True/False and the Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism present a one-night-only screening of the whirlwind Midnight Family.
Only 45 government-run ambulances service the nine million residents of Mexico City; most are forced to rely on private paramedics. In Midnight Family, director Luke Lorentzen embeds with the Ochoa family, one of the many scrappy ambulance operators working in this robust and cutthroat industry. Set at night, with emergency calls transporting us all over the city, Lorentzen observes the Ochoas as they navigate a series of ethically fraught situations. His riveting, precisely photographed documentary reveals the harrowing realities of this private sector while serving as a sensitive portrait of a hard-working family trying their best to save lives.
Midnight Family is one of the most celebrated documentaries of the year, winning major prizes at Sundance, Sheffield, and Guadalajara. True/False Film Fest and the University of Missouri’s Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism are thrilled to spotlight this stunning new film for our annual collaboration screening.
Doors & music at 7PM. Stick around, in-person conversation with director Luke Lorentzen after the film.