Lakewood Public Cinema

See a film at Lakewood Public Library every Saturday evening. 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.

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Vietnam Program: Film-Journey from the Fall (2006)

Directed by Ham Tran   (135 minutes)   After her South Vietnamese Army husband Long is imprisoned in a North Vietnamese re-education camp, Main, her son Lai, and her mother-in-law escape Vietnam by boat in the hopes of starting a new life in Southern California. While Mai struggles under the pressures of life in a […] Read More

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Vietnam Program: Documentary- Bolinao 52 (2007)

Directed by Duc Nguyen (57 minutes) A Vietnamese ship with refugees was stranded in the Pacific Ocean in 1988. During their thirty-seven days at sea, the group encountered violent storms, engine failures and abject hunger and thirst. The fifty-two out of the one-hundred-and-ten boat people who survived were rescued by Filipino fishermen who brought them […] Read More

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Vietnam Program: Film- Story of Pao (2006)

Directed by Quang Hai Ngo (88 minutes) Vietnam is a multi-ethnic country made up of fifty-four ethnic groups. Set in the breath-taking landscapes of the mountainous provinces of Vietnam, this film tells the story of a beautiful Hmong girl named Pao and her quest to find family, happiness and love. A graceful, poetic film that […] Read More

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Lakewood Public Cinema- Clash by Night (1952)

Five Star Films- Clash by Night (1952) (105 minutes) After being away for 10 years, Mae Doyle (Barbara Stanwyck) returns to her California hometown following an affair with a married politician, which came to an end when he died and his relatives sued for her inheritance. Mae begins dating Jerry (Paul Douglas), an amiable fisherman, while his […] Read More

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Documentary- Eclipse Over America

The April 8, 2024 eclipse will be the first total solar eclipse visible over Lakewood since 1806, putting us directly in what is known as the ‘path of totality.’ Prepare for the celestial spectacle with Nova's Eclipse Over America. The film documents the events surrounding the August 21, 2017 path of totality for both scientists and […] Read More

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Film- Casablanca

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Film- Enchanted April

When married British women Rose Arbuthnot (Miranda Richardson) and Lottie Wilkins (Josie Lawrence) decide to take a break from their respective spouses, they stay at a castle in Italy for a quiet holiday. Joining the ladies are Caroline Dester (Polly Walker), a young socialite, and Mrs. Fisher (Joan Plowright), an older aristocrat. Liberated from their […] Read More