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Grateful Dead - A Photofilm

UK, 1995 (MIFF 1996, Documentary)

Director: Paul McCartney

Working from just four rolls of black and white photographs of The Grateful Dead taken by Linda Eastman in 1967/68 (pre motor drive cameras) Paul McCartney brings the Dead back to life with computer trickery—lengthening shortening morphing speeding and slowing the sequence of stills into a photofilm as McCartney modestly likes to call it.

At home in San Francisco and on stage in Central Park Linda captures the band at a little recorded early stage in their career—the sound track draws from recordings of the same period A nostalgic memento from a passionate fan. (TB)

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