The Public (2018)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Urban Drama  |   Run Time - 122 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - PG13
  • AllMovie Rating
    5
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

Share on

Emilio Estevez directs and stars as Stuart, a librarian who helps a group of local homeless people take refuge from a brutal winter night by staging a sit-in at the free public library. As Stuart and his co-worker Myra (Jena Malone) work to get these "patrons," led by Jackson (Michael K. Williams), situated, the library's security team calls the police. A misunderstanding combined with the eagerness of a politician (Christian Slater) and a TV reporter (Gabrielle Union) to advance their own agendas leads to their noble act being confused for a hostage situation.

Characteristics

Keywords

homelessness, librarian, library, police, social-awareness, social-inequality, social-injustice