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The Public (2018)

PG-13 | | Drama | 5 April 2019 (USA)
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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. The story ... See full summary »

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Emilio Estevez

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Emilio Estevez
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jena Malone ... Myra
Taylor Schilling ... Angela
Christian Slater ... Josh Davis
Alec Baldwin ... Detective Bill Ramstead
Emilio Estevez ... Stuart Goodson
Michael Kenneth Williams ... Jackson
Gabrielle Union ... Rebecca Parks
Jeffrey Wright ... Anderson
Susanna Thompson
Richard T. Jones ... Chief Edwards
Ki Hong Lee ... Chip
Spencer Garrett ... John Harper
Jacob Vargas ... Ernesto
Carly Tamborski ... Channel 9 News Reporter
Patrick Hume ... Caesar
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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. The story revolves around the library patrons, many of whom are homeless, mentally ill and marginalized, as well as an exhausted and overwhelmed staff of librarians who often build emotional connections and a sense of obligation to care for those regular patrons. At odds with library officials over how to handle the extreme weather event, the Patrons turn the building into a homeless 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.

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You. Me. Us. We.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic material, nudity, language, and some suggestive content | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 2019 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA See more »

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Spencer Garrett was also in Estevez's movie Bobby. See more »

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Angela: It must be really nice to have a job where you get to sit around and read all day.
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Alec Baldwin didn't ruin the movie
1 February 2019 | by sales-681-597517See all my reviews

Just need to balance it out, here. Alec didn't ruin the movie. It was pretty damn good all around.


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