The Public

Directed by Emilio Estevez
  • USA
  • 2hr 2min
  • 2018
  • English

Acclaimed US actor Emilio Estevez writes, directs and stars in this gritty, emotional and character-driven thriller, with a starry cast, set in downtown Cincinnati in that most respected of public spaces - the library. A committed librarian, frustrated at a lack of social justice, allows some of his most vulnerable visitors turn his work space into an impromptu homeless shelter during one of the coldest periods in the city’s history. This old-school drama serves as a timely and relevant account of the power of community.

Estevez' humanist approach is very much in evidence as he leads in all senses this story of power of community.

Gráinne Humphreys, Festival Director

Jena Malone
Taylor Schilling
Christian Slater
Emilio Estevez

Schedule & Tickets

1 Mar 18:10 Cineworld