Grateful Dead: The Grateful Dead Movie
There is nothing like a Grateful Dead concert
Released in 1977 and directed by Jerry Garcia, is a film that captures performances from the Grateful Dead's October 1974 five-night stand at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. This end-of-tour run marked the beginning of an extended hiatus for the band, with no shows planned for 1975. The movie also faithfully portrays the burgeoning Deadhead scene. The film features the "Wall of Sound" concert sound system that the Dead used for all of 1974.
Even better on the big screen!
An imperfect movie about one of the greatest group of musicians of the 20th century. Unfortunately, instead of being a concert film, it cuts between music and fan footage. Filmed at the Grateful Dead's "retirement" run at Winterland, in October 1974, it features the band at its peak. While many of the songs are cut, the DVD contains more than 100 minutes of full song performances. The movie has many weaknesses, but the music is sublime.