Dying to Know: Ram Dass & Timothy Leary

Dying to Know is an intimate portrait celebrating two very complex controversial characters in an epic friendship that shaped a generation. 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 the LSD guru, asking us to think for ourselves, igniting a global counter-cultural movement and landing in prison after Nixon called him 'the most dangerous man in America'. Alpert journeyed to the East becoming Ram Dass, a spiritual teacher for an entire generation who continues in his 80s teaching service through compassion. With interviews spanning 50 years the film invites us into the future encouraging us to ponder questions about life, drugs & the biggest mystery of all: death.

Year:
2014
Length:
95 minutes
Country:
Director:
Gay Dillingham
Poster for Dying to Know: Ram Dass & Timothy Leary

Shown at

  1. 17th Jewish Film Festival Berlin & Potsdam - 2011
  2. 26th Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  3. Chattanooga Jewish Film Series - 2011
  4. Israel Film Festival New York - 2011

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