WINNER BEST DOCUMENTARY MAUI FILM FESTIVAL 2012
WINNER BEST DOCUMENTARY GOLDCOAST FILM FESTIVAL 2012
WINNER BEST DOCUMENTARY DHARAMSALA FILM FESTIVAL 2012
WINNER BEST DOCUMENTARY GAIAM FILM FESTIVAL 2012
OFFICIAL SELECTION LINCOLN CENTER ART OF THE REAL 2012
In 1970, a young musician named Jeffrey Kagel walked away from the American dream of rock ’n’ roll stardom—turning down the lead singer slot in the band that would become Blue Oyster Cult. He sold all his possessions and moved from the suburbs of New York to the foothills of the Himalayas in search of happiness and a little-known saint named Neem Karoli Baba (or Maharajji).
One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das follows Kagel’s journey to India and back, his struggles with depression and drug abuse, and his eventual emergence as Krishna Das—the world-renowned spiritual teacher, chant master and Grammy-nominated recording artist. Featuring interviews with Be Here Now author and spiritual guru Ram Dass, Grammy-winning producer Rick Rubin (Beastie Boys, Metallica, Johnny Cash),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, One Track Heart is the inspiring story of how one man’s journey continues to transform countless lives.
Released by Zeitgeist Films in 2013, One Track Heart won many awards, screened at festivals all over the world, and opened theatrically in over 100 US cities.