Re:Awakenings
BILL MORRISON • HYPNOTIC PICTURES Re:Awakenings 18 min
Re:Awakenings
2013
18 min
1440x1080

Re:Awakenings
(18’, 2013)
A film by Bill Morrison
Produced by Lawrence Weschler

Historic footage of Oliver Sacks' "Awakenings" patients.

Synopsis:
Original Super8 footage shot by Dr. Oliver Sacks of his patients at Beth Abraham Hospital, Bronx, NY, who were administered the drug
L-Dopa in the summer of 1969 and “awakened” after decades of inactivity is featured in this cine-poem that combines archival footage with a score for solo saxophone composed by Philip Glass.

Commissioned by New York Live Arts as part of
Live Ideas: The Worlds of Oliver Sacks, April 17-21, 2013.

Made possible by
The Opaline Fund
Melodies for Saxophone by Philip Glass.

© 1995 Dunvagen Music Publishers. Used by Permission.
Performed by Andrew Sterman

Screening history, 2013-2014:
New York Live Arts, 2013
Adelaide Intl FF
San Francisco IFF, 2014

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