The Waiting Room

berkeley, ca

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The Waiting Room is a character-driven documentary film that 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 – using a blend of cinema verité and characters’ voiceover – offers a raw, intimate, and even uplifting look at how patients, staff and caregivers each cope with disease, bureaucracy and hard choices.

The Waiting Room was released theatrically in 2012 to critical acclaim and has garnered numerous festival awards, two Independent Spirit nominations, a Gotham IFP nomination and was shortlisted for an Academy Award. The Washington Post named it one of the ten best films of 2012.

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  1. Barry Jenkins
  2. Jason Sondhi
  3. daniel grippi
  4. John Haptas
  5. Media Factory
  6. joseph rubin
  7. Joan Bieder
  8. Kelly  Whalen
  9. Robert Edwards
  10. Michael Coleman
  11. marie burke
  12. Lee Wang
  13. Sachi Cunningham
  14. shannon Service
  15. Ben Scholle