International Film Series

Four From ’14

August 24, 2014


Wes Anderson, USA, 2014

Thursday, September 4, 6:30pm, CLO110

“By turns a whodunit, a prison-break movie, and an ode to high-end hotel conciergery, the movie is among Anderson’s daffiest to date… Yet for all its visual baubles and deadpan comedy, it is shot through with nostalgia, melancholy, and deep echoes of historic loss. I’m not sure that a confectionary fable set against so bleak a backdrop ought to succeed. But for me it did, brilliantly.”

–Christopher Orr, The Atlantic

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April IFS: Trips

March 26, 2014

The Trip

Wednesday, April 2nd, 6:30 pm, CLO 110

“Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon are English comedians with distinctly different styles. In ‘The Trip,’ they play themselves, brought together under a fictional premise: Steve is doing an article on the cuisine of Northern England and brings Rob along on the trip. So it’s two guys traveling, eating and talking. Doesn’t sound like much. But it’s terrific…Watching ‘The Trip,’ I had some of the biggest laughs I’ve had in a movie all year. The comedians are competitive, each trying to top the other…Along the way, you get a culinary trip of England (I know, scary).”

Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

Free and open to the public.

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March 10, 2014

Seldom Screened 2013

AFTER LUCIA (Despues de Lucia)

Please join the International Film Series at Purdue Calumet on Wednesday, March 26, at 6:30pm, in CLO 110, for the Mexican film, “AFTER LUCIA”.

“AFTER LUCIA”, dir. Franco, Mexico, 2012, Winner at Cannes’ (Un Certain Regard)

“The hot-button topic of school bullying provides an attention-grabbing hook for ‘After Lucia’, the grimly persuasive sophomore feature from Mexican writer-helmer-producer Michel Franco (‘Daniel and Ana’). Suggesting that teenage cruelty is no different in Mexico City than in any other major Western metropolis, pic depicts a distressing downward spiral for its pretty, charismatic protag after one drunken misstep.”

Charles Gant, VARIETY

Films are free and open to the public.


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March 6, 2014

Seldom Screened 2013


Please join the International Film Series at Purdue Calumet on Wednesday, March 19, at 6:30pm, in CLO 110, for the Coen Brothers’ latest Oscar-Nominated film, “INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS”.

“Joel and Ethan Coen’s elegiac, sweetly funny tale of a fleeting moment in American folk music, featuring a singular turn by Oscar Isaac as the struggling singer-songwriter of the title. Perhaps it shouldn’t be a surprise that at a time when slow-food movements, micro-brews and small-batch spirits have our attention comes a tenderly crafted film that demands we savor it…Celebrating and mourning a bygone moment, “Inside Llewyn Davis” is a tuneful wake intended to arouse us from our slumber to desires worth remembering.”

Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post

Films are free and open to the public.