U.S., 2019, 114 min, Dir. Ric Burns, Not Rated, Zeitgeist Films
"A portrait of the poetic neurologist of Awakenings, shot at the end of his life, takes a tender and thrilling look at the sacred demons that drove him." —Owen Gleiberman, Variety
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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 the human experience, and our shared humanity.
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