Screener Squad: The Public

The Public Movie Review


We haven’t been to a public library in a while, but we wouldn’t want to be caught in this predicament if we did. This is from Emilio Estevez who wrote, directed, and starred in this ensemble drama following his librarian character caught in a crisis. After the shelter fills up, a crowd of homeless occupy the local library to avoid being left out in the cold. This causes a standoff with the police, led by a crisis negotiator (Alec Baldwin) and the district attorney (Christian Slater). With his fellow librarian (Jena Malone) stuck in the situation with him, how will they manage to solve the problem? Lara and Brad will let you know if this is a movie worth finding out the answer.


Directed by: Emilio Estevez

Starring: Emilio Estevez, Alec Baldwin, Jena Malone, Christian Slater