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, January 25, 2015

January 28, 2015 - "Ida" (2014)

Ida, 2014Screening at 7 p.m. in Forney Hall, B124
Director: Pawel Pawlikowski
Origin: Poland | Denmark | France | UK
Languages: Polish | Latin | French
Running time: 82 minutes

Raised in a Catholic orphanage during the Nazi occupation of Poland, Anna is poised to join the order when she learns she has a surviving aunt. But visiting the woman before taking her vows uncovers some inconvenient truths about her heritage. (from

MPAA rating: Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, some sexuality and smoking
U.S. box office: $3,702,720
Watch the trailer on IMDB.


Review of last week's film ("The Trip to Italy", 3 stars)
Steve says: With a slight scripted nod to sequels not living up to the originals, "The Trip to Italy" does its best to explore Italy while it explores the personal lives of its main characters, first introduced to us in "The Trip". It is touching, insightful, very improvisational, and for the most part, enjoyable.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

January 21, 2015 - "The Trip to Italy" (2014)

The Trip to Italy, 2014 (screening at 7 p.m. in Forney Hall, B124)

Director: Michael Winterbottom
Origin: UK
Language: English
Running time: 108 minutes

Following in the footsteps of the great romantic poets, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon traverse the Italian countryside musing about life and love. Work enters the conversation as well in this largely improvised sequel to the roadtrip comedy "The Trip." (from

U.S. box office: $2,873,758
Watch the trailer on IMDB.

Review of last week's film ("Restless City", 3 stars)
Steven says: The director knows how to make a scene gorgeous, an actor smolder, a setting vibrate. That's what I focused on during this film whose plot has several holes in it. But it's a fun and beautiful watch.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

January 14, 2015 - "Restless City" (2011)

Restless City, 2011
Director: Andrew Dosunmu
Origin: USA
Languages: English | French | Wolof | Yoruba
Running time: 80 min

An aspiring musician's life takes a turn toward more meaning when he meets a prostitute controlled by a loan shark. Together they do all they can to escape the lure of the street in order to achieve the American dream. (from

MPAA rating: Rated R for some drug use and brief sexuality
Watch the trailer on IMDB.

Review of previous film ("In the House", 3.5 stars)
Steven says: While the plot may be a little preposterous at points, the approach to storytelling and acting make it an interesting piece that keeps you guessing.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Announcing the Winter 2015 season

Cinematheque for All - Winter 2015
  • The Winter 2015 Season is January 14 – May 6, 2015.
  • All screenings for this season begin at 7 p.m. in Forney Hall of Chemical Engineering, 480 Stadium Mall Drive, on the Purdue University campus
  • Parking is available in the Northwestern Avenue parking garage.
  • Wednesday, January 14, 2015, Restless City, 2011, Director: Andrew Dosunmu, Origin: USA, Language(s): English | French | Wolof | Yoruba, 80 min
  • Wednesday, January 21, 2015, The Trip to Italy, 2014, Director: Michael Winterbottom, Origin: UK, Language(s): English. 108 minutes
  • Wednesday, January 28, 2015, Ida, 2014, Director: Pawel Pawlikowski, Origin: Poland | Denmark | France | UK, Language(s): Polish | Latin | French, 82 minutes
  • Wednesday, February 4, 2015, Tabu, 2012, Director: Miguel Gomes, Origin: Portugal | Germany | Brazil | France, Language(s): Portuguese | English | Polish, 118 minutes
  • Wednesday, February 11, 2015, The French Minister, 2014, Director: Bertrand Tavernier, Origin: France, Language(s): French, 113 minutes
  • Wednesday, February 18, 2015, The Wind Rises, 2013, Director: Hayao Miyazaki, Origin: Japan, Language(s): Japanese | German | Italian | French, 126 minutes
  • Wednesday, February 25, 2015, In Bloom, 2014, Director: Nana Ekvtimishvili, Simon Gross, Origin: Georgia | Germany | France, Language(s): Georgian, 102 minutes
  • Wednesday, March 4, 2015, A Way of Life, 2006, Director: Amma Asante, Origin: UK, Language(s): English, 91 minutes
  • Wednesday, March 11 - NO SCREENING
  • Wednesday, March 18 - NO SCREENING
  • Wednesday, March 25, 2015, We Are the Best!, 2013, Director: Lukas Moodysson, Origin: Sweden | Denmark, Language(s): Swedish, 102 minutes
  • Wednesday, April 1, 2015, Miele, 2013, Director: Valeria Golino, Origin: Italy | France, Language(s): Italian, 96 minutes
  • Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 24 City, 2008, Director: Zhang Ke Jia, Origin: China | Hong Kong | Japan, Language(s): Mandarin | Shanghainese, 112 minutes
  • Wednesday, April 15, 2015, The Selfish Giant, 2013, Director: Clio Barnard, Origin: UK, Language(s): English, 91 minutes
  • Wednesday, April 22, 2015, Siddarth, 2013, Director: Richie Mehta, Origin: Canada | India, Language(s): Hindi, 96 minutes
  • Wednesday, April 29, 2015, Land Ho!, 2014, Director: Aaron Katz, Martha Stephens, Origin: Iceland | USA, Language(s): English, 95 minutes
  • Wednesday, May 6, 2015, Gabrielle, 2013, Director: Louise Archambault, Origin: Canada, French | Language(s): English, 104 minutes