Breathing Lessons: The Life and Work of Mark O'Brien
|Breathing Lessons: The Life and Work of Mark O'Brien|
|Directed by||Jessica Yu|
|Produced by||Jessica Yu|
|Written by||Jessica Yu|
|Edited by||Jessica Yu|
Breathing Lessons: The Life and Work of Mark O'Brien is a 1996 American short documentary film directed by Jessica Yu. It won an Oscar at the 69th Academy Awards in 1997 for Documentary Short Subject.
Mark O'Brien was a journalist and poet who lived in Berkeley, California. The documentary explored his spiritual struggle coping with his disability; he had to use an iron lung much of the time due to childhood polio. O'Brien died on July 4, 1999, from post-polio syndrome.
- Mark O'Brien as Himself
- Elizabeth Duvall as Herself
- Ian Berzon as Himself
- "The 69th Academy Awards (1997) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved October 23, 2011.
- "New York Times: Breathing Lessons: The Life and Work of Mark O'Brien". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-05-30.
- "Mark O'Brien's web site". Mark O'Brien's site. Archived from the original on April 19, 2011.
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