Lakewood Public Cinema

See a film at Lakewood Public Library every Saturday evening at 6:00 p.m. These free events take place in the cozy confines of the Main Library Basement Auditorium on a digitally-projected big screen. Be sure to pick up a Film Calendar on your next visit. As always, the programs at Lakewood Public Library are free and open to the public.

Film – Smoke Signals (1998)

Directed by Chris Eyre (88 minutes). A young Native American man Thomas (Evan Adams) is a nerd on his reservation, who wears oversized glasses and tells stories no one wants to hear. When his parents die in a fire, he is saved by Arnold (Gary Farmer). Arnold soon leaves his family. His son Victor (Adam […] Read More

Film Series—From Books to Films: If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)

Directed by Barry Jenkins (117 minutes). In early 1970s Harlem, Tish Rivers (KiKi Layne) vividly recalls the passion, respect and trust that connect her and her artist fiancé, Alonzo Hunt (Stephan James), who goes by the nickname Fonny. Friends since childhood, the devoted couple dream of a future together, but their plans are derailed when […] Read More

Film – Tokyo Godfathers (2003)

Directed by Satoshi Kon and Shôgo Furuya (92 minutes). Middle-aged alcoholic Gin (Tôru Emori), teenage runaway Miyuki (Aya Okamoto) and former drag queen Hana (Yoshiaki Umegaki) are a trio of homeless friends surviving on the streets of Tokyo as a makeshift family. While rummaging in the trash for food on Christmas Eve, they stumble upon […] Read More

Film – Crossfire (1947)

Directed by Edward Dmytryk (86 minutes). Presented by Barbara Steffek-Hill. When a Jewish war veteran is found beaten to death, clues lead police captain Finlay (Robert Young) to unlikely suspects: a group of demobilized soldiers. The gang includes Monty (Robert Ryan) and Mitch (George Cooper). As the accused scrape together alibis, Finlay investigates the incident […] Read More