Give Me Liberty (2019)

By The Miniplex (other events)

8 Dates Through Oct 02, 2019

"One of the most resonant portrayals of allyship, achieved through actual deeds instead of empty gestures." -AV Club. Director Kirill Mikhanovsky based this new critically acclaimed, compassionate comedy on his own experiences as a medical transport driver in Milwaukee. Young Russian immigrant and driver Vic is running late, but it’s not his fault. Roads are closed for a police shooting protest, and no one else can shuttle his Russian grandfather and émigré friends to a funeral. The new route uproots his scheduled clients, particularly vibrant young woman Tracy (played by disability advocate Lauren "Lolo" Spencer, who has ALS in real life). As the day goes from hectic to off-the-rails, their collective ride becomes a hilarious, compassionate, and intersectional portrait of American dreams and disenchantment. Shot in Milwaukee with a cast of almost entirely nonprofessionals, this one is a real treasure. Not Rated, 110 mins.

"Makes a big statement about the restorative power of basic kindness." -Film Inquiry

"Completely, delightfully unpredictable from scene to scene." -NY Times

"Finds the human comedy buried within these kinds of massive, failed bureaucratic systems: When you've got no hope of getting home on time, all you can do is joke about it." -NPR

"Like an underclass daytime version of Martin Scorsese's 'After Hours,' reaffirming the resilience of the American Dream even amidst spiraling disorder." -Hollywood Reporter

"A joyous, tender blast, a film that's entrancingly generous and democratic." -Film Comment

"This warm, fiercely independent comedy-drama eschews anything resembling formula in favor of a boisterous and freewheeling joyride." -Variety

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