Oliver Sacks: His Own Life Virtual Q&A

Wednesday, October 28 at 7:00 pm: Q&A with Kate Edgar and Bill Hayes, moderated by Brian Ackerman

The Jacob Burns Film Center is excited to welcome Kate Edgar, Oliver Sacks’ longtime friend, collaborator, and editor, and Bill Hayes, writer and Oliver Sacks’ partner, for a virtual conversation with JBFC Founding Director of Film Programming Brian Ackerman.

About Oliver Sacks: His Own Life:
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, plus archival material from every point in his life, this film tells the story of a beloved doctor and writer who redefined our understanding of the brain and mind.

You can watch Oliver Sacks: His Own Life in the JBFC’s Virtual Screening Room. Watch the film at your convenience, and then join us for a conversation with Kate Edgar and Bill Hayes on October 28!

Tune in Oct. 28 at 7:00 pm via our YouTube Channel to join the conversation live!

Oliver Sacks: His Own Life is part of JBFC series Inquiry: Science on Film.

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