Screening and Q&A at The Community Library
The Community Library hosts a free screening in partnership with the Sun Valley Film Festival of “The First Wave,” a film by Oscar®-nominated and Emmy® Award-winning director Matthew Heineman.
With exclusive access inside one of New York’s hardest hit hospital systems during the terrifying first four months of the pandemic, THE FIRST WAVE spotlights the everyday heroes at the epicenter of COVID-19 as they come together to fight one of the greatest threats the world has ever encountered. Leaving a devastating trail of death and despair, this once-in-a-century pandemic changed the very fabric of our daily lives and exposed long-standing inequities in our society.
Employing his signature approach of character-driven cinema vérité, Heineman embeds with a group of doctors, nurses and patients on the frontlines as they all desperately try to navigate the crisis. With each distinct storyline serving as a microcosm through which we can view the emotional and societal impacts of the pandemic, THE FIRST WAVE is a testament to the strength of the human spirit.
The film runs 93 minutes and will be followed by a short Q&A with Dr. Nathalie Dougé, who is featured in the film.
Space is limited, and 100 seats are available for this film on a first-come, first-served basis. The film and Q&A are live events only.