Grateful Dead Documentary to Screen at Bay Theatre

By JENNIKA INGRAM | Reporter

The “Long Strange Trip: The Untold Story of the Grateful Dead” will be screening at the Bay Theatre by Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas on Monday, February 3, at 6:30 p.m.

It will be a rare treat to see the picture in a cinema, due to its extremely small theatrical release—only one week in New York and Los Angeles in 2017.

The almost four-hour documentary looks back at the 30-year career of the Bay Area-based band and “assembles candid interviews with the band, road crew, family members and notable deadheads,” according to the Cinépolis website.

“The film also provides poignant insight into the psyche of the late guitarist Jerry Garcia, whose disdain for authority clashed with his de facto leadership of the sprawling collective that kept the show on the road.”

The full-length documentary received high praise from critics, garnering 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, and reviewers share the movie is not only for fans of the band.

Martin Scorcese’s Sikelia Productions produced the picture, which now streams on Amazon Prime Video in six segments.

Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kruetzman’s son Justin is one of the producers.

The film, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2017, was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of Best Music Film.

The film is rated R and has a runtime of 3 hours and 58 minutes.