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 – A Dry White Season (1989) Directed by Euzhan Palcy

In the 1980s, in South Africa during apartheid, white school teacher Ben du Toit (Donald Sutherland) is faced with a serious ethical dilemma. The government declares a state of emergency, and arrests and tortures tens of thousands of black residents. After learning that his gardener’s son has been brutally beaten by the police, Ben must […] Read More

Film Series—From Books to Films: The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

Directed by Stephen Chbosky (103 minutes) Trigger warning: suicide. Charlie (Logan Lerman) is about to start high school. He is an endearing and naive outsider coping with first love, the suicide of his best friend and his own mental health. The introverted freshman is taken under the wings of Sam (Emma Watson) and Patrick (Ezra […] Read More

Film Series—Sam Fuller: Audacious Auteur: Pickup on South Street (1953)

Directed by Samuel Fuller (80 minutes)Presented by Terry MeehanSam Fuller’s infamous Cold War caper begins in a subway car where FBI agents are tailing communist courier Candy (Jean Peters), who has government microfilm in her purse. On a crowded subway, pickpocket Skip (Richard Widmark) filches the film, and both the feds and the reds give […] Read More

Film – City Island (2009)

Directed by Raymond De Felitta (100 minutes)Presented by Barbara Steffek-Hill When family man and corrections officer Vince Rizzo (Andy Garcia) discovers his long-lost son Tony (Steven Strait), the Rizzo family is thrown into upheaval. The addition of ex-con Tony inspires his newfound kin to unveil their own half-truths and deception. Every family member has something […] Read More