Oliver Sacks: His Own Life 2019 M

1.00PM Sat 27 Mar 2021 (1hr 54mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

A celebrated neurologist and one of the world’s most beloved science writers, Oliver Sacks, is given the spotlight as his life and work is explored in this new documentary by Ric Burns. 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.

M | Mature themes, coarse language, drug use and sexual references

CREDITS

DCP, COLOUR, DOLBY, 114 MINS, USA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: RIC BURNS / PRODUCERS: LEIGH HOWELL, BONNIE LAFAVE, KATHRYN CLINARD / CINEMATOGRAPHER/MUSIC: BUDDY SQUIRES / EDITORS: LI-SHIN YU, TOM PATTERSON, CHIH HSUAN LIANG / CAST: OLIVER SACKS, ATUL GAWANDE, KATE EDGAR / PRODUCTION CO: ZEITGEIST FILMS / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT