Long Strange Trip



Film Info
Running Time:238 min.
Director:Amir Bar-Lev
Producer:Eric Eisner
Nick Koskoff
Alex Blavatnik
Justin Kreutzmann
Ken Dornstein
Screenwriter:Amir Bar-Lev
Cinematographer:Nelson Hume
Editor:Keith Fraase
John Walter
Note Writer:Brendan Peterson


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!

Additional Information

Berkeley-raised Amir Bar-Lev is an award-winning documentarian who has covered subjects ranging from survivors of the Holocaust (Fighter, 2000) to art-world prodigies (My Kid Could Paint That, 2007), patriotic soldiers (The Tillman Story, 2010) and the Penn State sexual abuse scandal (Happy Valley, 2014). He is the founder of Axis Films, co-producer on the Oscar®-nominated Hurricane Katrina documentary Trouble the Water (2008), and director of the multimedia Re:Generation Music Project (2011). His latest film, Long Strange Trip, recently premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.