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, August 5| 6:30 pm

A feisty widowed single mom finds herself burdened with the full-time custody of her unpredictable 15-year-old ADHD son. As they struggle to make ends meet, Kyla, the peculiar new neighbor across the street, offers her help. Together, they find a new sense of balance, and hope is regained. This Canadian feature from Xavier Dolan won the Jury Prize at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.


Canada, 2014, 139 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





AUGUST 2015 From Books to Films

This month, we are offering you a trip around the world through film. Join us for some foreign literary adaptations.    

The 100 Year Old Man who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared

Friday, August 7 | 2:00pm

First, we head to Sweden, with the adaptation of Jonas Johansson’s bestselling novel of the same name. After living a long and colorful life, Allan Karlsson finds himself stuck in a nursing home. On his 100th birthday, Karlsson climbs out the window of his seniors’ residence, beginning his whirlwind journey.  Starring Robert Gustafsson. (Swedish with English subtitles)

114 minutes (2013) 14A






In Darkness

Friday, August 14  | 2:00pm

Leopold Socha is a sewer worker and petty thief in Lvov, a Nazi occupied city in Poland. One day he encounters a group of Jews trying to escape. Seeing a business opportunity, he hides them for money in the town's sewers system. Based on a novel by Robert Marshall. (Polish with English subtitles)

144 minutes (2012 USA) 14A







Life Above All

Friday, August 21  | 2:00pm

Twelve-year-old Chanda learns of a rumour that has spread through her village near Johannesburg and forced her mother to flee. Sensing that the gossip stems from prejudice and superstition, Chanda leaves home and school to find her mother and discover the truth.(Sotho with English subtitles)

106 minutes (2011) PG-13







Friday, August 28  | 2:00pm

Based on a true story, this movie follows Quill, a Labrador puppy, from the litter to his selection as a guide dog shortly after his first birthday. After training at a school for guide dogs, Quill is paired with a blind man named Watanabe who at first is reluctant to rely on him. (Japanese with English subtitles)

100 minutes (2004) NR







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