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THURSDAY, JULY 25TH AT 2:00 PM
In The Public, a bitter Arctic blast has made its way to downtown Cincinnati. The story revolves around local library patrons, some of whom are homeless, mentally ill, and/or marginalized, as well as an exhausted and overwhelmed staff of librarians who have built emotional connections and a sense of obligation to care for those regular patrons.
At odds with library officials over how to handle the extreme weather event, the patrons turn the building into a homeless shelter for the night by staging an "Occupy" sit-in. What begins as an act of civil disobedience becomes a standoff with police and media. This movie tackles some of our nation's greatest issues, all set inside one of the few institutions that is still "free to all": the public library.
Rated PG-13 for thematic material, nudity, language, and some suggestive content
Run time: 1 h 59 min