The much-anticipated Grateful Dead documentary Long Strange Trip is set for a limited theatrical release starting May 25, and Chicagoans will have a chance to see it on the big screen soon thereafter.
The Music Box Theatre, located near the heart of Wrigleyville, will air two screenings of the documentary on May 28, at 2:00pm and 7:00pm.
The four-hour documentary was directed by Amir Bar-Lev with Martin Scorsese as an executive producer, and premiered in January at Sundance Film Festival to overwhelmingly positive reviews.
The film covers the Grateful Dead’s 30 years together, acting both as a historical timeline of the band’s formation through Garcia’s death as well as a look at their legacy and fanbase.
The film features interviews from all surviving members of the Dead and a number of others close to the band throughout the years.
The soundtrack for the film was previously announced, and will be released in conjunction with the theatrical debut.