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The Waiting Room

The Waiting RoomThe anteroom in question is that of the ER at a big public hospital in Oakland, where those with no medical insurance can receive treatment. But first...The Waiting RoomDocumentaryPT81MUnratedThe anteroom in question is that of the ER at a big public hospital in Oakland, where those with no medical insurance can receive treatment. But first...2012-09-28International Film Circuit

THE WAITING ROOM (Ken Light)

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The Waiting Room

Genre: Documentary; Starring: Demia Bruce, Davelo Lujuan, Eric Morgan; Director: Peter Nicks; Release Date Limited: 09/14/2012; Status: In Season; Runtime (in minutes): 81; MPAA Rating: Unrated; Distributor: International Film Circuit

The anteroom in question is that of the ER at a big public hospital in Oakland, where those with no medical insurance can receive treatment. But first they wait. And wait. Weaving expertly selected and edited stories of patients and staff into a representative fabric of urban health issues, this exemplary specimen of highly effective cinema vérité by Bay Area filmmaker Peter Nicks does best by sticking to its business: Nicks reports on what American public medicine looks like today. You decide if it’s working or not. A-

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