September 29, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Film Forum – Virtual Streaming and Q&A
New York, NY 10014
Watch “Oliver Sacks: His Own Life” and be part of an exclusive Zoom conversation with director Ric Burns, Bill Hayes, Kate Edgar & Danielle Ofri
Note: This event is at 7:00 p.m. EST (4:00 p.m. PST).
Ticket includes both movie AND director’s conversation. Buy your ticket and register for the Zoom event here.
ABOUT THE FILM: A month after receiving a terminal cancer diagnosis in January 2015, Oliver Sacks sat for a series of interviews. Surrounded by family, friends, and notebooks from six decades of thinking and writing, 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.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR’S CONVERSATION: The BLR is excited to host a participatory conversation with filmmaker Ric Burns along with Kate Edgar, Dr. Sacks’ longtime writing collaborator and Executive Director of the Oliver Sacks Foundation, and Bill Hayes, partner of the late Dr. Sacks and co-editor of the posthumous books. Moderated by BLR editor Danielle Ofri.
Ticket includes exclusive Zoom Q&A access to this discussion along with access to the movie. This is your chance to converse with those closest to Oliver Sacks. Bring your questions, ideas, and feedback.
(You can watch the movie the weekend before the 9/29 Director’s Conversation, or up to a week after.)
Thank you for joining us. Your ticket supports two institutions near and dear to Oliver Sacks—Film Forum and Bellevue Literary Review.