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

 

APRIL FILMS




Birdman

Wednesday, April 1| 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

 

 

 


The Theory of Everything

Wednesday, April 8| 6:30 pm

In an Oscar-winning performance, Eddie Redmayne stars as the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking. At 21, Hawking was diagnosed with the paralyzing illness of ALS, and against all odds pursued the ambitious scientific work for which he became famous, with the support of his wife Jane Wilde (Oscar nominee Felicity Jones). This is their extraordinary story, documenting not only Hawking’s groundbreaking discoveries but also the love and passion in the partnership that helped him succeed.

UK, 2014, 123 minutes, rated G

 

 

 

 

 


The One I Love

 

Wednesday, April 15| 6:30 pm

On the brink of separation, Ethan (Mark Duplass) and Sophie (Elisabeth Moss) escape to a beautiful vacation house for a weekend getaway in an attempt to save their marriage. What begins as a romantic and fun retreat soon becomes surreal, when an unexpected discovery forces the two to examine themselves, their relationship, and their future.

USA, 2014, 91 minutes, rated 14A

 

 

 

 


Keep On Keepin' On

 

Wednesday, April 22| 6:30 pm

This acclaimed documentary by first time filmmaker Al Hicks depicts the remarkable story of 93-year-old jazz legend Clark Terry,  among the few performers ever to have played in both Count Basie's and Duke Ellington's bands. The film highlights his friendship with the preternaturally gifted Justin Kauflin, a blind, 23-year-old piano prodigy who suffers from debilitating stage fright. Not long after Kauflin is invited to compete in an elite Jazz competition, Terry's health takes a turn for the worse. As the clock ticks, we see two friends confront the toughest challenges of their lives.

USA, 2014, 86 minutes, rated PG

 

 

 

 


Calvary

 

Wednesday, April 29| 6:30 pm

Father James (Brendan Gleeson) is a good priest who is faced with sinister and troubling circumstances brought about by a mysterious member of his parish. Although he continues to comfort his own fragile daughter (Kelly Reilly) and reach out to help members of his church with their various scurrilous moral - and often comic - problems, he feels sinister and troubling forces closing in, and begins to wonder if he will have the courage to face his own personal Calvary.

Ireland/UK, 2014, 100 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!



 

APRIL 2015 From Books to Films

Face Front, True Believers! April’s From Books to Film takes us into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with four big movies that cover one epic storyline. 

Please note: There will not be a From Books to Film presentation on Friday April 3 as the library will be closed for Good Friday.


Thor

Friday, April 10  | 2:00pm 

Impressively directed by Kenneth Branagh (Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Hamlet), Thor juggles both an operatic high-fantasy tone and a good old-fashioned down-to-Earth romance. The two male leads (Chris Hemsworth’s Thor and Tom Hiddleston’s Loki) impressed audiences enough to go from virtual unknowns to sex-symbol status, and game performances from Natalie Portman (V For Vendetta), Anthony Hopkins (Silence of the Lambs) and Idris Elba (Luther) keep it fun.

115 minutes (2011) PG

 

 

 

 


Captain America: The First Avenger

Friday, April 17  | 2:00pm

A not-so-typical World War 2 movie chock-full of pulp fiction elements, featuring a great performance from Chris Evans that imbues our hero with sensitivity and nuance. Director Joe Johnston taps into the energy that made his cult-favourite film The Rocketeer work so well, with unironic patriotism, derring-do, and theatrical villains. Hugo Weaving (The Matrix) and Tommy Lee Jones (Men in Black) help round out the cast.

124 minutes (2011) PG

 

 

 

 

 


Marvel’s The Avengers

Friday, April 24  | 2:00pm

One of the most ambitious blockbusters in recent memory, The Avengers combines the story threads from the Thor, Captain America and Iron Man movies. Hemsworth and Evans are now joined by Robert Downey Jr. and Scarlett Johansen reprising their roles from Iron Man, while Mark Ruffalo (The Kids are Alright) joins as an oddly charismatic Incredible Hulk. Writer / director Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly) rejects the dour, drab trend typical of the superhero genre at the time and turned in a film that’s colourful, witty, and energetic.

143 minutes (2012) PG

 

 

 

 


Iron Man 3

Friday, May 1 | 2:00pm

Shaken by the conclusion of the Avengers movie, Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark finds he must re-invent his role as Iron Man as an old threat from his past re-emerges. Director Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) re-unites with Downey to create a film that’s equally as deft as an action comedy as it is a special-effects blockbuster. Gwyneth Paltrow (Shakespeare in Love), Don Cheadle (Hotel Rwanda) and Ben Kingsley (Gandhi) also star.

130 minutes (2013) PG

 

 

 

 



 

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