Join LWVKC to Preview the Movie
January 15th ~ 11:15 AM Dover Public Library
As a part of the League’s continuing interest in highlighting the issue of homelessness, the League invites members and interested guests to attend a previewing of the Emilio Estevez movie “THE PUBLIC” at the Dover Public Library on January 15th, at 11:15 AM. The topic of the 120-minute film highlights the theme of homelessness and the challenges that accompany this complex issue. The film is engaging, filled with both humor and credibility in portraying a scenario that involves the library as a central character.
After the showing, there will be a discussion about the inherent issues and challenges that take place in the movie and here at home.
No lunch will be provided but attendees are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch or snack.
Beverages and light desserts will be provided.
The event will take place in Multi-Purpose Room A on the main floor.
The Public Movie review by Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media Writer/director/star Estevez achieves a career high with this empathetic look at homelessness, concentrating on a rousing, inspiring story, rich characters, and a fluid, detailed visual style. Unlike those behind so many other "message" movies, Estevez understands that ideas are best conveyed within the context of a good story. The Public doesn't try to lecture or solve the problem of homelessness; instead, it presents it on a very human level, with humor and heart.
Estevez's character, Stuart, is one of his best performances. Stuart is a nervous, wounded man with a hidden reservoir of strength and hope. The rest of the strong cast members rise to the occasion, with character actor Williams standing out and stealing most of the movie. As director, Estevez uses the library setting in a dynamic way, keeping the story flowing and the visuals moving, while his screenplay has a variety of satisfying riches and details. The Public should leave viewers smiling and, hopefully, with a fresh view on both homelessness and the local library.