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Liberty Kid

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(No longer in theaters)
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  • Director: Ilya Chaiken   Cast: Al Thompson, Kareem Savinon, Anny Mariano, Jarrett Alexander, Ephraim Benton
  • Running Time: 91 minutes
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Larry Fessenden

Release Date

Dec 18, 2007

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Ilya Chaiken’s gritty urban drama about two young Brooklyn men who lose their jobs at the Statue of Liberty in the wake of 9/11 and find themselves drawn into a world of crime, poverty, war, and betrayal has an epic sweep rare for such a low-budget production. And although her story occasionally veers into mean-streets clichés, Chaiken’s subtle narrative touch, along with the exceptionally strong performances of leads Al Thompson and Kareem Savinon, gives this one a rare emotional pull.