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"The Public" Cincinnati Premiere

  • "The Public" Cincinnati Premiere



    The Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky Film Commission (Film Cincinnati) is a not-for-profit, (501c3), organization dedicated to attracting, promoting, and cultivating film, television, and commercial production throughout Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. See more at



    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.


    STARRING: Alec Baldwin, Emilio Estevez, Jena Malone, Taylor Schilling, Christian Slater, Gabrielle Union, Jacob Vargas, Michael K. Williams, Jeffrey Wright and Che “Rhymefest” Smith


    WRITTEN, DIRECTED and PRODUCED by: Emilio Estevez

7:00 P.M. / doors open 6:00 P.M. Buy Tickets
  • Tier 1: $100.00
  • Tier 2: $40.00

Show Description

For more information on the Cincinnati premiere and the Post-Film Q&A with Emilio Estevez (Writer/Director) & Che “Rhymefest” Smith visit:

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Film Cincinnati has been at the helm of attracting, promoting and cultivating film production in the Cincinnati region for over thirty years.  As we continue to collectively enhance and grow local infrastructure - the jobs, dollars and opportunities brought to our city by the film industry will play a significant role in not only our economy - but also in the fabric of arts and culture that illuminate our amazing city. 


Film Cincinnati does not benefit monetarily from the projects that film here.   We rely on the generous donations from private foundations, corporate sponsorships and fundraising events.


Film Cincinnati is a non-profit organization so anything you give is completely tax deductible.