EPL Film Series
We pick 'em, you watch 'em. The best part? It's all FREE.
Join us and other film buffs for one of our entertaining Film Series...each offering something unique.
Since 2004, Cinema at the Centre has shown a wide array of independent, foreign and classic films. Join us every Wednesday in our cozy theatre at 6:30pm for a season of exciting and diverse flicks. FREE admission!
Wednesdays at 6:30 pm
The Edmonton Room (basement)
(PLEASE NOTE: Films between Dec 17 and Feb 25 will be shown in the Edmonton Room)
7 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Call (780) 496-7070 for more information
They Came Together
Wednesday, January 7 | 6:30 pm
Fight the winter blues with this goofy yet clever parody of the romantic comedy genre, in the tradition of Airplane! and Scary Movie. Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler star as two glum New Yorkers who look for love in the city of dreams and encounter every whimsical film cliché one can imagine. You’ll never look at a contemporary fairy-tale romance the same way again. Also starring Melanie Lynskey, Bill Hader, and Christopher Meloni.
USA, 2014, 83 minutes, rated 14A
The Zero Theorem
Wednesday, January 14 | 6:30 pm
Eccentric and reclusive computer genius Qohen (Christoph Waltz) is plagued with existential angst, living in isolation while he works obsessively on a mysterious project aimed at discovering the meaning of life - or the complete lack of one - once and for all. The “Management” (Matt Damon) sends a series of strange characters to interrupt Qohen, who must eventually look within himself for answers. From prolific director Terry Gilliam (Brazil, 12 Monkeys).
UK, 2014, 107 minutes, rated 14A
Shut Up Little Man!: An Audio Misadventure
Wednesday, January 21 | 6:30 pm
In 1987, two friends moved into a San Francisco apartment and discovered they lived next door to a pair of argumentative alcoholics. They began recording the frequent squabbles and eventually circulated them on CD, which inspired a cult following and several adaptations into films, comics, and zines. This documentary charts a unique history of the pre-internet meme, and explores blurred lines between privacy, art and exploitation.
Australia, 2011, 90 minutes, not rated
Tom at the Farm
Wednesday, January 28 | 6:30 pm
The story of Tom, who is in the grip of grief and depression following the death of his lover. When he meets the family of the deceased, it is revealed the mother was not aware of her son's sexual orientation, or his relationship with Tom either, for that matter. From acclaimed French-Canadian writer-director Xavier Dolan.
Canada, 2013, 102 minutes, 14A
EPL's From Books to Film series offers free screenings of films adapted from books every Friday afternoon at 2:00pm.
Join us in the Milner’s main floor Makerspace area.
(PLEASE NOTE: If the Makerspace is not available due to ongoing construction, an alternate venue will be posted on that day).
JANUARY 2015 From Books to Films
We’re starting the New Year with a song in our hearts—with five films that center around music!
Friday, January 2 | 2:00pm
The adaptation of adaptations, Chicago has been a non-musical play, a silent film, and a song-packed Broadway revival, which ultimately leads us to this current version, which is arguably the most fun. Catherine Zeta-Jones (Entrapment) and Renee Zellweger (Bridget Jones’ Diary) star as a pair of (literal) man-killers who need to stay famous in order to stay alive! Richard Gere, John C. Reilly, Queen Latifah and more complete the cast.
113 minutes (2002) 14A
Friday, January 9 | 2:00pm
Another hit straight from Broadway, Jersey Boys chronicles the story of The Four Seasons, in particular young heartthrob Frankie Valli. Director Clint Eastwood (Unforgiven) opted to use stage actors instead of Hollywood actors, and had them sing on set instead of lip-sync for a genuinely talented sound.
134 minutes (2014) 14A
Walk the Line
Friday, January 16 | 2:00pm
Adapted from Johnny Cash’s autobiography, Walk the Line gives us a rollicking tour of a musical legend’s life and career. Joaquin Phoenix (Gladiator) and Reese Witherspoon (Legally Blonde) trained half a year for the roles of Johnny and June Carter Cash, singing and playing their own instruments. James Mangold (Girl, Interrupted and The Wolverine) directs.
136 minutes (2005) PG
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Friday, January 23 | 2:00pm
A wild time is promised in this adaptation of the off-Broadway play of the same name. The play’s co-author, John Cameron Mitchell (Shortbus) also directs and stars as the titular Hedwig, a transgendered punk rocker coping with the theft of her songs by her former lover (Michael Pitt, Seven Psychopaths).
90 minutes (2001) 14A
The Phantom of the Opera
Friday, January 30 | 2:00pm
There have been myriad adaptations of the classic Gaston Leroux novel, but this adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd-Webber musical stands as the most iconic one. Singer Cristine (Mystic River) finds herself in a love triangle, forced to choose between her lifelong sweetheart Raoul (Patrick Wilson, Watchmen) and the tragic figure known as The Phantom (Gerard Butler, 300). Director Joel Schumacher (Batman & Robin) does well for the material here, instilling the movie with a vampy beauty.
143 minutes (2004) PG
Call Diego Ibarra at 780-496-7086 for more information or email: email@example.com