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Film Info
  • Year: 2018
  • Film Format: DCP, Blu-ray and DVD
  • Origin: USA
  • Runtime: 89 mins
  • Color
  • Language: English and Marathi
  • Subtitles: English

THE DOCTOR FROM INDIA is a meditative and immersive portrait of the life and work of Dr. Vasant Lad, the holistic health pioneer who first brought the ancient medical practice of Ayurveda from India to the west in the late 1970s. Integrating his gifts as both a healer and a mystic, Dr. Lad has dedicated his life to sharing what is considered the oldest healthcare system on earth in the complex medical landscape of the United States. This is the beautiful and inspiring story of a man who has for decades been quietly at the center of a revolutionary movement to change the way we care for our bodies and our spirits. Directed by Jeremy Frindel (One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das) with an elegant musical score by Rachel Grimes, and featuring Deepak Chopra, Robert Svoboda, David Frawley, and Claudia Welch. 

THE DOCTOR FROM INDIA had its world premiere at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on February 2, 2018.
A Zeitgeist Films release in association with Kino Lorber. To book this film please contact Nancy Gerstman or Emily Russo or call 212-274-1989.

Promotional materials can be downloaded here.

Jeremy Frindel

Jeremy Frindel is the founder of Substratum Films, and in 2013 released his first feature film, One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das. Distributed by Zeitgeist Films, the film screened theatrically across the US, in festivals all over the world, and won the Best Documentary prize at many festivals. His second feature film, The Doctor from India, about the life and work of Dr. Vasant Lad, is currently in release from Zeitgeist Films and Kino Lorber. Raised in Kentucky, based in Brooklyn, he earned a BA in Film Scoring from the Berklee College of Music in 2001 and has been engaged in the many aspects of filmmaking ever since.

Dr. Vasant Lad
Deepak Chopra
Robert Svoboda
David Frawley
Claudia Welch

Directed and Edited by
Jeremy Frindel

Score composed by
Rachel Grimes

Jimmy Ferguson

Associate Producers
Wynn Werner
Keshari Mohanty Das

Sartaj Alag
Kevin Casey
Jeremy Frindel
Douglas Neal

Executive Producers
Mike Dhaliwal
Annette Dyvi
Sapna Punjabi-Gupta

A Substratum Films production





Venue City State Date
Angelika Film Center Plano Plano TX April 20-26, 2018
Sedona International Film Festival Sedona AZ May 9-10, 2018
Guild Theatre Albuquerque NM Opens May 11, 2018
CCA Cinematheque
With Jeremy Frindel and Dr. Lad
Santa Fe NM May 12, 2018
Aperture Cinema Winston-Salem NC May 16, 2018
Shea 14
Matinee Shows Only
Scottsdale AZ May 18-24, 2018
CCA Cinematheque Santa Fe NM Opens May 18, 2018
Cinema Arts Centre Huntington NY May 23, 2018
Hopewell Theater Hopewell NJ May 24, 2018
Quad Cinema New York NY June 1-7, 2018
Laemmle Ahrya Fine Arts
Beverly Hills CA ONE DAY ONLY - June 2, 2018
Symphony Space New York NY June 2, 2018
Laemmle Claremont
Los Angeles CA ONE DAY ONLY - June 3, 2018
Laemmle Playhouse 7
Pasadena CA ONE DAY ONLY - June 3, 2018
Northwest Film Forum Seattle WA June 6-10, 2018
Pickford Film Center Bellingham WA June 7, 2018
O Cinema Miami Beach FL June 16, 2018
Rivoli Theater Cedarburg WI June 16, 2018
Roxie Cinema San Francisco CA June 16-17, 2018
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood Berkeley CA June 22-28, 2018
Rialto Cinemas Sebastopol 9 Sebastopol CA June 22-28, 2018
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Houston TX July 19-30, 2018