Film Cincinnati to host Cincinnati Premiere of "The Public"

WHAT:             Film Cincinnati hosts local premiere for THE PUBLIC, set in and shot on location in Cincinnati.

WHEN:          Friday, March 29, 2019

                        6:00 p.m. – Red Carpet Arrivals

                        6:55 p.m. – Introduction to film by “The Public” Writer/Director Emilio Estevez

                        7:00 p.m. – Film, followed by Post-Film Q&A with Emilio Estevez and Che “Rhymefest” Smith

WHERE:        Taft Theatre

                        317 E. 5th Street

                        Cincinnati, OH  45202

TICKETS:      For tickets, visit The Taft Theatre box office or

                        $40 – General Admission

                        $100 – VIP Seating

                        Complimentary tickets will be provided by Film Cincinnati to local cast & crew


The Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky Film Commission (Film Cincinnati) is a not-for-profit, (501c3), organization dedicated to attracting, promoting, and cultivating film, television, and commercial production throughout Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. See more at


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.

STARRING: Alec Baldwin, Emilio Estevez, Jena Malone, Taylor Schilling, Christian Slater, Gabrielle Union, Jacob Vargas, Michael K. Williams, Jeffrey Wright and Che “Rhymefest” Smith


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