One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das Directed
Jeremy Frindel USA, India / 2012 / 72 minutes Krishna Das will begin the screening with a short chant.
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In 1970, Jeffrey Kagel was living every teenager’s dream. He was offered the chance to record with a rock band- the soon-to-be Blue Oyster Cult. Instead, he sold all of his possessions and moved from suburban Long Island halfway across the world to India, where he studied under Neem Karoli Baba. In Jeremy Frindel’s beautiful feature film debut, Kagel searches for happiness and fulfillment, Jeffrey struggled over the years with depression and drug abuse. After the death of his mentor, Jeffrey turned to music to help get his life back on track. Emerging as Krishna Das, he became a world-renowned chant master and spiritual leader, helping to bring what he had learned to the West. Featuring interviews with Rick Rubin (Grammy-winning producer) and Ram Das (LSD icon Richard Alpert) among othersOne Track Heart shows how one man’s spiritual awakening continues to transform the lives of people all over the world. –Heather Olin
Jeremy Frindel has been dreaming about movies and music for most of his life. He earned a BA in Film Scoring from the Berklee College of Music in 2001, and has been immersed in the many aspects of filmmaking ever since. He has worked as an editor and sound editor on such films as Junebug,Some Kind of Monster, and Bernard & Doris. One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das is his first feature film. Jeremy lives in Brooklyn with his wife, where he spends his time mastering ping-pong, and drinking green juice (when he’s not traveling around the world with a camera in hand).
Cast/Featuring: Krishna Das, Ram Dass, Rick Rubin, Dan Goleman, Sharon Salzberg, Larry Brilliant
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