One year ago, tomorrow, January 23, the first Covid-19 lockdown anywhere began in Wuhan, China. To mark the day, art house theaters will offer free streams of 76 Days – a documentary focusing on human stories filmed under dangerous conditions in four hospitals over those 10-plus weeks.
“Defined more by the human capacity for resilience and compassion than by a relentless sense of doom, 76 Days suggests a way to face the future, with tears but perhaps also hope,” wrote Nicolas Rapold in his New York Times review last month.
Go to 76daysfilm.com/watch to find your participating art house, and enter your email address to get a free screening link. In return, the producer, MTV Documentary Films, will donate $5 to the theater you’ve selected.
“We made 76 Days to honor frontline medical workers worldwide, and to remind viewers everywhere never to forget the pain and struggles of this pandemic,“ said New York filmmaker Hao Wu, who directed 76 Days with China’s “Anonymous” and Weixi Chen. “My co-directors and I hope that watching this film provides a reason for optimism and that by working together, we can leave this nightmare behind.”
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