9.15.2009

Thursday is British Invasion Night @ CINEFAMILY

FILM SERIES: The British Invasion

Gimme Shelter

When the Rolling Stones hired cinema-veritė documentary pioneers Albert and David Maysles to film what they hoped would be their own "Woodstock", they couldn't foresee that the concert was doomed from the moment they hired the Hell's Angels as bodyguards--and paid them in beer. Gimme Shelter is the definitive Stones documentary, chronicling their 1969 US tour and culminating in the disastrous Altamont Free Concert. On the road to Altamont, the Maysles catch Mick and the boys in their prime at an electrifying Madison Square Garden performance, and capture every moment of intensity, tragedy, and rock 'n roll. Watch music history as it unfolds, as captured cinematic artists. It's Stones night! Come revisit Keith and the gang, and catch some ultra rare Stones footage -- we got some for ya.
Dirs. Albert Maysles, David Maysles & Charlotte Zwerin, 1970, 35mm, 91 min.

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