The Friends of Saratoga Springs Public Library and Shelters of Saratoga are proud to team up for a special screening of The Public. Ticket sales benefit Code Blue and The Friends of Saratoga Springs Public Library.
In writer-director Emilio Estevez’ second feature film, a group of homeless people in dire need of shelter during a deadly winter cold snap stage an occupation in downtown Cincinnati . The Public is a tragi-comic story revolving around some of our nation’s most challenging issues, including homelessness, mental illness, polarized government, and slanted news coverage, set inside one of the last bastions of democracy-in-action: the public library.
Screening at the Bow Tie Cinemas Criterion 11 theater at 7:00PM on Wednesday, November 13, to coincide with Homeless Awareness Month and the first night of the 2019 New York Library Association Conference in Saratoga Springs.
Additional donations are welcome (processing fee coverage: $1.09).
Code Blue is a program of Shelters of Saratoga which provides low-barrier emergency shelter from November 15-April 1, welcoming all homeless individuals without restrictions or qualifications, providing shelter beds and dinner for adults.
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