Gimme Shelter/Rolling Stones
GIMME SHELTER: THE ROLLING STONES Q & A + SPECIAL SCREENING
Called “the greatest rock film ever made” and recently inducted into the Top 50 Documentaries of All Time by the British Film Institute‘s world-wide industry poll, this landmark film follows The Rolling Stones on their notorious 1969 US tour. The tour culminated in the tragic events of the Altamont Speedway concert, when 300,000 members of the Love Generation collided with a few dozen Hells Angels. Direct Cinema pioneers David and Albert Maysles were there to immortalize it all on film, including the bloody clash that transformed a decade’s dreams into disillusionment.
Our special guest for a post-screening Q&A is former tour manager for The Rolling Stones, Sam Cutler. Cutler not only appears in the film but was left behind to negotiate with the Hells Angels and the various mobsters/groups who had become associated with Altamont. Cutler is also the author of You Can’t Always Get What You Want: My Life with the Rolling Stones, the Grateful Dead and Other Wonderful Reprobates (Random House). Facilitating our Q&A with Sam Cutler will be Sydney Morning Herald’s chief music journo, Bernard Zuel.
GIMME SHELTER SCREENING + SAM CUTLER Q & A
8.00 PM, THURSDAY 16 OCTOBER, 2014
VERONA CINEMA, PADDINGTON
TICKETS: $18/15 SOLD OUT!
CO-PRESENTED BY GROOVESCOOTER + EASTSIDE RADIO
for the ANTENNA DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
Above: L-R Georgie Zuzak, Bernard Zuel (Sydney Morning Herald), Sam Cutler (author, Rolling Stones tour manager), Paris Pompor at Groovescooter at the event