Doc Soup: Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

Monthly Film Series!

Wednesday, March 04, 2020 - Wednesday, March 04, 2020

Doc Soup: Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

Wednesday, March 04, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
Eau Claire Cinemas 5 - Eau Claire Market, 200 Barclay Parade SW #200, Calgary, AB
$15 General | $13 Student/Senior | $68 Subscription (SOLD OUT)

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.

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, this film is the story of a beloved doctor and writer who redefined our understanding of the brain and mind.

About Doc Soup Calgary

Doc Soup Calgary is a monthly* feature-length documentary series presented in partnership with the Calgary International Film Festival and Hot Docs. The series, now in its 12th year, will run from November 2019 to April 2020. Screening on the first Wednesday of each month*, Doc Soup Calgary brings six of the year's most talked-about docs to local audiences. Our 2019-20 series is expanding to TWO screens at Eau Claire.

Each film in the series is announced one month in advance. Single tickets to each film will be available for purchase at that time.

DOC SOUP 2019-20 dates:

Wednesday November 6 - 7pm, Eau Claire THE CAVE
Wednesday December 4 - 7pm, Eau Claire PICTURE CHARACTER
Wednesday January 8 - 7pm, The Globe CHASING EINSTEIN
Wednesday February 5 - 7pm, Eau Claire THE BOOKSELLERS
Wednesday March 4 - 7pm, Eau Claire OLIVER SACKS: HIS OWN LIFE
Wednesday April 1 - 7pm, Eau Claire

*except in January

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