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FREE SCREENING: Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

Directed by: Ric Burns | 2020 | 1h 54m | Unrated

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THIS VIRTUAL SCREENING IS FREE TO THE PUBLIC!

All attendees must RSVP before 4:00pm on April 5th to participate.

Registered attendees will receive an email by 6:45pm with a screening link & password to view the film.

**PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A VIRTUAL SCREENING ONLY AND WILL NOT BE TAKING PLACE AT OUR SOUTH BEACH THEATER**

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We’re proud to partner with our friends at The Betsy Hotel on Miami Beach & FIU to offer a special presentation of the documentary, OLIVER SACKS: IN HIS OWN WORDS + a post-film discussion with Director Ric Burns.
Thanks to their support, we’re able to offer this film to you for FREE on Monday, April 5th @7:00pm (EST)!

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.

POST-FILM DISCUSSION:

Join us immediately following the screening of OLIVER SACKS: IN HIS OWN WORDS for a post-film discussion with Director Ric Burns (via Zoom). The discussion will start promptly at 9:05pm (EST).

“A PORTRAIT AT ONCE TENDER AND THRILLING, a movie that presents us with a man who led an eccentrically defiant, at times reckless existence that was the furthest thing from cunningly planned. He was a wanderer in the body of a clinician, like Jack Kerouac crossed with Jonas Salk. He was that rare if not unique thing, a scientific navigator of the soul.”
– VARIETY