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, February 6, 2016

February 10, 2016 - "The Farewell Party" (2015)

The Farewell Party, 2015Wednesday, February 10, 2016
7 p.m., Stanley Coulter Hall, Room 239

This is the second of two films we are screening that involve director Sharon Maymon.

Directors: Sharon Maymon, Tal Granit
Origin: Israel | Germany
Language: Hebrew
Running time: 95 min

Inventor Yehezkel lives at a facility for the elderly, where he comes up with gadgets to assist his fellow seniors. When neighbor Max asks him to build a machine that will enable Max to take his own life, Yehezkel must decide whether to oblige. (from

U.S. box office: $171,963
Watch the trailer on IMDB.


Review of last week's film ("A Matter of Size", 3 stars)
Steve says: This creative look at obesity in Israel (can you say, "Sumo"?) asks viewers to understand the broader perspectives of discrimination (real or imagined), insecurities and social norms. It is funny and has a message, even as it furthers some other stereotypes.

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