Paramount at the Movies Presents: Gimme Shelter [PG]
Movies | 10/3/2020 | 7:00PM
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100 of 1041 seats available
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Called the greatest rock film ever made, this landmark documentary follows the Rolling Stones on their notorious 1969 U.S. tour. When three hundred thousand members of the Love Generation collided with a few dozen Hells Angels at San Francisco’s Altamont Speedway, Direct Cinema pioneers David and Albert Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin were there to immortalize on film the bloody slash that transformed a decade’s dreams into disillusionment.
Image credits: © 2020 Janus Films
Did you know?
- Besides The Rolling Stones, Jefferson Airplane and The Flying Burrito Brothers, there were several other bands that appeared at Altamont but did not appear in the film. They were Crosby Stills Nash & Young and Santana. Grateful Dead were also scheduled to perform but backed out after hearing what had happened earlier in the day.
- The Rolling Stones had gotten the idea of using the Hell’s Angels as security because they had used the London chapter of the club as security during their free concert at Hyde Park that past July. However, the British chapter was not as violent as their American counterparts.
- Besides Ike Turner and Tina Turner, the other opening act on The Rolling Stones tour was B.B. King, who does not appear in the film.