[Director] Chaiken has a keen eye and ear for street-level realism and an evident love of the city's as-yet-ungentrified fringes. full review
There is no shortage of films about the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, but there is a lack of good ones. The low-budget indie Liberty Kid, produced by downtown auteur Larry Fessenden, is one of those that succeeds. full review
Evident throughout is Chaiken's ability to patiently build a scene without fanfare or artifice. full review
Even though Liberty Kid is a small film, much of it is deeply poignant; it enhances our compassion for all the ghosts of Sept. 11.
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. full review
There's not a single wrong note in Liberty Kid...
Another good, no-budget work from New York indie kingpin Larry Fessenden and his production company, Glass Eye Pix. full review