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Gimme Shelter

Gimme Shelter

Gimme Shelter

1970 / 91min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: ALBERT MAYSLES, DAVID MAYSLES, AND CHARLOTTE ZWERIN

CAST: MICK JAGGER, KEITH RICHARDS, CHARLIE WATTS, MICK TAYLOR, BILL WYMAN

CINEMATOGRAPHY - ALBERT MAYSLES, DAVID MAYSLES, GARY WEIS
EDITING - JOANNE BURKE, ROBERT FARREN, ELLEN GIFFARD, KENT MCKINNEY

The Maysles’ record of the Rolling Stones’ infamous Altamont Speedway show in December 1969 is so much more than a concert film (though it’s an astonishingly brilliant one): it’s an epochal work and one of the great documentaries of all time, capturing a culture on the edge at the tail end of a tumultuous, violent decade. And of course there’s strutting, swaggering Mick, strutting across the stage to “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” “Brown Sugar,” “Street Fighting Man,” and many more.