The Grateful Dead's Long Strange Trip

By Crested Butte Film Festival (other events)

2 Dates Through Aug 29, 2018

Four and one-half hours long and told over two music-filled nights, Long Strange Trip traces the remarkable, tempestuous career of the Grateful Dead. Emerging from the Bay Area’s vibrant 1960s counterculture, the Dead were a motley crew whose unique sound sprang from an eclectic blend of influences: bluegrass, folk ballads, R&B, free-form jazz and classical, becoming one of rock and roll’s most unlikely success stories. A band, an experience, a quasi-religion, they were also a family - albeit a dysfunctional one. Through their unworldly musical connection they formed a “group mind,” one they shared with their enthusiastic tribe of fans throughout three decades of legendary concerts-cum-spiritual experiences. The Dead’s quintessential character is hard to place, but that’s exactly what Director Amir Bar-Lev explores in this passionate, all-encompassing look at the creative spirit behind the “band beyond description.” Drawing from an incredible trove of stills, film footage, audio recordings and rare live tracks - much of which has never been seen or heard - Bar-Lev’s fresh, formally inventive approach paints the picture of a distinctly American band exploring visions of Americana through music, becoming an examination of intense public adoration and the burdens of fame. Not yet rated. 7:00 p.m. 

Running time: 120 minutes.

Doors:  6:30 p.m.

Show:  7:00 p.m.

Suggested Donation:  $12

  • Access can not be guaranteed if venue is at capacity.
  • All children two (2) years of age and up must have a ticket.
  • No outside food or beverages allowed.
  • All ticket sales are final. All tickets are non-refundable/exchangeable, except for canceled events which are not rescheduled. 
  • The Crested Butte Film Festival and the Center for the Arts reserve the right to sell overage capacity seating for any event. Please arrive when doors open if you would like to be guaranteed a seat.
  • Doors open 30 minutes before showtime.

Mailing Address

PO Box 1256 Crested Butte, CO 81224