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Feb 18: Free Community Film Night – The Public
Everyone has a story. Come enjoy this feature-length film on how public libraries serve our community and provide vital resources for the homeless population.
About the Movie
After learning that emergency shelters are at full capacity when a brutal Midwestern cold front makes its way to Cincinnati, a large group of homeless library patrons led by Jackson (Michael Kenneth Williams) refuses to leave the downtown public library at closing time.
What begins as a nonviolent Occupy-style sit-in and ragtag act of civil disobedience quickly escalates into a standoff with local riot police, led by a no-nonsense crisis negotiator (Alec Baldwin) and a savvy district attorney (Christian Slater) with lofty political ambitions, all as two librarians (Emilio Estevez and Jena Malone) are caught in the middle.
PG-13 ‧ 2018 ‧ Drama ‧ 1h 59m
Director: Emilio Estevez
Writer: Emilio Estevez
Stars: Alec Baldwin, Taylor Schilling, Emilio Estevez
“Writer/director/star Estevez achieves a career high with this empathetic look at homelessness, concentrating on a rousing, inspiring story, rich characters, and a fluid, detailed visual style.”Jeffrey M. Anderson - Common Sense Media
NOTE: Free Parking is available in a lot behind the Capitol Theatre, accessed by Washington Street; and a large lot across Main Street from the Capitol Theatre. Street parking and metered lots are free after 5pm.