The Grateful Dead Movie (1977, 132 minutes) was filmed in October of 1974 during a run of five shows at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco as the band was about to go on hiatus from touring. Directed by Jerry Garcia and Leon Gast, The Grateful Dead Movie captures the Dead at one of the peaks of their performing career. Dennis McNally, the band’s biographer, describes it as a “superb concert movie, a mind-bending and adventurous experimental film, and an incredibly perceptive and hip portrait of the Dead Head fan base and their unique relationship to this ‘band beyond description.’” Performances include “U.S. Blues,” “Playing in the Band,” “Casey Jones,” and “Morning Dew.”
This event is FREE with a ticket reservation online at http://tickets.rockhall.com or in-person at the Rock Hall Box Office. Tickets will become available to Rock Hall Members on Thursday, May 17 at 10 a.m. EST and will become available to the general public on Friday, May 18 at 10 a.m. EST. A limited number of tickets will be available for those without internet access through the Rock Hall’s RSVP phone system by calling (216) 515-8426.
In conjunction with its newest exhibit, Grateful Dead: The Long, Strange Trip powered by McIntosh, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum has announced a range of free public programs that explore the significance and legacy of the Grateful Dead, including interviews with Hall of Fame Inductees Donna Godchaux and Tom Constanten, films, and special lectures. The Grateful Dead were the most important band of the psychedelic era and among the most groundbreaking acts in rock and roll history. They broke all the rules while slowly and steadily building a career that carried them from the ballrooms of San Francisco in the Sixties to arenas and stadiums all over the country in the decades that followed. The Grateful Dead and their followers did much to keep the spirit of the Sixties alive in modern times.
All events listed below take place in the Museum's Foster Theater and are FREE with RSVP. Click the links below to learn more.
Summer Programs around the exhibit include:
Wednesday, August 15 at 7 p.m.:
Rock and Roll Night School: “The Road to the Dead: The Grateful Dead and their Musical Roots.”
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 7 p.m.:
Hall of Fame Series Featuring Tom Constanten
Past programs this summer:
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 7 p.m.:
Film Screening: The Grateful Dead Movie (1977, 132 minutes)
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 7 p.m.:
Multimedia presentation by Paul Grushkin, author of Dead Letters, and Steven Marcus, longtime ticket manager for the Grateful Dead
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.:
Film Screening: The Closing of Winterland (2003, 190 minutes)
Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 2 p.m.:
Hall of Fame Series Featuring Donna Jean Godchaux