Grateful Dead They have been a true cultural icon in the United States, for decades marking an entire generation in the era of the hippie movement between the late sixties and early seventies. Today, half a century after the anniversary of the group's formation, a documentary will be made about this band which will have as producer none other than Martin Scorsese.
In this opportunity as a producer, Scorsese He will re-enter the world of rock greats, as he has previously done directing numerous films about stars such as Bob Dylan, George Harrison and The Rolling Stones. The new documentary will be directed by the Israeli-American Amir Bar-Lev, the director who previously directed the documentaries The Tillman Story and My Kid Could Paint That. According to its producers, the film will compile never-before-seen images of the group, as well as recent interviews with members of the group.
The living members of the mythical band, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh and Bob Weir stated about the new production: “Millions of stories have been told about the Grateful Dead, that's why now that our 50th anniversary is coming, I thought it would be a good time to tell it ourselves and Amir is the perfect guy to help us. Needless to say, we are excited for the Martin Scorsese collaboration ... The 50th anniversary will be another monumental step to celebrate with our fans, with whom we cannot wait to share this film ".