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Roxie Theater: Give Me Liberty
August 30, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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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.
Written & directed by Kirill Mikhanovsky. Co-written by Alice Austen. Produced by George Rush. 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.