Directed by Ilya Chaiken
Ilya Chaiken's "tender, wise, and deceptively low key" (New York Times) film Liberty Kid captures with compassion and street-smart humor the spirit and pain of America transformed by September 11 through the eyes of two Brooklyn youths.
Childhood friends Derrick (Al Thompson) and Tico (Kareem Saviñon) occupy a high school dropout limbo operating a concession stand at the foot of the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. Fast talking Tico's ambitions reach no further than collecting the next paycheck or pretty girl's phone number, while Derrick has his eyes on a different prize. But when the World Trade Center terrorist attack plunges their lives, their community, and their country into chaos, Derrick's vision of a college-educated future goes up in smoke in the first of many incidences of personal collateral damage both he and Tico must endure. Out of work and fending for themselves in a traumatized city, Derrick and Tico drift into petty drug deals and half-baked scams as America inches ever closer to a war that will change both of their lives forever.Using a "Wire-worthy ear for the street talk of South Williamsburg," (Village Voice), independent film phenomenon Chaiken "never allows her small budget to show" (New York Times), "makes us feel for her characters" (New York Post), and evokes simple and memorable human truths about life on society's margins.
"A powerful drama... Chaiken works with a delicate touch... potent, thoroughly believable performances... deeply poignant." - HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
"Glaringly real... Smoothly kinetic." - VARIETY
Interested in bringing Liberty Kid to your school or library? If you'd like to have an in-class viewing, on-campus screening, or purchase the DVD for your library's collection, please contact Estelle Grosso at EDU@kinolorber.com or call (212) 629-6880 with your request.
Liberty Kid may also be available with Public Performance Rights (PPR) and Digital Site Licensing (DSL) for colleges and universities. To purchase the DVD with PPR or DSL, please contact Estelle Grosso at EDU@kinolorber.com or call (212) 629-6880. Click here to learn more at Kino Lorber Edu.
Nice piece in' @HuffPost' about DENISE HO – BECOMING THE SONG, which “follows Ho as she aims to re-establish herself…' https://t.co/sNJPUNxlkl'
RT' @LaurasMiscMovie': #NowWatching STRAIGHT SHOOTING (1917) from' @KinoLorber'' @KLStudioClassic' Directed by John Ford.' https://t.co/EqMYnYm9lN'
RT' @DVDBeaver': OUT TUESDAY: The Day the Earth Caught Fire [Blu-ray] (Val Guest, 1961)' @KinoLorber' US:' https://t.co/6U9cpWfOgQ' CAN: https:/…
"It has depth on many levels and the' @JenniOlsonSF' commentary gives the Kino Blu-ray value but is essential in appr…' https://t.co/OC2OGBqAzb'
"Fans of the Silent Era will appreciate this impressive 4K restoration via the Kino Blu-ray. I loved stepping back…' https://t.co/KKwf3l33Ys'
RT' @HPAsianVoices': A new documentary, "Denise Ho: Becoming the Song," follows the singer-turned-pro-democracy advocate as she rebuilds her…
RT' @LaurasMiscMovie': Around the Blogosphere This Week' https://t.co/BCr0DUstCX' Sharing links by & about' @chrisyogerst' #Disneyland' @Livius1'' @…'
RT' @selfstyledsiren': A wonderful actor; may he rest in peace. I hope that everyone makes time to see Earl Cameron's shattering lead perform…
RT' @DVDBeaver': "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" Blu-ray - Allen Holubar' @KinoLorber' US:' https://t.co/sy5Lmbp2hX' CAN:' https://t.co/VxXoI3f0wo…'
Inquiries & Press
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871
Press & Media
For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing email@example.com or calling 212-629-6880.