Last week, production began on a new feature film based on Dr. Sacks’s essay “The Last Hippie,” in An Anthropologist on Mars. Jim Kohlberg is directing the indie film, which stars J. K. Simmons (“Up in the Air” and “Juno”), Julia Ormond (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” and “Temple Grandin”), Cara Seymour (“An Education”) and Lou Taylor Pucci (“Brotherhood”). The screenplay was written by Gwyn Lurie and Gary Marks. The soundtrack will feature lots of Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, and other music from the sixties and seventies. The producers are looking at a fall release date, and we’ll keep you posted!