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Roxie Theater: Give Me Liberty
September 14, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
One event on September 15, 2019 at 8:20 pm
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 certifiable hit at Cannes & the Sundance Film Festival, the film is “Completely, delightfully unpredictable from scene to scene, drawing you in with its moving performances and blasts of broad comedy.” – Manola Dargis, NY Times.
Directed by Kirill Mikhanovsky, Written by Alice Austen and Kirill Mikhanovsky, Produced by Alice Austen. Producers: Val Abel, Wally Hall, Michael Manasseri, George Rush, Sergey Shtern and Kirill
With Maksim Stoyanov, Darya Ekamasova, Chris Galust, Lauren Spencer, Zoya Makhlina, Sheryl Sims-daniels, Dorothy Reynolds, Steve Wolski, Michelle Caspar & Ben Derfel.
In English & Russian with English subtitles. 2019. 111 mins.