Sometimes humorous, sometimes grave, this Emmy-winning documentary (originally released in 1970) unflinchingly depicts the day-to-day activities of East Harlem’s Metropolitan Hospital Center, observing the impact of medicine and government on the lives of regular people. Per Pauline Kael in The New Yorker, “It is as open and revealing as filmed experience has ever been.”
The film is accompanied by an exclusive, pre-recorded conversation between director Frederick Wiseman and documentarians Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady (Jesus Camp, One of Us).
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Viewable on laptops, tablets and smartphones, and “castable” on televisions using Apple TV, Roku, and Chromecast. This film is exhibited via the Eventive platform. For compatibility details and troubleshooting information, please visit the Eventive support site or our Theater 5 FAQ page. Please note: your BrynMawrFilm.org username and password will not work on this streaming platform. You will need to create an account the first time you log in.