The Rolling Stones: Gimme Shelter
6:30pm - Wednesday, Sep 16, 2020
"Ooh, a storm is threatening
My very life today
If I don't get some shelter
Ooh yeah, I'm gonna fade away..."
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.
"Equal parts essential and chilling, Gimme Shelter provides a spine-tingling look at how the Rolling Stones' music paralleled the end of the counterculture movement." (Rotten Tomatoes)
"It's knowing about the killing, and waiting for it to happen on the screen that gives the film its energy and thrust." (Village Voice)
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 pm *Start time subject to change
Advance tickets $15 | $15 at the door
GIMME SHELTER (Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin, 1970 / 18A / 91 mins) The landmark documentary about the tragically ill-fated Rolling Stones free concert at Altamont Speedway on December 6, 1969. Only four months earlier, Woodstock defined the Love Generation; now it lay in ruins on a desolate racetrack six miles outside of San Francisco.
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