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, May 30, 2015

June 3, 2015 - "Force Majeure" (2014)

Force Majeure, 2014
Director: Ruben Östlund
Origin: Sweden | France | Norway | Denmark
Languages: Swedish | English | French | Norwegian
Running time: 120 min

At a ski resort in the Alps, the sudden and terrifying approach of an avalanche opens a deep fissure in the lives of a vacationing Swedish family when the patriarch flees to save himself instead of protecting his wife and children. (from

MPAA rating: Rated R for some language and brief nudity
U.S. box office: $1,358,561

Watch the trailer on IMDB.


Review of the previous screening (Gabrielle, 3 stars)Steve says: An interesting look into the lives of developmentally challenged adults, from obstacles to creative outlets, as well as their family dynamics.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Announcing the Summer 2015 season

Cinematheque for All – Summer 2015 season
  • The Summer 2015 Season is June 3 – August 12, 2015 (nine films in total).
  • All screenings for this season begin at 7 p.m. in Stanley Coulter Hall, Room 239, 640 Oval Drive, on the Purdue University campus.
  • Parking is available in the University Street parking garage.
  • No screening June 23 or August 5
  • Wednesday, June 3, 2015, Force Majeure, 2014; Director: Ruben Östlund; Origin: Sweden | France | Norway | Denmark; Language: Swedish | English | French | Norwegian; Running time: 120 min
  • Wednesday, June 10, 2015, Girlhood, 2015; Director: Céline Sciamma; Origin: France; Language: French; Running time: 113 min
  • Wednesday, June 17, 2015, The Retrieval, 2013; Director: Chris Eska; Origin: USA; Language: English; Running time: 92 min
  • Wednesday, July 1, 2015, Lilting, 2014; Director: Hong Khaou; Origin: UK; Languages: English | Mandarin; Running time: 86 min
  • Wednesday, July 8, 2015, Dear White People, 2014; Director: Justin Simien; Origin: USA; Language: English; Running time: 108 min
  • Wednesday, July 15, 2015, Mommy, 2014; Director: Xavier Dolan; Origin: Canada; Languages: French | English; Running time: 139 min
  • Wednesday, July 22, 2015, The Strange Little Cat, 2014; Director: Ramon Zürcher; Origin: Germany; Language: German; Running time: 72 min
  • Wednesday, July 29, 2015, Shun Li and the Poet, 2011; Director: Andrea Segre; Origin:  Italy | France; Language: Italian | Mandarin; Running time: 98 min
  • Wednesday, August 12, 2015, Calvary, 2014; Director: John Michael McDonagh; Origin: Ireland | UK; Language: English; Running time: 102 min

Monday, May 4, 2015

May 6, 2015 - "Gabrielle" (2013)

Gabrielle, 2013
Director: Louise Archambault
Origin: Canada
Languages: French | English
Running time: 104 minutes

Musicians Gabrielle and Martin fall in love and want to begin a relationship, which is against the rules at the home for the disabled where they live. Refusing to part with Martin, Gabrielle is determined to prove that she can live independently. (from

MPAA rating
: Rated R for some sexuality
Watch the trailer on IMDB.


Review of last week's film ("Land Ho!", 3.5 stars)Steven says: A mix between "The Trip" and "Sideways," this film offers a mini-travelogue of Iceland through the eyes of two retirees. Where else can two lonely old men find a cure for loneliness than this intriguing isolated island nation?