DYING TO KNOW: Ram Dass & Timothy Leary (Blu-ray)

Directed by Gay Dillingham

Release Year: 2015
Running Time: 95
UPC: 7 38329 21670 2
Color Type: Color and B&W
Country: U.S.
Language: English
Genres: Documentary
Select a Format
$34.95 $17.97 (49% off) Buy Blu-ray
Available on digital
Only ships to US & Canada

Also Available On:

Kino Digital Direct iTunes Amazon Google Play Vudu
Cast
Timothy Leary
Ram Dass
Robert Redford

Crew
Directed by Gay Dillingham

In the early 1960s Harvard psychology professors Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert began probing the edges of consciousness through their experiments with psychedelics.  Leary became a missionary for mind altering drugs, asking us to think for ourselves, igniting a global counter-culture movement, landing in prison after Nixon called him “the most dangerous man in America”.  Alpert journeyed to the East becoming Ram Dass, a spiritual teacher continuing to teach a new generation and the author of the book “Be Here Now”. The cinematic vision quest encourages us to ponder questions about life, drugs & the biggest mystery in the human landscape. 

Now, nearly 50 years later, a new documentary re-assesses the lives of two iconic figures, their work, their successes and failures, the times they lived in and their remarkable shared journey through life. Together as friends, collaborators and individuals they were both celebrated and vilified, but like two sides of a coin, or as the mind and the heart, their work together and apart has become more significant today then, than when they were lightning rods in a time of great social change. Too long viewed as caricatures in a larger game power and social upheaval, the new film takes a fresh and entertaining look at these men and their times.  Whether you've heard of them or not they've changed your life and those of a generation.

Robert Redford narrates this intimate portrait spanning 80 years of rare footage and never before seen interviews.

"an engaging oral history of Leary and Dass's friendship."

"A pensive documentary shedding light on death and dying, inner space exploration and the sweet fragility of life."

“The idea of anything that expands our thinking beyond conventional borders has always been of interest to me. When I see the living, breathing portraits of these characters, especially the early archival footage... To see them intelligent and smart – they were a kind of blessing considering how they have been caricatured in later times. I like what this film explores and I’m glad to be a part of it."

"We can feel the bond that these two men had for each other - and it makes for a genuine love story."


To read more about Kino Lorber Edu's terms of use and ordering information, visit Kino Lorber Edu.

Join the conversation
'@KinoLorber' on Dec. 5 2019 at 6:34pm
Head to' @Indiewire' to check out our brand new trailer for Russian #Oscars submission BEANPOLE, which won 28-year-ol…' https://t.co/SJmVeiWrIa'
'@KinoLorber' on Dec. 5 2019 at 6:10pm
THE CHAMBERMAID by' @lilaavilescine' is #6 on' @AskDebruge's' list of the best films of 2019!' https://t.co/ICXjCOn0jq'
'@KinoLorber' on Dec. 5 2019 at 6:07pm
RT' @IndieWire': #Beanpole Trailer: Russia’s Oscar Entry Takes a Haunting Look at an Obsessive Friendship in Post-WWII Leningrad' https://t.co…'
'@KinoLorber' on Dec. 5 2019 at 2:50pm
"This near-constant sparring between mother and son creates palpable tension throughout the film, but also the spac…' https://t.co/QZSFTUulIJ'
'@KinoLorber' on Dec. 5 2019 at 2:10pm
Bruno Dumont's COINCOIN AND THE EXTRA-HUMANS, Aaron Schimberg's CHAINED FOR LIFE, Jean-Luc Godard's THE IMAGE BOOK,…' https://t.co/jf29leSmRM'
'@KinoLorber' on Dec. 5 2019 at 2:08pm
RT' @tnyfrontrow': The best movies of 2019 and why this year—and this list—are different:' https://t.co/Li23YSkHV2'
'@KinoLorber' on Dec. 5 2019 at 2:08pm
RT' @tnyfrontrow': More good news: Jia Zhangke's I Wish I Knew, from 2010—one of his best films—is getting its long-overdue theatrical releas…
'@KinoLorber' on Dec. 5 2019 at 1:57pm
RT' @CAP_UCLA': Dawson City: Frozen Time is #3 on' @VanityFair's' best of the decade list! Tickets still available to see it with LA's own' @Wil…'
'@KinoLorber' on Dec. 5 2019 at 12:35pm
Beniamino Barrese's "mesmerizing, tender" (@aoscott) doc THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MY MOTHER about model turned activist…' https://t.co/5zULPQKJpD'
'@KinoLorber' on Dec. 5 2019 at 12:30pm
RT' @DavidGeoffreyA': An Italian Supermodel, At 75, Wants Only To Disappear. She Allows Only Her Son To Defy Her via' @forbes'' @BenBarrese' #the…
Tweet Now!

Inquiries & Press

General Inquiries

Kino Lorber, Inc.
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018

Tel. (212) 629-6880
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871

Press & Media

For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing dninh@kinolorber.com or calling 212-629-6880.

Educational

Please visit our educational site at www.KinoLorberEDU.com

For assistance with educational orders, please contact us at:

Phone:212-629-6880
Fax: 212-714-0871
email: edu@kinolorber.com