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Ram Dass, Fierce Grace (2001)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 21 May 2001 (USA)
After Richard Alpert was fired from Harvard in 1963 for conducting psychedelic drug research, he journeyed to India, found a guru and was renamed Ram Dass ("Servant of God").

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Mickey Lemle
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ram Dass ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William Alpert William Alpert ... Himself
Larry Brilliant Larry Brilliant ... Himself
Bhagavan Das Bhagavan Das ... Himself
Wavy Gravy ... Himself
Timothy Leary ... Himself (archive footage)
Mark Matousek Mark Matousek ... Himself
Abby Reyes Abby Reyes ... Herself
Shana Walters Shana Walters ... Speech-Language Pathologist
Rosemary Woodruff Leary Rosemary Woodruff Leary ... Herself
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Storyline

After Richard Alpert was fired from Harvard in 1963 for conducting psychedelic drug research, he journeyed to India, found a guru and was renamed Ram Dass ("Servant of God"). Soon, Ram Dass became a spiritual inspiration to people across the globe. Interspersing archival footage with intimate glimpses of Ram Dass today, RAM DASS FIERCE GRACE is a poignant meditation on hippiedom and spirituality.

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As Here As He Ever Was

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 May 2001 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$238,260

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$238,260
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Lemle Pictures Inc. See more »
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Color
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Soundtracks

Be Here Now
Written and Performed by George Harrison
Published by The Material World Charitable Foundation Ltd.
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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One of the best documentaries I've ever seen
28 March 2010 | by ThatsMrBoydToYouSee all my reviews

As I watched it, I realized that it continued to get better and better as the runtime went on. Whereas most docs tend to wear down over time, this one did the exact opposite, and it ultimately has become one of the best documentary I've seen lately.

It doesn't have an agenda or message, and it doesn't rely on any manipulative music or narration to get a point across. It's just there for what it is, and it is amazing.

Ram Dass was and is still such an inspiring figure. The theme of death and seeing him so feeble makes me feel for the world when he finally passes on. If you have any interest in him, you should without a doubt watch this film. Even if you don't have any interest, you should give it a go. You might find him to be one of your new favorite philosophers and teachers!


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