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!

Stanley Milner Library Theatre (basement)

7 Sir Winston Churchill Square

Call (780) 496-7070 for more information


Wednesday, April 23  | 6:30 pm

A young girl living in a suburb of Riyadh is determined to raise enough money to buy a bike in a society that sees bicycles as dangerous to a girl's virtue. In a country where cinemas are banned and women cannot drive or vote, writer-director Haifaa Al Mansour has broken many barriers with her new film, the first feature shot entirely in Saudi Arabia and made by a female Saudi filmmaker.

2013, Saudi Arabia, 96 minutes, rated PG




The Great Beauty

Wednesday, April 30  | 6:30 pm

Since the legendary success of his one and only novel, Italian journalist Jep has been a permanent fixture in the city's literary and social circles.  When his sixty-fifth birthday coincides with a shock from the past, Jep finds himself unexpectedly taking stock of his life, turning his cutting wit on himself and his contemporaries, and looking past the extravagant nightclubs, parties, and cafés to find Rome in all its glory: a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty. Best Foreign Language Film at the 2014 Academy Awards.

2013, Italy, 142 minutes, rated 14A



EPL's From Books to Film series offers free screenings of films adapted from books every Friday afternoon at 2:00pm.

April’s From Books to Film takes a look back at the excellent adapted films that made it to this year’s Academy Awards. Did you miss these new classics in the theatre? Let us screen them to you for free! 

PLEASE NOTE: April 18: No film as the library is closed for Good Friday.

From Books to Film are shown in EPL’s Makerspace, on the main floor of the downtown Stanley A Milner Library. 

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Friday, April 4  | 2:00pm

Based off of Nelson Mandela’s autobiography of the same name and directed by Justin Chadwick (The Other Boleyn Girl). Idris Elba (The Wire) stars as the famed former President of South Africa, granting us a powerful portrait of the man during his early life, imprisonment, and eventual triumph. Naomie Harris (Skyfall) also stars.

146 minutes (2013) 14A





12 Years a Slave

Friday, April 11  | 2:00pm

The Academy Awards’ 2014 Best Picture of the Year! Adapted from Solomon Northup’s book of the same name, 12 Years a Slave tells the story of a free black man (Chiwetel Ejiofor, Salt) who winds up abducted and forced into slavery. This film also shares the honours of Best Supporting Actress (for Lupita Nyong’o) and Best Adapted Screenplay. Michael K. Williams (The Wire) and Michael Fassbender (Prometheus) also star.   

134 minutes (2013) 14A




PLEASE NOTE: April 18: No film as the library is closed for Good Friday.



Friday, April 25  | 2:00pm

Nominated for both Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay, Philomena tells the story of a magazine writer (Steve Coogan, who co-wrote the screenplay) and his new assignment to track down and re-unite a mother (Dame Judi Dench, Skyfall) and the son she’d given up decades ago. This is an adaptation of Martin Sixsmith’s book, The Lost Child of Philomena Lee.      

98 minutes (2013) PG







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