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    The Waiting Room

    Wednesday, February 27, 2013   |   8:00pm - 9:20pm

    Union Theatre

    Documentary Frontiers

    Milwaukee Pre miere

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


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    With this very realistic and ultimately optimistic film, Peter Nicks creates what appears to be a chronicle of a day in the life of an overburde ned Oakland hospital's emergency room. In the end, he creates a film that reveals a collection of vibrant and self-respecting individuals who are bel eaguered, broke, and either scared or in pain. But the waiting room where all but the true emergency cases must bide their time for hours is more sa nctuary than purgatory, thanks mainly to Cynthia Y. Johnson, the unfailin gly kind CNA who manages it.< /p>