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Cold Nights; Jokes . . . Or Love Departed


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Cold Nights
Jokes . . . Or Love Departed
Program Number


Series Description

Showcase of independent filmmakers. Series release date: 1980

Program Description

Based on a short story by Grace Paley, a lovely film about a young divorcee with two small sons who goes to visit her parents in a nursing home. Film by Mirra Bank and Ellen Hovde.



Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type


Film and Television
Chicago: “Cold Nights; Jokes . . . Or Love Departed,” 01/24/1980, GBH Archives, accessed April 13, 2021,
MLA: “Cold Nights; Jokes . . . Or Love Departed.” 01/24/1980. GBH Archives. Web. April 13, 2021. <>.
APA: Cold Nights; Jokes . . . Or Love Departed. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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