Friday, 8 February 2008

Emilio Estevez making movie about homeless in libraries

According to Reuters, Emilio Estevez is making a movie titled "The Public" that is loosely based on a Los Angeles Times op-ed piece written by Chip Ward, a retiring librarian in Salt Lake City, which discussed the epidemic issue of libraries becoming de facto shelters for the homeless and the mentally ill in light of many social program cuts. The story takes place during the two coldest days of the year in Los Angeles, when the library is overwhelmed by people seeking shelter.

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