The Public


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sun, May 5, 2019 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Mon, May 6, 2019 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Tue, May 7, 2019 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Wed, May 8, 2019 4:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Narrative Feature
Release Year:2018
Run Time:119 minutes
Production Country:United States
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Emilio Estevez
Cast:Emilio Estevez
Alec Baldwin
Jena Malone
Taylor Schilling
Christian Slater


“The Public” features an all-star ensemble cast, including Emilio Estevez (who also wrote and directed the film), Alec Baldwin, Jena Malone, Taylor Schilling, Christian Slater and more.

Every story matters.

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 — librarians Stuart Goodson (Emilio Estevez) and Myra (Jena Malone) — 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.

“Fantastic … a feel-good crowd-pleaser.” — We Live Entertainment

“Laugh-out-loud funny.” — Steve Oldfield, Warm 98.5