Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru

2016 | USA | NR | 115 min.


Bijou by the Bay Thu, Jul 28, 2016 9:00 PM
State Theatre Fri, Jul 29, 2016 6:00 PM
The Kubrick at Central Grade School Fri, Jul 29, 2016 9:00 PM
Film Info
Section:Men Make Movies - The Struggle Continues
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Release Year:2016
Runtime:115 min.
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Joe Berlinger
Produced by:Joe Berlinger
Lisa Gray
Kevin Huffman
Cinematography:Robert Richman
Editing By:Cy Christiansen
Brett Mason


When an acclaimed filmmaker like Joe Berlinger (“Paradise Lost” trilogy) decides to profile Tony Robbins, the famous late night infomercial selfhelp guru, you may well expect a gloves-off, searing exposé. But what if the “guru” is actually a good guy with an insatiable hunger to end suffering, who truly helps the people who seek him out? What if he never wanted to be anyone’s guru? What if Robbins is exactly what we need today? Without irony, free of an arrogant lens, this glimpse behind the wizard’s curtain at Robbins’ biggest annual event captures his startlingly effective techniques for shaking people out of their comfort zones. Replete with powerful moments that reveal the true agony people go through on their way to a happy life, the raw emotion and delirious intensity on display in this great film make it an undeniable marvel to behold. Cynics and miserable cranks: avoid this movie! In Person: Director Joe Berlinger; Subject Tony Robbins (Fri).