As the United States heads into its ninth month of the COVID-19 pandemic, it can be easy to forget exactly what the early days of panic and anxiety were like. However, new documentary 76 Days refuses to provide that luxury as it takes viewers inside the frontlines of Wuhan, China’s coronavirus outbreak in January 2020. Filmed during Wuhan’s two-and-a-half month lockdown, 76 Days centers on healthcare workers and patients as they struggle to survive the pandemic and navigate their new normal.
76 Days first captivated audiences at the Toronto International Film Festival, and now that it’s available to stream for the general public, it’s imperative that viewers across the country watch with eyes wide open — particularly as the United States’ current outbreak is pushing healthcare workers to their limits. Is 76 Days streaming? How do I watch 76 Days documentary? Here’s everything you need to know.
WHAT IS THE 76 DAYS FILM ABOUT?
MTV Documentary Films’ 76 Days tracks the early stages of the COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan, China, where scientists believe the virus first spread to humans. “On January 23rd, 2020, China locked down Wuhan, a city of 11 million, to combat the emerging COVID-19 outbreak,” reads the film’s official description. “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.”
IS 76 DAYS STREAMING?
Technically, yes. 76 Days debuted on Friday, December 4 in virtual cinemas across the United States, which means that you can stream it from the comfort of your home.
76 DAYS MOVIE: WHERE TO WATCH THE COVID-19 DOCUMENTARY
To find a virtual cinema showing 76 Days, head to the film’s website and click “Watch.” From there, you can select a local theater you’d like to support (U.S. and Canadian viewers can pick any theater on the list, not just one in their region), and click “Buy a Ticket” via the theater’s Eventive page.
HOW TO WATCH 76 DAYS DOCUMENTARY ONLINE
While you will need to purchase virtual tickets to 76 Days on a mobile device or computer, you will be able to watch the film on a variety of different devices, including Roku, Apple TV, computer, laptop, tablet, or mobile device.
Once you’ve purchased the film, you’ll have seven days to start watching, but make sure you’re ready to commit, as you’ll only have 24 hours to finish watching after pressing play.
76 DAYS NETFLIX: WILL 76 DAYS BE ON NETFLIX?
As of now, 76 Days is only available via virtual cinema. However, Netflix licenses dozens of films each month, so it’s possible 76 Days could appear on Netflix in the months to come.