2018 FILMUSIC FESTIVAL: LONG STRANGE TRIP: GRATEFUL DEAD

| 2017 | 239 minutes | |
Directed by Amir Bar-Lev

Sunday June 24, 2018, 6:30pm


$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Amir Bar-Lev
Produced by Martin Scorsese

Starring Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead

The 30-year odyssey of the Grateful Dead was the most unlikely success story in rock ‘n’ roll history. Famously averse to publicity and seemingly incapable of recording radio-friendly hits, they flouted music-industry convention by giving their live music away to a global network of tape traders and becoming the highest-grossing concert act in America through word of mouth alone. Directed by Amir Bar-Lev (The Tillman Story) and executive produced by Martin Scorsese (The Last Waltz), Long Strange Trip is the first full-length documentary to explore the fiercely independent vision, perpetual innovation, and uncompromising commitment to their audience that made the Bay Area band one of the most influential musical groups of their generation. Artfully assembling candid interviews with the band, road crew, family members and notable Deadheads, Bar-Lev reveals the untold history of the Dead and the freewheeling psychedelic subculture that sprouted up around it.

"A bountiful trove of archival images and rare footage sketches their communal life offstage and the counterculture in which they played so formative a part. Crew members, family and fans share memories and lore."--Daniel M. Gold, New York Times

"It tells the story beautifully, organically, and, by the end, tenderly, as it moves through six thematic "acts.""--Matthew Gilbert, Boston Globe

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