Victoria Film Fest & Vic Theatre support Youth Empowerment The Vic Theatreis screening The Public fromMay 10 - 16and donating 10% of ticket sales to the Victoria Youth Empowerment Society. Based on a real event,The Public,a star-studded film directed byEmilio Estevez, tells the tale of homeless patrons who occupy the library during an Arctic blast. The Publicstars Alec Baldwin,Christian Slater,Jena Malone(Donnie Darko) andMichael Kenneth Williams(12 Years a Slave). The film's official premieretook place at theToronto International Film Festivalin September 2018. The decision to once again pair with a local charity comes after achieving such positive results with the CatVideoFest in March. The Vic Theatre supported the local charity Cat's Cradle Animal Rescue for its rescue and rehabilitation efforts with felines. Director of the Victoria Film Festival, Kathy Kay, says the decision to work with another organization was an easy one. "When The Vic has films with themes that lend themselves to our local charities, we see an opportunity to better our community. We loved being able to donateover $900to Cat's Cradle's good work so we decided to do it again with another charity"says Kay. The Greater Victoria Public Library is also getting involved with The Vic Theatre and will behostingthe screening ofThe Publicon Tuesday, May 14 at 7:45 PM. Attendees are welcome to share their thoughts on the subject matter withGVPL staff members in the lobby after the film. Tickets and showtimes available online atvictoriafilmfestival.com/thevic/films.