OLIVER SACKS: HIS OWN LIFE (114 NR)
starts 9/25/2020

OLIVER SACKS: HIS OWN LIFE

SUMMARY

VIRTUAL CINEMAPOLIS SCREENINGS BEGIN 9/25
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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.

Director: Ric Burns
Stars: Oliver Sacks, Roberto Calasso, Kate Edgar


 

REVIEW

“A portrait of the poetic neurologist of ‘Awakenings,’ shot at the end of his life, takes a tender and thrilling look at the sacred demons that drove him.”

Owen Gleiberman, Variety