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




Wednesday, July 8| 6:30 pm

From the team behind Man On Wire, the story of a chimpanzee who in the 1970s became the focus of a landmark experiment which aimed to show that an ape could learn to communicate with language if raised and nurtured like a human child. Following Nim's extraordinary journey through human society, and the enduring impact he makes on the people he meets along the way, the film is an unflinching and unsentimental biography of an animal we tried to make human. What we learn about his true nature - and indeed our own - is comic, revealing and profoundly unsettling.

UK/USA, 2011, 93 minutes, rated 14A






Wednesday, July 15| 6:30 pm

Sandra (Marion Cotillard) has just been released from the hospital to find that she no longer has a job. According to management, the only way Sandra can hope to regain her position at the factory is to convince her co-workers to sacrifice their much-needed yearly bonuses. Now, over the course of one weekend, Sandra must confront each co-worker individually in order to win a majority of their votes before time runs out.

France, 2014, 95 minutes, rated PG






Wednesday, June 22| 6:30 pm

This intriguing thriller follows a mysterious outsider whose quiet life is turned upside down when he returns to his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance. Proving himself an amateur assassin, he winds up in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.

USA, 2013, 90 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).


JULY 2015 From Books to Films

In the month that begins with Canada Day, we are proud to showcase films that involve some major Canadian element, whether it be directors and actors, or filmed on location.    

Souvenir of Canada

Friday, July 3  | 2:00pm

Based on his books of the same title, Douglas Coupland takes us on a road trip to collect items of undeniable Canadiana (eg. a sock worn by Terry Fox, bilingual cereal boxes) that he will install in a stripped down bungalow called “Canada House”.  This is a look at Coupland’s own life, our national identity, and our relationship with the US.

70 minutes (2005) PG






The Sweet Hereafter

Friday, July 10  | 2:00pm

Based on a book by Russell Banks, this film was adapted and directed by Canuck Atom Egoyan (Exotica) and stars Sarah Polley (The Road to Avonlea). When a school bus accident winds up killing the majority of a small town’s children, a lawyer (Ian Holm, Lord of the Rings trilogy) steps in to lead a class-action suit. Secrets will be uncovered, and not just those of the lawyer’s…

112 minutes (1997 USA) NR






Whale Music

Friday, July 17  | 2:00pm

A recluse musician (Maury Chakyin, Dances with Wolves), mourning the loss of his brother (Paul Gross, Passchendaele), composing music for the whales that congregate by his home. When the mysterious Claire enters his life (Cynthia Preston, TV’s General Hospital), he will find himself inspired to take his music to daring new heights. Inspired by the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson, the original novel and its screen adaptation were penned by Canada’s late Paul Quarrington. Richard J. Lewis (Barney’s Version) directs.

107 minutes (1994) NR





The Lesser Blessed

Friday, July 24  | 2:00pm

Adapted from the novel of the same name by Edmonton’s Richard Van Camp, The Lesser Blessed follows the life of a young First Nations teenager coming of age in the modern North West Territories. Benjamin Bratt (TV’s Law and Order) leads a cast of new actors; Anita Doron (The End of Silence) directs.

86 minutes (2012) 14A







Away From Her

Friday, July 31  | 2:00pm

While we saw her earlier this month in The Sweet Hereafter, Sarah Polley now turns her attention behind the camera to adapt and direct a retelling of Alice Munro’s short story “The Bear Came Over the Mountain”. Gordon Pinsent (The Shipping News) and Julie Christie (Doctor Zhivago) star as an ageing couple adjusting to her ongoing battle with Alzheimer’s—but when she starts to love another man, is it the disease, or something else entirely?

110 minutes (2006) PG






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