THE PUBLIC
Narrative Feature | 119 minutes

HIFF 2018

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This film played at HIFF 2018
on 10/5/2018
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Directed By
Emilio Estevez

Produced By
Emilio Estevez
Alex Lebovici
Steve Ponce
Lisa Niedenthal

Written By
Emilio Estevez

Featuring
Emilio Estevez
Alec Baldwin
Jacob Vargas
Gabrielle Union
Taylor Schilling
Jeffrey Wright
Christian Slater


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East Coast Premiere

2018 | English | USA

As the day’s activities wind down and library workers Stuart (Emilio Estevez) and Myra (Jena Malone) prepare to close for the day, a group of homeless patrons decide to stage an act of rebellion when they refuse to leave the building to find somewhere to sleep in the wintry night. Soon the scene outside becomes a carnival of riot gear-wearing officers and local news reporters, leading to a standoff between the city’s have’s and have-not’s. Aided by a deep supporting cast, including Jeffrey Wright, Michael K. Williams, and Alec Baldwin, writer, director, and star Emilio Estevez continues to showcase his skills as a gifted multi-hyphenate force with his latest ode to the struggles of the disenfranchised.

> A Conversation with Emilio Estevez