Emilio Estevez uses star power to shine light on libraries
Actor, director and writer Emilio Estevez shares his passion for libraries in new video Public Service Announcements (PSAs). The PSAs highlight the crucial role libraries play in our communities and in our democracy.
Estevez is an advocate for libraries and encourages others to join him. He even plays a librarian in his new movie “The Public,” which he calls a “love letter” to libraries. “The Public” will open in theaters April 5—right in time for National Library Week (April 7-13).
The PSAs are available for download in square and horizontal formats, with and without captioning. Feel free to post them on websites, social media and more!
Share the PSAs on social media
Here are sample posts you can use to spread the word:
Facebook: “Libraries are the beating hearts of our communities,” says #EmilioEstevez, writer, director and star of @ThePublicFilm. Visit and support your local library.
Twitter: #EmilioEstevez is back in the library! Check out his new PSA about how library resources and services transform lives and communities, like in his movie @ThePublicFilm. #MakeSomeNoise #LibrariesTransform
Instagram: Emilio Estevez says libraries are where “facts live, curiosity is encouraged, and all are welcome.” You can see this first-hand in his movie @thepublicfilm.
#MakeSomeNoise #ThePublicFilm #LibrariesTransform #Libraries #Librarians #LibraryLove
Broadcast Quality Audio PSAs
TRT 15 seconds – MP3 Emilio Estevez: Libraries are democracy in action
TRT 15 seconds – MP3 Emilio Estevez is passionate about libraries
TRT 15 seconds – MP3 Emilio Estevez: All are welcome at public libraries
TRT 25 seconds – MP3 Emilio Estevez: Libraries are essential
To download: right click on MP3 targets and select "save link as."
About The Public
A David-versus-Goliath story for our times, “The Public” tackles some of the nation’s most challenging issues: homelessness, mental illness, addiction, and the militarization of law enforcement, all set inside one of the last bastions of democracy-in-action—your public library.
When an unusually bitter Arctic blast makes its way to downtown Cincinnati and lands at the front doors of the public library, the patrons turn the building into an emergency homeless shelter for the night by staging a sit-in. What begins as an act of civil disobedience becomes a stand-off with police and the news media eager to criminalize the occupiers to boost their ratings.
Written, directed and co-starring Emilio Estevez, “the public” stars Alec Baldwin, Jeffrey Wright, Jena Malone, Christian Slater, Gabrielle Union, Taylor Schilling, Michael K. Williams, Che "Rhymefest" Smith and Jacob Vargas. The movie hits theaters April 5, 2019.