Free Virtual Film Discussion Series

The Brooklyn branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library is hosting free virtual film discussions!


The Brooklyn branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library invites you to discuss films online via Zoom throughout the summer.

Be sure to watch the film before attending the program. You can access the film using the Kanopy streaming service available for FREE with your library card. If you do not have a library card, you can visit the Cuyahoga County Public Library website HERE or call your local Cuyahoga County Library branch for assistance.

Registration and an email address are required to receive the link to participate.  A meeting link will be emailed to registered participants approximately one hour prior to the start of the program. You will need a device with audio and/or video and an internet connection to join.

If you have any questions about this program please contact Brooklyn Branch at 216-398-4600 and ask for a librarian.


Keeping It ‘Reel’ Film Discussion Series:

The Mole Agent Register Here
Tuesday, September 28th, 2021
Virtually on Zoom
6:45 pm – 7:00 pm Facilitator will be available for optional setup, and tech assistance.
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Discussion

Pop some popcorn and join us for a discussion on the film THE MOLE AGENT.

“In this 2021 Oscar-nominated documentary, 83-year-old Chilean Sergio is sent as an undercover spy to a retirement home to investigate suspected neglect. Through the lens of the hidden camera in his decoy glasses, viewers watch as Sergio struggles to balance his assignment while becoming increasingly involved in the lives of several residents.”

Fritz Lang’s Register Here
Tuesday, October 5th, 2021
Virtually on Zoom
6:45 pm – 7:00 pm Facilitator will be available for optional setup, and tech assistance.
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Discussion

Grab your movie candy and get ready for Fritz Lang’s M (1931), a German thriller starring Peter Lorre. Our discussion of the film will be held virtually using Zoom.

“A simple, haunting musical phrase whistled offscreen tells us that a young girl will be killed. “Who Is the Murderer?” pleads a nearby placard as serial killer Hans Beckert (Peter Lorre) closes in on little Elsie Beckmann…  In his harrowing masterwork, Fritz Lang merges trenchant social commentary with chilling suspense, creating a panorama of private madness and public hysteria that to this day remains the blueprint for the psychological thriller.”

As Fritz Lang’s first sound film, was voted Best German Film of All Time by the Association of German Cinémathèques.

Night of the Living Dead Register Here
Tuesday, October 26th, 2021
Virtually on Zoom
6:45 pm – 7:00 pm Facilitator will be available for optional setup, and tech assistance.
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Discussion

Pop some popcorn and join us for a discussion on the film NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968).

“A disparate group of individuals takes refuge in an abandoned house when corpses begin to leave the graveyard in search of fresh human bodies to devour. The pragmatic Ben (Duane Jones) does his best to control the situation, but when the reanimated bodies surround the house, the other survivors begin to panic. As any semblance of order within the group begins to dissipate, the zombies start to find ways inside — and one by one, the living humans become the prey of the deceased ones in horror legend George A. Romeros’ first film.”

Chosen for preservation by the National Film Preservation Board, USA.

Skate Kitchen Register Here
Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021
Virtually on Zoom
6:45 pm – 7:00 pm Facilitator will be available for optional setup, and tech assistance.
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Discussion

Grab your movie candy and get ready to roll into the lives of this NYC subculture. Our discussion of the film will be held virtually using Zoom.

“A female teenage skateboarder befriends an all-girl skateboarding crew called Skate Kitchen. This film captures the experience of women in male-dominated spaces and tells a story of a girl who learns the importance of camaraderie and self-discovery.”

SOMM Register Here
Tuesday, November 30th, 2021
Virtually on Zoom
6:45 pm – 7:00 pm Facilitator will be available for optional setup, and tech assistance.
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Discussion

Pop some popcorn and join us for a discussion on the film SOMM: A Tasteful Sip into the World of Master Sommeliers (2012).

“How much do you think you know about wine? The Court of Master Sommeliers is one of the world’s most prestigious and exclusive organizations. Since its inception, fewer than 200 candidates have reached the exalted Master level. The Master Sommelier Exam covers every nuance of the world of wine. Those who have passed have put their sanity at risk to pull it off.

Shrouded in secrecy, access to the Court has always been strictly regulated and cameras have been forbidden to be anywhere near the exam… until now. SOMM takes the viewer on a humorous, emotional and illuminating look into the mysterious world of the Court of Master Sommeliers and their massively intimidating Master Sommelier Exam.”