Over the last 50 years, there has been a LOT of Grateful Dead audio releases – 67 live albums and 10 studio releases so far, and yet there hasn’t been a definitive documentary about the band, but all of that is changing with with this summer’s Long Strange Trip. And Deadheads will get their money’s worth: The film runs an impressive 241 minutes, or the equivalent of one fab Dark Star song.
You can get your first look at Long Strange Trip in the exclusive trailer below.
Directed by Amir Bar-Lev (The Tillman Story, My Kid Could Paint That) and produced by Martin Scorsese (every great film in history), Long Strange Trip culls new interviews, never-seen-before footage, concert performances, acid flashbacks, and more to tell the untold story of the Grateful Dead, from their conception in Palo Alto, California, to the 1995 death of leader Jerry Garcia and beyond.
“It’s not up to us to define the Grateful Dead, it’s a living breathing thing,” Garcia says in the preview. “That’s one of the parts of its magic.”
The documentary will be in theaters May 26 and on Amazon Prime June 2.