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
7 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Call (780) 496-7000 for more information
Not far from the ancient Malian city of Timbuktu, now ruled by the religious fundamentalists, proud cattle herder Kidane lives peacefully in the dunes with his family. In town, the people suffer, powerless, from the regime of terror imposed by the Jihadists determined to control their faith. Music, laughter, cigarettes, even soccer have been banned. The women have become shadows but resist with dignity. Every day, the new improvised courts issue tragic and absurd sentences. Kidane and his family are being spared the chaos that prevails in Timbuktu.
France/Mauritania, 2014, 97 minutes, rated PG
WELCOME TO ME
What happens when a young woman with Borderline Personality Disorder wins the lottery? In the case of Alice Klieg (Kristen Wiig), she quits her psychiatric meds and buys her own talk show. Inspired by the immortal Oprah, she broadcasts her dirty laundry as both a form of exhibitionism and a platform to share her peculiar views on everything from nutrition to relationships to neutering pets.
USA, 2014, 87 minutes, rated 14A
THAT SUGAR FILM
In one man's journey to discover the bitter truth about sugar, Damon Gameau embarks on a unique experiment to document the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body, consuming only foods that are commonly perceived as 'healthy'. Through this entertaining and informative journey, Damon highlights some of the issues that plague the sugar industry, and where sugar lurks on supermarket shelves.
Australia, 2014, 90 minutes, rated PG
WE ARE WHAT WE ARE
The Parkers have always kept to themselves, and for good reason. Behind closed doors, patriarch Frank rules his family with a rigorous fervor, determined to keep his ancestral customs intact at any cost. As a torrential rainstorm moves into the area, tragedy strikes and his daughters Iris and Rose are forced to assume responsibilities that extend beyond those of a typical family. As the unrelenting downpour continues to flood their small town, the local authorities begin to uncover clues that bring them closer to the secret that the Parkers have held closely for so many years.
USA/France, 2013, 105 minutes, rated 18A
After a strange sexual encounter, a teenager finds herself haunted by nightmarish visions and the inescapable sense that something is after her. Smart, original, and above all terrifying, It Follows is the rare modern horror film that works on multiple levels -- and leaves a lingering sting.
USA. 2014, 100 minutes, rated 14A
EPL's From Books to Film series offers free screenings of films adapted from books every Friday afternoon at 2:00 pm, in the main floor Program Room (just west of the Makerspace).
OCTOBER 2015 From Books to Films
With the upcoming release of Spectre, our mission is to catch up with four classic spy thrillers, pulse-poundingly translated from page to screen. We’ll also make time for our annual Hallowe’en scarefest!
The 39 Steps
Friday, October 2 | 2:00pm
We’re going way back on this one with an early example of Alfred Hitchcock’s directing genius. When a Canadian abroad (Robert Donat, Goodbye Mr. Chips) runs into a young woman on the run in London, he finds himself thrust into a deadly game of spies. Madeleine Carroll (The Prisoner of Zenda) also stars, and the film is based on the John Buchan novel of the same name..
86 minutes (1935) PG
Friday, October 9 | 2:00pm
How could we do this without Bond? Sean Connery leads in one of his many iconic performances of Agent 007, with Honor Blackman (TV’s The Avengers), Gert Frobe (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) and Harold Sakata (Death Dimension) portraying a trio of the franchise’s best villains. Long-time Bond director Guy Hamilton gets his start here; Ian Fleming wrote the novel.
110 minutes (1964) NR
Three Days of the Condor
Friday, October 16 | 2:00pm
Based off of Six Days of the Condor, by James Grady. Robert Redford (The Sting, Out of Africa) plays a CIA researcher who comes in from lunch to find his entire office has been killed—and the race is on to find the killers before he becomes the next target. Faye Dunaway (Chinatown) and Max Von Sydow (The Exorcist) help round out the cast, with Sydney Pollack (Out of Africa, The Firm) at the helm.
117 minutes (1975) 14A
The Bourne Identity
Friday, October 23 | 2:00pm
Robert Ludlum’s breakthrough character, Jason Bourne (Matt Damon, The Departed) wakes up with his memories gone, bullets in his body, and a trail of assassins after him. If he’s ever going to get his life back, conspiracies will need to be uncovered, which may lead up farther than anyone suspects. This film also features Franka Potente (Run Lola Run) and Chris Cooper American Beauty), while director Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow) created an “anti-Bond” style that is still shaking up spy thrillers to this day.
119 minutes (2002) 14A
SPECIAL HALLOWE’EN PRESENTATION:
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Friday, October 30 | 2:00pm
Abraham Lincoln is in it. He hunts vampires. We’re not certain that’s accurate. But if you’re looking to get in the spirit of the season with a bloody, funny horror comedy, you could forgive the bad history. Based on a book, starring some people.
105 minutes (2012) 14A
Call Diego Ibarra at 780-496-7086 for more information or email: firstname.lastname@example.org