Code Black

Code Black

DVD - 2015
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Physician Ryan McGarry gives an access to America's busiest Emergency Department. Amidst real life-and-death situations, McGarry follows a dedicated team of charismatic young doctors-in-training as they wrestle with both their ideals and the realities of saving lives in a complex and overburdened system.
Publisher: Chicago, IL : Music Box Films, [2015]
Edition: Widescreen
Copyright Date: ©2015
Branch Call Number: 362.18 C66m
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,Region 1,rda
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1
4 3/4 in.,rda
1 videodisc (approximately 81 minutes) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: #Reconnection (Motion picture)


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Aug 10, 2017

Directed by Ryan McGarry in 2013, this 81-minute documentary depicts a vivid and provocative portrait of the American healthcare system and "C-Booth", in particular, which is Los Angeles County's legendary birthplace of Emergency Medicine.
It offers a tense and unforgettable doctor's-eye view into the heart of the healthcare crisis.

the3ajm Dec 04, 2016

The shrapnel tear the flesh like butter and the overwhelming color of red pour unto the screen. Dying body on the stretch bed reminisce of how people in your life could end up as you watched the doctors pressed their lifeless body and surrounded with people that looked at so many faces that soon be deceased.

Nov 01, 2016

very interesting contrast between the chaotic old ER and the form-ridden new ER. this is pre-Obama care, so it's hard to know how that may have contributed to change in the care of those who had no where else to go but the County Hospital.

Sep 16, 2015

Average documentary that I did not really learn anything new from. 2-3 stars

Apr 08, 2015

My comment disappeared??? A look at the storied C-Booth of the old LA County Hospital building and followed a team of young ER residents who tried to improve on the "Code Black" Healthcare system when ACA was being debated and implemented.


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Apr 10, 2015

McGarry: I feel like I should log in to go to the bathroom.

Danny Cheng: As an Asian immigrant, my choices in life were doctor, lawyer, or world-class pianist. Dad subscribed to “Where there’s a will there’s an ‘A.'” Otherwise, it was spanking time.

Apr 10, 2015

Jamie Eng: To heal someone and make them feel better ... it's no matter if they're rich or poor.

McGarry: Imagine you’re getting ready to start your shift, You pass the waiting room, and it’s overflowing…and you know you’re not going to be able to fix that in a (single) shift. It’s defeating.

Dave Pomeranz: We’re totally immersed in protocols, policy, rules, checklists and forms...


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Apr 10, 2015

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