I absolutely loved the documentary "Kumare: The True Story of a False Prophet" which screened at Bearsville Theater during the 12th Annual Woodstock Film Festival. Vikram Gandhi the director and star of the film wears a red toga-esque garb, grows a long beard, grabs a trident, and a picnic basket, and tours Arizona with two lovely yogi accomplices to help him become Sri Kumare. If you have ever been to a yoga class or dabbled in meditation, or think deeply about spirituality, you should see Kumare. I don't want to give any spoilers, but I found the ending very satisfying!
My favorite part of the Woodstock Film Festival is the Q & A afterwards. Not all the movies are attended by the filmmakers though so I was excited to hear that the director would be there to answer questions. I was very curious about what kind of mad man would do this. It certainly takes guts, and a dash of insanity too.
I noticed a bit of on-screen chemistry with a few of his female disciples. I wondered if the master/disciple relationship would turn romantic, on-screen or behind the scenes. Apparently, I'm not the only viewer who thought about this. See the Q & A clip for the scoop!
Visit the Kumare Movie to learn more.