Hospital (1970 film)

Hospital is an 84-minute 1970 American documentary film directed by Frederick Wiseman, which explores the daily activities of the people at Metropolitan Hospital Center, a large-city hospital, with emphasis on its emergency ward and outpatient clinics.

Directed byFrederick Wiseman
Distributed byNET
Release date
  • 1970 (1970)
Running time
84 minutes
CountryUnited States

The film won two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Achievement in News Documentary Programming - Individuals and Outstanding Achievement in News Documentary Programming - Programs. In 1994, it was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry as being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". The film was selected for screening as part of the Cannes Classics section at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.[1]

See also


  1. "Cannes Classics 2016". Cannes Film Festival. 20 April 2016. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
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