SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10 AT NOON & THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14 at 5:00PM | GENERAL ADMISSION: $12 • LOFT MEMBERS: $10
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Vic (Chris Galust), a hapless young Russian American, is a medical transport driver in Milwaukee whose day goes from hectic to off-the-rails over the course of this hilarious, breathlessly freewheeling portrait of American dreams and disenchantment.
“NYT Critic’s Pick! Completely, delightfully unpredictable from scene to scene, Give Me Liberty draws you in with its moving performances and blasts of broad comedy” – Manohla Dargis, New York Times
As the increasingly-frazzled Vic shuttles a dizzying array of passengers – including a gaggle of Russian funeral goers, an Elvis super-fan, a meddlesome boxer, and Tracy (Lauren “Lolo” Spencer), a headstrong young woman with ALS – across the city, his journey becomes a window into American society in all its richness and complexity. Shot through with wry humor and stylistic spontaneity, this stirringly compassionate shaggy-dog tale heralds the arrival of director/co-writer Kirill Mikhanovsky (who based the film on personal experience) as one of independent cinema’s freshest and most distinctive voices. (Dir. by Kirill Mikhanovsky, 2019, USA, in English/Russian with English subtitles, 110 mins., Not Rated) Other festivals: Cannes; Sundance; BAMcinemaFest