(Luke Lorentzen, 2019, 81 min, Mexico, Spanish w/ subtitles, Color, DCP)
With striking vérité camerawork, "Midnight Family" drops us directly into the frenetic nighttime emergency ecosystem of Mexico City. In the midst of high-speed ambulance rides, we meet the Ochoas, a ragtag family of private paramedics, who try desperately every day to be the first responders to critically injured patients.
"Fantastically shot by the director Luke Lorentzen, the documentary develops an urgency that suits the life-or-death stakes onscreen. By turns terrifying and exhilarating." - Manohla Dargis, New York Times
View trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AM5I9N1OzTc