First Groovy Trailer for Grateful Dead Documentary 'Long Strange Trip'

May 16, 2017
Source: Yahoo

Long Strange Trip Trailer

"We're the same as you, you're the same as us." Get ready to rock 'n roll! Amazon Studios has debuted a full-length trailer for the documentary Long Strange Trip, an extensive look into the history and music of the iconic rock band known as the Grateful Dead. "Artfully assembling candid interviews with the band, road crew, family members and notable Deadheads," director Amir Bar-Lev "reveals the untold history of the Dead and the freewheeling psychedelic subculture that sprouted up around it." Featuring interviews and footage of Jerry Garcia, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir; and executive produced by Martin Scorsese. There's lots of footage from their concerts, plus never-before-seen interviews and photos for Dead Heads (and newbies) to enjoy. This premiered at Sundance and also played at SXSW and seems like another definitive music doc for everyone to appreciate, even if you're not the biggest fan. Dive right in.

Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Amir Bar-Lev's doc Long Strange Trip, originally from Yahoo:

Long Strange Trip Doc Poster

The tale of the rock 'n roll abnd Grateful Dead is inspiring, complicated, and downright messy. A tribe of contrarians, they made art out of open-ended chaos and inadvertently achieved success on their own terms. Never-before-seen footage and interviews offer this unprecedented and unvarnished look at the life of the Dead. Long Strange Trip tells the complete history of the Grateful Dead. The documentary is directed by acclaimed American filmmaker Amir Bar-Lev, of the docs My Kid Could Paint That, The Tillman Story, and Happy Valley previously. Executive produced by Martin Scorsese. This first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January, and also played at the True/False and SXSW Film Festivals this year. Amazon Studios will release Long Strange Trip in theaters in NY & LA starting on May 26th, and across the country in a special 1-night only event on May 25th, before it premieres on Amazon Prime Video. Who's into this?

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    Looks good. I'm not a fan of the Grateful Dead, but I have only heard amazing things about their live performances.
  • shiboleth
    They were enjoying life, what's new about that? I heard some of their music, and I liked it. Although I am not much of fan, this might be enjoyable ride ...
  • cuckoozey
    Very cool, can't wait. I've been friends with dedicated Deadheads over the years, but the benefit of being a casual fan is there's always more to find out about the group and more music of theirs to discover.
  • Bo
    I came to fruition during the '60's and was always rather apathetic about this band....don't believe I ever bought one of their albums and never got the whole 'Deadhead' thing. To each his own though. I tended towards the Beatles, Pink Floyd, the Moody Blues, ELO, Emerson, Lake, & Palmer, Jethro Tull, the Who, Dylan, of course, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, some of the Stones' stuff, Credence Clearwater, Lou Reed, Van 'the man' Morrison, Leonard Cohen blah blah blah. The only thing I thought the Grateful Dead had over any other band is their name. How can you beat the Grateful Dead? Great, great name...especially for the '60's and LSD and all the trippin' and dyin' while you're still alive days, indeed!




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