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.

Edmonton Movie Club

Uncle (Malayalam with English Subtitles)

April 29 | 3:30pm | $12

One of the most awaited movies of the year from Malayalam superstar Mammootty is here...Uncle, promises to be a stunning thriller you don't want to miss. Produced by Alberta's very own Sajali Sebastian! Join us every month for a new screening of these excellent films! See their website for more details. or


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.


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.


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.