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    The Waiting Room

    Wednesday, February 27, 2013   |   7:00pm - 8:20pm

    Union Theatre

    Documentary Frontiers

    Milwaukee Prem iere

    (Peter Nicks, USA, 81min., video, 2012)


    < p> With this very realistic and ultimately optimistic film, Peter Nicks cre ates what appears to be a chronicle of a day in the life of an overburdened Oakland hospital's emergency room. In the end, he creates a film that revea ls a collection of vibrant and self-respecting individuals who are beleaguer ed, broke, and either scared or in pain. But the waiting room where all bu t the true emergency cases must bide their time for hours is more sanctuary than purgatory, thanks mainly to Cynthia Y. Johnson, the unfailingly kind CNA who manages it.< /p>