Iconic American jam band the Grateful Dead will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a brand new full-length documentary set to be released in 2015. According to Deadline news the production will be directed by Amir Bar-Lev, while Martin Scorsese will serve as executive producer. Music supervision will be covered by David Lemieux.
The film will trace the path of the band’s origins in 1965, talk about the death of frontman Jerry Garcia in 1995, and end with the band in current times. Surviving band members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir will all be interviewed for the film. Not only that but there will be never before seen concert and backstage footage of the band during their prime.
Hart, Kreutzmann, Lesh, and Weir released a statement on their thoughts about the film, “Millions of stories have been told about the Grateful Dead over the years. With our 50th Anniversary coming up, we thought it might just be time to tell one ourselves and Amir is the perfect guy to help us do it. Needless to say, we are humbled to be collaborating with Martin Scorsese … The 50th will be another monumental milestone to celebrate with our fans and we cannot wait to share this film with them.” The film still does not have a title or release date but you can be sure that this will be a must have documentary for any deadhead.