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'Give Me Liberty' continues to receive national acclaim

Posted at 6:23 AM, Oct 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-01 14:00:00-04

A locally produced movie continues to gain national acclaim, as the final chances to see it on the big screen around here wind down.

“Give Me Liberty” is showing in Madison this week and then has two screenings at the Milwaukee Film Festival later this month.

The movie is about a young guy who drives a van that serves disabled people. He has a frustrating day on the job in Milwaukee as he struggles to serve his usual clients and get his Russian immigrant family members to a burial.

The film premiered in Milwaukee in August. Producer and co-writer Alice Austen said it has shown in theaters all across the country.

Los Angeles Times film critic Justin Chang wrote, “If you are inclined to measure size by something other than a movie's budget or box office — like, say, richness of character, vividness of texture or generosity of spirit — then this remarkably sustained juggling act may be one of the bigger movies you'll see this year."

Click here for the full review from the L.A. Times.

Click here to watch the trailer.

Click here for showtimes at the Milwaukee Film Festival.

Click here for showtimes in Madison this week.