Midnight Family
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Midnight Family

Sun
12
Sun Jan 12 9:00 PM

Jetty Memorial Theatre
Assisted Listening
Wheelchair
100 Percent
75 Percent
General Admission
Unclassified 18+
81 Mins
January
Sun Jan 12

Mon Jan 20

Winner · Special Jury Award (Cinematography) · Sundance Film Festival
Winner · Best Documentary · Hong Kong Film Festival


In Mexico City, 9 million people are serviced by 45 government ambulances. This lack of available services has super-charged the privatised ambulance industry, with fleets of opportunists, mavericks, and cowboys literally racing each other to be the first to arrive at horrific emergencies in the hopes of a paying gig. But you can’t pick and choose your patients. As ambulances must also pick up impoverished accident victims, the ethical lines blur as ambulance operators are forced to ensure their payday as much as their patient’s survival – often on the adrenaline-fuelled race to the nearest hospital….or the better-paying, private hospital slightly further away.

Enter the Ochoa family – brothers, dads, and uncles that work the police scanner every night in their big red ambulance, bribing cops for accident tip-offs only to be extorted by the next. An utterly enthralling, respectful, non-fiction story filmed over three years, with unbelievable footage capturing 6 of the over 2000 call-outs filmmaker Lorentzan filmed in the back of the Ochoa’s ambulance as they cruise the midnight streets of Mexico City.

In Spanish with English subtitles
January
Sun Jan 12

Mon Jan 20

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