Brilliant Disguise with Introduction by Krishna Das

Trailer Tickets

Old Dutch Church, Kingston

Sunday, October 23

Hudson Valley Picture Show

In the ’60s, a group of spiritual seekers, including Ram Das and the famed musicians Krishna Das and Jai Uttal, met an extraordinary guru, K.C. Tewari, who, though posing as a schoolteacher, had developed such deep meditation abilities that he seemed to be able to tap into alternate modes of consciousness. This film, created by Ram Dass’s foundation, follows the history into the present, including a trip to the famed Kumbh Mela, one of the largest spiritual gatherings in the world. Directed by David Silver. (U.S., 2022, 90m)

Musical performance by The New Cicada Trio

The New Cicada Trio emerged in 2013 to commemorate that year’s 17-year cicada brood. Singer/violinist Iva Bittová, clarinetist David Rothenberg and singer/guitarist Timothy Hill make what-is-it music that defies easy categorization. Bittová’s highly expressive musical style blends Moravian folk, early and modern classical, jazz and rock. Rothenberg is an interspecies collaborator, having authored books on the musical lives of birds, bugs and whales, each with a companion CD of music. Hill is an early pioneer of bringing the art of harmonic (overtone) singing into a Western choral context.