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Harvard professors Richard Alpert and Timothy Leary made countercultural history in 1963 when they were fired for conducting controversial psychedelic drug research. In the purple haze aftermath, Alpert journeyed to India and found his guru Maharaj Ji, who renamed him Ram Dass ("Servant of God"). Best known for his 1971 bestseller "Be Here Now," which was a spiritual touchstone of the era, Ram Dass became an inspiration to people across the globe. Filmmaker Mickey Lemle—who has known his subject for more than twenty-five years—intersperses vivid archival footage from hippiedom's glory days with intimate glimpses of Ram Dass today, as he continues to remake his life since being—in his words—"stroked" in 1997.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 22
- Fresh: 18
- Rotten: 4
- Average Rating: 6.9/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Following Ram Dass down from his pedestal gives Mr. Lemle a way into his subject that will compel the viewer.
Fresh: An ingratiating and comprehensive portrait of the widely admired spiritual leader.
Fresh: A sober and affecting chronicle of the leveling effect of loss.
I love this bio of Ram Das.
I learned more about Ram Das and his beloved Maharaj-ji than I have from reading many of his books.
A must read!!!
Sorry I meant a must see film!
Wow...Richard @ his best...NOW.