Gimme Shelter (1970)

Gimme Shelter (1970)

Gimme Shelter (1970)

Considered by some as the greatest rock documentary, the Maysles brothers' Gimme Shelter follows the Rolling Stones on their notorious 1969 tour of America. Culminates with a nail in the coffin of the 1960s, when 300,000 hippies collided tragically with a few dozen Hells Angels - hired by the Stones as concert security - at San Francisco’s Altamont Speedway.

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Gimme Shelter (1970) / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Contrary to the popular image, lead singer Mick Jagger emerges in off-stage footage as a withdrawn, almost catatonic individual...

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Time Out

Time Out

A reminder that the '60s were not entirely about love, peace and limp liberalism.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Not a concert film, like Woodstock. It is more like an end-of-the-world film, and I found it very depressing.

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