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Carolina Cinemas in Asheville will screen classic Grateful Dead concert, ‘Sunshine Daydream’

| June 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

sunshine_daydream1Here’s more about the screening of the Grateful Dead concert movie Sunshine Daydream from fathomevents.com:

The Grateful Dead is back for the third annual Meet-Up at the Movies on Thursday, August 1 at 7:30PM (local time). This year’s Meet-Up features Sunshine Daydream, the most requested release of the band’s entire career. Originally shot on 16mm film and painstakingly restored to HD resolution, Sunshine Daydream captures the band at the height of their powers – fresh off their renowned European Tour – and lending their services to the Kesey family to help keep their Springfield Creamery afloat. With special appearances by key members of the Grateful Dead community and a cavalcade of Merry Pranksters, it’s more than a concert, it’s a time capsule from 1972 exploding with the colorful sights of the counterculture experience.

Can’t wait to see this. More from RollingStone.com:

Filmed at the Oregon Country Fair in Veneta, Oregon, in 1972, the Sunshine Daydream concert served as a benefit to save the local Springfield Creamery, and has since become one of the most talked-about shows in the Dead’s history. Along with the never-before-seen footage from the concert itself, the film will include recent interviews with Ken Babbs, Sam Cutler, Wavy Gravy and Carolyn “Mountain Girl” Garcia about the monumental concert.

Sunshine Daydream was first shot on 16mm film and has been restored to HD resolution for its theatrical release, while the audio has been completely remastered as well. The Dead’s setlist includes “Bird Song,” “Dark Star,” “Greatest Story Ever Told,” “Playing in the Band” and more. You can check out a clip from Sunshine Daydream that shows the band playing “China Cat Sunflower.”

The nsfw trailer:

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