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Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

Oliver Sacks: His Own Life
Documentary | 2020 | G. 1hr 51min
CAST: Oliver Sacks, Roberto Calasso, Kate Edgar DIRECTOR: Ric Burns VIRTUAL SCREENING ROOM | WATCH NOW

Oliver Sacks: His Own Life 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 was a fearless explorer of unknown mental worlds who helped redefine our understanding of the brain and mind, the diversity of human experience, and our shared humanity.

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One of the surprising and moving lessons of this revealing film is how often the most gifted people are unappreciated.
Stephen Farber, Hollywood Reporter
This documentary is a treasure trove full of interesting bits and pieces many of which could easily provide enough material for a film in their own right.
Jennie Kermode, Eye for Film
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