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April 27, 2020 | 5:30 pm

Jewish Film Festival: OLIVER SACKS: HIS OWN LIFE

Oliver Sacks (1933 – 2015) was an empathetic outsider whose life struggles and love of science led him to make significant breakthroughs in how the medical community treats those with neurological disorders today. His tale of perseverance over chaos and journey to redemption is more than a portrait of a brilliant mind: it is an elegy to anyone who knows what it is like to have stared at the abyss for far too long. Revealing intimate details of his battles with drug addiction, homophobia, and a medical establishment that refused to recognize his legitimacy until decades after the fact, in OLIVER SACKS: HIS OWN LIFE, Sacks does not shy away from exploring the sacred demons that drove his excellence.

OLIVER SACKS will screen TWICE on April 27 at 5:30 PM & 8 PM.


Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival (GPJFF)
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National Museum of American Jewish History
101 S Independence Mall E
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States

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