Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

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A month after receiving a fatal diagnosis in January 2015, psychiatrist and popular author 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. This documentary is the story of a beloved doctor and writer who redefined our understanding of the brain and mind, along with the heart and soul. (114 mins)

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