The 2018 film “The Public“ written and directed by Emilio Estevez is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on July 2nd, via Universal. The film starred Alec Baldwin, Taylor Schilling, Emilio Estevez, Jena Malone, Jacob Vargas, Gabrielle Union, Michael Kenneth Williams, Jeffrey Wright, and Christian Slater. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p video in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. You can find the Blu-ray available for pre-order now over at Amazon. The release will come with a digital copy of the film, compatible with Movies Anywhere. No bonus materials are set to be included on the release. Below, after the break, you can find a synopsis for the film.
Synopsis: In The Public an unusually bitter Arctic blast has made its way to downtown Cincinnati and the front doors of the public library where the action of the film takes place. At odds with library officials over how to handle the extreme weather event, some homeless patrons turn the building into a 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-judgment media constantly speculating about what’s really happening. This David versus Goliath story tackles some of our nation’s most challenging issues, homelessness, and mental illness and sets the drama inside one of the last bastions of democracy-in-action: your public library.