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, November 1, 2015

November 11, 2015 - "Life, Above All" (2010)

Life, Above All, 2010
Director: Oliver Schmitz
Origin: South Africa | Germany
Language: Southern Sotho
Running time: 100 min

In a tiny village near Johannesburg, 12-year-old Chanda is left to care for two younger siblings when her infant sister dies and her mother becomes gravely ill. But this isn't the only challenge she faces; the town has turned against her. (from

MPAA rating: Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material and some sexual content
U.S. box office: $132,960
Watch the trailer on IMDB.


Review of last week's film ("The Amazing Catfish", 3.5 stars)
Steven says: With the feel of an American indie film, The Amazing Catfish offers a realistic look into the lives of one Mexican family trying to survive as their single mother fights a terminal illness. They invite an young woman with no family to be part of their tribe. Interesting observations abound.


*** We had a malfunctioning machine last week, so we screened an upcoming film that was streamable. "Zero Motivation" was shown last week, we will move "Life, Above All" to this week, and " ’71" will screen Nov. 18. 

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