Ram Dass: Fierce Grace (2002)
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Once a symbol of '60s counterculture and psychedelic drug use, Ram Dass has since become a renowned speaker and author on the topics of aging, spirituality, and overcoming the mistakes of the past. This documentary chronicles his journey from his affiliations with LSD advocate Timothy Leary to his endeavor to continue remaking himself after his stroke in 1997. ~ Cammila Collar, Rovi
Jan 1, 2001 Wide
Apr 15, 2003
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An ingratiating and comprehensive portrait of the widely admired spiritual leader.
Parts of the film feel a bit too much like an infomercial for Ram Dass's latest book aimed at the boomer demographic. But mostly it's a work that, with humor, warmth, and intelligence, captures a life interestingly lived.
A generous, inspiring film that unfolds with grace and humor and gradually becomes a testament to faith.
Following Ram Dass down from his pedestal gives Mr. Lemle a way into his subject that will compel the viewer.
For anyone who remembers the '60s or is interested in one man's response to stroke, Ram Dass: Fierce Grace is worth seeking out.
The film affords us intriguing glimpses of the insights gleaned from a lifetime of spiritual inquiry, but Ram Dass: Fierce Grace doesn't organize it with any particular insight.
Aimed at a New Age audience, but its subject's sincerity and gentle, self-deprecating nature translate well to a general audience.
Whether or not Ram Dass proves as clear and reliable an authority on that as he was about inner consciousness, Fierce Grace reassures us that he will once again be an honest and loving one.
It will probably prove interesting to Ram Dass fans, but to others it may feel like a parody of the mellow, peace-and-love side of the '60s counterculture.
The heart of the film is a touching reflection on aging, suffering and the prospect of death.
A captivating new film.
A fascinating documentary about the long and eventful spiritual journey of the guru who helped launch the New Age.
Has a fairly fascinating history that is explored without sounding like a boring story narrated on the A&E.
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