• The Rolling Stones’ first ever live performance was on July 12, 1962, at London's Marquee Jazz Club. Perfectly timed, then, is today’s screening of Gimme Shelter at Los Angeles’s Egyptian Theatre. This epochal concert feature—for which David and Albert Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin documented the band’s performance at San Francisco’s Altamont Speedway and the infamous stabbing that took place in the audience during it—remains one of the most electrifying rock-and-roll movies ever made. Mick Jagger’s strut and scarlet scarf are particularly dazzling on the big screen. Check out the thrilling, music-filled original trailer.

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  • By RICH BLISS
    July 13, 2012
    01:25 AM

    Great = tension between Hells Angels and Stones/Slick/Turner audience is dramatic- catharic waiting to happen - "in sleepy London Town there aint no place for no Street Fighting Man" - so you have to go to where the fighting is - Altamont Speedway in where - Caloifornia? Of course!
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  • By Marc
    November 21, 2012
    08:58 PM

    Gimme Shelter is a haunting film for Mick Jagger and company.To this very day,it is an extremely sensitive thorn on the collective side of the Stones who ended up with egg all over their faces as a result of the tragic incidents that were about to unfold.They will never be able to shake off the spectre of Altamont and this film shows us all too well the reasons why.Beautifully restored and given the Criterion luxury treatment,this film is worth the time to watch.A worthy addition to my collection.
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