Movies at the Library

Showing Thursday, July 25, 2019, at
2:00 p.m.


In The Public, a bitter Arctic blast has made its way to downtown Cincinnati. The story revolves around local library patrons, some of whom are homeless, mentally ill, and/or marginalized, as well as an exhausted and overwhelmed staff of librarians who have built emotional connections and a sense of obligation to care for those regular patrons.

At odds with library officials over how to handle the extreme weather event, the patrons turn the building into a homeless shelter for the night by staging an "Occupy" sit-in. What begins as an act of civil disobedience becomes a standoff with police and media. This movie tackles some of our nation's greatest issues, all set inside one of the few institutions that is still "free to all": the public library.

Rated PG-13 for thematic material, nudity, language, and some suggestive content

Run time: 1 hr 59 min

The Public Movie Poster

Movies at the Library selections are shown at 2:00 p.m. on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of every month (no 4th Thursday in November or December).

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Shown in 2019:

  • January 10: Juliet, Naked
  • January 24: First Man
  • February 14: Casablanca
  • February 28: A Star is Born
  • March 14: The Grapes of Wrath
  • March 28: Instant Family
  • April 11: Singin' in the Rain
  • April 25: On the Basis of Sex
  • May 9: All About Eve
  • May 23: Stay Human
  • June 13: Stormy Weather
  • June 27: Puzzle
  • July 11: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Shown in 2018:

  • January 11: Stronger
  • January 25: All Saints
  • February 9: Marshall
  • February 22: Dunkirk
  • March 8: Coco
  • March 22: Darkest Hour
  • April 12: Wonder
  • April 26: Phantom Thread
  • May 10: All the Money in the World
  • May 24: Little Miss Sunshine
  • June 14: I Kill Giants
  • June 28: I Can Only Imagine
  • July 12: The Party
  • July 29: Finding Your Feet
  • August 9: Final Portrait
  • August 23: The Rider
  • September 13: Book Club
  • September 27: Won't You Be My Neighbor?
  • October 11: Damsel
  • October 25: The Seagull
  • November 8: Mama Mia, Here We Go Again

Already Shown in Previous Years