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Through the Night

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Through the Night

Through the Night is an intimate cinema verité portrait of three working mothers whose lives all intersect at a 24-hour daycare center: a mother working the overnight shift as an essential worker at a hospital; another holding down three jobs just to support her family; and a woman who for over two decades has cared for the children of parents with nowhere else to turn. A tender portrait of titanic strength, love, and selflessness, Through the Night showcases the multiplicity of “women’s work”—paid, underpaid, and unpaid; emotional and physical; domestic and career-oriented—all while negotiating the terms of a dignified existence under the three arrows of racism, sexism, and capitalism in America.

MEMBERS: This film is eligible for your free member ticket through Feb. 28 on our Virtual Marquee.

Tickets: $10 (members), $12 (nonmembers)

Through the Night is both celebration and indictment. A sympathetic depiction of "women's work," in all its unsung dignity, it's also a quietly damning portrait of a merciless economy's effect on working-class mothers.
Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter
Without making it too obvious, Limbal's documentary shines a light on the unspoken backbone of our economy.
Monica Castillo, Remezcla


Virtual Q&A with Editor Malika Zouhali-Worrall moderated by Natalie Erazo
Wednesday, Feb. 24 2021, 7:00
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