Film Club: Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

The film club selection for March is Witness for the Prosecution (1957).

The affable Leonard Vole (Tyrone Power) is being tried for the murder of a wealthy woman, and legendary lawyer Sir Wilfrid Robarts (Charles Laughton) has chosen to represent him. Unfortunately, Leonard’s alibi depends on the testimony of his callous wife, Christine (Marlene Dietrich) — who, after the discovery of a legal loophole, makes the shocking decision to appear in court against him. To Sir Wilfrid’s surprise, this is only the first in a series of puzzling revelations and reversals.

The Library will screen Witness for the Prosecution on Monday, March 11th at 6pm and Friday, March 15th at 1pm in the Marcy Room.

All Film Club Screenings are free and open to the public. Snacks will be provided.

We also have DVDs you can borrow at the circulation desk!

Sign up for our film discussion here, which will be on Wednesday, March 20th at 6:30pm on Zoom.

For more information, reach out to David at or call (781) 438-1324.


Cycle of Memory

Join the Stoneham Public Library and Senior Center for a special intergenerational screening of Cycle of Memory: the new award-winning documentary about two siblings’ bicycle adventure to find the memories their grandfather lost to Alzheimer’s.  October 27th – @ the Stoneham Public Library 6:30 pm

The film is 72 minutes long and will be followed by a Q+A with the filmmaker.  This program is supported in part by a grant from the Stoneham Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.