• Gimme Shelter (1970)

Gimme Shelter

Release Date: December 6th, 1970

DVD Release Date: November 14th, 2000

PG |1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary

The landmark documentary about the tragically ill-fated Rolling Stones free concert at Altamont Speedway on December 6, 1969. Only four months earlier, Woodstock defined the Love Generation; now it lay in ruins on a desolate racetrack six miles outside of San Francisco.

Cast: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Mick Taylor, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, Marty Balin, Melvin Belli, Dick Carter

Director: Albert Maysles , David Maysles , Charlotte Zwerin

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Maysles Films

Distributors: Kit Parker Films Inc, Criterion Collection

Keywords: Death, Tense, Dark, Fall, 1960s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Walter AddiegoSan Francisco Examiner

    Timeless, and as fine a depiction of human folly as you're likely to see at the movies.

  • 76
    Mr. Showbiz

    Disturbing, powerful essay on one aspect of the rock and drug culture at the end of the 1960s.

  • 100
    Curtis MorganMiami Herald

    Remains a remarkable, almost timeless study.

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