Gimme Shelter

Gimme Shelter

Directed by David Maysles, Albert Maysles, and Charlotte Zwerin • 1970 • United States

Called the greatest rock film ever made, this landmark documentary follows the Rolling Stones on their notorious 1969 U.S. tour. When three hundred thousand members of the Love Generation collided with a few dozen Hells Angels at San Francisco's Altamont Speedway, Direct Cinema pioneers David and Albert Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin were there to immortalize on film the bloody slash that transformed a decade's dreams into disillusionment.

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Gimme Shelter
  • Gimme Shelter

    Directed by David Maysles, Albert Maysles, and Charlotte Zwerin • 1970 • United States

    Called the greatest rock film ever made, this landmark documentary follows the Rolling Stones on their notorious 1969 U.S. tour. When three hundred thousand members of the Love Generation collided with a few...

Extras

  • GIMME SHELTER Commentary

    Recorded in 2000, this commentary features directors Albert Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin, along with collaborator Stanley Goldstein.

  • KSAN’s Post-Altamont Broadcast

    On December 7, 1969, KSAN took calls from Altamont attendees and a few who’d helped organize it. Among those heard in these excerpts are Rolling Stones road/production manager Sam Cutler, San Francisco counterculture leader Emmett Grogan, and Oakland Hells Angel head Sonny Barger. In 2000, Stefan...

  • Outtakes

    This rare archival footage of the Rolling Stones in their prime has been preserved as a work print from the original editing sessions for GIMME SHELTER. The performances and backstage footage were filmed at Madison Square Garden on either November 27 or 28, 1969. The mixing session occurred in Lo...

  • Theatrical Trailer 2

  • Theatrical Rerelease Trailer

  • Backstage with Mike, Ike, and Tina

    This rare archival footage of the Rolling Stones in their prime has been preserved as a work print from the original editing sessions for GIMME SHELTER. The backsage footage was filmed at Madison Square Garden in November 1969.

  • “Oh Carol”

    This rare archival footage of the Rolling Stones in their prime has been preserved as a work print from the original editing sessions for GIMME SHELTER. This performance was filmed at Madison Square Garden in November 1969.

  • “Prodigal Son”

    This rare archival footage of the Rolling Stones in their prime has been preserved as a work print from the original editing sessions for GIMME SHELTER. This performance was filmed at Madison Square Garden in November 1969.