulfillment and stay true to herself.