Humanities Institute

Controversy & Conversation Film Screening: "Code Black"

Thu, May 4, 2017 | APL Terrazas Branch, 1105 East Cesar Street, Austin, TX, 78702

6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Code Black
Code Black

Code Black in a hospital describes an event where the number of people in need of medical attention exceeds the hospital’s resources. This 2013 documentary follows the story of a dedicated team of charismatic, young doctors-in-training as they wrestle openly with both their ideals and with the realities of saving lives in a complex and overburdened system.

Dr. Ted Held, Director of Reproductive Health at People’s Community Clinic, an FQHC based in Austin, and Faculty at the Dell Medical School, will be present to host a community discussion following the screening. 

Join us for a reception at 6:30pm. The screening will begin at 7pm, to be followed by a brief conversation.

Click here to watch the trailer!


NYTimes Critic's Pick

“Riveting! Personal, Vital and Revelatory” - Los Angeles Times
“Spellbinding! Vitally Important, Urgent and Fascinating.” - USA Today
“Electrifying, a remarkably candid and kinetic documentary” - Wall Street Journal

“Extraordinary…Illuminating and Powerful” - The Hollywood Reporter

“Leaves you awe-struck! Smart editing and dynamic editing pack a one two punch” - New York Daily News

Awards & Festivals

Winner! Los Angeles Film Festival 2013 - Best Documentary Feature

Winner! Hamptons International Film Festival 2013 - Best Documentary Feature

Winner! Aspen Film Fest 2013 - Audience Award

Winner! Starz Denver Film Festival 2013 - People Choice Award

Controversy & Conversation is a collaboration between the Difficult Dialogues Program and the Austin Public Library.

Please join us for these upcoming film screenings, on the first Thursday of every month.  All screenings are free and open to the public.

Sponsored by: Humanities Institute and Austin Public Library

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