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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
Rosemary Woodruff Leary Rosemary Woodruff Leary ... Herself
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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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$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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Intro to India
Written and Performed by Steve Gorn, Amit Chatterjee, and Samir Chatterjee
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Profoundly moving and inspiring documentary
7 June 2005 | by luke-270See all my reviews

One of the most profoundly moving and inspiring documentary films I have ever seen. Ram Dass talks openly about his experiences with his ageing process and willingly shows his vulnerability to his situation. His ability to put this into words is inspiring and left me feeling more resourced about any suffering in my own life.

The documentary is informative, funny and poignant and should appeal to any with yearning for honesty and understanding of life's dilemmas. The style of the movie doesn't try to be slick or clever or preachy. Ram Dass's spirituality is portrayed through his twinkling eyes as much as through his words.

Gives an interesting short historical leap into the late sixties / early seventies with footage of Timothy Leary and acid culture. The scenes of 400 hippies dancing on the lawns of Ram Dass's father's house is great. Would your father be OK with that?

Do not pass this film by.


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