The PhD Movie


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The PhD Movie

  • 2011
  • Directed By: Vahe Gabuchian
  • Rated Not Rated
  • Comedy
  • 70 Minutes
  1. Tuesday, February 21, 2012 7:00 p.m.
Still image from the film The PhD Movie

The PhD Movie: Piled Higher and Deeper

"Piled Higher and Deeper" The Movie is a live-action adaptation of the popular online comic strip by Jorge Cham ( It was filmed on location at and was produced in partnership with the California Institute of Technology (Caltech).  The film introduces audiences to the unique and funny culture of Academia and follows four graduate students (Cecilia, Mike, Tajel and the “Nameless Grad Student”) as they struggle to find balance between research, teaching and their personal lives with humor and heart.  Produced and directed by and stars real Ph.D. students and researchers. What other movie features not one, but two MacArthur “Genius” Award recipients?

The screening is sponsored by the Indiana University Graduate and Professional Student Organization and IU Cinema.

(HD Cam presentation)