Aug 31 - Sep 06, 2012
(Vikram Gandhi, United States, 2011, Blu-ray, 84 min)
This hilarious unscripted documentary finds Vikram Gandhi transforming himself into “Sri Kumaré,” spiritual leader from the mythical village of Aali’kash, after observing gurus in the modern yoga industry gathering devotees. His acquisition of soul-searching American disciples as a false prophet might lead viewers to expect scathing satire, but Gandi's film rises above cynical pretense as Kumaré tries to help his students realize that they don’t need him.
"Prepare to have your assumptions pitched out the window by this tense, surprisingly probing satirical documentary" -Seattle Weekly