The Grateful Dead’s legacy spanned more than three decades, from the Woodstock era at the end of the 1960s through the grunge ’90s. And in spite of hating a ton of music industry conventions, shunning glad-handing the press, and not giving a shit about being radio-friendly, the Dead still ended up one of the top-grossing concert acts in rock history.
Martin Scorsese has produced a documentary worthy of the Dead: Long Strange Trip: The Untold Story of the Grateful Dead. Guided by director Amir Bar-Lev, viewers get an inside look at the original vision behind the band and how the Dead’s unique relationship with its fans grew into a phenomenon. Long Strange Trip features archival and new interviews with band members—including the fascinating story of Jerry Garcia discovering the band’s name seen in the preview above—as well as band family members and notable fans.
Long Strange Trip naturally delves into the trippy subculture that spun up in the band’s wake as the Dead toured the country, and it also explores the mind of guitar god Jerry Garcia, who always struggled with stardom and his position as the band’s leader.
Most important for the hardcore Dead fan, though, is the soundtrack. Filmmakers found footage of legendary live shows and casual moments backstage as well.
In addition to footage of interviews with Jerry Garcia, Long Strange Trip also features in-depth conversations with Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir .
The Grateful Dead’s untold story will see a limited theatrical release on May 26, 2017, and will be available on Amazon Prime on June 2.
Binge-watchers, rejoice: Netflix’s May roll-out of new titles looks pretty damn sweet.
Inglourious Basterdsand its whacked-out alternative ending to WWII will join other Quentin Tarantino masterpieces such as Pulp Fiction and Django Unchained within the Netflix library.
Doctor Strange will be making magic in the “Recently Added” section, and new seasons of House of Cards and Bill Burr’s adult animated series F is for Family will get into the streaming service’s rotation.
But prepare to give the first three Jurassic Park moviesa big goodbye, along with the first five seasons of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.
Here’s a full list of what’s coming and going:
AVAILABLE MAY 1 American Experience: The Big Burn (2014) American Experience: The Boys of ’36 (2017) Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2008) Blood on the Mountain (2016) Chaahat (1996) Chocolat (2000) Decanted (2016) Don’t Think Twice (2016) Drifter (2017) Forrest Gump (1994) Happy Feet (2006) In the Shadow of Iris — NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM Love (2015) Losing Sight of Shore (2017) Malibu’s Most Wanted (2003) Nerdland (2016) Raja Hindustani (1996) Richard Pryor: Icon (2014) Under Arrest: Season 5 (2016)
AVAILABLE MAY 2 Bodyguards: Secret Lives from the Watchtower (2016) Hija De La Laguna (2015) Maria Bamford: Old Baby — NETFLIX ORIGINAL Two Lovers and a Bear (2016)
AVAILABLE MAY 5 Chelsea: Season 2 (streaming every Friday) — NETFLIX ORIGINAL Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie — NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM Kazoops!: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL Sense8: Season 2 — ORIGINAL Simplemente Manu NNa — NETFLIX ORIGINAL Spirit: Riding Free: Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL The Last Kingdom: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL The Mars Generation — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
AVAILABLE MAY 6 Cold War 2 (2016) When the Bough Breaks (2017)
AVAILABLE MAY 7 LoveTrue (2016) Stake Land II (2016) The Host (2013)
AVAILABLE MAY 8 Beyond the Gates (2016) Hunter Gatherer (2016)
AVAILABLE MAY 9 Norm Macdonald: Hitler’s Dog, Gossip & Trickery — NETFLIX ORIGINAL Queen of the South: Season 1 (2016) All We Had (2016)
AVAILABLE MAY 10 El apóstata (2015) The Adventure Club (2016)
AVAILABLE MAY 11 Switched at Birth: Season 5 (2017) The Fosters: Season 4 (2016)
AVAILABLE MAY 12 All Hail King Julien: Exiled: Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL Anne with an E: Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL Get Me Roger Stone — NETFLIX ORIGINAL Master of None: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL Mindhorn — NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM Sahara — NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM
AVAILABLE MAY 15 Command and Control (2016) Cave (2016) Lovesong (2016) Sherlock: Series 4 (2016) The Intent (2016)
AVAILABLE MAY 16 Tracy Morgan: Staying Alive — NETFLIX ORIGINAL The Break-Up (2006) The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)
AVAILABLE MAY 18 Royal Pains: Season 8 (2016) Riverdale: Season 1 (2016)
AVAILABLE MAY 19 BLAME! — NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM Laerte-se — NETFLIX ORIGINAL The Keepers: Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
AVAILABLE MAY 21 What’s With Wheat (2017)
AVAILABLE MAY 22 Inglourious Basterds (2009) They Call Us Monsters (2017)
AVAILABLE MAY 23 Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King — NETFLIX ORIGINAL Dig Two Graves (2014)
AVAILABLE MAY 24 Southpaw (2015)
AVAILABLE MAY 26 Believe (2016) Bloodline: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL I am Jane Doe (2017) Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower — NETFLIX ORIGINAL War Machine — NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM
AVAILABLE MAY 28 Bunk’d: Season 2 (2016)
AVAILABLE MAY 29 Forever Pure (2016) A New High (2015)
AVAILABLE MAY 30 F is for Family: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL House of Cards: Season 5 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL Marvel’s Doctor Strange (2016) Masterminds Sarah Silverman A Speck of Dust — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
LEAVING MAY 1 11 Blocks Alfie Bang Bang! Black Mamba: Kiss of Death Cujo Doomsdays Fantastic Four FernGully 2: The Magical Rescue Flicka: Country Pride Garfield’s Fun Fest Invincible Jetsons: The Movie Jurassic Park III Jurassic Park The Lost World: Jurassic Park Paulie Samurai Headhunters Stephen King’s Thinner Tales from the Darkside: The Movie The Doors The Real Beauty and the Beast The Seven Dwarfs of Auschwitz The Sons of Katie Elder The Wedding Planner Things We Lost in the Fire To Catch a Thief Treblinka: Hitler’s Killing Machine Truly Strange Turf War: Lions and Hippos Van Wilder: Freshman Year Venom Islands World War II Spy School
LEAVING MAY 2 Good Luck Charlie: Season 1 – 4 Kickin’ It: Season 1 – 3 Scrubs: Season 1 – 9
LEAVING MAY 5 Amapola Flubber Grosse Pointe Blank The Recruit What About Bob?
LEAVING MAY 7 American Dad! Season 7 Bob’s Burgers: Season 2
LEAVING MAY 11 American Dad! Season 8
LEAVING MAY 15 Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown: Season 1 – 5