• The Waiting Room (2012)

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Release Date: September 28th, 2012

DVD Release Date: October 22nd, 2013

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 21 min

Plot Summary
Filmmaker Peter Nicks chronicles events at a public hospital's emergency room, where the overworked staff and many uninsured patients must cope with disease, injury, bureaucracy and hard choices.

Director: Peter Nicks

Genres: Documentary

Distributors: International Film Circuit [us]

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  • This is human drama at its most intense and universal. This is the rare film that can change the way you think and see the world. show more

  • With grace, discretion and supreme tact, Nicks sweeps viewers to a climactic montage that wordlessly honors the best ways we care for one another. The Waiting Room bears poetic witness to an overlooked fact: America's health care system may be broken, but its people are anything but. show more

  • Inherently unpreachy but making its point more effectively than many participants in the debate can, the film should find vocal advocates in a niche theatrical run. show more

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