Repertory Pick: Gimme Stones

Jul 12, 2012

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.

Repertory Pick: Gimme Stones