Chauncey -Theater 1 Tue, Mar 28 6:30 PM
Series Info
Series:Science on Screen
Film Info
Runtime:121 minutes
Director:Penny Marshall
Year Released:1990
Production Country:USA


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Presented in partnership with the Iowa Neuroscience Institute

A Science on Screen® Presentation on the National Evening of Science on Screen

Including pre-show presentation The Art of Healing: Where the Human Brain Meets the Human Spirit with Dr. Nandakumar Narayanan

"Consistently engrossing as an unusual character study and as a trip to the mysterious border-crossing between rarified brilliance and madness."—Todd McCarthy, Variety

"A beautiful and captivating film about making the most out of life."— Toussaint Egan, Polygon

In 1969, Dr. Malcolm Sayer (Robin Williams), a New York City physician, works extensively with patients at a Bronx hospital who fell catatonic after being infected by encephalitis. Speculating that their rigidity may be akin to an extreme form of Parkinsonism, he seeks permission from his skeptical superiors to treat them with L-dopa, a drug that was used to treat Parkinson's disease at the time, in an effort to “awaken” the patients.

An initiative of the COOLIDGE CORNER THEATRE, with major support from the ALFRED P. SLOAN FOUNDATION.

*Empty seats will be filled 15 minutes prior to showtime. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to ensure your seat. Your ticket is not a guarantee of admittance after this time.