Why the Grateful Dead documentary was four hours long
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But, perhaps like one of their live songs, it just kept going. “We really set out to make a 90-minute movie, and it was supposed to be for the 50th anniversary, and we blew way past that,” the director revealed at a Q&A with Marshall Curry at Anassa Taverna.
He added, “There is something that is somewhat religious about the Grateful Dead — so you have a hard time describing what is incredible about it.”
He says he didn’t want to make a movie just for the die-hard Deadheads: “The film is for the folks who haven’t been to Dead shows, really . . . I wanted the wives, husbands and partners of Deadheads to at least kind of understand why we’ve been so excited about this band.”
The event was hosted by Fran Lebowitz. Also in attendance were the project’s producers, including Alex Blavatnik, Eric Eisner and Nick Koskoff.
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November 14, 2017
Sources:` New York Post
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