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10 Ratings

Re: Awakenings

Directed by Bill Morrison
United States, 2013
Documentary, Short

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…

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Re: Awakenings Directed by Bill Morrison

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  • Renton47's rating of the film Re: Awakenings

    Remarkable footage, Morrison does his usual tricks with it but I should seek a more conventional documentary. Primarily concerned with the physicality of the illness and the awakenings, which sacrifices something of the personalities. Characterised by their collective debilitation, I wanted to know what it felt like to awaken from a slumber of history, a self on snooze for decades.