October 24, 2017
New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute continues its popular "Conversations with...." series and is pleased to present the acclaimed neurologist and author Oliver Sacks who will reflect on his research, creative process and career.
In addition, by special arrangement, the 1974 documentary film Awakenings will be screened. This 47-minute film of the patients Sacks describes in his book Awakenings was produced for British television and broadcast in the U.K. but has never been broadcast in the U.S.
In reviewing the documentary for The New York Times, Wendy Lesser wrote, “…this is a film that should be seen by anyone who has ever been interested in Dr. Sacks's remarkable book. It should be seen by doctors, nurses and medical students, but it should also be seen by poets, philosophers, journalists, social workers, legislators and historians. It should be seen by anyone who has a chronically ill friend or relative, or anyone who has to take psychotropic drugs for a medical or biochemical condition, or anyone who has ever been any kind of patient at all.”
Dr. Lois Oppenheim hosts NYPSI's “Conversations with...” series which has welcomed celebrated performing, visual and literary artists since its inception in 2010 including Edward Albee, Jacques d'Amboise, Adam Gopnik, Mark Morris, Joyce Carol Oates, Gary Shteyngart, Kiki Smith, Edmund White and others.
Contact Sharon Weller at 212-879-7050 to be placed on the waitlist.
New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
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The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium