Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

111 mins.
Directed by Ric Burns
NR
2020

Playing through November 19.
 

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OLIVER SACKS: HIS OWN LIFE explores the life and work of the legendary neurologist and storyteller, as he shares intimate details of his battles with drug addiction, homophobia, and a medical establishment that accepted his work only decades after the fact.

Sacks was a fearless explorer of unknown mental worlds who helped redefine our understanding of the brain and mind, the diversity of human experience, and our shared humanity.


"Illuminates details of what can only be called an extraordinary existence... beautifully presents a portrait of [Sacks's] compassion and bravery." Glenn Kenny. A New York Times Critic's Pick!