Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

One of the surprising and moving lessons of this revealing film is how often the most gifted people are unappreciated.

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Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

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.
Not Rated
Genre
Documentary, Family, Greg's List
Runtime
114
Language
English
Director
Ric Burns
Cast
Oliver Sacks
FEATURED REVIEW
Stephen Farber, Hollywood Reporter

Telluride, like many festivals, always showcases fine documentaries. One of the strong entries this year, about celebrated neurologist and author Oliver Sacks, is directed by Ric Burns, the brother of documentarian Ken Burns. (The two worked together on the 1990 miniseries The Civil War.) Oliver ...

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