Excerpt from Meetings with Remarkable Men (directed by Peter Brook, 1979).
Meetings with Remarkable Men is a 1979 British film based on the book of the same name by Russian mystic, G. I. Gurdjieff, first published in English in 1963. The plot involves Gurdjieff and his companions’ search for truth in a series of dialogues and vignettes, much as in the book. Unlike the book, these result in a definite climax—Gurdjieff’s initiation into the mysterious Sarmoung Brotherhood. The film is noteworthy for making public some glimpses of the Gurdjieff movements.