Movie Night

Monday, July 29, 2019

Grateful Dawg

Grateful Dawg is a documentary film which chronicles the deeply rooted musical friendship between Jerry Garcia and David Grisman. The film includes live Garcia and Grisman performances as well as rare and unique personal moments from the studio, backstage and home-style jam sessions. Interviews with friends and family are intertwined with live and archival elements, creating an intimate portrait of Jerry and David’s relationship. Grateful Dawg traces the Garcia & Grisman connection from their earliest days as budding bluegrass musicians, through the creation of the legendary band Old & In the Way in the mid 1970s, to the Garcia/Grisman Band that highlighted their love of traditional acoustic music in the ’90s.

Directed by  Gillian Grisman (2000)

Film followed by a group discussion.
Host: Debra Amerson & Larry Rippee