Ric Burns’ “Oliver Sacks: His Own Life,” about the famed neurologist and author has been acquired by Zeitgeist Films in association with Kino Lorber. As part of the U.S. rights deal, the documentary will open theatrically in New York City, followed by a national rollout.
The film, which counts American Masters Pictures among its producers, will have its exclusive U.S. broadcast premiere in 2021 on PBS’ American Masters series.
Burns explores Sacks’ life and work as the renowned doctor shares details of his battles with drug addiction, homophobia, and a medical establishment that accepted his work only decades after the fact.
The film features exclusive interviews with Sacks done just weeks after he received a terminal cancer diagnosis in January 2015 and prior to his death in August 2015.
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