Gimme Shelter

Gimme Shelter with Daniel Durchholz

U.S.
1970
91 minutes
Albert Maysles, David Maysles & Charlotte Zwerin

This program was rescheduled from its original Sept. 7 date.

The year 1970 featured two of cinema’s absolutely essential rock docs. Yin to “Gimme Shelter’s” yang, “Woodstock” — which won the Best Documentary Feature Oscar — chronicles the epic 1969 Woodstock Festival, billed as “An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music.” Performers include Jimi Hendrix, the Who, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and Santana. Among the film’s seven cutters were a young Martin Scorsese and his longtime collaborator Thelma Schoonmaker, who supervised the Oscar-nominated editing team.

ntro and discussion by music critic Daniel Durchholz, a former editor at Reply and Request magazines, STLtoday.com, and the Riverfront Times, and author of Rock 'n' Roll Myths: The True Stories Behind the Most Infamous LegendsNeil Young: Long May You Run - The Illustrated History, and MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide

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