EPL Film Series
Join us and other film buffs for one of our entertaining Film Series...each offering something unique.
ince 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!
Stanley Milner Library Theatre (basement)
7 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Call (780) 496-7070 for more information
The Look of Love
Wednesday, November 27 | 6:30 pm
Steve Coogan and director Michael Winterbottom continue their fruitful partnership with this epic portrait of the rise and fall of British nudie theater impresario Paul Raymond. The symbol of Soho, sex and sophistication from the swinging 60s to the 80s, Raymond almost single-handedly rewrote the cultural history of the UK with an empire of topless theaters and softcore magazines that would eventually make him the richest man in the country.
United Kingdom, 2013, 101 minutes, 18A
Herb & Dorothy
Wednesday, December 4 | 6:30 pm
The film takes a close look at the historical gift project by a legendary art collector couple and its impact on art communities around America. Herbert and Dorothy Vogel, a former postal clerk and a librarian, built a world-class collection of Minimal and Conceptual Art with their modest salaries. packing 2000 pieces into their small NYC apartment and never selling a piece for profit. In 1992, they decided to transfer the entire collection to the National Gallery of Art, making headlines worldwide.
USA, 2009, 87 minutes, not rated
Wednesday, December 11 | 6:30 pm
Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl crossed the Pacific ocean in a balsa wood raft in 1947, together with five men, to prove that South Americans already back in pre-Columbian times could have crossed the sea and settle on Polynesian islands. After gathering financing for the trip with loans and donations, they set off on an epic 101 day-long journey across 8,000 kilometers, all while the world was watching. Kon-Tiki tells about the origin of Heyerdahl's idea and the events surrounding the group's voyage.
Norway, 2012, 118 minutes, rated PG, in Norwegian with English subtitles
Wednesday, December 18 | 6:30 pm
Join us for a different kind of holiday film – the kind where an office Christmas party is taken hostage by organized criminals and only an off-duty NYPD officer can save the day. Starring Bruce Willis in his action-hero debut, the film was a critical and financial success as well as a tremendous influence on the action genre. “If it's not the greatest action movie ever made, then it's damn close.” – Empire Magazine
USA, 1988, 131 minutes, rated 14A
Film Forum is a monthly series of screenings followed by facilitated discussions, featuring guest speakers, prizes, and engaging chat between fellow film buffs! FREE ADMISSION!
Saturday, December 14 @ 1:30 pm
(RESCHEDULED FROM A PREVIOUS DATE)
Stanley Milner Library, Edmonton Room
BEWARE OF A HOLY WHORE
New German Cinema auteur Rainer Werner Fassbinder directs this semi-autobiographical dark comedy about a bisexual filmmaker struggling to begin production on a new feature. As the cast and crew wait patiently for his vision to unfold, their decadent behavior and erotic mishaps take over and turn the project towards mayhem and ruin. Join us for a screening of the film and a discussion of its place in the history of Germany’s post-WWII cinema.
Germany, 1971, 103 minutes, not rated, in German with English subtitles
EPL'sFrom Books to Film series offers screenings of films adapted from books every Friday afternoon at 2:00pm.
December reminds us that kids movies are not just for kids!
Please note: all films this month will be shown in the new Makerspace at the Stanley A. Milner Library!
Where the Wild Things Are
Friday, December 6 | 2:00pm
Where the Wild Things Are was directed by Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich, Adaptation) and is based on Maurice Sedak’s 1963 children’s of the same title. The story follows Max, a 9 year old boy, who becomes king of the “Wild Things” on an imaginary island. Jonze combined animatronics, CGI, and performers in costumes to visually recreate the “Wild Things” creatures. The film features the voices of the late James Gandolfini, Forest Whitaker, and Catherine O'Hara.
99 minutes (2009) PG
Lemony Snicket: A Series of Unfortunate Events
Friday, December 13 | 2:00pm
This film is an adaptation of three Lemony Snicket books: The Bad Beginning, The Reptile Room, and The Wide Window. The film stars Jim Carrey as Count Olaf, a mysterious theater troupe actor who attempts to steal the inherited fortune that was left to his recently orphaned cousins. The film also stars Meryl Streep and Catherine O’Hara, and is narrated by Jude Law. Brad Silberling (Casper, Land of the Lost) directed the film.
108 minutes (2004) PG
A Christmas Carol
Friday, December 20 | 2:00pm
Alastair Sim stars as Scrooge in this 1951 adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic and most best- loved Christmas tales of all time, A Christmas Carol. Strangely, the film was premiered in on Halloween night, rather than during the Christmas season, at the Guild Theater in New York. Despite it being the most popular films in Britain in 1952, the New York reviews and box office sales were a disappointment because the movie was reviewed as “too grim and sombre”.
86 minutes (1951) G
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Friday, December 27 | 2:00pm
This film is a wacky and stylized adaptation of the classic 1964 children’s book by British author Roald Dahl - as wacky and stylized as only Tim Burton can get! Of course Burton chose Johnny Depp to play Willy Wonka, who based the look for his character on the Vogue magazine editor Anna Wintour. The film includes 40 squirrels (who were trained every day for 10 weeks to sit on a stool, tap, and then open a walnut), 192,000 gallons of faux melted candy, and plenty of CGI.
115 minutes (2005) PG
Call Angela Mason at 780-496-7086 for more information or email: email@example.com
Movies often provide us with a chance to look at society and the realities of life in a new way. Please join us one Thursday evening each month for a screening and lively discussion. This program is funded by the Building Safe Communities Through Inclusive Learning Project.