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Emilio Estevez to Appear at Newport Showing of "The Public"

Actor, writer, and director Emilio Estevez will be in Newport on Saturday for a showing of his latest film, The Public.

The movie was shot and takes place in the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County and tells the story of a group of homeless people taking over the establishment on a cold winter night when all the shelters are full.

The movie opens this weekend.

On Saturday, Estevez will join movie-goers for a screening at AMC Newport on the Levee. Showtime is 7:15 p.m. Estevez, who wrote, directed, and appears in The Public, will then participate in a question and answer session afterwards.

He will also join showings of the film in Columbus and Dayton on Sunday.

LISTEN: WVXU's Cincinnati Edition featured a discussion about the film and the homeless population's relationship with the library

“We are excited that Emilio is coming back to Ohio to promote his movie, a week after its Cincinnati screening,” said Kristen Schlotman, executive director of Film Cincinnati. “For those who were unable to attend the sold-out premiere, this is a great way to see “The Public” and to hear from the director himself about the making of the movie right here in Cincinnati.”

Tickets to the screenings and Q and A sessions at all three theaters are limited and can be purchased at www.ThePublicFilm.com. The Public opens nationwide on Friday, April 5.

-Staff report