One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das

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One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das
One Track Heart The Story of Krishna Das Poster.jpg
Directed byJeremy Frindel
Produced byAndrew Jones, Mike Harrop
Distributed byZeitgeist Films (USA)
Release date
  • June 17, 2012 (2012-06-17) (The Maui Film Festival)
Running time
72 minutes
CountryUnited States, India
LanguageEnglish
Box office$100,401[1]

One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das is a 2012 documentary film directed by Jeremy Frindel about Krishna Das, the U.S. vocalist best known for his performances on Hindu devotional music called kirtan. One Track Heart premiered at the Maui Film Festival on June 17, 2012[2][3] and is distributed by Zeitgeist Films.[4] It opened theatrically in the United States in the spring of 2013.[4][5]

Plot[edit]

Jeremy Frindel's 2012 film One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das documents the life and musical career of American kirtan singer Krishna Das. In 1970, while struggling with drug abuse and depression, Das left his native Long Island, New York for India, selling all his possessions and turning down the opportunity to record as lead vocalist with the band that would later become Blue Öyster Cult.[6] While in India he formed a close relationship with the guru Neem Karoli Baba (Maharaj-ji),[7] setting him on a new spiritual course and eventually leading to his emergence as Krishna Das – the world-renowned spiritual teacher, chant master, and Grammy-nominated[8] musician. The film features interviews with Be Here Now author and spiritual guru Ram Das, Grammy-winning producer Rick Rubin (The Beastie Boys, Metallica, Jay-Z), New York Times bestselling author Sharon Salzberg, and two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee Daniel Goleman, as well as a score by Dinosaur Jr's J Mascis and Devadas.[9]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=onetrackheart.htm
  2. ^ "Koch on Maui Film Festival Website". Retrieved 7 March 2013.
  3. ^ "Premiere Info on One Track Heart Official Website". Retrieved 7 March 2013.
  4. ^ a b "One Track Heart on Zeitgeist Films website". Retrieved 7 March 2013.
  5. ^ "One Track Heart Acquisition by Zeitgeist on IndieWire". Retrieved 26 March 2013.
  6. ^ "NYTimes article on Krishna Das, One Track Heart Doc". Retrieved 7 March 2013.
  7. ^ "Krishna Das Bio". Retrieved 7 March 2013.
  8. ^ "Grammy Nominations 2013". Retrieved 7 March 2013.
  9. ^ "Official Synopsis". Retrieved 7 March 2013.
  10. ^ "Maui Film Festival Awards Page". Retrieved 7 March 2013.
  11. ^ "Gold Coast Int'l Film Fest Awards Page". Retrieved 7 March 2013.
  12. ^ "Woodstock Film Festival Website". Retrieved 7 March 2013.
  13. ^ "SBIFF Website". Retrieved 7 March 2013.

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