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Amazon’s “Long Strange Trip” coming to theaters

Director Amir Bar-Lev‘s acclaimed documentary Long Strange Trip, about rock band the Grateful Dead, will be released in theaters on May 26 in New York and Los Angeles. After its release, the film ...
April 1, 2017

Director Amir Bar-Lev‘s acclaimed documentary Long Strange Trip, about rock band the Grateful Dead, will be released in theaters on May 26 in New York and Los Angeles.

After its release, the film will come exclusively to Amazon Prime Video on June 2.

Long Strange Trip is the first time Amazon Original Movies and Amazon Original Series have joined together on an original project to be released in both theaters and on Amazon Prime.

The doc was acquired by Amazon Studios ahead of its world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Long Strange Trip is the first full-length documentary to explore the band who would become one of the most influential musical groups of their generation. Featuring candid interviews with the band road crew, family members, and notable ‘Deadheads,’ Bar-Lev reveals the untold history of the innovative and independent band and the psychedelic subculture that sprouted up around it.

The official soundtrack to Long Strange Trip, featuring rare and unreleased Grateful Dead recordings, will be released by Rhino in conjunction with the documentary premiere and is available on Amazon Music.

Long Strange Trip is executive produced by Martin Scorsese, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Rick Yorn, Thomas J. Mangan IV, Alicia Sams, Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Andy Heller, and Sandy Heller. Trixie Garcia is the co-executive producer for the doc. Producers are Eric Eisner, Nick Koskoff, Justin Kreutzmann, Ken Dornstein and Alex Blavatnik.

 

 

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Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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