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Cold Nights; Once A Daughter


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Cold Nights
Once A Daughter
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Series Description

Showcase of independent filmmakers. Series release date: 1980

Program Description

Produced and directed by Academy Award winner Lynne Littman, this film explores the ins-and-outs of mother/daughter relationships. Using a combination of documentary-style portraits of four "couples", each of a different age, and dramatizations of scenes from plays or poems about mothers and daughters, this film presents the complexities and intensity of this powerful bond.



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Broadcast program

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Film and Television
Chicago: “Cold Nights; Once A Daughter,” 03/14/1980, GBH Archives, accessed June 16, 2024,
MLA: “Cold Nights; Once A Daughter.” 03/14/1980. GBH Archives. Web. June 16, 2024. <>.
APA: Cold Nights; Once A Daughter. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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