When:
December 7, 2020 – December 28, 2020 all-day
2020-12-07T00:00:00+00:00
2020-12-29T00:00:00+00:00
Where:
Virtual Film Screening
Cost:
$12
Contact:
Film Team
5168292570

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.

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.

“A tender and thrilling look at the sacred demons that drove the poetic neurologist of Awakenings.” – Variety

Ric Burns | Documentary | 114 mins | 2020 | USA | $12


GCIFF FILM TEAM REVIEW

This is a very moving portrait of a fascinating life – all eight decades – of a person who was as inquisitive about his own brain as he was the world, and who not only shared his knowledge with us through his research, work and writings but also shared his own challenges. The film is beautifully presented with a well-balanced mix of interviews and footage from many different periods of his life. – Brian Gordon, Senior Film Programmer


FILM KIT

Director’s statement
Director’s Q&A


STREAMING INFORMATION

Click the red “VIEW FILM” button above to purchase entry to our digital screening of Oliver Sacks: His Own Life for only $12 on Kino Marquee’s secure virtual screening room created just for Gold Coast Arts patrons.

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