Hollywood Takes on Homelessness

Friday, January 17th, 2020

Please plan to attend a special screening of “The Public,” at 7pm on Wednesday January 22nd. The film is the fictional account of an act of civil disobedience that turns into a standoff with police when a group of marginalized people in Cincinnati take over the public library to seek shelter from the bitter cold. The film, written and directed by Emilio Estevez, features a strong cast, and highlights the challenges of those who experience homelessness, and often mental illness, as well as those who support them.

The event is presented and sponsored by the Oak Park Homelessness Coalition and hosted by Classic Cinema Lake Theatre at 1022 Lake Street, Oak Park.

Please stay after the movie for a community discussion. This event is a fundraiser with all proceeds benefitting the Oak Park Homelessness Coalition.

The Oak Park Homelessness Coalition (OPHC) is a group comprised of 50-plus organizations working in five workgroups to end homelessness in Oak Park by making it rare, brief and one time. Represented by local businesses, government, healthcare, faith-based groups, school districts, non-profits, and social service agencies, the OPHC meets quarterly to educate the community, develop and implement the plan and take action to help those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Tickets can be purchased online here. For those who cannot attend, please consider sponsoring a seat for a current client. Click here to learn more about the film and watch a trailer.

Please consider inviting a friend or two. We hope to see you there.

 

 

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