Details the deeply rooted musical friendship between Jerry Garcia and David Grisman. Includes live Garcia/Grisman performances as well as rare and unique personal moments from the studio, ...
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The title derives from the fact that it was the last concert in San Francisco's Winterland Arena, which was shut down shortly thereafter. The Dead celebrated the closing as an approximately... See full summary »
Details the deeply rooted musical friendship between Jerry Garcia and David Grisman. Includes live Garcia/Grisman performances as well as rare and unique personal moments from the studio, backstage and home-style jam sessions. Interviews with friends and family are intertwined with live and archival elements, creating an intimate portrait of Jerry and David's relationship. Traces the Garcia/Grisman connection from their earliest days as budding bluegrassers, through the creation of the legendary Old & In the Way in the mid '70s, to the Garcia/Grisman Band that highlighted their love of traditional acoustic music in the '90s. Written by
Back in June at the Newport Film Festival (Newport RI) I stumbled across this film between two other shows I had been planning on seeing. It turns out that this was the first showing of the film. This documentary was a very pleasing suprise to me. This film uses interviews and such as do most documentaries. What sets this apart is the intimate "home movie" footage that is present in a lot of the film. This shows Grisiam and Garcia simply playing for the family. After the showing of the film we were lucky enough for Gillian Grisiam to be there and to discuss the film. Much of the footage actual was home movies where a camera was "just set on the TV and turned on." Thank you much for this wonderful documentary.
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