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Ram Dass: Fierce Grace

Many folks of a certain age bracket will remember Harvard professor-turned-hippie guru Ram Dass from his 1971 spiritual textbook Be Here Now. In 1997, long after his psychedelic heyday, Ram Dass suffered a debilitating heart attack and was forced to reevaluate his life. Rather than dwell on the ideals of a bygone era, this documentary (featuring drop-ins like Timothy Leary and Wavy Gravy) examines the post-stroke life of this one-time icon. Now, somehow more grounded and--paradoxically--more spiritual, Ram Dass reflects less on mind expansion, LSD and the cosmos and more on everyday concerns like aging , change and death. Surprisingly touching. 93 minutes