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[01/18/17 - 06:00 AM]
Amazon Acquires Grateful Dead Documentary "Long Strange Trip" from Director Amir Bar-Lev and Executive Producer Martin Scorsese
Set to debut May 26 as a six part documentary, "Long Strange Trip" probes the creative forces, subversive ambitions, and interpersonal dynamics that drove the Grateful Dead in their 30-year quest for moments of collective inspiration.







LONG STRANGE TRIP (AMAZON)
Premieres Friday, May 26
BROADCAST HISTORY:
5/26/17 - ???
STATUS:
new this spring (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (6 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from Amazon's press release, January 2017) Amazon Studios today announced it has acquired Long Strange Trip, an unprecedented four hour documentary about the Grateful Dead from director Amir Bar-Lev (The Tillman Story) and executive producer Martin Scorsese (Silence). Set to debut May 26 on Amazon Prime Video in the US and UK as a six part documentary, with additional territories to be announced, Long Strange Trip probes the creative forces, subversive ambitions, and interpersonal dynamics that drove the Grateful Dead in their 30-year quest for moments of collective inspiration. By inventing a unique fusion of folk, jazz, R&B, avant-garde experimentation, world music and rock and roll, they earned the devotion of the most committed fan base in the music business, while gleefully disdaining every cliché of pop success. The world premiere of Long Strange Trip will take place at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival. Band members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, and Bob Weir, as well as Trixie Garcia will be in attendance.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Alex Blavatnik as PROD
· Alicia Sams as EP
· Amir Bar-Lev as DIR
· Andrew Heller as EP
· Bill Kreutzmann as EP
· Bob Weir as EP
· Emma Tillinger Koskoff as EP
· Eric Eisner as PROD
· Justin Kreutzmann as PROD
· Ken Dornstein as PROD
· Martin Scorsese as EP
· Mickey Hart as EP
· Nick Koskoff as PROD
· Phil Lesh as EP
· Rick Yorn as EP
· Sanford Heller as EP
· Thomas J. Mangan IV as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Amazon Studios