LIBERTY KID (Ilya Chaiken, 2007)

The film’s socioeconomic point of departure is exceedingly low: two teenaged Brooklyn friends, Derrick and Tico, man a concession stand on Liberty Island. Theirs are minimum-wage jobs, and after September 11, 2001, they lose even these when Liberty Island is shut down. Meanwhile, Dominican-born Derrick still has an adorable set of twins—his daughter’s name is […]