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Oliver Sacks : his own life / a film by Ric Burns ; a production of Steeplechase Films, Vulcan Productions, Motto Pictures, American Masters Pictures, Independent Television Service, Inc. and HHMI Tangled Bank Studios, Sandbox Films, WDR, ARTE, Arthur Altschul Jr. Films, ; director, Ric Burns.

Burns, Ric, (film director.). Sacks, Oliver, 1933-2015 (on-screen participant.). Steeplechase Films Inc., (production company.). Vulcan Productions, (production company.). Motto Pictures, (production company.). American Masters Pictures, (production company.). Independent Television Service, (production company.). Tangled Bank Studios, LLC, (production company.). Sandbox Films, (production company.). Passion Pictures (Firm), (production company.). Westdeutscher Rundfunk, (production company.). Association relative à la télévision européenne, (production company.). Arthur Altschul Jr. Films, (production company.). Kino Lorber, Inc., (publisher.). Zeitgeist Films, (publisher.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Summary:

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.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library DVD 921 SACKS (Text) 33892100690743 Adult New DVDs DVD System_Only_3months 05/18/2021 Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (115 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Kino Lorber : [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally produced in 2019.
Program content: ©2020.
Wide screen.
Special features: Deleted scenes.
Participant or Performer Note:
Featuring Oliver Sacks, Atul Gawande, Temple Grandin, Christof Koch, Anil Seth.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
Rating: Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD; NTSC, Region 1; widescreen presentation; Dolby Audio, 5.1 surround, 2.0 stereo.
Language Note:
In English; English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH); closed-captioned in English; descriptive audio in English.
Awards Note:
Hamptons International Film Festival, Audience Award, Best Documentary Feature; Film at Lincoln Center, 57th New York Film Festival 2019, official selection
Subject: Sacks, Oliver, 1933-2015.
Neurologists > England > Biography.
Historians of science > Biography.
Physicians as authors.
Genre: Biographical films.
Nonfiction films.
Documentary films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities.
Biographies.

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