“We are not given the world: we make our world”

Dear Friends,

Happy New Year! ¡Feliz Año Nuevo!

We are delighted to announce that Ric Burns’ film Oliver Sacks: His Own Life is now available for streaming in the U.S. on iTunesAmazonVudu, and Google Play.

To everyone who made the effort to watch the documentary last year, thank you—your support made the film the number one release for 2020 on Kino Now’s virtual cinema platform! Australian audiences were lucky enough to see the film in physical cinemas throughout December, and the Australian Book Review called it “a poignant portrait of a lyrical neurologist” and a “very satisfying two hours spent with a fascinating and inspiring figure.”
To our friends in Spain: Oliver Sacks: His Own Life and Awakenings are both screening now via the digital streaming platform Filmin. For other international dates and events, visit oliversacksdoc.com.

As we enter this new year we are mindful of these words from Dr. Sacks: “We are not given the world: we make our world through incessant experience, categorization, memory, reconnection.” They remind us of the power each of us has to shape the world we live in. We wish you a new year full of reconnections and new experiences. Above all, please stay healthy!

The Sacks Team

P.S. In case you missed it, be sure to watch this short Tribeca Talks which features Robert De Niro, Walter Parkes, Ric Burns and Kate Edgar reminiscing about the making of Awakenings.