Saturday, October 5 | 5:30 pm
Sunday, October 6 | 2 pm
Milwaukee medical transport driver Vic is late, but it’s not his fault. Roads are closed for a protest, and no one else can shuttle his Russian grandfather and émigré friends to a funeral. The new route uproots his scheduled clients, particularly Tracy (Lauren “Lolo” Spencer in a breakout performance), a vibrant young woman with ALS. 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. A critical favorite at this year’s Sundance film festival, Give Me Liberty deftly fuses madcap Chekhovian comedy and immersive documentary-style cinematography to offer a vibrant and essential look at a day in the life of one of America’s most diverse cities. We’re proud to screen this indie gem on a director supervised 35mm print.
Director Kirill Mikhanovsky | 2019 | In English and Russian with English subtitles | 110 minutes | NR | 35mm