An Intimate Screening of the Award-Winning Film "The Waiting Room" and Discussion with Director Peter Nicks

Vallejo Chamber of Commerce, February 5, 2013
Issue: 02

Imagine an intimate portrait of an overcrowded emergency room. Inside there's a little girl with a high fever whose neck is visibly swollen; a hard-working carpet layer with back pain so severe that he can't sleep; and a young man in his 20s with symptoms of cancer. Welcome to a snippet of director Peter Nicks' documentary film, "The Waiting Room." 

This is a 24-hour account of a real-life waiting room in Oakland's Highland Hospital, where hundreds of patients, many uninsured, spend countless hours seeking medical attention. The movie follows patients, heroic doctors and skilled nurses as it showcases how a hospital, a multifaceted community, and a common vulnerability to illness bind people together.  

"The Waiting Room" is a series of revelations that unfolds a story of tender humanity involving people who lost their health insurance and fearless frontline doctors who care for them. 

A private screening of "The Waiting Room," presented by TUC, NorthBay HealthCare and Sutter Solano Medical Center, will be at 7 p.m. on February 21, 2013 at the Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia Street in Historic Downtown Vallejo. 

Proceeds of the screening will benefit TUC's Student-Run Free Clinic in Vallejo, a free health clinic organized and staffed by faculty and students from TUC. For more information/ticket prices, click here

Andrea Garcia, Touro University
Tel: (707) 638-5272