The Public
Taylor Schilling and Alec Baldwin


Overview - Emilio Estevez directs and stars as Stuart, a librarian who helps a group of local homeless people take refuge from a brutal winter night by staging a sit-in at the free public library. As Stuart and his co-worker Myra (Jena Malone) work to get these "patrons," led by Jackson (Michael K. Williams), situated, the library's security team calls the police. A misunderstanding combined with the eagerness of a politician (Christian Slater) and a TV reporter (Gabrielle Union) to advance their own agendas leads to their noble act being confused for a hostage situation.

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Overview

Emilio Estevez directs and stars as Stuart, a librarian who helps a group of local homeless people take refuge from a brutal winter night by staging a sit-in at the free public library. As Stuart and his co-worker Myra (Jena Malone) work to get these "patrons," led by Jackson (Michael K. Williams), situated, the library's security team calls the police. A misunderstanding combined with the eagerness of a politician (Christian Slater) and a TV reporter (Gabrielle Union) to advance their own agendas leads to their noble act being confused for a hostage situation.

Main Cast & Crew

Emilio Estevez - Director
Taylor Schilling
Alec Baldwin
Jena Malone
Christian Slater
Emilio Estevez
Gabrielle Union
Jeffrey Wright
Michael Kenneth Williams
Ki Hong Lee
Richard T. Jones

 
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    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 119
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 191329105665
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA) (thematic material, nudity, language, and some suggestive content)
  • Release Date: July 2019

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
Injustice
Mental Illness

 
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Reviews:
"[Estevez] has assembled a stellar cast of great communicators around him to carry the day, including Alec Baldwin, Taylor Schilling, Jena Malone, Christian Slater and Michael K. Williams." - 09/09/2019 Hollywood Reporter


"THE PUBLIC is professionally made, eventful and entertaining..." - 09/14/2018 Variety


"The film is often entertaining, with some nice touches and compelling moments. We see a string of all-too-believable questions from library patrons..." - 04/05/2019 RogerEbert.com


3 stars out of 5 -- "As civil liberties get increasingly squeezed in the Trump era, THE PUBLIC takes on a compelling sense of urgency." - 04/05/2019 Rolling Stone

 
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