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)

7 Sir Winston Churchill Square

Call (780) 496-7070 for more information

 

APRIL FILMS




Birdman

Wednesday, April 1| 6:30 pm

Former cinema superhero Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton) is mounting an ambitious Broadway production that he hopes will breathe new life into his stagnant career. It's risky, but he hopes that his creative gamble will prove that he's a real artist and not just a washed-up movie star. As opening night approaches, a castmate is injured, forcing Riggan to hire an actor (Edward Norton) who is guaranteed to shake things up. Meanwhile, Riggan must deal with his girlfriend, daughter and ex-wife.

USA, 2014, 119 minutes, rated 14A

 

 

 


The Theory of Everything

In an Oscar-winning performance, Eddie Redmayne stars as the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking. At 21, Hawking was diagnosed with the paralyzing illness of ALS, and against all odds pursued the ambitious scientific work for which he became famous, with the support of his wife Jane Wilde (Oscar nominee Felicity Jones). This is their extraordinary story, documenting not only Hawking’s groundbreaking discoveries but also the love and passion in the partnership that helped him succeed.

UK, 2014, 123 minutes, rated G

 

 

 

 

 


The One I Love

 

Wednesday, April 15| 6:30 pm

On the brink of separation, Ethan (Mark Duplass) and Sophie (Elisabeth Moss) escape to a beautiful vacation house for a weekend getaway in an attempt to save their marriage. What begins as a romantic and fun retreat soon becomes surreal, when an unexpected discovery forces the two to examine themselves, their relationship, and their future.

USA, 2014, 91 minutes, rated 14A

 

 

 

 


Keep On Keepin' On

 

Wednesday, April 22| 6:30 pm

This acclaimed documentary by first time filmmaker Al Hicks depicts the remarkable story of 93-year-old jazz legend Clark Terry,  among the few performers ever to have played in both Count Basie's and Duke Ellington's bands. The film highlights his friendship with the preternaturally gifted Justin Kauflin, a blind, 23-year-old piano prodigy who suffers from debilitating stage fright. Not long after Kauflin is invited to compete in an elite Jazz competition, Terry's health takes a turn for the worse. As the clock ticks, we see two friends confront the toughest challenges of their lives.

USA, 2014, 86 minutes, rated PG

 

 

 

 


Calvary

 

Wednesday, April 29| 6:30 pm

Father James (Brendan Gleeson) is a good priest who is faced with sinister and troubling circumstances brought about by a mysterious member of his parish. Although he continues to comfort his own fragile daughter (Kelly Reilly) and reach out to help members of his church with their various scurrilous moral - and often comic - problems, he feels sinister and troubling forces closing in, and begins to wonder if he will have the courage to face his own personal Calvary.

Ireland/UK, 2014, 100 minutes, rated 14A

 

 

 

 

 

EPL's From Books to Film series offers free screenings of films adapted from books every Friday afternoon at 2:00pm.

Our location has moved! Please join us now at the same time (2:00) next door to the Makerspace in EPL’s all-new Program Room!



 

MARCH 2015 From Books to Films

Biographies are featured in March’s From Books to Film. 

 


Hitchcock

Friday, March 6  | 2:00pm 

Set during the 1959 filming of Hitchcock’s well-known work, Psycho, this film explores the strained relationship between the iconic film-maker Alfred Hitchcock and his wife, Alma Reville. Directed by Sacha Gervasi (The Terminal) and based on the book by Stephen Rebello. Starring Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren and Scarlett Johansson.

98 minutes (2012) PG

 

 

 

 


The Railway Man

Friday, March 13  | 2:00pm

Based on the autobiography of Eric Lomax, the former British officer learns that the individual who was responsible for his traumatizing ill treatment as a prisoner of war during the second World War is still alive, and sets out to confront him.  Eric is portrayed by Colin Firth (The King’s Speech) and his supportive love interest by Nicole Kidman (The Golden Compass, Cold Mountain).

108 minutes (2014) PG

 

 

 

 

 


The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Friday, March 20  | 2:00pm

The second of 3 autobiographies presented this month, this film is based on the life of the wealthy playboy editor of French Elle, Jean-Dominique Bauby, who suffered a sudden permanent paralysis at 43. Unable to speak he communicated by means of one of the few remaining parts of his body that he could still move: his left eye. In spite of this, he was able to dictate his story. Nominated for 4 Oscars and the winner of one Golden Globe award (Best Director). French with English subtitles.

112 minutes (2007) PG

 

 

 

 


Tracks

Friday, March 27 | 2:00pm

Directed by John Curran (The Painted Veil, Stone) and based on the autobiography of Robyn Davidson, a young woman leaves her urban life behind and goes on a 1700 mile solo trek across the sprawling deserts of West Australia with 4 unpredictable camels and her faithful dog.  Robyn is portrayed by 2 Australian actresses: as a young girl by Lily Pearl and her adult counterpart by Mia Wasikowska.

112 minutes (2013) PG

 

 

 

 



 

Call Diego Ibarra at 780-496-7086 for more information or email: dibarra@epl.ca