nurse hugging patient in wheelchairIndependent Lens films continue to pile up incredible accolades and awards this month.  The latest: The Washington Post’s Ann Hornaday just came out with her list of the top 10 films of  2012, and The Waiting Room ranked No. 3 – above even Argo and Anna Karenina!

We are so proud of filmmaker Peter Nicks and his “subtle, compassionate tableau” (as Hornaday describes it) of an overcrowded emergency room in Oakland, Calif. The film “lifts the veil on a world often described in terms of squalor and despair, finding the inherent dignity and perseverance therein,” writes Hornaday.

Independent Lens will bring this magnificent documentary to your living room in 2013.