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, June 3| 6:30 pm
Henri attends to the upkeep of the lights and lamps in the convent where he has been living since early childhood. Orphaned and forgotten by all, Henri is timid and withdrawn. One day, he is forced to leave the protective walls of the institution and is suddenly sent out into a world that is foreign to him. Led by his naivety, he tries to bring light into the lives of people who are, like him, alone. He especially tries to revive the fire in Helene's heart, the beautiful box office clerk, who lives in an obscure world and who Henri is secretly in love with.
Canada, 2014, 99 minutes, rated G
BEHIND THE CANDELABRA
Wednesday, June 10| 6:30 pm
In an Emmy award-winning role, Michael Douglas plays virtuoso pianist Liberace in Steven Soderbergh’s acclaimed adaptation of Scott Thorson’s memoir. Thorson (played by Matt Damon) met Liberace in the late 1970s and began a five-year long secret affair while posing as his stage hand. The film gives a backstage look into their tempestuous relationship, all the while chronicling the later life of the eccentric legendary performer.
USA, 2013, 118 minutes, rated 14A
Wednesday, June 17| 6:30 pm
Six years after the violent death of her husband, Amelia (Essie Davis) is at a loss. She struggles to discipline her 'out of control' 6 year-old, Samuel (Noah Wiseman), a son she finds impossible to love. Samuel's dreams are plagued by a monster he believes is coming to kill them both. When a disturbing storybook called 'The Babadook' turns up at their house, Samuel is convinced that the Babadook is the creature he's been dreaming about. His hallucinations spiral out of control, he becomes moreunpredictable and violent. Amelia, genuinely frightened by her son's behaviour, is forced to medicate him. But when Amelia begins to see glimpses of a sinister presence all around her, it slowly dawns on her that the thing Samuel has been warning her about may be real.
Australia, 2014, 94 minutes, rated 14A
PUSSY RIOT: A PUNK PRAYER
Wednesday, June 24| 6:30 pm
Three young women face seven years in a Russian prison for a satirical performance in a Moscow cathedral. But who is really on trial in a case that has gripped the nation and the world beyond, three young artists or the society they live in? This documentary tells their story and examines a censorship case that received global attention.
Russia/UK, 2014, 90 minutes, rated 18A
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!
MAY 2015 From Books to Films
Is all well that ends well? May’s From Books to Film is our first all-Shakespeare theme, but we’re offering it re-mixed! From noble samurai to high-school intrigue, we’re giving you the Bard in ways you won’t expect!
Please note: Some of the May films will be shown in the Makerspace, instead of the Program Room. Please check each individual listing below.
Much Ado About Nothing
Friday, May 8 | 2:00pm | Makerspace
Shot secretly in twelve days during a break in Marvel’s The Avengers, Joss Whedon’s re-telling of the Shakespearean play was done as a labour of love for the original as well as a chance to work with some of his favourite actors. When two pairs of young lovers first meet, tricks and schemes promise to pull them together or tear them apart. This cast of dozens includes Edmonton’s own Nathan Fillion (Serenity, Castle)
109 minutes (2012) PG
10 Things I Hate About You
Friday, May 15 | 2:00pm | Makerspace
A contemporary re-telling of The Taming of the Shrew, where high schooler Bianca isn’t allowed to date her sweetheart Cameron… until her difficult sister, Kat, finds someone who’s willing to date her, too. This film wound up giving a great boost to the career of its young, relatively-unknown actors: Heath Ledger (Brokeback Mountain, The Dark Knight), Julia Stiles (The Bourne Ultimatum) and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Inception, Looper). TV director Gil Junger infuses the film with the appropriate humour and energy.
97 minutes (1999) 14A
Throne of Blood
Friday, May 22 | 2:00pm | Program Room
Legendary director Akira Kurosawa was no stranger to re-tellings: Yojimbo was one, and it and Seven Samurai both got Western treatments. Here Kurosawa films one of Shakespeare’s best known—and darkest—plays, Macbeth. When Taketoti Washizu (played by Kurosawa regular Toshirô Mifune) gets a glimpse of the power he could hold, he and his wife’s bloodthirsty ambitions will lead them both to war…
110 minutes (1957) NR
West Side Story
Friday, May 29 | 2:00pm | Program Room
Arguably one of the earliest, strongest Shakespeare re-mixes, West Side Story brings Romeo and Juliet to 50s New York, where unlikely love will bloom between white Tony (Richard Beymer, The Longest Day) and Puerto Rican Maria (Natalie Wood, Rebel Without a Cause). At first a musical stageplay by Jerome Robbins (Fiddler on the Roof), Arthur Laurents (The Way We Were) and Stephen Sondheim (Into the Woods), the smash hit film was directed by Robbins and Robert Wise (The Sound of Music).
152 minutes (1961) NR
Call Diego Ibarra at 780-496-7086 for more information or email: firstname.lastname@example.org