Film Events

See our Motion Picture Arts students bring their stories to life on film. With a variety of film events, we showcase not only the talent of our students and faculty, but also bring unique international films to our Welikoklad Event Centre Cinema. With two streams of Motion Picture Arts, Acting and Production, students collaborate from script to screen.

Movies Worth Watching

Blade Runner (1982) 35th Anniversary Event

September 14 & 15 | 7pm | $5 | 14A

Considered to be the top sci-fi thriller of all time, this classic still inspires audiences. Blade Runner tells the story of Rick Deckard, a futuristic LAPD cop who has gone into retirement. As a member of the Blade Runner unit, his specialty was hunting down and eliminating artificially made humans. So when four of these replicants escape an intergalactic colony and head for Earth, Deckard is forced back to work to terminate them. Directed by Ridley Scott and starring Harrison Ford as Deckard, Blade Runner is a big screen must-see for every film buff.  Blade Runner 2049 hits cinemas October 6, 2017.

 

Edmonton Movie Club

India is the world leader in film production, producing between 1000 to 1200 films per year in several languages. From the diverse films of India, an independent/ regional selection is presented by this non-profit society for the Motion Picture Arts students and the community of Red Deer.

Join us every month for a new screening of these excellent films! See our website for more details. www.edmontonmovieclub.ca

 

Vikram Vedha

September 21 & 22 | 7pm | $10 | 150 min | 14A | Tamil with English Subtitles.
A badass cop Vikram leads a special task force formed to eliminate a kickass Vedha's gang running amok on the streets of Chennai, making a mockery of Law and Order. An encounter planned by a Vikram's friend Simon, kills Vedha's trusted aides and brings him out of hiding. Vedha lays his clutch on Vikram and engages in a disturbing mind game of sorts which results in a quest to reveal the truth behind that fateful encounter.  One of the hot summer action movies you won’t want to miss.

 

First Friday: Art in Motion Series

Best of Ottawa International Animation Film Festival 2016

October 6 & 7 | 7pm | $10 | 76 minutes

 

RECOMMENDED FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY

 

The Best of Ottawa 2016 is a collection of jury awarded short films and fan favorites from the 40th anniversary edition of the Ottawa International Animation Festival.

This year's highlights include the late-night driving misadventure, Nighthawk, The Absence of Eddy Table, a ravenous romance designed by Nickelodeon's Dave Cooper, Begone Dull Care 2015, an 8-bit shot-for-shot adaptation of legendary animator Norman McLaren's 1949 film by almost the same name, and Fired on Mars, the tale of a poor schmuck at the end of his luck a million miles from home. www.animationfestival.ca

 

Films:
OIAF 2016 Signal Film | Andreas Hykade and Theodore Ushev | Germany & Canada | 1:20
Begone Dull Care 2015 | Paul Johnson | Canada | 3:48
Velodrool | Sander Joon | Estonia | 6:11
Nočna ptica (Nighthawk) | Špela Čadež | Slovenia & Croatia | 8:46
Suijun-Genten (Datum Point) | Ryo Orikasa | Japan | 6:41
G-AAAH | Elizabeth Hobbs | UK | 1:20
Frankfurter Str. 99 (99A Frankfurt Street) | Evgenia Gostrer | Germany | 5:05
Squame | Nicolas Brault | Canada | 4:06
The Absence of Eddy Table | Rune Spaans | Norway | 12:20
Figury niemozliwe i inne historie II (Impossible Figures and Other Stories II) | Marta Pajek | Poland | 14:40
Fired on Mars | Nick Vokey & Nate Sherman | USA | 6:38

 

Movies Worth Watching

The Godfather (1972) 45th Anniversary Event

October 12 | 7pm | $5 | 18A | 180 min

This iconic film about a New York mafia family’s rise to power in the years following World War II stars Marlon Brando as the family’s patriarch, Don Corleone, and features career-making performances by Al Pacino, James Caan and Robert Duvall. Based on Mario Puzo's best-selling novel, this searing and brilliant film garnered seven Academy Awards® nominations and won three, including Best Picture of 1972.

 

Special RDC Alumni Screening Event

Break on Through (2017)

Dates See below | 7:30pm | $5 | Not Yet Rated | 74 min

After a mysterious, foreboding cry from above and a widespread blackout, people from across the globe flee their homes in search of refuge and answers. Without fuel and after her truck eventually succumbs to its failing engine, a young woman (Dillon) and her mysterious companion find sanctuary in a small, seemingly abandoned farmhouse. After a brief exploration in search of fuel, food and water she quickly discovers that while the house may have been abandoned, she certainly isn’t alone. Now, seven strangers must learn to trust one another in their quest for answers and survival as the cry sounds in shorter intervals signaling an impending finale. As the pressure mounts and the tension rises, they desperately try to maintain a grip on their sanity which might serve as their last vestige during an uncompromising, potentially cataclysmic event. Where will you run? 
 
The new 90-minute indie movie, being made by Ignition Films in association with Ridge Enterprises, is being shot over 19 days in a rented 1970s-era farmhouse, five minutes drive from Alix.
Produced by RDC alumni Matt Grue and Stephanie Ridge, filmed in Central Alberta.

 

Screening dates

Oct 14 7:30pm

Oct 15 3pm 7:30pm

Oct 17 7:30pm

Oct 18 7:30pm with filmmaker Q&A in art gallery (30min longer).

 

Edmonton Movie Club

October 19 & 20 | 7:00 pm | $10

India is the world leader in film production, producing between 1000 to 1200 films per year in several languages. From the diverse films of India, an independent/ regional selection is presented by this non-profit society for the Motion Picture Arts students and the community of Red Deer.

Join us every month for a new screening of these excellent films! See our website for more details. www.edmontonmovieclub.ca

 

Halloween Double Feature

October 28 | $5 each movie

Monsters vs Aliens (2009) | 94 min | 7:00 pm | G

Bring the kids for this modern Halloween classic! A woman transformed into a giant after she is struck by a meteorite on her wedding day becomes part of a team of monsters sent in by the U.S. government to defeat an alien mastermind trying to take over Earth. Featuring the voices of Reese Witherspoon, Seth Rogen, Hugh Laurie, Will Arnett, Kiefer Sutherland, Rainn Wilson, Stephen Colbert & many more, parents will love this too.

Monsters Vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins From Outer Space will screen following the movie. 26 min.

 

Young Frankenstein (1974) | 108 min | 9 pm | PG

Spoofing classic horror in the way that only Mel Brooks's can, the movie is both a loving tribute and a raucous, irreverent parody of Universal's classic horror films Frankenstein (1931) and Bride of Frankenstein (1935). The story, of course, involves Frederick Frankenstein (Gene Wilder) and his effort to resume experiments in re-animation pioneered by his late father.  Assisting him is the hapless hunchback Igor (Marty Feldman) and the buxom but none-too-bright maiden Inga (Teri Garr), and when Frankenstein succeeds in creating his monster (Peter Boyle), the stage is set for an outrageous revision of the Frankenstein legend. With comedy highlights too numerous to mention, Brooks guides his brilliant cast (also including Cloris Leachman, Madeline Kahn, Kenneth Mars, and Gene Hackman in a classic cameo role) through scene after scene of inspired hilarity.

 

First Friday: Art in Motion Series

2017 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour

November 3 & 4 | 7pm | $10 | Not Yet Rated | 95 min

Always a Red Deer favourite, the 2017 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour is a theatrical program of seven short films selected from this year’s Festival, widely considered the premier showcase for short films and the launchpad for many now-prominent independent filmmakers for more than 30 years. Including fiction, documentary and animation from around the world, the 2017 program offers new audiences a taste of what the Festival offers, from laugh-out-loud comedy to contemplative reflections of the world we live in. www.sundance.org/festivals/short-film

 

Movies Worth Watching

Casablanca (1942) 75th Anniversary Event

November 9 & 10 | 7pm | $5 | G | 120 min

A truly perfect movie, the 1942 Casablanca still wows viewers today, and for good reason. Its unique story of a love triangle set against terribly high stakes in the war against a monster is sophisticated instead of outlandish, intriguing instead of garish. Humphrey Bogart plays the allegedly apolitical club owner in unoccupied French territory that is nevertheless crawling with Nazis; Ingrid Bergman is the lover who mysteriously deserted him in Paris; and Paul Heinreid is her heroic, slightly bewildered husband. Claude Rains, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, and Conrad Veidt are among what may be the best supporting cast in the history of Hollywood films. Winner of three Academy Awards®, including Best Picture, this is certainly among the most spirited and ennobling movies ever made.

 

Edmonton Movie Club

November 16 & 17 | 7pm | $10

India is the world leader in film production, producing between 1000 to 1200 films per year in several languages. From the diverse films of India, an independent/ regional selection is presented by this non-profit society for the Motion Picture Arts students and the community of Red Deer.

Join us every month for a new screening of these excellent films! See our website for more details. www.edmontonmovieclub.ca

 

Christmas Double Feature

December 9th | $5

A Christmas Story (1983) | 98 min | 12:30pm | PG

On its way to becoming an annual holiday classic. Ralphie, a young boy growing up in the '40's, dreams of owning a Red Rider BB gun. He sets out to convince the world this is the perfect gift. But along the way, he runs into opposition from his parents, his teacher, and even good 'ol Santa Claus himself.

 

White Christmas (1954) | 120 min | 3pm | G

The definitive Yuletide film and one of the most popular films of our season that you won’t want to miss. A simple story of two Army buddies who help their former officer to popularize his winter resort. This framework serves for 15 tuneful Irving Berlin numbers, including "Count Your Blessings", "Sisters", "Love You Didn't Do Right By Me", and the classic rendering of the title song by Bing Crosby. The four stars are at the peak of their popularity and charm, preserved on celluloid for endless enjoyment.

 

Movies Worth Watching

Miracle on 34th Street (1947) 70th Anniversary Event

December 14 | 7pm | $5 | G | 99 min

The original 1947 version of this Valentine Davies story follows the misadventures of Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn) as he gets a job playing Santa Claus at Macy's department store in New York City. Natalie Wood is the little girl who tells him she doesn't believe in Santa, and Maureen O'Hara and John Payne are the couple who help Kris through a trial in which he must prove he's the jolly fellow from the North Pole. Winner of three Academy Awards®, simply a sweet movie and perennial holiday favorite, this is one of those movies that gets under your skin and must be revisited every so often.

 

First Friday: Art in Motion Series

Gerhard Richter Painting (2011)

January 5 | 7pm | $5 | PG | 97 min

The title says it all. Corinna Belz's documentary is an unprecedented and oddly dangerous journey into the studios of Gerhard Richter, widely considered among the world's most important living painters. Famously cranky and iconoclastic, Richter is an ideal subject to illuminate the deep fissures in the contemporary art world. His career has been a high-wire balancing act between eye-popping, colourful abstractions — seen in start-to-finish construction throughout much of the film — and enormously famous photorealist portraiture. He has also been an influential essayist on the subject of art-making and its place in the world.

 

Movies Worth Watching

Willow (1988) 30th Anniversary Event

January 11 & 12 | 7pm | $5 | PG | 130 min

This epic Lucas film fantasy serves up enough magical adventure to satisfy fans of the genre, though it treads familiar territory. With abundant parallels to Star Wars, the story (by George Lucas) follows the exploits of the little farmer Willow (Warwick Davis), an aspiring sorcerer appointed to deliver an infant princess from the evil queen (Jean Marsh) to whom the child is a crucial threat. Val Kilmer plays the warrior who joins Willow's campaign with the evil queen's daughter (Joanne Whalley, who later married Kilmer). Impressive production values, stunning locations (in England, Wales, and New Zealand) and dazzling special effects energize the routine fantasy plot, which alternates between rousing action and cute sentiment while failing to engage the viewer's emotions.

 

Edmonton Movie Club

January 18 & 19 | 7pm | $10

India is the world leader in film production, producing between 1000 to 1200 films per year in several languages. From the diverse films of India, an independent/ regional selection is presented by this non-profit society for the Motion Picture Arts students and the community of Red Deer.

Join us every month for a new screening of these excellent films! See our website for more details. www.edmontonmovieclub.ca

 

Special RDC Alumni Screening Event

40 Below and Falling (2015)

January 26 & 27 | 7pm | Admission by donation at the door | screening in 2D

40 Below and Falling is not the latest Canadian weather forecast, but the title of the newest feature film being brought to you by innovative production company 12pt Media. Directed by MPA alumni Dylan Pearce, the Romantic Adventure/Comedy will be unique to its genre, being one of the first ever to be shot in both 2D and 3D, starring high in demand Canadian actress Jewel Staite (Firefly, The Killing) and Canadian actor Shawn Roberts (Resident Evil, Edge of Darkness, X-Men).  Join us to celebrate the RDC alumni that created this groundbreaking film; Dylan Pearce, Andrew Scholotiuk, Wes Miron & Darren Arsenault.   

 

After teaching in a northern, remote fly-in community, KATE CARTER is ready to be returning to civilization and her impending wedding. When a storm moves in, cancelling all flights and road travel, Kate is trapped in the middle of nowhere. She is forced to convince REDFORD, a surly stranger, to make the trip with her via snowmobile. Getting along like oil and water, Kate and Redford fight their way across country, facing terrible winter conditions, grizzled mountain men, wild animals and each other. As the journey culminates, Kate learns there is a different side to Redford, than just his rough exterior and a lot more to the woman she thought she was.

Winner of a 3D Creative Arts Awards and Alberta Film Award for directing. 40belowandfalling.com

 

First Friday: Art in Motion Series

Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2017 February 2 & 3 | 7pm | $10 | Not Yet Rated

Sometimes called the World’s Best Commercials, the 64th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity takes place June 2017 in Cannes, France. As the world’s most prestigious and coveted advertising and marketing awards, Cannes Lions celebrates creativity through spotlighting best-in-class work from over 100 countries around the world. Always a Red Deer favourite you won’t want to miss. Presented in part by the Globe & Mail.

 

Movie Worth Watching

Planet of the Apes (1968) 50th Anniversary Event

February 8 & 9 | 7pm | $5 | G | 112 minutes

Charlton Heston and Roddy McDowall star in this legendary science fiction masterpiece. Astronaut Taylor (Heston) crash lands on a distant planet ruled by apes who use a primitive race of humans for experimentation and sport. Soon Taylor finds himself among the hunted, his life in the hands of a benevolent chimpanzee scientist (McDowall).

 

Edmonton Movie Club

February 15 & 16 | 7pm | $10

India is the world leader in film production, producing between 1000 to 1200 films per year in several languages. From the diverse films of India, an independent/ regional selection is presented by this non-profit society for the Motion Picture Arts students and the community of Red Deer.

Join us every month for a new screening of these excellent films! See our website for more details. www.edmontonmovieclub.ca

 

First Friday: Art in Motion Series

90th Oscar® Nominated Short Films Live Action Nominated Shorts | March 2  – 6:30pm | March 3 – 9pm

Animated Nominated Shorts | March 2 - 9pm | February 25 – 6:30pm

Not Yet Rated | $10, $15 for both events

This exclusive release features the year’s most spectacular short films across Live Action and Animation available to watch on the big screen. The 90th Academy Awards air March 4th.

 

Movies Worth Watching

Easter Parade (1948) 70th Anniversary Event

March 8 & 9 | 7pm | $5 | G | 107 min

This Oscar® winning film is overflowing with the talent of Judy Garland, Fred Astaire and the wonderful music of Irving Berlin.

Don Hewes (Fred Astaire) is devastated when his long time dancing partner, Nadine Hale (Ann Miller), breaks up the team to set out on her own. Determined to prove that he can succeed without her, Astaire vows that he can pick any random chorus girl and make her a star. Fortunately, the chorus girl he picks happens to be one of the greatest entertainers of the 20th century, Judy Garland (playing Hannah Brown). This Easter watch this classic on the big screen.

 

Edmonton Movie Club

March 15 & 16 | 7pm | $10

India is the world leader in film production, producing between 1000 to 1200 films per year in several languages. From the diverse films of India, an independent/ regional selection is presented by this non-profit society for the Motion Picture Arts students and the community of Red Deer.

Join us every month for a new screening of these excellent films! See our website for more details. www.edmontonmovieclub.ca

 

First Friday: Art in Motion Series

Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)

April 6 | 7pm | $5 | G | 90 min

In 1994, a group of scientists discovered a cave in Southern France perfectly preserved for over 20,000 years and containing the earliest known human paintings. Knowing the cultural significance that the Chauvet Cave holds, the French government immediately cut-off all access to it, save a few archaeologists and paleontologists. But documentary filmmaker, Werner Herzog, has been given limited access, and now we get to go inside examining beautiful artwork created by our ancient ancestors around 32,000 years ago. He asks questions to various historians and scientists about what these humans would have been like and trying to build a bridge from the past to the present.

 

Movies Worth Watching

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) 50th Anniversary Event

April 12 & 13 | 7pm | $5 | PG, Violence | 139 min

It's man vs. machinery in Stanley Kubrick's startling milestone film. Rarely are such power and beauty expressed in purely cinematic terms. From prehistoric man's struggle to cope with a hostile environment, to the interplanetary voyage to Jupiter, the film is an eloquent statement on man's endless quest to master his fate. The Oscar-winning special effects paved the way for the high-tech look of '80's science-fiction films and can only be fully appreciated on the big screen.

 

Edmonton Movie Club

April 19 & 20 | 7pm | $10

India is the world leader in film production, producing between 1000 to 1200 films per year in several languages. From the diverse films of India, an independent/ regional selection is presented by this non-profit society for the Motion Picture Arts students and the community of Red Deer.

Join us every month for a new screening of these excellent films! See our website for more details. www.edmontonmovieclub.ca

 

Special RDC Screening Event

Motion Picture Arts 3rd Year Student Film Showcase

April 27 & 28 | 7pm | Admission by donation at the door | Not Rated - Violence and Language warning | 120 min

Watch the growth of our third year students as they present a variety of class projects and completed films. Always unpredictable and always fun!

 

First Friday: Art in Motion Series

Tim's Vermeer (2014)

May 4 | 7pm | $5 | PG, Coarse Language | 100 min

Tim Jenison, a Texas-based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all art: How did Dutch master Johannes Vermeer manage to paint so photo-realistically 150 years before the invention of photography? Spanning a decade, Jenison's adventure takes him to Holland, on a pilgrimage to the North coast of Yorkshire to meet artist David Hockney, and eventually even to Buckingham Palace. The epic research project Jenison embarks on is as extraordinary as what he discovers.

 

Movies Worth Watching

Grease (1978) 40th Anniversary Event & Sing Along Event

May 10 & 11 | 7pm | $5 | PG | 110 min

If you’re “Hopelessly Devoted” to Grease, join in for a journey back to Rydell High in Beverly Hills!  Sing along to “You’re the One That I Want,” “Beauty School Dropout,” “Summer Nights” and all of the film’s big hits as you experience the friendships, romances and adventures of a group of high school kids in the 1950s.

 

Welcome to the singing and dancing world of Grease, the most successful movie musical of all time, starring Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta – now digitally remastered in this special version made for audience participation. This event features the hit movie complete with song lyrics on the screen! Audience members are encouraged to come as they are – or dress up as characters from the movie – but most of all to clap and sing along to one of the most popular and fun movies of all time.

 

Edmonton Movie Club

May 17 & 18 | 7pm | $10

India is the world leader in film production, producing between 1000 to 1200 films per year in several languages. From the diverse films of India, an independent/ regional selection is presented by this non-profit society for the Motion Picture Arts students and the community of Red Deer.

Join us every month for a new screening of these excellent films! See our website for more details. www.edmontonmovieclub.ca

 

First Friday: Art in Motion Series

Film Works June 1 & 2 | 7pm | Admission by donation at the door | Not Rated - Violence and Language warning

Join us as we celebrate the best films of the year by our latest graduating student actors, directors, cinematographers and all-around filmmakers.

 

Movies Worth Watching

Top Gun (1986)

June 14 & 15 | 7pm | $5 | PG, Coarse Language | 110 min

Top Gun takes a look at the danger and excitement that awaits every pilot at the Navy's prestigious fighter weapons school. Tom Cruise is superb as Pete "Maverick" Mitchell, a daring young flyer who's out to become the best of the best. And Kelly McGillis sizzles as the civilian instructor who teaches Maverick a few things you can't learn in a classroom.

 

Edmonton Movie Club

June 21 & 22 | 7pm | $10

India is the world leader in film production, producing between 1000 to 1200 films per year in several languages. From the diverse films of India, an independent/ regional selection is presented by this non-profit society for the Motion Picture Arts students and the community of Red Deer.

Join us every month for a new screening of these excellent films! See our website for more details. www.edmontonmovieclub.ca

 

First Friday: Art in Motion Series

Neil Young: Heart of Gold

July 6 | 7pm | $5 | G | 103 min

Academy-award winning director Jonathan Demme beautifully captures Rock & Roll Hall of Fame legend; Neil Young as he prepares and presents the performance of a lifetime with the help of his wife Peggi and friends country star Emmylou Harris, steel guitarist Ben Keith and more at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry.

 

Movies Worth Watching

The Matrix (1999)

July 12 & 13 | 7pm | $5 | 14A, Violent Scenes | 136 min

One of the most exhilarating sci-fi/action movies of the 1990s. The film takes place in a universe run by computers using human beings as batteries for bio-electrical energy. This "people power" fuels the artificial intelligence known as The Matrix, which has created a virtual reality to make its inhabitants think they are living happy, creative productive lives. But in reality, they are only providing the energy that keeps The Matrix going. There are, however, a few human beings — including Morpheus (Fishburne) and Trinity (Moss) — who have broken free from The Matrix and are searching to destroy it, recruiting Neo (Reeves) along the way.

 

Edmonton Movie Club

July 19 & 20 | 7pm | $10

India is the world leader in film production, producing between 1000 to 1200 films per year in several languages. From the diverse films of India, an independent/ regional selection is presented by this non-profit society for the Motion Picture Arts students and the community of Red Deer.

Join us every month for a new screening of these excellent films! See our website for more details. www.edmontonmovieclub.ca

 

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