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Meet-Up at the Movies
The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to join theaters around the world to present a one-night only world premiere of the Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies on on Thursday, Aug. 1 at 4 and 7 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
Come one, come all! Join Dead Heads in your neighborhood — and around the world — when Trafalgar Releasing and Rhino Entertainment celebrate the 9th Annual Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies. This can’t-miss event — the first to go global — features the previously unreleased complete June 17, 1991 concert from Giants Stadium. The event’s August 1 date coincides with the birthday of late Grateful Dead founding member Jerry Garcia, which is now a yearly time of celebration in the Dead Head community.
Widely considered one of the greatest shows of the band’s final decade of performing, the concert also sounds unlike any Dead show you’ve ever heard as it was one of only two recorded on 48-track. Mixed by Jeffrey Norman in glorious surround sound with video from the multi-camera live edit, this will be the first time the Bruce Hornsby and Vince Welnick line-up has ever appeared on the big screen.
“The Summer Tour of 1991 was widely considered one of the best of the 1990s, and the June 17, 1991 show at Giants Stadium was nearly universally acclaimed as the best of the tour. I was fortunate to see quite a few shows in 1991, a terrific year for the Grateful Dead, and the one show from 1991 whose reputation grew as time went on was this concert,” says the band’s archivist and legacy manager David Lemieux.
“Now, 28 years later, its mystique is here for everyone to see and hear in the best possible quality.”
Opening with “Eyes Of The World,” the Dead were firing on all cylinders from the opening notes of the show, mixing beloved classics like “Truckin’” and “Uncle John’s Band” with rarities including “Saint Of Circumstance,” “Might As Well,” “New Speedway Boogie,” and “China Doll.” But the real standout was the recurrence of “Dark Star,” which wove in and out of the set list, making no less than six distinct appearances and teases during the show. The Dead capped off the spectacular night with a perfect song to send the crowd on its way – The Band’s “The Weight.”
As a special treat, this extraordinary screening will also feature a reveal of the Grateful Dead’s 2019 boxed set.
Join us, won’t you?
Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies will show at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Thursday, Aug. 1 at 4 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 general admission and $12.50 for Film Festival members and students. For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona.