Lakewood Public Library | Event Calendar
Peruse the full schedule of each series by clicking the buttons above. All films are digitally projected and accompanied by our fairly awesome sound system. Light snacking encouraged!
Shadow of a Doubt (1943) <imdb>
Arriving in Santa Rosa for a visit with his family, Joseph Cotten is on the run from investigators who want to question him about some recent arrivals at the morgue. His family welcomes him with open arms, especially his adoring young niece Teresa Wright. The girl gradually begins to suspect that her beloved uncle may not be who he seems to be. With a screenplay by Thornton Wilder, this is Hitchcock’s personal favorite.
Saturday, May 11 at 6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium
Far From the Madding Crowd (1967) <imdb>
Directed by John Schlesinger
In 1800’s Wessex, the beautiful but capricious Julie Christie inherits a farm and runs it with the help of rejected suitor Alan Bates, a shepherd. In need of adoration, she flirts with older gentleman farmer Peter Finch but falls for handsome, reckless army sergeant Terence Stamp whom she marries. The perfect storm of love, betrayal and jealousy has been set in motion.
Saturday, May 18 at 6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium
Cinema Paradiso (1988) <imdb>
Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore
A young boy growing up near the only movie theater in the village befriends the projectionist and the seed is planted. He loves the cinema with a passion that shapes the rest of his life. But how does the love of the silver screen stack up against young love over the course of decades? The director’s cut, presented here, is the fully-realized epic originally intended by the filmmaker.
Saturday, May 25 at 6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium
Why Do Fools Fall in Love? (1998) <imdb>
Directed by Gregory Nava
Halle Berry, Vivica Fox and Lela Rochon all fell in love with the same, no-good man—but were any of them really married? It matters because Frankie Lymon was an early rock and roll star, famous for singing the title song back in 1956, and an early rock tragedy, dying long before his boyish looks had faded. The three Mrs. Lymons are forced to dredge up painful memories in open court, forming the strangest sisterhood as they piece together his sad, forgotten life. Good laughs and good music go a long way towards healing old wounds.
Saturday, June 1 at 6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium
Spellbound (1945) <imdb>
Ingrid Bergman is a psychiatrist at an asylum run by Leo G. Carroll who is about to retire. His replacement, Gregory Peck, arrives but behaves more like an inmate than a doctor. Bergman falls in love with him anyway as she tries to get to the bottom of his strange behavior. Surrealist Salvador Dali designed Peck’s outlandish dream sequence for Hitchcock and Miklos Rozsa wrote the Oscar-winning score.
Saturday, June 8 at 6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium
Elmer Gantry (1960) <imdb>
Directed by Richard Brooks
It’s the 1920s, and Burt Lancaster is a fast talking, hip flask kind of guy with a string of female conquests in his wake. At tent meetings, evangelist Jean Simmons preaches salvation. The con man and true believer hook up, attracting even larger crowds. Spoiling for revenge, old flame turned fallen woman Shirley Jones threatens to go public and bring down their partnership.
Saturday, June 15 at 6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium
The Swimming Pool (2003) <imdb>
Directed by François Ozon
Julie is beautiful, wild and an uninvited guest at her father's country retreat. Sarah Morton, who has rented the place, needs a perfect, tightly wound routine in order to construct the cold and calculated world of her bestselling novels. What a pair they make when real-life death comes knocking.
Saturday, June 22 at 6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium
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