OLIVER SACKS: HIS OWN LIFE

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Virtual Screening Room Fri, Nov 20 - Fri, Dec 11
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Series Info
Series:New Release Films
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:114 minutes
Director:Ric Burns
Year Released:2020
Production Country:USA
Language:English

Description

"Majestic. A moving portrait of a man taking deep stock of his life with great satisfaction and verve." —Los Angeles Times

"A portrait at once tender and thrilling." —Variety

"Critic's Pick! Illuminates details of what can only be called an extraordinary existence. Beautifully presents a portrait of his compassion and bravery." —New York Times

A month after receiving a fatal diagnosis in January 2015, Oliver Sacks sat down for a series of filmed interviews in his apartment in New York City. For eighty hours, surrounded by family, friends, and notebooks from six decades of thinking and writing about the brain, he talked about his life and work, his abiding sense of wonder at the natural world, and the place of human beings within it. Drawing on these deeply personal reflections, as well as nearly two dozen interviews with close friends, family members, colleagues and patients, and archival material from every point in his life, this film is the story of a beloved doctor and writer who redefined our understanding of the brain and mind.

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