Free screening of "THE WAITING ROOM" to celebrate Health Care Access Clinic's 25th Anniversary
- on September 30, 2013
Health Care Access Clinic is celebrating its 25th year of service to the low-income, uninsured in Douglas County with an exclusive, free screening of the buzzworthy, award winning documentary, The Waiting Room. The screening will take place on Sunday, October 13th at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire, in downtown Lawrence. The event will begin at 6:30p.m. with an hors d’oeuvre reception. The screening will begin at 7:00p.m., followed by a facilitated panel of local experts on the state of healthcare for the uninsured in our county.
The Waiting Room is a character-driven documentary film that uses extraordinary access to go behind the doors of an American public hospital struggling to care for a community of largely uninsured patients. The film -- using a blend of cinema verité and characters’ voiceover -- offers a raw, intimate, and even uplifting look at how patients, staff and caregivers each cope with disease, bureaucracy and hard choices. The film weaves together several stories from the hundreds being played out in the emergency waiting room. The Waiting Room lays bare the struggle and determination of both a community and an institution functioning with limited resources and no road map for navigating the health care landscape.