Give Us This Day Directed
Jeff and Michael Zimbalist USA / 2018 / 119 minutes New York Premiere
Times and Venues:
Upstate Films II RHINEBECK
Bearsville Theater WOODSTOCK
East St Louis is a post industrial city across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, MO, with deep racial divides and the highest homicide rate per capita in the U.S. Give Us This Day is an unflinching look into the lives of three members of the local police and three city residents as each attempts to both survive and improve their own lives, as well as that of their city. Shot over the course of one year, the cinema verite approach exposes a city with too many guns, too little education, excessive poverty, and a long history of racial tension. With no agenda to find easy explanations for complex problems, the film unsparingly documents the day-to-day realities of life in a broken urban system and attempts to cast some rays of hope and understanding on one of the biggest and seemingly least solvable problems in modern day America. —Jeff Morris
BIO: Jeff Zimbalist and Michael Zimbalist are Emmy and Peabody-winning writer/directors, whose films have appeared on HBO, Netflix, PBS, CBS, and theatrically worldwide. Their notable films The Two Escobars, Favela Rising, Pele, Youngstown Boys, and Bollywood; Greatest Love Story, have premiered at Cannes, won at Tribeca, and been shortlisted for the Oscar.
Producer(s): Michael Zimbalist, Jeff Zimbalist, John Ward, Shane Elrod, Vince Vaughn, Peter Billingsley, Victoria Vaughn, Chris Long, Colby Gottert
Director(s): Jeff and Michael Zimbalist
Screenwriter(s): Jeff Zimbalist, Michael Zimbalist
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