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Rating: 6.60/10 from 4500 votes
Tags: public library, cincinnati
Alternate Names:
Title in Español:

La biblioteca

Title in Italiano:

The Public

Title in Português:

The Public


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.

The story revolves around the library patrons, many of whom are homeless, mentally ill and marginalized, as well as an exhausted and overwhelmed staff of librarians who often build 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 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.

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Play Title Artist
The Public
Public Enemy No.1
Paid In Full
Ghost Town
Time out for Fun
Three Girl Rhumba - 2006 Remastered Version
One Step Beyond
Your Phone's off the Hook, But You're Not
London Dungeon
Down in the Park - Piano Version
Transmission - 2020 Digital Remaster
In Love This Way
War in the Streets.
Spellbound - 12" Mix
I Would for You
Ça Plane Pour Moi
Lips Like Sugar
Dark September
Girls on Film - 2010 Remaster
Stigmata Martyr
In Between Days - 2006 Remaster
Peter Piper
Somebody - Remix
Add It Up
At the Beach
Clean Sheets
Wasted Years - 2015 Remaster
Superficial Love
Go! (Club Mix)
Our Lips Are Sealed - Single Version
Our House
Let's Spend the Night Together - 2013 Remaster
Holiday in Cambodia
To Have and to Hold - 2006 Remaster
Brother Wolf; Sister Moon
Too Young to Die
Eighties - 2007 Digital Remaster
The Holy Hour - 2005 Remaster
Melody Lee
The Killing Moon
Dancing With Myself
Waiting Room
Policy of Truth - 2006 Remaster
Space Age Love Song
Primary - 2005 Remaster
Dear God - Remastered 2001
Alex Chilton - 2008 Remaster
She's Like Heroin to Me
My War
Something I Learned Today
Viet Nam
Los Angeles
Seeing Red
She's In Parties
Brave Captain

User reviews

Melissa Hernandez

The soundtrack of The Public perfectly captures the raw emotion and tension of the film's storyline. The haunting melodies and powerful crescendos create a sense of urgency and drama that immerses the audience in the characters' struggles.

Stephanie Davis

The haunting melodies in The Public perfectly capture the sense of desperation and struggle faced by the homeless and marginalized characters in the film.

Sarah Campbell

Overall, I believe that the soundtrack of The Public missed an opportunity to elevate the storytelling and failed to leave a lasting impression on me as a viewer.

Paul Evans

I found the soundtrack of The Public to be deeply moving and emotionally resonant. The music perfectly captured the struggle and humanity of the characters facing homelessness and mental illness in the film.

Ronald Martinez

The soundtrack's ability to evoke a range of emotions, from hope to despair, showcases the skill and artistry of the composers in capturing the essence of the film.

Betty Roberts

I appreciated how the soundtrack of The Public incorporated a mix of instrumental pieces and poignant songs that reflected the inner turmoil and resilience of the characters. The music helped to convey the emotional depth of the narrative.

George Carter

The musical score in The Public adds a layer of authenticity to the narrative, immersing the audience in the characters' struggles and triumphs.

Steven Rodriguez

Overall, I believe that the soundtrack of The Public played a crucial role in immersing the audience in the raw authenticity of the story. The music succeeded in conveying the societal issues of homelessness and mental illness with sensitivity and power.

Patricia Roberts

The lack of variation in the musical themes made the soundtrack feel repetitive and monotonous. It did not succeed in enhancing the tension or drama of the film's narrative, leaving me feeling disconnected from the characters and their struggles.

Edward Lopez

The music in The Public effectively underscores the themes of social justice, compassion, and the power of community in the face of adversity.

Andrew King

Overall, the soundtrack of The Public enhances the film's powerful message about social issues such as homelessness and mental illness. The evocative music not only complements the on-screen action but also serves as a poignant reminder of the importance of compassion and understanding in our society.

Betty Martinez

The music in The Public effectively conveys the humanity and compassion at the heart of the story. The delicate piano pieces and soulful strings evoke a sense of empathy and connection, highlighting the deep emotional bonds formed between the library patrons and staff.

Donald Jones

The soundtrack's use of diverse instruments and sounds creates a rich tapestry of emotions, reflecting the complex layers of the characters' experiences.

Linda Moore

I found the soundtrack of The Public to be quite disappointing and uninspiring. The music failed to capture the emotional depth and complexity of the story being portrayed on screen.

Timothy Scott

The emotional depth conveyed through the music enhances the storytelling, making the audience truly empathize with the challenges faced by the characters.

David Turner

The way the music builds tension and resolution throughout the film mirrors the escalating conflict and eventual resolution within the story, creating a truly immersive viewing experience.

Margaret Walker

The use of music in The Public effectively enhanced the tension and sense of urgency during key moments, such as the stand off between the library patrons and the police. The soundtrack added a layer of complexity to the storytelling.