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Gimme Shelter

Archival 35mm Print

featuring

The Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, Jefferson Airplane, The Flying Burrito Brothers,

Deftly combining footage from more than twenty camera operators, Gimme Shelter scrutinizes the ill-fated free concert hosted by the Rolling Stones at the Altamont Speedway in 1969. The film shuttles in time and space between the offices where lawyer Melvin Belli negotiates the use of the speedway, the band’s performances, and the editing studio where band members review the footage leading up to the death of a young concertgoer. The inspired structure affords the viewer an intimate point of view, watching the band watching themselves and the mayhem they unwittingly unleashed.

FILM DETAILS 
Cinematographer
  • David Maysles
  • Albert Maysles
Editor
  • Charlotte Zwerin
Print Info
  • Color
  • 35mm
  • 91 mins
Source
  • Maysles Films Inc.
Permission
  • Janus Films/Criterion Collection
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Love in vain (review), SF Weekly, William O. Goggins, 1994

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