Library Screening Series

In partnership with Calgary Public Library, these free Sunday afternoon screenings are paired with a lecture and/or guided conversation about each film’s artistic and cultural impact. One film from three of our programming series will be featured, as well as a special Remembrance Day screening. Screenings and lectures will be held in the brand new lecture hall at the new Central Library.

Series Films


all quiet on the western front (1930)
Directed by Lewis Milestone

Nov 11, 2018

Learn about the impact of cinema on our shared recollections of history with our screening and short lecture on the classic 1930 anti-war film.

Women in Love (1969)
Directed by Ken Russell

Dec 2, 2018

The provocative Ken Russell directs the audacious screen adaptation of D.H. Lawrence’s classic 1920 novel of romantic entanglements in his singular, transgressive style. Featuring an Oscar-winning performance by Glenda Jackson.



Destiny (1997)
Directed by Youssef Chahine

Jan 13, 2019

Legendary Egyptian director Youssef Chahine’s Destiny is an opulent large-scale musical spectacle revolving around 12th century Arab Andalusian philosopher Averröes.

Loulou (1980)
Directed by Maurice Pialat

Feb 17, 2019

Isabelle Huppert gives as good as she gets in Loulou, Maurice Pialat’s film of love as battleground.