Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru–Joe Belringer’s Intriguing Documentary of the Man and his Zealous Followers

Each year, over 2,500 people converge on Boca Raton, Florida, to spend six days with the life and business strategist Tony Robbins for his popular seminar Date with Destiny

And now Robbins is collaborating with the esteemed documentary filmmaker Joe Berlinger (BROTHER’S KEEPER, METALLICA: SOME KIND OF MONSTER, the PARADISE LOST Trilogy) for his twelfth non fictional feature, TONY ROBBINS: I AM NOT YOUR GURU, a fascinating, revelatory and also entertaining documentary.

Robbins, who has never previously admitted a camera crew to the seminar, has granted unprecedented access to Berlinger, who treats the viewers to the actual, visceral experience of joining the ecstatic yet temporary community of worshippers.

The six intense, often life-changing days, shed light on the complex, larger-than-life personality of Robbins, a far more complicated pro than one would expect.  The docu covers an event, which is full of theatricality and drama, blaring dance and rock music, sober meditation, pathos and tears, and hear-breaking public confessions, which could only have been made under such special circumstances.

Going behind-the-scenes to capture the intricate design and production of a Date With Destiny, TONY ROBBINS: I AM NOT YOUR GURU offers an emotional experience, blending the conventions of cinéma vérité, and a concert film. It unveils the inner-workings of this mega event, its zealous participants, and above all the man who has created this phenomenon.