35 years after its original release, The Chicago Maternity Center Story has once again made a stirring impact on viewers. Screening from a pristine new print at the Siskel Film Center in Chicago, and followed by a panel discussion including the original filmmakers, current members of the home birth movement, and Sharene Miller - who is seen giving birth on her dining room table in the film - the provocative and informative film received some strong responses in a survey we handed out to the audience.
Watch the new trailer for Marco, a cinema verité look at natural childbirth and a couple's struggle to control how their baby will be born. Our classic documentary from 1970 is available on DVD for the first time as Volume 3 of the Kartemquin Collection: The Early Years, and features new updates on the Temaner family today. Get all three volumes of the Early Years collection from the Kartemquin store.