Gimme Shelter | David Maysles United States, 1971 | Albert Maysles United States, 1971 | Charlotte Zwerin United States, 1971
Film - Feature | February 19 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
The Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, Jefferson Airplane, The Flying Burrito Brothers,
Deftly combining footage from more than twenty camera operators, Gimme Shelter scrutinizes the ill-fated free concert hosted by the Rolling Stones at the Altamont Speedway in 1969. The film shuttles in time and space between the offices where lawyer Melvin Belli negotiates the use of the speedway, the bands performances, and the editing studio where band members review the footage leading up to the death of a young concertgoer. The inspired structure affords the viewer an intimate point of view, watching the band watching themselves and the mayhem they unwittingly unleashed.
Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons $12 General admission