The Waiting Room (2012) 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.… 2012-09-14 Unrated PT81M Documentary Demia Bruce Davelo Lujuan Eric Morgan International Film Circuit
Movie Review

The Waiting Room (2012)

MPAA Rating: Unrated
Image credit: Ken Light

THE WAITING ROOM

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Limited Release: Sep 14, 2012; Rated: Unrated; Length: 81 Minutes; Genre: Documentary; With: Demia Bruce, Davelo Lujuan and Eric Morgan; 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-

Originally posted Sep 26, 2012 Published in issue #1227 Oct 05, 2012 Order article reprints
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