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Coolidge Corner Theatre: Oliver Sacks His Own Life Q&A

Coolidge Corner Theatre: Oliver Sacks His Own Life Q&A

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 8:00pm
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This Coolidge Corner Theatre event is proudly co-sponsored by Brookline Booksmith.

The Coolidge is delighted to host a virtual Q&A with filmmaker Ric Burns and renowned surgeon, writer, and public health leader Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, who is featured in the film. The conversation will be moderated by Sean B. Carroll, PhD, Balo-Simon Professor and Endowed Chair of Biology at the University of Maryland.

Oliver Sacks: His Own Life explores the life and work of the legendary neurologist and storyteller, as he shares intimate details of his battles with drug addiction, homophobia, and a medical establishment that accepted his work only decades after the fact. Sacks, known for his literary works Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, was a fearless explorer of unknown cognitive worlds who helped redefine our understanding of the brain and mind, the diversity of human experience, and our shared humanity.