76 DAYS (93 NR)
VIRTUAL CINEMAPOLIS SCREENINGS BEGIN 12/4
3 day rental available for $12
What is virtual cinema?
On January 23rd, 2020, China locked down Wuhan, a city of 11 million, to combat the emerging COVID-19 outbreak. Set deep inside the frontlines of the crisis in four hospitals, 76 DAYS tells indelible human stories at the center of this pandemic—from a woman begging in vain to bid a final farewell to her father, a grandfather with dementia searching for his way home, a couple anxious to meet their newborn, to a nurse determined to return personal items to families of the deceased.
These raw and intimate stories bear witness to the death and rebirth of a city under a 76-day lockdown, and to the human resilience that persists in times of profound tragedy.
Directors: Weixi Chen, Hao Wu
Presented in collaboration with the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival
FLEFF VIRTUAL TALK BACK – THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10 at 6 PM
FLEFF co-directors, Dr. Patricia Zimmerman and Dr. Thomas Shevory, will present a discussion on the film and the global health crisis as it continues to unfold. Moderated by Dr. Stewart Auyash,Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education at Ithaca College, the panel will include Rikun Zhu, a curator and independent film director and producer from China, and Dr. Elizabeth Wijaya, Assistant Professor of East Asian Cinema in the Department of Visual Studies and Cinema Studies Institute of the University of Toronto.
Archived for Viewing on Facebook Live
“HAUNTING … A CHILLING LOOK AT WHAT FRONTLINE WORKERS FACED IN WUHAN… A POTENT HUMAN-INTEREST STORY, AND A PORTRAIT OF A CITY UNDER SIEGE.”
– Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian