Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

Documentary 114 min
Streaming Online: Starting Fri, Sep 25

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 human experience, and our shared humanity.

“Part of the teasing mystery of Oliver Sacks: His Own Life is that the movie, like Sacks himself, refuses to pin its subject down to anything as earthly as a diagnosis, because that would reduce him.” — Owen Gielberman, Variety
“One of the surprising and moving lessons of this revealing film is how often the most gifted people are unappreciated.” — Stephen Farber, Hollywood Reporter
directed by
Ric Burns
Oliver Sacks, Roberto Calasso, Kate Edgar, Shane Fistell