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.
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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