Indies at the Avalon: The Public
The Avalon Theatre presents a eight-week film series taking place on Wednesday evenings. Our focus on out of the ordinary films is sure to surprise and delight movie-goers. Join us for one or purchase a pass for all 8 and get one film free!
Doors at 7:00pm
Film at 7:30pm
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.
Rating: PG-13 (for thematic material, nudity, language, and some suggestive content)
Directed By: Emilio Estevez
Written By: Emilio Estevez
Runtime: 122 minutes