Announced this week, MTV Documentary Films, a division of MTV Studios, has announced a first-of-its-kind initiative to make the award-winning documentary 76 DAYS available for free via virtual cinema to patrons in over 300 North American theaters on January 23rd. Set deep inside the frontlines of the crisis in four hospitals, 76 DAYS tells indelible human stories of healthcare workers and patients who struggle to survive the pandemic with resilience and dignity.
Patrons will have the opportunity to watch 76 DAYS for free on this day via Virtual Cinema with MTV Documentary Films donating $5 per viewing to the respective theaters (click here for a list of participating theaters). The goal is to commemorate this historical date and support art house theaters that have struggled through the past year of temporary closures and disruptions.
How Can I View 76 DAYS?
Please click on the “Get Free Ticket” link located here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeIoLYou192Iznq_AoKGmRc_R8ze6L8FPE8pnMnQ17m4GTuxw/viewform. Next, submit your email address and the name of the theater that you’d like to support. Once you click the “Submit” button, you will find a viewing link that allows you to watch 76 Days on January 23rd.
About 76 DAYS:
Directed by Hao Wu, Weixi Chen and “Anonymous,” 76 DAYS was produced by Hao Wu and Jean Tsien. The film was written and edited by Hao Wu and shot by Anonymous and Weixi Chen. Executive producers are Sheila Nevins, Bryn Mooser, Geralyn White Dreyfous, Naja Pham Lockwood, Jamie Chen and Roberto Grande.
The film is a raw and emotional look at the struggles of the people of Wuhan in the earliest days of the COVID-19 outbreak. Directed by New York filmmaker Wu and two China-based journalists, Chen and “Anonymous,” who took enormous personal risks to film at four different hospitals, 76 DAYS world-premiered at the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival, where it topped IndieWire’s Critics Poll as Best Documentary of the festival, and has since garnered major film festival awards and further critical acclaim, including being named one of the best films of the year by the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, The Hollywood Reporter and IndieWire.
To learn more please visit: https://www.76daysfilm.com/about.
Source: 76 DAYS, MTV Documentary Films