The Practice of the Wild
The Practice of the Wild (2010)

"The Practice of the Wild" is a film profile of the poet and Pulitzer Prize winner Gary Snyder. Snyder has been a creative force in all the major cultural changes that have created the modern world. Along with Jack Kerouac and… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 12, 2010
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Ronnie Scheib

Unfortunately, despite Snyder's quietly commanding presence, the docu's setup, a series of staged, would-be Socratic dialogues, feels forced and artificial -- everything Snyder's poetry is not.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A fascinating documentary on Gary Snyder's adventures and his importance as a sage with much wisdom to pass on to us.

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Andrew Schenker
Village Voice

The film's as relaxed and unhurried as a beat blissing out on some choice weed, as Zen as the brand of Buddhism that Snyder helped bring to the American consciousness.

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Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine

It can be exhilarating to watch as clearly intelligent/talented people hold forth on the true objects of their obsessions.

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