EPL Film Series
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!
Stanley Milner Library Theatre (basement)
7 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Call (780) 496-7070 for more information
Smash His Camera
Wednesday, March 5 | 6:30 pm
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis sued him, Marlon Brando broke his jaw and Steve McQueen gave him a look that would have killed, if looks could kill. To the celebrities he pursued, photographer Ron Galella was the beast who threaten beauty. As it turned out, he gave them a strange and lasting beauty they might never have known without him. Inherent in the story of this notorious paparazzo are the complex issues if the right to privacy, freedom of the press, and the ever-growing vortex of celebrity worship.
USA, 2010, 87 min, rated PG
Wednesday, March 12 | 6:30 pm
Winner of both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, director Ryan Coogler's Fruitvale Station follows the true story of Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who wakes up on the morning of December 31, 2008 to get a head start on his resolutions: being a better son, partner, and father. Crossing paths wiht friends, family, and strangers, Oscar starts out well, but as the day goes on, he realizes that change is not going to come easily. His resolve takes a tragic turn, however, one that would shake the Bay Area - and the entire nation - to its very core.
USA, 2013, 84 min, rated 14A
Wednesday, March 19 | 6:30 pm
A divorced and single parent and masseuse, Eva (Julia Louis Dreyfus) is dreading her daughter's impending departure for college. She meets Albert (James Gandolfini), who is also facing an empty nest, and a romance blossoms between. Things are further complicated when Marianne, Eva's new friend and massage client, reveals a connection with Albert that has Eva questioning her new relationship. From acclaimed director Nicole Holofcener, Enough Said is a sharp, insightful comedy that humorously explores the mess that often comes with getting involved again.
USA, 2013, 93 min, rated PG
Wednesday, March 26 | 6:30 pm
After everything in her life falls to pieces, including her marriage, elegant New York socialite (Cate Blanchett) moves into her sister's modest San Francisco apartment to try to pull herself back together again. Written and directed by Woody Allen, this Oscar-nominated comedy-drama features "richly chronicaled characters, sharp dialogue and [a] centerpiece performance by ... Blanchett."
USA, 2013, 98 min, rated PG
EPL's From Books to Film series offers free screenings of films adapted from books every Friday afternoon at 2:00pm.
March’s From Books to Film features stories of remarkable women throughout the centuries. Come spend some time getting to know these wonderful ladies with us!
From Books to Film are shown in EPL’s Makerspace, on the main floor of the downtown Stanley A Milner Library.
Girl with a Pearl Earring
Friday, March 7 | 2:00pm
This film is an adaptation from a work of fiction by Tracy Chevalier. It tells the story of the events surrounding the creation of the painting “Girl with a Pearl Earring” by 17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer. Scarlett Johansson stars as the mysterious girl in the painting who is believed to have been a maid in Vermeer’s household. This film also stars Colin Firth, Tom Wilkinson and Cillian Murphy
100 minutes (2003) PG-13
Friday, March 14 | 2:00pm
This film is partly based on the 2003 novel Becoming Jane Austen by Jon Hunter Spence, who was also hired to be the historical consultant for the film. The story follows Jane and Tom Lefroy on their quest to marry for love. The young couple risks everything that matters in their attempt to marry. This whirlwind romance stars Anne Hathaway and James McAvoy.
120 minutes (2007) PG
Friday, March 21 | 2:00pm
Amelia Earhart discovered the thrill of aviation at age 23 and 12 years later became the fist woman to pilot a plane across the Atlantic Ocean. This film tells the story of her disappearance while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 in her attempt to make a flight around the world. Two books, East to the Dawn and The Sound of Wings, were used as the primary resources for the writing of the movie script. Hilary Swank and Richard Gere star in this breathtaking adventure.
111 minutes (2009) PG
Friday, March 28 | 2:00pm
This biographical film was based on the book, The Freedom Writers Diary by teacher Erin Gruwell who wrote the story based on Woodrow Wilson Classical High School. The film tells the story of a young teacher, Erin, who inspired her class of at-risk students to apply themselves and pursue an education beyond high school. This drama stars Hillary Swank and Patrick Dempsey.
123 minutes (2007) PG-13
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