The Oriental Theatre Will Host 'Give Me, Liberty' Premiere This Weekend
By Livia Peterson
Give Me, Liberty will make its U.S. Premiere at the Oriental Theatre (2230 North Farwell Avenue in the Upper East Side) this weekend.
Milwaukee Film’s CEO and Artistic Director Jonathan Jackson expressed in a press release, “Milwaukee Film has supported this project from the beginning, including with financial funding, and we believe this is something our whole city will want to be a part of. This film has the DNA of Milwaukee at every stage, and it’s a true thrill that the first general audience to see this film will be at the Oriental Theatre.”
Give Me, Liberty follows the medical transport driver Vic assisting elderly Russians attending a funeral and Tracy (Lauren ‘Lolo’ Spencer in her debut), a young black woman with ALS.
Besides the Milwaukee based filmmakers, local residents served as featured actors, extras, and security. All filming took place in Milwaukee neighborhoods. Give Me, Liberty received some support through the Brico Forward Fund in 2016 as well. The Chicago based Music Box Films is handling U.S. distribution.
Tomorrow, the premiere commences including Question and Answer session with the writer-director Kirill Mikhanovsky and writer-producer Alice Austen following the sold out screening. Limited seats are available for the Saturday, September 24, 2019 screening, including the Question and Answer session. This weekend’s screenings will be screened in 35mm, followed by the Monday-Thursday screenings in digital (DCP format).
You can purchase tickets here. Admission: $9 matinee non-member, $11 evening non-member, $7 matinee member, and $9 evening member.