Events at Lakewood Public Library
Art House Cinema
Buffalo ‘66 (1998) Directed by Vincent Gallo Rated R
Vincent Gallo wants nothing more than to make mom and pop proud. Immediately after being released from prison, he finds a not-so-reluctant hostage, Chrisitna Ricci, to pose as his girlfriend and embarks on a wayward quest for redemption. Navigating through a rust-belt landscape filmed in luminous colors, he will make his amends by taking out the one person he believes is responsible for the hand he’s been dealt.
Saturday, July 28 at 6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium
Sunday with the Friends: Neo-Tessares Saxophone Quartet
You wanted something different? Traditional jazz meets 18th century dance music, English baroque and popular 20th century song forms in this innovative hour of expert improvisation. The results will be richly rewarding for theorists, yet instantly accessible to the casual listener. Plus, four saxophones!
Sunday, July 29 at 2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium
Sunday with the Friends: Doug Wood: Progressive Acoustic Instrumental
Doug Wood’s instrumental music can shift from a sweet fingerstyle guitar piece to a composition that loops energetic world rhythms with various percussion instruments in the blink of an eye. A wry sense of humor connects it all with tales of the road.
Sunday, August 5 at 2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium
Booked for Murder
Murder with Peacocks: A Meg Winslow Mystery by Donna Andrews
Wedding planning turns deadly for Meg Langslow, who is maid of honor for three weddings in a sleepy Virginia town. From wedding peacocks to horrendous bridesmaid dresses, the planning of the upcoming nuptials has been a real nightmare. When one of the wedding guests winds up dead, Meg’s list of brides’ maid duties now extends to include catching a murderer. What’s more frightening than a bridezilla? A murderer.
Thursday, August 9 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Meeting Room
Red River (1948) Directed by Howard Hawks
Red River tells the epic tale of the cattle drive that opened up the Chisholm Trail in 1867. Like the Odyssey and the Exodus, the journey is fraught with conflict and adventure, but also symbolizes the great American movement westward. Leading the ambitious journey is John Wayne, a ruthless authority figure who runs things his own way. His stepson, Montgomery Clift, has ideas of his own. As in many Wayne movies, the conflict ends in a brawl, brilliantly staged by director Hawks. Only Joanne Dru has the firepower to break it up.
Saturday, August 11 at 6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium
Sunday with the Friends: Sommerfugl
The butterfly is the summer fool—a perfect mascot for this band of delicate beauty, surprising strength and vibrant color. William Drake and Holly Overton perform love songs, torch songs and other surprises on violin and guitar with soaring vocal harmonies that stretch out like the last days of summer.
Sunday, August 12 at 2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium