Michigan State University

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Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

Director, Ric Burns
Thursday, June 9, 2022
Film starts at dusk approximately 9:20 p.m.
Valley Court Park, East Lansing

Advanced registration recommended

A closeted champion weightlifter, haunted by vice, becomes a poet of contemporary neuroscience. Months before his death, Oliver Sacks sat down with legendary director Ric Burns to tell his life story, in his own words. A story that includes battles with drug addiction, self-hating homophobia, and a research establishment that failed to understand him. His story ultimately helped redefine our understanding of the human brain and the diversity of the human experience.

This film is part of the series Field of View: An Art x Science Film Series.

Presented by the MSU Museum, MSU Science Gallery, and the City of East Lansing, Field of View: An Art x Science Films Series features a collection of eight thought-provoking documentaries exploring humankind’s understanding of the world. From the Sundance Film Festival to the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival, these captivating films have been entertaining audiences across North America. Join us for engaging and exciting evenings under the stars at Valley Court Park!

This film series is supported by MSU Federal Credit Union, City of East Lansing, East Lansing Downtown Development Authority, and the East Lansing Downtown Management Board.

  • June 9, 2022
  • 9:20 pm - 11:00 pm