The Affordable Care Act  helped a lot of people, and is now under attack. Meanwhile, many of us are feeling the pinch of rising costs and narrowing networks. Why does the U.S. continue to resist the national healthcare solution that other countries provide for their citizens?Run Time: 71 minutes
Condensed version: 35 minutes
Music Composer: Clifford J. Tasner


Feature film (71 min)
Condensed version (35 min)

Host a screening
Invite friends, family or co-workers to join you for a screening of NOW IS THE TIME: Healthcare for Everybody at your home or office.  If you want to make an even bigger impact, reach out to your larger community! You may know of a non-profit or faith-based organization, college or university, or health care advocacy group that would like to make NOW IS THE TIME available to their members and/or the public through a public community screening.

Community screenings are an excellent way to spread awareness and encourage dialogue about the important subject of healthcare, which affects each of us and our families in a very personal way.  To get a public screening license for a community screening, order a Screening Kit, which includes:

  • A download of the feature length film (71 minutes) 
  • A download of the condensed version (35 minutes)  
  • A license for public screenings
  • Instructions for your screening
  • A sign-in sheet (for viewers who want to stay in touch)
  • An article entitled How to Fill a Room
  • An interactive digital poster (pdf – type in information about your screening)
  • A print poster (pdf – write in information about your screening)
  • A study guide
  • Information brochure about Single Payer:  Improved Medicare for All 

To make it affordable for you, we offer the Screening Kit on a sliding scale starting at $50, with a suggested price of $150. Passing the hat or collecting donations at your screening can help offset costs of the Screening Kit, and perhaps even raise funds for your organization.

The sustainability of independent filmmaking relies on people paying to watch the films they see. We do not have the resources of a broadcast commission or a large production company behind us. The income from the film is what makes it possible for us to produce it and make it widely available!

Help with accessing screening kit materials:

If you have ordered your screening kit and would like instructions for how to access the movie downloads and additional materials, click HERE.

Tips for a successful screening

Select a date, time and location for your screening.  It could be in your home, at your office during lunch time or off hours, in the home of a friend or family member, or perhaps at your club or place of worship.
Try out your equipment for playing the movie ahead of time.  You will need the downloaded movie, a computer, a TV screen or projector, and a speaker system (sometimes speakers are a part of the TV, and other times you will need separate speakers.)

getting a good turnout at your screening:

Create a “value added” event by including food!  Host a potluck dinner, or order pizza or have a dessert party. Asking people to bring something can make them feel more involved.

​When thinking of who to invite, start by making a “map” of all the aspects of your life where you encounter people (at the gym, at work, at your writing class, at your kids’ school, etc.) At first, don’t censor anyone out because you think they would not be interested.  Just write down the name of the group and then list the individuals that you know in that group. Now you’re off to a good start!

Begin inviting people to come.  Personal invitations by phone, by email, and in person are the most successful (when compared to putting up posters or creating an electronic invitation).

Once a guest says he or she plans on coming, call them the day before the event to reconfirm.  Statistically speaking, it is typical for about 75% of confirmed guests to actually show up, even after 100% have confirmed that they will be there!  Things come up!  So invite and confirm 25% more folks than you would like to have in attendance.

Provide the opportunity for people who attend your screening to take action after watching the film.  This could include renting the movie or buying a download for their own use, and hosting another screening themselves.

Have fun!


1. Select a larger venue (library, community center, place of worship) and open your event to the public.

2.  Partner (where possible) with another organization or organizations that have an interest in health care, and they can assist by promoting the event to their members.

3. Contact your local radio station or newspaper to request that they air or post a public service announcement or arrange an on-air interview with the filmmakers prior to the screening.

4.  Invite the filmmakers to attend your event in person (please let us know what you might be able to offer in terms of a travel stipend)

5. Have health care experts available to lead a discussion after the film