Saturday, October 19, 2013

The Waiting Room comes to PBS

Excerpts of a note from Pete Nicks:

We proudly announce that The Waiting Room finally hits TV screens nationwide on PBS' Independent Lens this Monday the 21st of October at 10pm!
(check your local listings).

It has been quite a journey since Bill Hirsch and Scott Verges, two local attorneys who wanted to make a film about the uninsured, hatched this idea in 2007. And like any good story there were ups and downs. After struggling to figure out how to tell the story, raise the money, get through production and then a daunting 14-month edit, we were rejected by 22 festivals! But starting with our friends at True/False in Columbia, MO and through an amazing run at the San Francisco Film Festival the film began to find its voice and roared all the way to the Oscar shortlist! That was truly something to behold and it would not have happened without the faith and determination of a lot of people.

So now, this Monday at 10pm our little film will get a big audience. You can do your part simply by watching this film, talking about it and encouraging others to do the same. Because after all, we're all on this journey together.

What are you waiting for?

Pete Nicks and The Waiting Room team

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