In vivid and sensuous detail, 'Gurukulam' follows a group of students and their teacher as they confront fundamental questions about the nature of reality and self-identity at a secluded forest ashram in southern India. Daily chores, meditation, rite and rigorous study are woven together, connecting the natural and spiritual worlds in moments of surprising revelations. The richly layered soundscape by Ernst Karel ('Sweetgrass', 'Leviathan'), the intimacy of images recorded by J.P. Sniadecki ('Iron Ministry', 'Foreign Parts'), the seamless editing of Mary Lampson ('Harlan County U.S.A., 'Kimjongilia') combine to bring us into a place of extraordinary beauty and simplicity. From Swami Dayananda's first lesson: 'Saying is only an expression of what you see', 'Gurukulam' is a rare invitation to look, listen, and experience a contemplative rhythm of life as old as the Bhagavad Gita and as new as present-day India.


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Summary Details
DistributorMatson Films
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Release DateJun 3, 2016
Running Time1 hr 48 min
GenresDocumentary Drama
In Release212 days/30 weeks
Widest Release11 theaters
DateRankWeekly %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeek
Jun 3-988$2,788-1-$2,788$2,7881
Jun 10-1689$2,633-5.6%4+3$658$5,4212
Jun 17-2378$4,302+63.4%7+3$614$9,7233
Jun 24-3073$7,343+70.7%11+4$667$17,0664
Jul 1-795$1,938-73.6%5-6$387$19,0045
Jul 8-1486$4,063+109.6%10+5$406$23,0676
Jul 15-2195$2,584-36.4%7-3$369$25,6517