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 Series — The Big Sick (2017)

Directed by Michael Showalter. Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, The Big Sick tells the story of Pakistan-born comedian Kumail (Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Kazan). What they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected […] Read More

Film – Lady Bird (2017)

Directed by Greta Gerwig. Taking on the name she has chosen for herself, Lady Bird, Christine McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) is embarking on her senior year of high school. She is dreaming of college on the east coast and leaving her hometown of Sacramento. With emphasize on her extremely turbulent relationship with her mother (Laurie Metcalf), […] Read More

The Manchurian Candidate (1962) Presented by Terry Meehan

Directed by John Frankenheimer. During the Korean War, a U.S. platoon is captured and taken to a mysterious location in Communist China. Somehow the men make it back to U.S. lines, and the platoon leader, Captain Marco (Frank Sinatra), declares Sergeant Shaw (Laurence Harvey) a war hero, but something is not quite right. Terry Meehan […] Read More

Friday Film – Precious (2009) Directed by Lee Daniels

Pregnant by her own father for the second time, illiterate sixteen-year-old Claireece “Precious” Jones (Gabourey Sidibe) suffers constant abuse at the hands of her vicious mother (Mo’Nique). Precious sees a chance to turn her life around when she is offered the opportunity to transfer to an alternative school. Under the patient, firm guidance of her […] Read More

Film – Marigold (2007). Presented by Barbara Steffek-Hill

Directed by Willard Carroll. Hollywood actress Marigold Lexton (Ali Larter) lands in India to make a movie, but winds up in a Bollywood musical opposite film star Prem Rajput (Salman Khan) instead. It becomes obvious Marigold is faking the dance numbers. To rescue her, Prem takes her dancing, and they become more than co-stars. Next […] Read More