Talk & Screening | The Public: Emilio Estevez and Alec Baldwin in Conversation with Alison Stewart
Where: 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave.
212-415-5500 Price: $40
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Join actor/director Emilio Estevez and Alec Baldwin—along with David Giffin, executive director of the Coalition for the Homeless—for a screening of Estevez’s new film The Public.
The film, which also stars Taylor Schilling, Jeffrey Wright, and Gabrielle Union (among many others), was filmed in 2017 at the Cincinnati Public Library. The movie takes place during a life-threatening cold snap in the city, when a group of homeless patrons, many of them struggling with mental illness and addiction, barricade themselves inside with the help of a caring reference librarian, played by Estevez himself. 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. Alison Stewart moderates the conversation following the event.Buy tickets/get more info now