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Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin

Gimme Shelter

Edition 2001
91' - 1970 - Documentary, Music/Musical - Dialogue: English
Director: Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin Composer: Rolling Stones With: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Mick Taylor, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, Marty Balin, Melvin Belli, Dick Carter, Sam Cutler, Jerry Garcia
The film reveals the delirious union of a band’s inescapable allure and a decade’s misguided dreams. Weaving back and forth in time, the film travels between intoxicating performances from the Rolling Stones tours and portents of one of rock’s bitterest moments.
In addition to the scenes of Garden footage and in-the-studio-time, the film shows images of the band and their lawyers setting up a free concert in the San Francisco area. It is this concert that is the crux of the film. On December 6,1969, more than 300,000 people attended the show, which included performances from Santana, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and the Jefferson Airplanes. The Hells Angels, who were the security force, resorted to violence: weighted pool cues kept enthusiastic and intoxicated fans at bay; eighteen-year-old Meredith Hunter was stabbed to death. Frightened devotees wondered en masse how the so-called Love Generation had become a generation of disillusionment and disappointment. (Synopsis Films Transit)

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Credits

Director

Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin

Composer

Rolling Stones

With

Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Mick Taylor, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, Marty Balin, Melvin Belli, Dick Carter, Sam Cutler, Jerry Garcia

Director of Photography

Peter Adair, Baird Bryant, Joan Churchill, Ron Dorfman

Editor

Ellen Giffard, Robert Farren, Joanne Burke, Kent McKinney

More information

Dialogue

English

Countries of production

United States of America

Year

1970

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