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, November 29, 2014

December 3, 2014 - "Omar" (2013)

Omar, 2013
Director: Hany Abu-Assad
Origin: Palestine
Languages: Arabic | Hebrew
Running time: 96 min

With his girlfriend, Nadia, living on the other side of an Israeli-built boundary wall, young Palestinian Omar regularly scales it to visit her. But he faces even greater obstacles after a lethal confrontation with an Israeli soldier. (from

U.S. box office: $640,000
Watch the trailer on IMDB.


Review of the previously screened film ("In A World...", 3 stars)
Steven says: Creative and fun, this film focuses on the voiceover stars of Hollywood. It's a world we don't think of often. It's a strong debut by director/writer/lead Lake Bell.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

November 19, 2014 - "In a World . . ." (2013)

In a World . . ., 2013
Director: Lake Bell
Origin: USA
Language: English
Running time: 93 min

Vocal coach Carol Solomon lives in the shadow of her father Sam, Hollywood's go-to movie trailer voice, as she tries to break into the field herself. Aided by her sister and a sound whiz friend, Carol jumps into an unexpectedly strange new career. (from

MPAA rating: Rated R for language including some sexual references
U.S. box office: $2,962,542

Watch the trailer on IMDB.


Review of last week's film ("Half of a Yellow Sun", 3 stars)
Steven says: The best thing about this film is that it brings to light Nigeria's history, which so many Americans may be unaware of. The film also makes me want to read the book it's based on, because I could feel like there was more to the story.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

November 12, 2014 - "Half of a Yellow Sun" (2013)

Half of a Yellow Sun, 2013
Director: Biyi Bandele
Origin: Nigeria | UK
Language: English
Running time: 111 min

Twin sisters Olanna and Kainene each find unexpected romance in the late 1960s against the backdrop of Nigeria's civil war. As the conflict threatens all they hold dear, their relationships provide solace and strengthen their own bond. (from

MPAA rating: Rated R for some violence and sexual content
U.S. box office: $53,645
Watch the trailer on IMDB.


Review of last week's film ("Take Out", 3.5 stars)
Steven says: "Take Out" presents the day in the life of a Chinese delivery man, complicated by the need to collect extra tips to pay off a debt. It is unassuming and, by the end, riveting in its normalcy. The story of the making of the film is almost as enticing as the film itself.