American Yogi

Directed by Steven Newmark

Year: 2017
Running Time: 79
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Country: U.S.
Language: English
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American Yogi

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Steven Newmark
Krishna Das
Zoe Harber
Ram Dass
Neem Karoli Baba (aka Maharaj-ji)

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Directed by Steven Newmark
Editor Jaime Byrd
Writers Steven Newmark and Zoe Harber
Art Director Nina Paley (Animation)


American Yogi is a delightful autobiographical documentary about a nice Jewish boy from Miami who travels to San Francisco for the “Summer of Love” and returns a hippie. Later, as a successful but dissatisfied businessman, he discovers Ram Dass’s iconic book Be Here Now about the Indian Saint Maharajji and decides to travel to India in search of a more meaningful life. There, he comes face to face with the mind-altering world of ancient India and must choose between the miracles he sees and life as he knew it.

Director Steven Newmark, Ph.D has been a practicing psychotherapist and taught at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and Esalen Institute. He is the author Before Becoming This, a book about Eastern Philosophy that Deepak Chopra called “insightful and joyful.” Music by Grammy-nominated musicians Krishna Das and Jai Uttal.

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"American Yogi will open your heart and just might change your life."

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The Rubin Museum of Art New York 1518152400February 9 - February 11, 2018
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sedona 1517461200February 1 - February 7, 2018
Smith Rafael Film Center San Rafael 1512104400December 1 - December 14, 2017


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