Bridport Arts Newsletter
Film Saturday 24 April, 2021 5:00pm

FPTS – Oliver Sacks: His Own Life (guidance 12+)

Watch Online –2019, USA, 111 mins

In part, based on the writings of Oliver Sacks; directed by Ric Burns.

Oliver Sacks, one of the most influential popular neuroscientists of modern times, often used stories to illustrate and unpick aspects of the human condition. A strong advocate of treating the person and not the disease, he was indeed, sometimes said to ‘story his patients back to health’. A prolific author, his 1973 book, Awakenings was adapted for the big screen. Ric Burns’ film includes highly personal contributions from Sacks’ friends and colleagues and presents a moving portrait of a man taking deep stock of his life with great satisfaction and verve.

“.. beautifully presents a portrait of his compassion and bravery.” New York Times

“A tender and thrilling portrait.” Variety

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Guidance 12+
UK customers only.


Dinner & show offer

Enjoy an evening at Bridport Art Centre’s Pantry Restaurant.

*A pre Show Supper is available with this event* 

The menus will be published alongside the event two weeks before the show. Vegetarian options available.

There will be an option to add your supper to your cart when you book the event. 

£14.95 two course /£17.95 three course