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.
Emilio Estevez, Alec Baldwin, Taylor Schilling, Jena Malone, Che "Rhymefest" Smith, Gabrielle Union, Christian Slater, Jeffrey Wright, Michael K. Williams, Jacob Vargas, Richard T Jones, Ki Hong Lee, Spencer Garrett, Michael Douglas Hall, Bryant Bentley, Patrick Hume, Susanna Thompson, Nik Pajic, Jared Earland, Dale Hodges, John Osbeck, Keith McGill, Brian Gallagher, Nick Pirrmann, Ben Raanan, Ming Wang, David Myers Gregory, Shyra Thomas, Kelvin Webb
Emilio Estevez, Alex Lebovici, Lisa Niedenthal, Steve Ponce, Patsy L Bouge, Taylor Estevez, David Hillary, Kristen Schlotman, Michael Bien, Bob Bonder, Ray Bouderau, Jordan Bouderau, Trevor Drinkwater, David Guillod, Brent Guttman, Bryant Goulding, Richard Hull, Tyler W. Konney, Janet Sheen, Donal O'Sullivan, Craig Phillips, Jeffrey Pollack