The Public

In "The Public" an unusually bitter Arctic blast has made its way to downtown Cincinnati and the front doors of the public library where the action of the film takes place. At odds with library officials over how to handle the extreme weather event, some homeless patrons turn the building into a shelter for the night by staging an "Occupy" sit in. What begins as an act of civil disobedience becomes a stand-off with police and a rush-to-judgment media constantly speculating about what's really happening. This David versus Goliath story tackles some of our nation's most challenging issues, homelessness and mental illness and sets the drama inside one of the last bastions of democracy-in-action: your public library.
- Synopsis provided by Internet Video Archive

Credits

Director:

  • Emilio Estevez

Cast:

  • Alec Baldwin
  • Emilio Estevez
  • Jena Malone
  • Taylor Schilling
  • Christian Slater
  • Jacob Vargas
  • Michael K. Williams
  • Jeffrey Wright
  • Che "Rhymefest" Smith
  • Ki Hong Lee
  • Patrick Hume
  • Richard T. Jones
  • Susanna Thompson
  • Spencer Garrett
  • Michael Douglas Hall
  • Bryant Bentley
  • Nik Pajic
  • Jared Earland
  • Dale Hodges

Writer:

  • Emilio Estevez

Producers:

  • Alex Lebovici
  • Brent Guttman
  • David Hillary
  • Emilio Estevez
  • Jeffrey Pollack
  • Kristen Schlotman
  • Lisa Niedenthal
  • Michael Bien
  • Ray Bouderau
  • Richard Hull
  • Steve Ponce
  • Taylor Estevez
  • Trevor Drinkwater
  • Tyler W. Konney

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