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.

Caramel (2007) Directed by Nadine Labaki  featured image

Caramel (2007) Directed by Nadine Labaki

A beauty salon in Beirut is a safe haven for five women in this Lebanese romantic comedy. Shop owner Layale (Nadine Labaki) consults her employees about a problematic affair, stylist Rima (Joanna Moukarzel) struggles with her attraction to a female client, and seamstress Rose (Sihame Haddad) abandons her own ambitions to care for her family. […] Read More

Film Series—From Books to Films: BlacKkKlansman (2018) Directed by Spike Lee  featured image

Film Series—From Books to Films: BlacKkKlansman (2018) Directed by Spike Lee

Ron Stallworth (John David Washington), an African American police officer in Colorado Springs, manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish undercover agent named Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver) who eventually becomes its leader. Based on the 2014 autobiography Black Klansman: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of a […] Read More

Film Series—Sam Fuller: Audacious Auteur: The Big Red One (1980) Directed by Samuel Fuller  Presented by Terry Meehan  featured image

Film Series—Sam Fuller: Audacious Auteur: The Big Red One (1980) Directed by Samuel Fuller Presented by Terry Meehan

This film follows the World War II exploits of the US First Infantry Division in Africa and Europe, including landings in Sicily and Omaha Beach. The grunt’s-eye view screenplay written by Sam Fuller stems from his experience filming the liberation of the Falkenau concentration camp. Terry Meehan concludes his series Sam Fuller: Audacious Auteur, introducing […] Read More

Film Series—From Books to Films: Room (2015) Directed by Lenny Abrahamson  featured image

Film Series—From Books to Films: Room (2015) Directed by Lenny Abrahamson

Held captive for seven years in a tiny shed converted into a living space, single mother Joy (Brie Larson) and her five-year-old son, Jack (Jacob Tremblay), who was born in captivity, break away from their captor after a daring escape. Mother and son are thrown back into society after years of isolation and struggle to […] Read More

Arrival (2016) Directed by Denis Villeneuve  featured image

Arrival (2016) Directed by Denis Villeneuve

Aliens have landed on Earth in twelve different locations. Language professor Louise Banks (Amy Adams) joins a US Army team at one of the locations in Montana. Her job is to try to learn the aliens’ language and enable communication with them. The important question: are the aliens friend or foe? Other nations begin to […] Read More