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 – Temple Grandin (2010)

A visit to her aunt’s ranch introduces a young Temple Grandin (Claire Danes) to the cattle crush, a device used to restrain and calm livestock. The device sparks an idea in the autistic Temple, who struggles in social settings despite her brilliant mind. Prompted by her unrelenting mother Eustacia (Julia Ormond), Temple enters college and […] Read More

Film – Thank You For Your Service (2017)

A group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq struggle to reintegrate into civilian life. Adam Schumann (Miles Teller) comes home to his wife Saskia (Haley Bennett) and young children, but his days of combat haunt him in the form of flashbacks and nightmares. Survivor’s guilt and PTSD lead him to seek assistance from the overburdened […] Read More

Film – Barbarosa (1982) Presented by Terry Meehan

In many ways, this film typifies the dry spell that the Western movie experienced during the first half of the decade. Influential film critic Pauline Kael praised it as “spirited and satisfying,” but the box-office take left the studio’s saddlebags all but empty. Barbarosa (Willie Nelson) is an infamous outlaw who rides across Texas robbing […] Read More

Film – Memento (2000) Presented by Barbara Steffek-Hill

Leonard “Lenny” Shelby (Guy Pearce) has extreme short term-memory loss since suffering a severe head injury as a result of the break-in that killed his wife. On the hunt for his wife’s murderer, Lenny keeps track of people and places by constantly writing notes to himself and taking Polaroid pictures. Ever-present Teddy (Joe Pantoliano) was […] Read More