Watch The Public for free for one afternoon only! At the Coyote Twin Theater at 10 E. Main Street, Vermillion. This Saturday, September 14th, 2019 at 1:00 pm. Sponsored by the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library.
An unusually bitter Arctic blast has made its way to downtown Cincinnati and the front doors of the public library are where the action of the film takes place. The story revolves around the library patrons, many of whom are homeless, mentally ill and marginalized, as well as an exhausted and overwhelmed staff of librarians who often build 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 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.
Watch the trailer from the original theatrical release here: https://youtu.be/6eZtMGM6ya8