Icarus Films • 18m
Directed by Bill Morrison • Documentary • With Oliver Sacks • 2013 • 18 minutes
Original Super 8 footage shot by Dr. Oliver Sacks of his patients at Beth Abraham Hospital, Bronx, NY. Made famous by the movie Awakenings, starring Robin Williams and Robert DeNiro, Sacks administered the drug L-Dopa in the summer of 1969 and “awakened” patients after decades of inactivity. They are featured in this cine-poem that combines archival footage with a score for solo saxophone composed by Philip Glass.
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