Grateful Dead’s 50-year career to be chronicled in Martin Scorsese-produced documentary

October 24, 2014 12:12 AM

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Legendary jam band Grateful Dead will see its 50th anniversary commemorated with a brand new full-length documentary due out next year. As Deadline reports, the authorized production will be directed by Amir Bar-Lev (Happy Valley, 12-12-12, The Tillman Story), with Martin Scorsese serving as executive producer. Music supervision will be handled by longtime Dead archivist David Lemieux.

The as-yet-untitled film will trace the path of the band’s origins in 1965, touch on the death of frontman Jerry Garcia back in 1995, and wrap up with the band’s current schedule. Surviving band members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir will all be interviewed for the project, as...

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