Long Strange Trip

2017 | USA | R | 238 min.


State Theatre Tue, Jul 25, 2017 11:00 AM
Dutmers at the Dennos Museum Fri, Jul 28, 2017 12:00 PM
Dutmers at the Dennos Museum Sat, Jul 29, 2017 6:00 PM
Dutmers at the Dennos Museum Sun, Jul 30, 2017 9:00 AM
Film Info
Section:US Documentary
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Release Year:2017
Runtime:238 min.
Production Country:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Amir Bar-Lev
Produced by:Alex Blavatnik
Ken Dornstein
Eric Eisner
Justin Kreutzmann
Cinematography:Nelson Hume
Editing By:Keith Fraase
John Walter


This relentlessly entertaining music doc on the history and legacy of the Grateful Dead is an absolute must-see for the Deadheads among us, of course, but it will also captivate anyone interested in rock music, American history, or brilliant filmmaking. Every minute counts in Amir Bar-Lev’s sprawling, exhilarating, richly detailed epic that traces the Dead from the band’s humble beginnings, to the group’s ascent to fame, to the drastically changed lives of each member in the wake of their success. Even for those who have rarely uttered the name “Jerry Garcia” outside of his namesake ice cream, “Long Strange Trip” is a surprisingly emotional and compelling portrait of rock stardom. The superb soundtrack, peppered with previously unreleased tracks, sweetens the deal for a film that has become an instant classic in the hallowed rock-doc genre.

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