Yet that’s just what happens when a homeless man played by Michael Kenneth Williams decides to “organize” and stage an “occupy Wall Street”-style sit-in in order to get out of the frigid cold.
“The Public” is set inside a public library in downtown Cincinnati on a particularly freezing winter’s night. And while some of the library officials are at odds with the homeless residents and initially reluctant to help them, the simple act of civil disobedience slowly escalates into a stand-off between police and the media.
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