For Deadheads, the words “four-hour Grateful Dead documentary” will generate a level of excitement second only to the first notes of “Bertha” at the Greek Theater. Directed by Amir Bar-Lev (The Tillman Story) and produced by Martin Scorsese, this spellbinding epic captures the Dead’s wild, multi-decade journey from scruffy local hippies to the biggest band in the universe. The film’s thoughtful, thorough exploration of a great American rock group will make you laugh, cry and feel that magic Dead energy from the opening frame. Featuring never-before-seen concert footage and illuminating interviews with band members, Long Strange Trip captures the spirit of an eclectic ensemble who embraced freedom and fun above all else. Bar-Lev adds the colorful voices of roadies, recording engineers, tour managers, fans and friends to paint a vivid, vibrant and occasionally dire picture of groundbreaking artists searching for connection, meaning and light in the strangest of places.
In Person: Director Amir Bar-Lev
Sponsored by Ed and Kori Anne, Rocco and Athena Capobianco, Caroline Crawford Labe, Chip and Jennifer Lutton, and Triplepoint Capital
Join us after the movie for an afterparty with Steve Kimock and friends at the Sweetwater Music Hall! Tickets are available here
.While this DocLands screening is AT RUSH, tickets are still available for the screening of Long, Strange Trip at the Rafal on May 25th! Get your tickets here!