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Emilio Estevez’s The Public premieres in Toronto

Emilio Estevez in the Toronto Reference Library while promoting his new film, The Public. Photo: Jennifer Roberts / The Washington PostEmilio Estevez (right) has directed six films. His seventh, The Public, had its world premiere September 9 at the Toronto International Film Festival. Estevez has been a fan of libraries since doing most of his research for his 2006 film Bobbyin Los Angeles Public Library’s downtown branch. The Public was inspired by an essay that the filmmaker read several years ago by a librarian explaining how cuts in the social safety net had made him and his colleagues de facto first responders….