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Get a first glimpse of Cincinnati-shot 'The Public' before its local premiere

The Public movie stills
Posted at 4:53 PM, Mar 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-13 16:53:30-04

CINCINNATI — The Queen City takes center stage in the soon-to-be-released drama "The Public."

Photo stills provided by the movie's owner Universal Pictures Content Group show multiple interior shots of the interior of the main branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Director, star and producer Emilio Estevez shot "The Public" Downtown in 2016. Estevez plays Cincinnati librarian Stuart Goodson in the movie, which tells the story of a group of homeless people who take shelter in the library during a brutal winter cold snap.

Actors Christian Slater, Alec Baldwin, Jeffrey Wright, Jena Malone, Michael Keith Williams, Che "Rhymefest" Smith," Taylor Schilling and Gabrielle Union also star in the film.

Film Cincinnati will host a local premiere screening of "The Public" at 7 p.m. March 29 inside the Taft Theatre, located at 317 E. Fifth St., Downtown.

General admission tickets for the screening cost $40. VIP tickets, which include preferred seating and a movie poster, cost $100.

Estevez and Smith will take part in a question-and-answer session following the screening.