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Victoria Film Fest & Vic Theatre support Youth Empowerment
 The Vic Theatre is screening The Public from May 10 - 16 and donating 10% of ticket sales to the Victoria Youth Empowerment Society. 
Based on a real event, The Public, a star-studded film directed by Emilio Estevez, tells the tale of homeless patrons who occupy the library during an Arctic blast. 
The Public stars Alec Baldwin, Christian Slater, Jena Malone (Donnie Darko) and Michael Kenneth Williams (12 Years a Slave). The film's official premiere took place at the Toronto International Film Festival in 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 donate over $900 to 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 be hosting the screening of The Public on Tuesday, May 14 at 7:45 PM. Attendees are welcome to share their thoughts on the subject matter with GVPL staff members in the lobby after the film. 
Tickets and showtimes available online at victoriafilmfestival.com/thevic/films.
 

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