Give Up Tomorrow (directed by Michael Collins and Marty Syjuco) | 2011 | 90m | World Documentary Competition | International Premiere
It’s been a long, long time since a documentary has filled me with such a surplus of feeling. This is honest filmmaking, this is brave filmmaking, this is necessary filmmaking. These are a few of the thoughts I had while watching Give Up Tomorrow at its Tribeca premiere. With Give Up Tomorrow, Michael Collins, working with multiple talking heads and archival footage over the past 14 years, emphasizes the importance of truth, and where lies lead us (to injustices as extreme as false imprisonment). I don’t want to give too much away, I barely want to tell you anything about this incredibly dramatic and gripping, but most of all important, story. The stakes are high with this one: Free Paco - right the wrong, travel the road to righteousness.
[the trailer for Give Up Tomorrow can be viewed at the film’s website: I cannot implore you to see this film enough.]