Through the Night Reviews

April 20, 2021
A remarkable film because Limbal so beautifully captures the political and cultural and social factors at work here while, simultaneously, giving us a film we enjoy.
January 17, 2021
Through the Night might seem boring to some people who are expecting this documentary to be a faster-paced film. Ultimately, the movie gives a realistic and endearing portrait of how a family-owned business is surviving as a 24-hour childcare center.
January 1, 2021
Loira Limbal's film shines a light on the need for a better social safety net, especially for lower-working-class, minority, and immigrant communities.
December 18, 2020
Through the Night is heartwarming (as well as a bit harrowing, when a medical crisis strikes), but without getting too heavy-handed about it, it illustrates so much that is wrong in US society today.
December 17, 2020
The kind of documentary that expresses its politics through the simple act of observation, Limbal's film is a plea for justice. It's also an uplifting story about the love and affection that holds a community together, and the children who inspire it.
December 14, 2020
It very much takes a village, and this one is proud and strong.
December 11, 2020
This quietly engaging documentary is also subtly political, showing with clear eyes how good people are trying to patch gaps in our society that shouldn't be there in the the first place.
December 11, 2020
After watching the movie, you will feel a greater sense of admiration for Nunu, and the others like her who affect so many lives with their good work.
November 17, 2020
The film poses urgent questions about the ever-pressing conditions and unfulfilled needs of Black and brown working-class mothers.
July 16, 2020
This is the rare gentle and heartfelt film that nonetheless may provoke your sense of anger for justice.
May 23, 2020
There is a unique nature to director Loira Limbal's documentary Through the Night, a quiet stillness. Even with the children running around on-screen, a peace that exudes.
May 15, 2020
Reveals the kinds of heroes that should be celebrated far more.
May 15, 2020
Without making it too obvious, Limbal's documentary shines a light on the unspoken backbone of our economy.
May 2, 2020
Through her bottom-up view of the pre-coronavirus economy, Limbal invites viewers to observe and then empathize.
April 29, 2020
"Through the Night" won me over though, not because director Loira Limbal has any illusions about objectivity, but because she prefers to step back and show the toll inequality takes on the very people our culture supposedly reveres most - families.
April 26, 2020
A thoughtful directorial debut for Limbal; Through the Night is sweet and delightful, and remarkably personal and compelling.
April 22, 2020
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...