Documentary; NR; 114 minutes
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, Oliver Sacks: His Own Life is the story of a beloved doctor and writer who redefined our understanding of the brain and mind.
VIRTUAL SCREENING OPPORTUNITY: Rent this film through our third party partner to suit your schedule. Once rented you may enjoy full access for five days. A portion of the rental fees for this film will go directly to The Colonial, helping to support the Theatre during this unprecedented time.
Available: September 23 through October 21