Linda and Al Lerner review “The Public” on Movies and Shakers

Emilio Estevez hopes you will never look at homeless people and the Public library the same way again. Civil disobedience is at the core of this film which he wrote/directed/produced and stars. As Library Supervisor, Stuart Goodson, he helps homeless men barricade themselves inside Cincinnati’s public library and so they won’t freeze to death during a brutal cold snap. Shot in Cincinnati, Estevez shows the library as warm and inviting, but the city as gritty. He says making this film felt even more surreal when the polar vortex hit. This was not such a far-fetched idea. 

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