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5 2023

Beckerman Cultural Arts Film Series: Oliver Sacks His Own Life


Oliver Sacks His Own Life VIEWING DATES: JANUARY 30 – FEBRUARY 5 Directed by Ric Burns | Documentary | USA, 2029 | English | 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, this film is the story of a beloved doctor and writer who  redefined our understanding of the brain and mind.