Free Optional Session

March 28th — 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

"Special Preview and Meet the Director: Code Black"

Ryan McGarry

Ryan McGarry

Ryan McGarry is an emergency medicine physician and director of the feature length documentary CODE BLACK. The film is a first-person reflection of McGarry's own training at the Los Angeles County General Hospital, the birthplace of emergency room medicine. Via unprecedented access, the film follows McGarry and his colleagues as they are forced to confront the unexpected realities of life and death in a safety-net healthcare
system at the brink of overload.

McGarry spent four years in production on CODE BLACK while simultaneously working the 24/7schedule of a young doctor in training – an especially sleepless approach to first-time filmmaking!

McGarry studied English at The Pennsylvania State University and received his medical degree at The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; he is now on faculty at the Weil Cornell Medical Center in New York City. He is currently developing multiple fiction projects for the small and large screen with co-writer and editor Josh Altman and executive producers Linda Goldstein Knowlton and Marti Noxon.

Learn more and watch the trailer at

Click here for Code Black Preview