Awakenings 1990 M
2.30PM Sun 29 Mar 2020 (2hrs 1min)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed
A warmly humanist film starring Robin Williams and Robert De Niro, Awakenings is based on the renowned neurologist Oliver Sack’s memoir. In 1969, a young Dr Oliver Sacks began work with a group of patients who had contracted sleeping-sickness. Frozen in a catatonic state for decades, Sacks applied a completely different approach to treatment trialling the experimental drug L-dopa that miraculously offered the chance for them to awaken.
35MM, COLOUR, DOLBY DIGITAL, 120 MINUTES, USA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: PENNY MARSHALL / SCRIPT: STEVEN ZAILIAN / BASED ON THE NOVEL BY OLIVER SACKS / CINEMATOGRAPHER: MIROSLAV ONDRICEK / EDITOR: BATTLE DAVIS, GERALD B. GREENBERG / PRODUCTION CO: PARKES/LASKER PRODUCTIONS / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: SONY / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP