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R| 1 hr. 30 min.

Plot Summary
This documentary tells the tale of Tobias Schneebaum, a gay Jewish New York painter who traveled to New Guinea and Peru in 1955, soon eschewing his western ways, living as a cannibal and tribesman. The camera follows Schneebaum at age 78, as he returns to the jungle.


Directors: David Shapiro , Laurie Shapiro

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: IFC Films

Keep the River on Your Right: A Modern Cannibal Tale (2000)

Release Date: April 15th, 2000|1 hr. 30 min.

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  • 100
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    The film underscores the paradox in this man's life: the split between the mild-mannered New Yorker and the fearless vagabond who joined an Arakmbut hunting raid. show more

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    For him (Schneebaum) it's a journey of stunning rediscovery. For us it's the discovery of a brave soul. show more

  • 75
    Desmond Ryan Philadelphia Inquirer

    As an exploration of a man who really did take the road less traveled, the film is fascinating. show more

  • October 18, 2013 Steve Ward
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    Charlie Rose was great in this movie

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