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
Wednesday, August 5| 6:30 pm
A feisty widowed single mom finds herself burdened with the full-time custody of her unpredictable 15-year-old ADHD son. As they struggle to make ends meet, Kyla, the peculiar new neighbor across the street, offers her help. Together, they find a new sense of balance, and hope is regained. This Canadian feature from Xavier Dolan won the Jury Prize at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.
Canada, 2014, 139 minutes, rated 14A
Wednesday, August 12| 6:30 pm
A gripping mix of friendship, violence and redemption erupts in the contemporary South in this adaptation of Larry Brown's novel. Directed by David Gordon Green, Joe brings Nicolas Cage back to his indie roots as the hard-living, hot-tempered, ex-con Joe Ransom, who is just trying to dodge his instincts for trouble - until he meets a hard-luck kid, (Tye Sheridan) who awakens in him a fierce and tender-hearted protector.
USA, 2014, 116 minutes, rated 14A
THE LAST FIVE YEARS
Wednesday, August 19| 6:30 pm
In an adaptation of the hit musical, The Last Five Years is a deconstruction of a love affair between an actress (Anna Kendrick) and a novelist (Jeremy Jordan), told almost entirely through song. The lovers’ stories are intertwined though told on timelines moving in the opposite direction, one forward from when they first meet and the other backward from the end of their marriage. They meet in the middle when they are first engaged.
USA, 2014, 94 minutes, rated PG
THE SALT OF THE EARTH
Wednesday, August 26| 6:30 pm
For the last 40 years, photographer Sebastião Salgado has been travelling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. He has witnessed some of the major events of our recent history; international conflicts, starvation and exodus. This Oscar-nominated documentary follows him is he embarks on his latest project, a tribute to the planet's beauty.
2014, France/Brazil/Italy, 110 minutes, rated PG
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).
SEPTEMBER 2015 From Books to Films
Four different films about computer science? As our lives have become increasingly high-tech, movie-makers have been increasingly interested in capturing how the digital world impacts the real world.
The Imitation Game
Friday, September 4 | 2:00pm
Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch, BBC’s Sherlock)was easily one of the most important geniuses of the 20th century—not only cracking Nazi Germany’s near-impossible Enigma code, but practically pioneering our modern work on computer science and artificial intelligence. Despite his heroic work, Turing would find himself blacklisted and shunned due to his homosexuality. Based off of Alan Hodges’ book Alan Turing: The Enigma, this film won this year’s Academy Award for its adapted screenplay.
114 minutes (2014) PG
Friday, September 11 | 2:00pm
Not only was Steve Jobs (Ashton Kutcher,The Butterfly Effect) a pioneer of the world’s earliest home computers, but also a driving force behind everything from smart phones and tablets to iTunes to Pixar. He was also a college dropout, a mercurial visionary and a difficult boss that would be fired from and re-hired by his own company. Dermot Mulroney (My Best Friend’s Wedding), Josh Gad (Frozen) and J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) round out this adaptation’s cast.
128 minutes (2013) PG
The Fifth Estate
Friday, September 18 | 2:00pm
This film explores the controversy behind Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and his website Wikileaks, both devoted to exposing the corruption of power of the world’s governments. Daniel Brühl (Inglourious Basterds) and Carice Van Houten (Game of Thrones) also star; Bill Conson (Dreamgirls, Kinsey) directs.
128 minutes (2013) 14A
The Social Network
Friday, September 25 | 2:00pm
College student Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg, Adventureland) created a social network for his fellow Harvard students—a network that would grow into the multi-billion dollar enterprise we now know as Facebook. An impressive pedigree went into the creation of this film, from the source book by Ben Mezrich (Bringing Down the House), to screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing) and director David Fincher (Fight Club, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button). This film has also won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in its year.
120 minutes (2010) PG
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