Emilio Estevez directs and stars with all-star cast in acclaimed new film at Fisher Theatre
Sedona AZ (April 25, 2019) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of “The Public” May 5-8 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
“The Public” features an all-star ensemble cast, including Emilio Estevez (who also wrote and directed the film), Alec Baldwin, Jena Malone, Taylor Schilling, Christian Slater and more.
Every story matters.
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 — librarians Stuart Goodson (Emilio Estevez) and Myra (Jena Malone) — 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.
“Fantastic … a feel-good crowd-pleaser.” — We Live Entertainment
“Laugh-out-loud funny.” — Steve Oldfield, Warm 98.5
“The Public” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre May 5-8. Showtimes will be 7 p.m. on Sunday and Monday, May 5 and 6; and 4 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 7 and 8.
Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members. For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information, visit: www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.