Awakenings (1990)
29 March 2020
Cinema A, GOMA

Summary

Australian Cinémathèque, GOMA: ‘All in the Mind’ spotlights films that consider our desire to understand how our mind works.

A warmly humanist film starring Robin Williams and Robert De Niro, Awakenings is based on the renowned neurologist Oliver Sack’s memoir. In 1969, a young Dr Oliver Sacks began work with a group of patients who had contracted sleeping-sickness. Frozen in a catatonic state for decades, Sacks applied a completely different approach to treatment trialling the experimental drug L-dopa that miraculously offered the chance for them to awaken.

Penny Marshall
Awakenings 1990
M (121 mins)

Screening from DCP. Rights and print source Sony.

All in the Mind is presented with Program Partner QAGOMA.

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Cost

Adult $10
Concession $8

Location

GOMA, Stanley Place, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Session Times

Awakenings (1990)

29 March 2020

120mins 2:30pm

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