Archive of films Gimme Shelter / Gimme Shelter

USA
1970, 90 min

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
Year: 2004

The landmark documentary about the tragically ill-fated Rolling Stones free concert at Altamont Speedway on December 6, 1969. Only four months earlier, Woodstock defined the Love Generation; now it lay in ruins on a desolate racetrack six miles outside San Francisco. 


Synopsis

The landmark documentary about the tragically ill-fated Rolling Stones free concert at Altamont Speedway on December 6, 1969. Only four months earlier, Woodstock defined the Love Generation; now it lay in ruins on a desolate racetrack six miles outside San Francisco. Before the estimated crowd of 300,000 people, the Stones headlined a free concert featuring Tina Turner, The Jefferson Airplane, The Flying Burrito Brothers and others. Concerned about security, the Stones asked members of the outlaw biker gang The Hell’s Angels to help maintain order. Instead, an atmosphere of fear and dread arose, leading ultimately to the stabbing death of a fan. The Love Generation became, in one swift, cold-blooded slash, a generation of disillusionment and disappointment, and December 6, 1969 became the day the sixties died.

Contacts

Maysles Films, Inc
250 West 54th Street, NY 10019, New York
United States of America
Tel: +1 212 582 6050
Fax: +1 212 586 2057
E-mail: info@mayslesfilms.com
www: www.mayslesfilms.com

About the film

Color, 16 mm

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
   
Director: Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin
Dir. of Photography: Alber Maysles
Editor: Charlotte Zwerin
Producer: Albert Maysles,David Maysles
Production: Maysles Films
Contact: Maysles Films, Inc

Guests

Albert Maysles

Tanja Meding

Producer


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