About the film

Navigating Mexico City’s chaotic streets, the charming multi-generational Ochoa family operates a private ambulance, competing with other for-profit EMTs for patients in need of urgent help. With only 45 public ambulances for a city of 9 million, their unlicensed services are desperately needed. But as the Ochoas try to make a living in this cutthroat industry, they struggle to keep their financial needs from compromising the people in their care. Featuring thrilling car chases and riveting nighttime photography, the doc won a 2019 Sundance Film Festival special jury prize for Luke Lorentzen’s cinematography. Michigan premiere. This film is presented in partnership with Cinema Lamont.


8 p.m., Thursday
April 11, 
Oloman Cafe

Film credits

Year: 2019
Run time: 1 hour, 21 minutes
Director: Luke Lorentzen
Producers: Kellen Quinn, Luke Lorentzen, Daniela Alatorre, Elena Fortes
Cinematographers: Luke Lorentzen
Editors: Luke Lorentzen
Music: Los Shajatos
Additional music: Leonardo Heiblum, Jacobo Lieberman, Alexis Ruiz, Andrés Sánchez