Long Strange Trip
LONG STRANGE TRIP is a six-part documentary that chronicles the rise and success of the Grateful Dead. With the help of rare photographs, performance recordings, home videos, and archived interviews with founding members, it details the evolution of the band and its unique sound up until the sudden death of lead guitarist Jerry Garcia. Conversations with band members like bassist Bill Lesh and rhythm guitarist Bob Weir, surviving friends and family, biographer Dennis McNally, and others closely associated with the band are also featured. From highlighting how the Beatnik community influenced how the group approached their music, to revealing Garcia's fascination with death, as well as his struggles with illness, addiction, and his iconic fame, it offers an in-depth look at what it was like to be part of the Grateful Dead phenomena from multiple points of view.
Director Amir Bar-Lev