Scott Marks 7 p.m., April 17
Ride with Larry
Larry Smith is the only true American hero to emerge from cinema this year. For Smith, movement is life. After living with Parkinson’s for 20 years, the small town baker and retired police officer decides to confront motion disorder head-on by doing “something big before it’s too late.” In Miller’s case, that means attempting a 270-mile ride across South Dakota on a three-wheel bicycle. (Miraculously, there’s a high probability that Parkinson’s patients who can’t walk can pilot a bike!) Local filmmakers Andrew Rubin and Ricardo Villarreal should hang a shingle outside their office that reads, “Improving the quality of life through quality filmmaking.” With Larry, they have achieved the near-impossible: a dramatically compelling, life-embracing love story that never once solicits pity and leaves all other so-called “disease-of-the-week” docs in the dust.
— Scott Marks
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- Rated NR | 1 hour, 28 minutes
- Andrew Rubin on his journey with Ride With Larry • March 31, 2014