This Friday, September 28th, join filmmaker Pete Nicks at the IFC Center in NYC for the theatrical premiere of his Kickstarter-funded documentary THE WAITING ROOM! Pete will be on hand for Q&A’s the 26th-28th.
A character-driven documentary film, THE WAITING ROOM uses extraordinary access to go behind the doors of an American public hospital struggling to care for a community of largely uninsured patients. The film offers a raw, intimate, and even uplifting look at how patients, staff and caregivers each cope with disease, bureaucracy and hard choices. The ER waiting room serves as the grounding point for the film, capturing in vivid detail what it means for millions of Americans to live without health insurance. Young victims of gun violence take their turn alongside artists and small business owners who lack insurance. Steel workers, taxi cab drivers and international asylum seekers crowd the halls. The film weaves the stories of several patients – as well as the hospital staff charged with caring for them – as they cope with the complexity of the nation’s public health care system, while weathering the storm of a national recession.
And if you’re not in NYC, check out these upcoming screenings at a theater near you:
9/28 – 10/4: Santa Monica – Laemmle Monica 4 Plex
10/19 – 10/25: Oakland – Grand Lake Theater
10/19 – 10/25: San Francisco – Sundance Kabuki Theater
10/19 – 10/25: San Jose – Camera Cinemas