- HARE KRISHNA! The Mantra, The Movement And The Swami Who Started It All
October 14, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
HARE KRISHNA! The Mantra, The Movement And The Swami Who Started It All
Run Time: 90 minutes
The Western world is in turmoil – it’s 1965. An unassuming 70-year-old Swami from India, arrives in New York City alone. He carries only the firm faith in his teacher’s request: “offer spiritual wisdom to the people of the world!” This universal message resonates with more and more people, including poet Allen Ginsberg and Beatles’ George Harrison whose hit song ‘My Sweet Lord’, features the Hare Krishna chant. From there, Prabhupada’s movement explodes, and his followers – now known as the Hare Krishnas – become infamous for chanting and dancing in the streets. Not everyone is enamored by the enthusiastic fervor of the young followers. Parents and community leaders begin to view it as a dangerous cult. Devotees are charged with brainwashing and are taken to court in a controversial case that threatens to undermine everything that Prabhupada has worked for… Hare Krishna! is the true story of an unexpected, prolific, and controversial revolutionary.
Venue: LA LIVE REGAL
1000 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, California, 90015, United States