Lakewood Public Library | Event Calendar
Peruse the full schedule of each series by clicking the buttons above. All films are digitally projected and accompanied by our fairly awesome sound system. Light snacking encouraged!
The Swimming Pool (2003) <imdb>
Directed by François Ozon
Julie is beautiful, wild and an uninvited guest at her father's country retreat. Sarah Morton, who has rented the place, needs a perfect, tightly wound routine in order to construct the cold and calculated world of her bestselling novels. What a pair they make when real-life death comes knocking.
Saturday, June 22 at 6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium
The Avengers (2012) <imdb>
Directed by Joss Whedon
Captain America, Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk and the Mighty Thor team up with Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner to save the world from the Norse god of mischief and his interdimensional allies. Whew! Filmed in Cleveland, this Marvel masterwork displays more compelling drama and depth of character than you might expect from a comic book movie—unless, of course, you actually read comic books.
Saturday, July 6 at 6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium
My Perestroika (2010) <imdb>
Directed by Robin Hessman
They were the last generation to grow up behind the Iron Curtain. Five young adults struggle to find their place in a new Russia that is vastly different from the one that was promised to them as children. This intimate portrait finds great laughs and great sorrow in the contradiction of being young and free when you can't quite escape the old regime.
Saturday, July 13 at 6 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium
Witness for the Prosecution (1957) <imdb>
Directed by Billy Wilder
Despite a recent heart attack, cigar smoking, hard drinking barrister Charles Laughton accepts a murder case. The defendant is an unemployed American, Tyrone Power, down on his luck and married to East German beer hall performer Marlene Dietrich. Although there were no eyewitnesses, the prosecution thinks it has a strong enough case to convict.
Saturday, July 20 at 6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium
Power of One (1992) <imdb>
Directed by John G. Avildsen
Even before Apartheid, South Africa was a difficult place to find justice. When a young white man whose family spoke up finds himself orphaned and imprisoned, there seems little hope for him or his country. But with the help of some wise men, including Morgan Freeman, Stephen Dorff fights the system with nothing more than his fists. Make no mistake, this film is about more than boxing.
Saturday, July 27 at 6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium
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Lakewood, Ohio 44107
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