Now Showing: ‘OLIVER SACKS: HIS OWN LIFE’ December 21 + 28

HamptonsFilm is pleased to continue to curate the hit screening series NOW SHOWING, featuring acclaimed first-run, art house, independent, and world cinema.

On December 21 + 28, join HamptonsFilm + Guild Hall for an encore performance of the HIFF27 Audience Award winner for Best Documentary Feature: OLIVER SACKS: HIS OWN LIFE, directed by Ric Burns.


Guild Hall
Saturday, December 21 | 6:00 pm | Tickets
Saturday, December 28 | 6:00pm | Tickets

Directed by Ric Burns
(USA, 2019, 110 minutes)

“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

Shortly after receiving the news of a fatal diagnosis in early 2015, world-renowned British neurologist, historian, physician, and author Oliver Sacks sat down for a series of lengthy filmed interviews to discuss the story of his life. Beginning with the difficulties of his childhood relationship with a schizophrenic older brother and growing up as a queer man in 1950s England, Sacks charts his journey towards becoming one of the foremost chroniclers of the human mind. Interweaving these interviews with recollections from his longtime partner, closest friends, family, and colleagues, director Ric Burns creates a moving portrait of one of the 21st century’s greatest minds.

• WINNER: HIFF27 Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature

Tickets are $15 for general admission and $13 for HamptonsFilm and Guild Hall members. HamptonsFilm members: purchase tickets online from Guild Hall and select ‘member price’ to receive your discount (your name will be checked against our member roster). Enjoy!