Hamptons International Film Festival: THE FIRST WAVE - Guild Hall
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Hamptons International Film Festival
THE FIRST WAVE

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Thursday, October 7
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6:30PM - 8:03PM
158 Main Street
East Hampton, NY 11937 United States
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WORLD PREMIERE

Documentary Feature | 93 minutes

2021 | English | USA

OPENING NIGHT FILM

With exclusive access to one of New York’s hardest-hit hospital systems, Oscar®-nominated and Emmy® Award-winning director Matthew Heineman (CARTEL LAND) spotlights the everyday heroes at the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic 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 daily life and exposed long-standing inequities in our society. The “first wave” of COVID-19 ravaged New York from March through June 2020. Employing his signature approach of character-driven cinema vérité, Heineman documents those harrowing first four months, embedding with a group of doctors, nurses and patients on the frontlines as they all navigated 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.

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