Ric Burns’ new documentary film, 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, known for his literary works Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, was a fearless explorer of unknown cognitive worlds who helped redefine our understanding of the brain and mind, the diversity of human experience, and our shared humanity. The film features exclusive interviews with Sacks conducted just weeks after he received a terminal diagnosis, and months prior to his death in August 2015.
The film will be available for at-home streaming in the U.S. beginning September 23rd.
To get your ticket, go to KINO MARQUEE and select your theater, where you can buy a ticket that will provide access to the film virtually, beginning September 23rd. You’ll have to register for an account if you don’t already have one. After you’ve entered your payment information, your rental period will start immediately and last for five days. You can watch the film as many times as you want in those five days. You can watch on your computer, phone, or most tablets. All viewing methods require high bandwidth internet connection.