Oliver Sacks: His Own Life
Filmed in 2015 just after receiving his fatal diagnosis, Oliver Sacks opens up about his six decades of thinking and writing about the brain, his life, his work, and his abiding sense of wonder of the world.
“A portrait of the poetic neurologist of ‘Awakenings,’ shot at the end of his life, takes a tender and thrilling look at the sacred demons that drove him.” – Variety
Watch the film through our Virtual Cinema starting Friday, September 25.
Online Event: Wednesday, September 30 | 7 PM
“The Power of Diet In Brain Health”
This intimate look into the life of the famous neurologist is accompanied by an online conversation led by Dr. Paola Sacchetti, Director of the Graduate Master Program in Neurosciences at the University of Hartford.
Dr. Sacchetti studies the effects of diet on brain metabolism and cognitive function. In this conversation, she will give an overview of Alzheimer’s disease and share her research into dietary interventions, especially ketogenic diet and probiotics, on brain health.
About Science on Screen:
Real Art Ways brings the world of science alive, pairing critically acclaimed films with thoughtful discussion led by area scientists. These local great minds extrapolate on the themes of a chosen film in an engaging conversation crafted to stimulate the mind.
Science on Screen is an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.