A National Press Club-Like Dinner?

All that I can remember of this dream is that it took place during maybe a gray day, and some of my family and I were possibly staying at a two-story motel or hotel-like place.

The BP Library was possibly connected to this motel or hotel-like place but I am not sure, I possibly worked at the library and / or the motel or hotel-like place, and at some point I was walking either outside the main building or inside the main building when I reached the door to another building that was either connected to the main building or that was separate from the main building on the right side of it.

When I entered the building a National Press Club-like banquet / dinner / event was starting, most people were sitting at tables with food and drink, and there was a podium with a rectangular table on the left side of it and a rectangular table on the right side of it.

A possibly a fictional United States (American) male politician was the opening speaker and maybe host, he was somewhat older with graying hair and light-color skin wearing glasses and maybe a gray suit, and he gave a brief opening speech before introducing the next speaker.

Most of the people at the even seemed to be journalists, a few politicians, and a few celebrities; and the opening speech and the event itself seemed to take some veiled shots at The President Of The United States Donald Trump like they did not like him, and hoped that he would lose his reelection.

It seemed that maybe some current candidates and some people who were considering running for The 2020 United States Presidential Election were going to give speeches, and the first was possibly only someone who was considering running and it was the actor Jeffrey Wright.

Mr. Wright was dressed like and spoke like a college professor, his speech started weak and like he was a bit uncomfortable, and someone in the crowd even called him out which made things worse for him briefly until he recovered and slowly his speech got better and he got more comfortable.

He spoke well eventually but it was a bunch of empty air and fluff, good sounding, but lacking substance or detail; and so I was disappointed.

The next speaker was supposed to be a woman with light-color skin who was possibly an actress but she was not there, she possibly was one of the people caught up in the 2019 College Admissions Bribery Scandal, and so Mr. Wright got to speak again before the next speaker.

This time Mr. Wright was more comfortable and his speech was better, but it still lacked substance and details so it was just a nice-sounding words that really did not mean anything.

I left the room / building and I returned to the motel or hotel-like place, the dinner / event / banquet was being air on television, and so I was watching it while telling my family about what I had just seen and heard there.

But I woke up.

The end,

-John Jr

The Public (2018)

Source: IMDb

What is it?

The 2018 drama movie The Public by Emilio Estevez.

What is it about?

This is how the IMDb describes this movie:

In “the public” an unusually bitter Arctic blast has made its way to downtown Cincinnati and the front doors of the public library where the action of the film takes place.

The story revolves around the library patrons, many of whom are homeless, mentally ill and marginalized, as well as an exhausted and overwhelmed staff of librarians who often build emotional connections and a sense of obligation to care for those regular patrons.

At odds with library officials over how to handle the extreme weather event, the Patrons turn the building into a homeless shelter for the night by staging an “Occupy” sit in.

What begins as an act of civil disobedience becomes a stand off with police and a rush-to-judgment media constantly speculating about what’s really happening.

This David versus Goliath story tackles some of our nation’s most challenging issues, homelessness and mental illness and sets the drama inside one of the last bastions of democracy-in-action: your public library.

What do I like about it and what would other people like about it?

I like that the movie involved a public library and library workers, homelessness and how it relates to public libraries, some of the cast, the comedy, that it was a better and higher quality film than I had expected, and that the movie had a message that it managed to get across with seriousness and some comedy; and I think that other people will like this as well.

Final Thoughts

This was my first time ever attending a screening for a movie, I saw it during our work trip at a library conference recently, and the director Emilio Estevez was there (hiding in the back watching our reactions until the movie was over apparently) and he had a question and answer session with our audience immediately after the movie.

This was possibly the best session that I went to at the library conference and I am glad that I stayed for the question and answer session, and I would like to thank Mr. Estevez for screening this movie at the library conference and for answering our questions.

I think that more people should watch this movie, I hope that it will get a distributor eventually, and I hope that libraries like The BP Library where I work will get this movie and help spread the word about it.

This movie was better and better directed and better acted and better filmed and was funnier than I had expected, and it had a larger cast of actors and actresses who(m) I recognized than I had expected.

This movie also captured some of the experiences of working at a library more accurately than I had expected, and it did a better job portraying people who are homeless as normal people just like everyone else with good and bad and in-between things about them and their lives.

Whenever it gets released one day I would recommend watching it.

The end,

-John Jr

Westworld (Season 1)

Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Rodrigo Santoro, Jimmi Simpson, Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, Ben Barnes, and Ingrid Bolsø Berdal in Westworld (2016)

Titles: Westworld
People: Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Rodrigo Santoro, Jimmi Simpson, Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, Ben Barnes, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal
Source: IMDb

What is it?

Season 1 of the 2016 HBO American science fiction western thriller television show Westworld that was created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, and was based on the movie Westworld by Michael Crichton.

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