FREE SCREENINGS CELEBRATING 20 Years of the Alberta Film Industry

To celebrate our 20th Anniversary we want to highlight some of the great films that have been made right here in Alberta over the past 20 years.  Our Retrospective series Made In Alberta will celebrate our local industry and in partnership with the New Central Library we'll be hosting FIVE FREE community screenings.

These Free screenings will be held at the Central Library during the festival. Below are the films that will be screened as part of the series. Click through to the films to watch their trailers.

Tickets will be available for registration from Friday, August 23.

*This is a free event however a pre-registration ticket is required.

INCEPTION webINCEPTION

(2010). Directed by Christopher Nolan. USA. 148 minutes. PG.

September 24 at 1:00 PM at Central Library 

Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb's rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible-inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming.

PASSCHENDAELE webPASSCHENDAELE

(2008). Directed by Paul Gross. Canada. 114 minutes. 14A.

September 26 at 1:00 PM at Central Library 

Sergeant Michael Dunne fights in the 10th Battalion, AKA The "Fighting Tenth" with the 1st Canadian Division and participated in all major Canadian battles of the war, and set the record for highest number of individual bravery awards for a single battle. 14A.

BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN webBROKEBACK MOUNTAIN

(2005). Directed by Ang Lee. USA. 134 minutes. 14A.

September 26 at 4:00 PM at Central Library 

Set against the sweeping vistas of Alberta's Rocky Mountains, this film tells the story of two young men - a ranch-hand and a rodeo cowboy - who meet in the summer of 1963 and unexpectedly forge a lifelong connection, one whose complications, joys and tragedies provide a testament to the endurance and power of love. 14A

 ASSASINATION OF JJ webTHE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD

(2007). Directed by Andrew Dominik. USA. 160 minutes.

September 27 at 1:00 PM at Central Library

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford delves into the private life and public exploits of America's most notorious outlaw. As the charismatic and unpredictable Jesse James (Brad Pitt) plans his next great robbery, he wages war on his enemies, who are trying to collect the reward money - and the glory - riding on his capture. But the greatest threat to his life may ultimately come from those he trusts the most. 14A

REVENANT webTHE REVENANT

(2015). Directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu. USA. 156 minutes. 14A.

September 29 at 1:00 PM at Central Library 

Inspired by true events, THE REVENANT captures one man's epic adventure of survival and the extraordinary power of the human spirit. In an expedition of the uncharted American wilderness, legendary explorer Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. In a quest to survive, Glass endures unimaginable grief as well as the betrayal of his confidant John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy). Guided by sheer will and the love of his family, Glass must navigate a vicious winter in a relentless pursuit to live and find redemption. 14A