Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements

Hare Krishna! The Mantra, the Movement and the Swami Who Started It All

2017, John Griesser, Jean Griesser, and Lauren Ross, USA, 90 min.

Show Times

  • Fri, Sep 15th 7:45pm
  • Sat, Sep 16th 8:00pm
  • Sun, Sep 17th 5:15pm
  • Wed, Sep 20th 8:15pm
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"A fittingly devotional tribute...the film effectively summons an evocative moment in time." — Michael Rechtshaffen, Los Angeles Times

"An artfully crafted, seamless, multimedia medley." — Sam Slovick, LA Yoga

In 1965, 70-year-old Srila Prabhupada arrived in New York City on a cargo ship, short on cash, contacts, or even suitable clothing for the harsh winter. This authorized documentary tells the amazing story of how Prabhupada, by the time of his death in 1977, had propagated a worldwide Krishna Consciousness movement with millions of followers. Included in this wide-ranging account are Prabhupada's early life as a pharmacist and family man; the mandate from his guru to begin a revolution against materialism in the West; the movement's humble beginnings in an East Village walk-up apartment; its intersection with the burgeoning counterculture to become the "hippie religion;" and its growth as a cultural phenomenon that was satirized, analyzed, and denounced, while attracting such high-profile advocates as Allen Ginsberg, George Harrison, and Boy George. DCP digital. (MR)

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