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PT Library: Movie Night
Friday, November 22, 2019, 07:00pm

Join us for a screening of The Public, starring Emilio Estevez. An act of civil disobedience turns into a standoff with police when homeless people in Cincinnati take over the public library to seek shelter from the bitter cold. Friday, November 22 at 7pm in the Pink House at the Port Townsend Public Library.

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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.

Read more about Director Emilio Estevez’ inspiration and appreciation for public libraries https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/2018/03/01/newsmaker-emilio-estevez/

Location Port Townsend Public Library, 1220 Lawrence St, Port Townsend, WA, 98368
Event Sponsor: Port Townsend Public Library
Web Site: https://ptpubliclibrary.org/library
Contact 360-385-3181
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