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, March 27, 2016

March 30, 2016 - "Memories of Murder" (2003)

Memories of Murder, 2003
7 p.m., Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Stanley Coulter Hall, Room 239

Director: Joon-ho Bong
Origin: South Korea
Languages: Korean | English
Running time: 132 min

Two rural cops take on the case of Korea's first serial killer, who has raped and murdered 10 women. Working without precedent or advanced forensic technology, they must rely on primitive methods to piece together the clues. (from

U.S. box office: $14,131
Watch the trailer on IMDB.


Review of last week's film ("Tangerine", 3.5 stars)
Steve says: Searching for acceptance and a place in the world, three Los Angeles residents help illuminate a seedier side of the city and the humanity that still resides there.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

March 23, 2016 - "Tangerine" (2015)

Tangerine, 2015
7 p.m., Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Stanley Coulter Hall, Room 239

Director: Sean Baker
Origin: USA
Language: English
Running time: 88 min

Back on the streets on Christmas Eve after serving a month in jail, transgender prostitute Sin-Dee Rella launches a vengeful search across Los Angeles for her unfaithful pimp boyfriend, Chester, and his new squeeze. (from

MPAA rating: Rated R for strong and disturbing sexual content, graphic nudity, language throughout, and drug use
U.S. box office: $701,837
Watch the trailer on IMDB.


Review of last week's film ("7 Boxes", 4.5 stars)
Steven says: Several of us made a connection between this film and those from America's Coen brothers. It is a black comedy with serious side notes about relationships, trust and capitalism. Check it out!

Saturday, March 12, 2016

March 16, 2016 - "7 Boxes" (2012)

7 Boxes, 2012
Screening at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Stanley Coulter Hall, Room 239

Directors: Juan Carlos Maneglia, Tana Schémbori
Origin: Paraguay | Spain
Languages: Spanish | Guarani | Korean
Running time: 105 min

In an outdoor Paraguayan market, a butcher offers a 17-year-old delivery boy $100 to transport seven sealed boxes to a drop-off point -- a task that seems simple until he finds himself pursued by a rival and his gang, thieves and the cops. (from

Watch the trailer on IMDB.


Review of last week's film ("Blind", 4 stars)
Steve says: Insecurity and imagination are mashed together when Ingrid loses her sight. Creatively told and a powerful visual depiction of our imaginations, "Blind" will keep you intrigued and guessing throughout.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

March 9, 2016 - "Blind" (2015)

Blind, 2015Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Forney Hall, Room B124

Director: Eskil Vogt
Origin: Norway | Netherlands
Language: Norwegian
Running time: 96 min

When she loses her sight, Ingrid retreats to her apartment and senses that her husband may not always leave when he says he's going to work. As her loneliness and uncertainty grow, she also comes to worry about a neighbor's motivations. (from

Watch the trailer on IMDB.


Review of last week's film ("Runoff", 3.5 stars) 
Steven says: This American independent film paints a depressing picture of the current ag business model, juxtaposing old farmers with new paradigms and highlighting the financial pressures corporations create for customers and competitors alike. Within this ecosystem, one family struggles to survive amidst pressures from several angles.