Aperture Cinema - Winston Salem, NC | The Public
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The Public

Category
Current Films
About This Project

Fri, Apr 19 –  3:00, 8:00
Sat, Apr 20 – 10:00, 3:00, 5:30
Sun, Apr 21 – 10:00, 3:00, 5:30
Mon, Apr 22 – 5:30
Tues, Apr 23 – 3:15, 6:00*
Weds, Apr 24 – 8:15
Thurs, Apr 25 – 3:00, 5:30

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.

rated pg-13, 122 minutes

*with panel discussion to follow