Give Me Liberty

Sunday, October 6th
FirstLook Film Forum – Fall Season

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. From Russian-American filmmaker Kirill Mikhanovsky. (111 mins)

“This film is tremendous… What it pulls off is a little miracle.” – Christy Lemiree, FilmWeek

“Give Me Liberty is a full-blown farce on wheels, a master class in controlled, escalating chaos.” – Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times

“It’s a ride that opens the door to a diverse and important community. With wonderfully raw and absorbing performances, this small tale is a rare treat.” – Janet Lee, Film Inquiry