(Alice Austen, Kirill Mikhanovsky, US 2019, 110 min., 35mm)
Rochester Premiere. One of the breakouts of this year’s Sundance Film Festival, this American independent follows Milwaukee medical transport driver Vic on a particularly stressful day. In addition to his regular clients, Vic is the only one that can transport his Russian grandfather and his émigré friends to a funeral, while taking on a suspicious relative of the deceased. When roads are closed due to a protest of police brutality, a new route delays his scheduled clients, particularly Tracy (social media star and physically disabled lifestyle influencer Lauren “Lolo” Spencer in a stunning debut), 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. The distributor, Music Box Films, made one 35mm print for this release. Come see this film the way you won’t be able to see it anywhere else!