The Public — Official Trailer

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added: Mon, Mar 4th '19

A public library gets turned into a temporary homeless shelter in the new official trailer for the upcoming socially-conscious protest film "The Public," which is hailing from actor/filmmaker Emilio Estevez (The Breakfast Club, Men at Work).

Estevez not only acts but also wrote and directed this star-studded ensemble drama, which was filmed at the Cincinnati public library, one of the largest public libraries in America.

The movie -- also starring Alec Baldwin, Michael Kenneth Williams, Christian Slater, Jeffrey Wright, Jena Malone, Taylor Schilling, Gabrielle Union, and Jacob Vargas -- takes place during an extremely frigid winter season.

When a homeless person is found frozen to death, an increasingly frustrated and fed-up homeless community decides to take refuge inside the doors of a downtown library. But when city officials vote to throw them out, the homeless are forced to stage a public sit-in, putting the library administrator (Estevez) and his sympathetic employees in the middle of a very tense situation.

"The Public" opens in theaters on April 5th.

synopsis:
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.

 

directed by   Emilio Estevez

starring   Emilio Estevez, Alec Baldwin, Michael Kenneth Williams, Christian Slater, Jeffrey Wright, Jena Malone, Taylor Schilling, Gabrielle Union, Jacob Vargas

release date   April 5, 2019

 
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