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.)

Saturday, September 6, 2014

September 10, 2014 - "The Missing Picture" (2013)

The Missing Picture, 2013 (the first-ever documentary we've screened)

Director: Rithy Panh
Origin: Cambodia | France
Language: French
Running time: 92 min

In the film version of his harrowing memoir, director Rithy Panh uses ceramic figures to represent the Cambodian masses murdered in the 1970s. Panh's painful memories include the loss of his parents and sisters in one of history's darkest episodes. (from

U.S. box office: $49,768
Watch the trailer on IMDB.

Background reading on the movie and it's central topic:


Review of last week's film ("The Broken Circle Breakdown", 4 stars)
Steven says: I'm a sucker for bluegrass music, especially the harmonies. So when one of the near-final scenes, where the main characters sing on stage and reflect so well what's going on in their troubled lives, shows up, I'm totally behind the film. It is well put together, shaped additionally by bluegrass songs, and overall an engaging experience. (Warning: it is not a happy film.)

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