Keep the River on Your Right: A Modern Cannibal Ta

Release Date: March 30th, 2001
MPAA Rating: R
Studio: IFC Films

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Synopsis: This documentary details the life of painter Tobias Schneebaum, who abandoned his cosmopolitan New York lifestyle during the 1950s to live and study with a cannibalistic tribe in Peru. A seemingly mild-mannered elderly Jewish New Yorker, Tobias is actually one of the most fearless adventurers of our time. On one hand, he is a shy, gay art historian, giving colorful lectures on primitive art and culture to Barnard students and wealthy travellers on cruise ships. On the other, he's a squeamish man who once called on neighbor Norman Mailer to dispose of a dead mouse. Why would such a man venture alone into the jungle to join headhunters and cannibals, become adopted into their tribe, study--and quite willingly participate in--their unique sexual practices, and even go so far as to join them in a meal of human flesh?

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