Emilio Estevez is in Town for the Cincinnati Premiere of his Film 'The Public'

The actor hosts a screening and post-film Q&A at the Taft Theatre on March 29

Alec Baldwin (right) and Emilio Estevez during filming of "The Public" - PHOTO: PROVIDED
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Alec Baldwin (right) and Emilio Estevez during filming of "The Public"

The Public, written and directed by Emilio Estevez and shot at Cincinnati’s Main Library branch downtown, follows a group of homeless patrons during an arctic cold front who decide to stay at the library for shelter.

The situation boils into a standoff with local police and unravels into a David vs. Goliath tale. Slated to hit theaters April 5, the cast includes Estevez and Jena Malone as two librarians caught in the middle; Michael K. Williams stars as the leader of the homeless group.

Other cast members include Alec Baldwin, Christian Slater, Taylor Schilling, Jeffrey Wright, Gabrielle Union and Jacob Vargas. Having already made a festival circuit run, so far The Public has scored a fairly crisp 71 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

It is having its local premiere on Friday at the Taft Theatre, with a post-film Q&A with Estevez and star Che “Rhymefest” Smith.

7 p.m. Friday (March 29). $40 or $100. Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St., Downtown, tafttheatre.org.

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