76 Days

93 mins.
Directed by  Weixi Chen, Hao Wu, & anonymous
Mandarin with subtitles

To support the art house cinemas that have struggled through the past year of temporary closures and disruptions, MTV Documentary Films is making 76 DAYS available for free via virtual cinema on Saturday, January 23.

When you watch for free, Amherst Cinema gets paid as if for a regular screening. We thank MTV Documentary Films for this kind support.

To watch, click the above button and then enter your email address and note that you're a patron of Amherst Cinema. You'll then be given a link to watch the film via Eventive, active from 12:01am ET on Saturday, January 23 through 3:01 ET on Sunday, January 24.

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On January 23rd, 2020, China locked down Wuhan—a city of 11 million—to combat the emerging COVID-19 outbreak. Set deep inside the frontlines of the crisis, 76 DAYS tells indelible human stories at the center of this pandemic.

Raw and intimate, this documentary captures the struggles of patients and frontline medical professionals battling the COVID-19 pandemic in Wuhan.

“The filmmakers — Hao Wu, Weixi Chen, and a journalist credited as 'Anonymous' — don’t simply replay horrors that were on endless loop in the spring. 76 DAYS, which gets its title from the Wuhan lockdown imposed from January 23 to April 8, is defined more by the human capacity for resilience and compassion than by a relentless sense of doom (or by a focus on China’s policy decisions). Though the movie reckons with suffering, it’s also a workplace documentary about doctors and nurses doing their utmost to help, clad in full-body suits playfully decorated with doodles and writing.” — Nicolas Rapold. A New York Times Critic's Pick!