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, January 23, 2016

January 27, 2016 - "The Standford Prison Experiment" (2015)

The Stanford Prison Experiment, 2015
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
7 p.m., Stanley Coulter Hall, Room 239

Director: Kyle Patrick Alvarez
Origin: USA
Language: English
Running time: 122 min

Conducting a study on the psychology of incarceration, a Stanford professor assigns prisoner and guard roles to 24 male test subjects in a mock jail. Authority quickly escalates to abuse of power, which is allowed to continue in the name of research. (from

MPAA rating: Rated R for language including abusive behavior and some sexual references
U.S. box office: $643,557
Watch the trailer on IMDB.


Review of last week's film ("About Elly", 4 stars)Steven says: Lies, lies and more lies keep the viewer guessing (and frustrated) as this mystery unfolds.Try to watch it with someone from Iran (or at least discuss it afterward with that person) to gain a fuller understanding of why certain things happen. Artfully created.

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