The Strand Theatre continues to present films to stream from their website. Available throughout the month of December is the new documentary “Oliver Sacks: His Own Life,” which explores the life and work of the legendary neurologist and storyteller as he shares intimate details of his battles with drug addiction, homophobia, and a medical establishment that accepted his work only decades after the fact. Sacks was a fearless explorer of unknown mental worlds who helped redefine our understanding of the brain and mind, the diversity of human experience, and our shared humanity.

A month after receiving a fatal diagnosis in January 2015, Oliver Sacks sat down for a series of filmed interviews in his apartment in New York City. For 80 hours, surrounded by family, friends, and notebooks from six decades of thinking and writing about the brain, he talked about his life and work, his abiding sense of wonder at the natural world, and the place of human beings within it. This film draws on these deeply personal reflections, as well as nearly two dozen interviews with close friends, family members, colleagues and patients, and archival material from every point in his life. The film is directed by Ric Burns.

Tickets to stream this film are $12 and are available on the Strand Theatre website at RocklandStrand.com. The Strand receives 50% of ticket proceeds, so a viewer’s purchase is a simple and direct way to provide much-needed support for the theater

For more information, visit RocklandStrand.com, email info@rocklandstrand.com, or call (207) 594-0070. The Strand Theatre is located at 345 Main St.