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

 

FEBRUARY FILMS




Magic In The Moonlight

Wednesday, March 4 | 6:30 pm

In the 1920s, magician Stanley Crawford (Colin Firth) enjoys widespread acclaim as Chinese conjurer Wei Ling Soo, his stage persona. As arrogant as he is talented, Stanley despises claims by phony spiritualists that they can perform real magic. At the behest of his friend, Stanley travels to the Côte d'Azur mansion of the Catledge family to expose a young medium named Sophie (Emma Stone). However, Stanley is left surprised and shaken by evidence that Sophie's gifts may be real.

 

USA, 2014, 97 minutes, rated PG

 

 

 

Whiplash

Wednesday, March 11| 6:30 pm

A first-year music student (Miles Teller) wins a seat behind the drums in a jazz band led by a teacher (J.K. Simmons) who uses fear and intimidation to push his students to perfection.

USA, 2014, 107 minutes, rated 14A

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear White People

Wednesday, March 18| 6:30 pm

A campus culture war between blacks and whites at a predominantly white school comes to a head when the staff of a humor magazine stages an offensive Halloween party.

USA, 2014, 108 minutes, rated 14A

 

 

 

 

 

 

Birdman

Wednesday, March 25| 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

 

 


 

 

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