The world premiere of Emilio Estevez’s the public, filmed in Cincinnati, has been selected to open the Santa Barbara Film Festival, which kicks off January 31.  

Estevez wrote, directed and stars with Alec Baldwin, Jena Malone, Christian Slater, Taylor Schilling, Che “Rhymefest” Smith, Gabrielle Union, Jacob Vargas, Michael K. Williams and Jeffrey Wright.  

Proud of our great city and amazing talent!