Director: Albert Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin, David Maysles Run Time: 91 min. Format: Digital Rating: R Release Year: 1970
Starring: Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Mick Taylor
Nitehawk’s Booze & Books and Music Driven have partnered with Rough Trade to present GIMME SHELTER celebrating Joel Selvin’s book, Altamont: The Rolling Stones, The Hells Angels, and the Inside Story of Rock’s Darkest Day.
Q&A with Joel Selvin following the screening moderated by Danny Goldberg, President of GoldVE Entertainment.
Called the greatest rock film ever made, this landmark documentary follows the Rolling Stones on their notorious 1969 U.S. tour. When three hundred thousand members of the Love Generation collided with a few dozen Hells Angels at San Francisco’s Altamont Speedway, Direct Cinema pioneers David and Albert Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin were there to immortalize on film the bloody slash that transformed a decade’s dreams into disillusionment. – Criterion