Gabrielle Union, Alec Baldwin, Taylor Schilling and more talk new film 'The Public'

Emilio Estevez's new film makes a powerful statement on homelessness and the role of libraries in society.
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Transcript for Gabrielle Union, Alec Baldwin, Taylor Schilling and more talk new film 'The Public'
Every public official in this town knows there's not enough so to post people on the street. So called Christians day. It potentially. This project began twelve years ago it began as an article in the LA times yes it was about how libraries have become de facto homeless shelters and howler burns are now forced to become an active social workers. And first responders so I was really moved by the piece I began to do research into what it would look like. If on a particularly cold night if the patrons many of whom were homeless and mentally Il and marginalized poor station old fashioned 1960s hat city and what would that look like. It would be safe to assume that some armed. Sound mind. I mean you don't need to be nominal yield and and it's freezing outside protected. But the people. They have a very natural. Very understandable. Reaction issue. Being in the public space at peak times I was overwhelmed becomes occupied by homeless people. There's a moment in the film this the guy analogue audio eateries now about it when we get other people have these certain kinds of reactions to. Train stations airports the streets of New York in the libraries it's it's it's unique because if they're not. Creating some public health published issue which have come up which he would defy that also what's the problem there in the library of their reading books like everybody else. Feed the hungry. Closed for. Howls of homeless. Bessie bats would Jesus say it. But I don't think he said occupy. That work. We'll see if he's done and Wall Street. Maybe can work if books. Who use less. And today. These people are human beings. And after making this film the biggest thing that you can give a homeless person. If you see them in the street from my opinion. Is the pair Sox. And a smile and looked in India. Generally acts. Question name colleges state go to this accident just acknowledgment don't just stole money. And it cope that that was me at least that was my experience. Easy to get some food. In your room. You go offer me money than tell me what to do with it. We won't we'll know I was just suggesting. A few things that affect you and you might need so. He knew me. Or.

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