The 2013 Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival: Faces of Media will kick-off with a Sneak Preview Event featuring the 2012 Austrian documentary, Danube Hospital, on February 22nd, at 6:30pm at the McConomy Auditorium, Carnegie Mellon University.
In Danube Hospital, sci-fi and art meet modern medicine. The setting is Austria's Donauspital, where birth, death, and gore make up day-to-day activity. Technology and media screens play a significant role-- it is, after all, through television monitors that we view the stitching of internal organs and an eye surgery. Media is not merely a commercial entity or art form-- Danube Hospital illustrates its scientific function, its use within multiple realms of the contemporary, digitized area.
Danube Hospital will be preceded by a showing of Dr. Paul Goodman's Nurse. As part of the Goodman Faces of Work series, Nurse takes us inside Pittsburgh's very own Mercy Hospital. We are introduced to Cheryl Dinardo, a neo-natal nurse who spends long days and nights treating high-risk infants. Even though she deals daily with situations of life or death, Cheryl remains optimistic and truly devoted to her work.
Pretzels from Hofbräuhaus and kombucha from Red Star Kombucha will be provided prior to the screening.
This festival event is presented in conjunction with the Imperfect Health exhibition at Miller Gallery.
Regular admission: $5 seniors and students | $8 general
Tickets available at the door or at cmu.edu/faces/#tickets
You can find additional info regarding Danube Hospital and the festival in general on our website: www.cmu.edu/faces. Or you can contact Festival Director Jolanta Lion, at [masked], (412) 445-6292.
We would love to see your faces in the audience!