Give Me Liberty

Nominee
NEXT Innovator Award
Sundance Film Festival
Completely, delightfully unpredictable from scene to scene, 'Give Me Liberty' draws you in with its moving performances and blasts of broad comedy.

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Give Me Liberty

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.

Genre
Comedy
Runtime
111
Language
English, Russian
Director
Kirill Mikhanovsky
Writer(s)
Alice Austen, Kirill Mikhanovsky
Cast
Chris Galust, Lauren "Lolo" Spencer, Max Stoianov, Steve Wolski, Michelle Caspar, Darya Ekamasova
Awards:
Nominee, NEXT Innovator Award, Sundance Film Festival
FEATURED REVIEW
Anthony Lane, New Yorker

The most surprising thing about “Give Me Liberty” is that although it’s about a vehicle full of ordinary civilians, careening at a reckless pace around an American city, it is not a remake of “Speed” (1994). For one thing, the city is Milwaukee. For another, the vehicle is not a bus but a medical ...

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