36 Hours


Roxie Theatre Sun, Jun 2, 2019 2:30 PM
Roxie Theatre Mon, Jun 3, 2019 7:00 PM
Film Info
Director:Adam Sekuler
Film Category:Experimental
Health & Medicine
Running Time:76 min.
Premiere:World Premiere


Angelle is in labor. She rides the waves of emotion and physical pain without pharmaceutical intervention as she, along with her partner Nathan and her mother, try to follow a natural birth plan. As her contractions get heavier, though, Angelle gets caught in the undertow of time. Her birth is taking much longer than expected. With her preconceived notions of birth shattered, Angelle must make difficult decisions, bringing into focus the true work of motherhood and womanhood.


Filmmaker Adam Sekuler (Tomorrow Never Knows, SF DocFest 2018) weaves together immersive verité filmmaking and expressionistically captured movement sequences to make 36 Hours an intimate and visceral journey through one of our most universal experiences; the process of giving birth. -CM

Included Shorts

Everything You Wanted to Know About Sudden Birth* (*but were afraid to ask) (11min) More