Australia: To celebrate the release of THE PUBLIC, an upcoming Emilio Estevez-starring, directed and written film that hits select cinemas on August 1st, we’ve been given 10 double passes to give away!
Featuring a cast that also includes Alec Baldwin, Taylor Schilling, Christian Slater and Jeffrey Wright, THE PUBLIC takes place in downtown Cincinnati during a particularly bitter winter where an Arctic blast has made its way to the front doors of the Public Library – where most of the film’s action takes place.
The story revolves around the library patrons, many of whom are homeless, mentally ill and marginalised, as well as the exhausted and overwhelmed staff of librarians who have not infrequently built emotional connections with these regular patrons, along with a sense of obligation to care for them. At odds with library officials as to how to handle the extreme weather the patrons turn the building into a homeless 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-judgement by media who keep speculating about what’s really happening.
This David versus Goliath story tackles the incredibly challenging issues of homelessness and mental illness and sets the drama inside one of the last bastions of democracy-in-action: your public library.
Mark that calendar: THE PUBLIC hits select Australian cinemas on August 1st.
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STEP TWO: In 25 word or less, tell us why you want to see THE PUBLIC…
Entry details and conditions:
- Entries close 11:59pm, 30 July 2019. AEST
- Only open for those living in Australia.
- You must have subscribed to ScreenRealm.
- One entry per person.
- Decisions are final.
- You must be over 18 to enter.
- Only winners will be notified via e-mail.
- This is a game of creativity and skill.