BPL Film Society


Who We Are

We are a “watch first —meet later” group, and if you love cinema and lively discussion, this may be the group for you!

How It Works

A theme and movie title will be announced at the beginning of every month. The selected film will be available for checkout at the BPL, and we will hold a film screening before the discussion. The discussion group will meet at the end of each month to replay some pivotal scenes from the film, followed by a discussion and analysis. Dates and times of the screening and discussions will be announced each month. Discussion questions for the movie will also be available as a PDF to view or print off, providing group members with talking points and things to consider while watching the movie. 

Anyone interested in joining the discussion should watch the movie and register for the group on the Billings Library Calendar.


Join The Billings Public Library Film Society in celebrating Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a discussion of the 2018 Romantic Comedy/Drama, Crazy Rich Asians. Based on Kevin Kwan’s novel of the same name, the film follows a Chinese-American professor who travels to meet her boyfriend's family and is surprised to discover they are among the richest in Singapore.  

The film has been lauded for being the first by a major Hollywood studio in nearly 30 years to feature a majority cast of Chinese descent in a modern setting. The film grossed $174.5 million in the United States and Canada and received many accolades including a 2019 Critics Choice Award and a 2019 Teen Choice Award.

Film Screening: Wednesday May 10th, 5:00-7:00 PM in the Community Room

Film Discussion & Registration: Saturday May 20th, 3:00-4:00 PM in the Yellowstone Board Room (2nd Floor of the Library)

Film Discussion Questions and Prompts

How To Watch

BPL Check-Out

Film Screening at BPL

Streaming Service With Subscription: HBO Max, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, and Tubi (free)

Crazy Rich Asians 

2018 · PG-13 · 2hr 


Comedy · Drama · Adaptation · Romance 

Summary: This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's family.

Director: Jon M. Chu  

Cast: Constance Wu Henry, Golding, Michelle Yeoh