The Martha’s Vineyard Film Society and Island Libraries will offer a free screening of the newly released feature film The Public. The film stars Emilio Estevez, who also wrote the screenplay and directed an ensemble cast including Alec Baldwin, Jena Malone, Christian Slater, Gabrielle Union, Taylor Schilling, Jacob Vargas, Michael Kenneth Williams, and Jeffrey Wright.
The Public depicts an act of civil disobedience that turns into a standoff with police when homeless people in Cincinnati take over the public library to seek shelter from the bitter cold. 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.
Admission is free, so please consider bringing a non-perishable donation to the Island Food Pantry.
Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 7:30pm
Martha's Vineyard Film Center
79 Beach Road, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568