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Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

Zen and the Art of Film - Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

Add to Calendar 2021-04-05 19:00:00 2021-04-05 19:00:00 Zen and the Art of Film - Oliver Sacks: His Own Life Broadcasted Live The Betsy [email protected] America/New_York public
7PM - 9PM
Broadcasted Live
Screening and talk back with O Cinema and director Ric Burns.

Event Details

A documentary that 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, known for his literary works Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, was a fearless explorer of unknown cognitive worlds who helped redefine our understanding of the brain and mind, the diversity of human experience, and our shared humanity. The film features exclusive interviews with Sacks conducted just weeks after he received a terminal diagnosis, and months prior to his death in August 2015.



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