Sunday, 11 September 2016

Capital Celluloid 2016 - Day 282: Sun Oct 9

Hospital (Wiseman, 1969) 35mm: BFI Southbank, NFT2, 9pm


60th LONDON FILM FESTIVAL (5th-16th October 2016) DAY 5
 
Every day (from October 5th to October 16th) I will be selecting the London Film Festival choices you have a chance to get tickets for and the movies you are unlikely to see in London very soon unless you go to see them at the Festival. Here is the LFF's main website for the general information you need. Don't worry if some of the recommended films are sold out by the time you read this as there are always some tickets on offer which go on sale 30 minutes before each screening. Here is all the information you need about the best way to get tickets.

LFF introduction:
Prepare for 84 unforgettably gripping minutes as master filmmaker Frederick Wiseman takes you deep, deeper and deeper still, into the beating heart of New York’s Metropolitan Hospital. Filming in its emergency ward, outpatient clinic and operating rooms, Wiseman weaves a rich human tapestry of embattled professionalism and human strength, frailty, suffering and redemption, all playing out amid the intricacies of a modern bureaucracy. Wiseman’s patience during filming and thoughtful editing bring out the complexities of staff-patient communication with a searching intelligence, flashes of humour and profound compassion. The crystal clarity of this new print is not to be missed. It’s a landmark of world documentary that’s far from worthy textbook stuff: this is great cinema, period.
Patrick Russell


Presented by Zipporah Films and Blaq Out in partnership with Doc & Film and UniversCiné, Hospital was restored in a 35 mm copy by the Library of Congress from original camera negatives in the Zipporah Films Collection.

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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