In these divided times, films centering on political issues either make an earnest attempt to persuade the other side to consider its point of view or play to its political allies and demonize its enemies. The Public does the latter, and the result is to further widen the divide of political discourse with self-righteous finger-pointing.
The Public (2018) Written and directed by Emilio Estevez. Starring Emilio Estevez, Jena Malone, Taylor Schilling, Alec Baldwin, Christian Slater, Gabrielle Union, Jeffrey Wright. The Public screened at the 2019 Palm Springs International Film Festival.
6 out of 10 stars