Grateful Dead: So Far (1987)

Genres - Music  |   Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Synopsis by Ed Atkinson

This 55-minute "trip" into the music of the The Grateful Dead is unlike any other celluloid project the group has attempted. Most Dead movies involve an effort to capture the live experience of Dead culture and energy, but they fall considerably short for obvious reasons. Grateful Dead: So Far, is an attempt to make a more personal vision for the fan. Using advanced computer animation and other psychedelic tricks, you will hear and see interesting versions of Dead classics and some rare relics such as Rhythm Devils, Lady with a Fan, Throwing Stones (Ashes, Ashes), and Uncle John's Band. Directed by Papa Deadhead himself, Jerry Garcia, this film is of great interest to all devout followers of the band, but should also help the neophyte Deadhead to understand the allure of the music.