Courtesy of Zeitgeist Films

Oliver Sacks: His Own Life


MoMI is pleased to partner with Zeitgeist Films and Kino Lorber to bring Oliver Sacks: His Own Life directly to Museum members and patrons to view from home. To support the Museum, please use the link below to watch the film.

View Oliver Sacks: His Own Life from home. (Tickets: $12).
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Dir. Ric Burns. USA, 2020, 114 mins. A deeply moving portrait of one of society’s most beloved thinkers, Oliver Sacks: His Own Life charts Sacks’s transformation from motorcycle-riding, body-building outsider into influential scientist, while also documenting the grace with which he lived the end of his life. Ric Burns brings us into the intimacy of Sacks’s New York home just one month after Sacks received a fatal cancer diagnosis. Surrounded by loved ones and his unusual collections of objects, Sacks reflects on how he found both his own identity and a way to draw out his many patients through a delicate and brave process of care, attention, and the written word. Oliver Sacks: His Own Life pays fitting tribute to its subject. A Zeitgeist Films release in association with Kino Lorber.