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, December 14, 2014

December 17, 2014 - "In the House" (2012)

The originally scheduled film for this week, "Restless City," was not available. We will try to work it in to the Winter 2015 season.

In the House, 2012

Director: François Ozon
Origin: France
Languages: French
Running time: 105 minutes

Moved by mesmerizing prose, a teacher pushes a student with extraordinary gifts to keep on writing -- even though he knows the young author's research methods involve a serious invasion of privacy. (from

Watch the trailer on IMDB.

U.S. box office: $354,244
MPAA rating: R


Review of last week's film ("Night Across the Street," 3 stars) 
Steven says: This film was not made for the casual or mainstream movie-goer. Surrealist director Raul Ruiz pays homage to several classic films while trying to find his own place in the history of film-making. It's fun to watch but doesn't make much sense unless you have lots of film background (or like surrealist films).

Saturday, December 6, 2014

December 10, 2014 - "Night Across the Street" (2012)

Night Across the Street, 2012
Director: Raoul Ruiz
Origin: Chile | France
Languages: Spanish | French
Running time: 110 min

A free-flowing contemplation on aging and death inspired by the stories of Hernán del Solar, director Raoul Ruiz's final film follows as elderly man who revisits moments of his youth as he awaits the stranger he believes will kill him. (from

Watch the trailer on IMDB.

Review from Film Comment magazine.


Review of last week's film ("Omar," 4 stars)
Steven says: The life of an Arab in and around the West Bank is full of paranoia. This intense film has the viewer second-guessing who is a collaborator and who is true to his or her cause. From the director of "Paradise Now", this film made me want to find out everything there is to know about life in the West Bank.