Gimme Shelter (re-release)

Legendary documentary about The Rolling Stones’ tragic Altamont Speedway concert in 1969 – the unofficial end of the loving hippie era.

Time & Tickets

GIMME SHELTER follows The Rolling Stones during their infamous 1969 tour of the United States. The documentary shows footage from the two final concerts of the tour; the concert at Madison Square Garden and a week later a free concert at San Francisco’s Altamont Speedway. The latter turns into a clash between 300,000 people of the so-called ‘Love Generation’ and a dozen Hells Angels, hired to keep order. It resulted in the death of eighteen-year-old Meredith Hunter. He was killed with stabbings.

The documentary alternately shows footage of performances, violence, Grace Slick and Mick Jagger’s attempts to calm everyone down and close-ups of young attendees. The Stones are also filmed watching footage of the concert and reflecting on the events. GIMME SHELTER premiered at the 1971 Cannes Film Festival and was also released in Dutch cinemas later that year.

Albert Maysles, David Maysles & Charlotte Zwerin, USA, 1970, 91 min. English spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Mick Taylor.