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, April 10, 2016

April 13, 2016 - "The Assassin" (2015)

The Assassin, 2015
7 p.m., Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Stanley Coulter Hall, Room 239

Director: Hsiao-hsien Hou
Origin: Taiwan | China | Hong Kong | France
Language: Mandarin
Running time: 105 min

In this action epic set in 9th-century China, Nie Yinniang is abducted at age 10 and trained to become an assassin who uses her skills to get rid of corrupt public officials -- until she's ordered to kill her beloved cousin. (from

U.S. box office: $613,556
Watch the trailer on YouTube.


Review of last week's film ("Udaan", 3 stars)
Steven says: The best part of the film is its look at life in an industrial Indian city. We learn a lot about the country that is not seen in traditional American media. It also reminds us that many struggles we face are universal.

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