Documentary streaming service SundanceNow Doc Club is now hosting the digital premiere of Joyce Chopra’s pioneering 28-minute film about modern motherhood, “Joyce at 34,” a groundbreaking short in 1972 during the seas changes of second-wave feminism. Unveiled on Doc Club in time for Mother’s Day, the film looks at what it means to be a working mother in the 1970s.
“Over 40 years later, as balancing a career and family continues to be a hot button topic for men and women, the film stands as a vital document for stirring discussion,” said Doc Club curator and doc whiz Thom Powers.
Chopra has since written and directed myriad films including Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner “Smooth Talk” (1985) with Laura Dern, and “The Lemon Sisters” (1989) starring Diane Keaton. “Joyce at 34” is part of MoMA’s permanent collection, and you can stream it for the first time here. Watch a clip below.