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Jun
28
Friday
Jun
28
Fri
Art :: Film
The Public
7:30 PM
The Emerson Crawford Theater
Description:
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. 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 act as “de-facto social workers” and 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 inside the building. The story tackles some of our nation’s most challenging issues, including homelessness and mental illness, and sets the dramedy inside one of the last bastions of democracy-in-action: your public library. Rated PG13. 119 minutes.

“The Public” – Collaboration with Bozeman Public Library. Panel speakers TBA.

Tickets on sale May 26th. More info coming soon!

7:30 PM @ Emerson Crawford Theater

“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.” Common Sense Media
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Age Group: All Ages
Venue: The Emerson Crawford Theater
Address: 111 S Grand Ave Bozeman, Montana 59715
Phone: (406) 587-9797

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