NYC Screening of 'More Joy Less Pain' Featuring Peter Gorman

Former High Times editor-in-chief Peter Gorman is the subject of James Michael McCoy's documentary, More Joy Less Pain. A longtime ethnobotanist, Gorman has made a career out of visiting (and living in) Iquitos, Peru where he's used visionary plants like ayahuasca, sapo (frog sweat) and nu-nu, and taken people on psychedelic journeys there with the the help of local shamans.

Now a freelance writer for the Fort Worth Weekly and other publications, Gorman lives in Texas after relocating from his native New York two decades ago.

Gorman is author of Ayahuasca in My Blood (2010) and Sapo in My Soul: The Matsés Frog Medicine (2015).

Peter Gorman with a Matsés family in Peru in the 1980s.

The documentary about his remarkable life will be shown in New York on November 11 ZAt 6:30 pm at the Tribeca Screening Room (375 Greenwich St.). McCoy will be there to introduce the film and answer questions afterwards. Purchase tickets here. For a 50% discount, use the promo code 420.

Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

Publisher of, former editor of High Times and Freedom Leaf and co-author of Pot Culture and Reefer Movie Madness.