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New Film Featuring Never-Before-Seen Jerry Garcia Interview in the Works

Anne Erickson
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11.15.2012
Grateful Dead

Nobody can deny that there are a ton of Grateful Dead fans out there, and now, a new film surrounding the life of late Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia is being crafted by famed documentarian Malcolm Leo.

So, what’s the kicker? The film, titled simply Jerry: The Movie, will offer a never-before-seen 1987 interview that Leo conducted with Garcia. Add to that live footage, rare photos, home movies and fresh interviews with friends of Garcia.

As for what to expect from the new interview with Garcia, Leo stated, “We talked about his childhood; his influences; his city, San Francisco; his music; and what made him tick...The documentary will be Jerry Garcia's story told in his own words.”

Those looking to help the cause may donate to the project via the filmmakers’ Kickstarter campaign. They filmmakers, no doubt, are hoping to get some big Deadhead support here. Their goal is to collect $400,000. Of course, they’re not asking for funds and not giving anything in return, and fans pledging money will score a variety of items that vary based on how much they give.

Dec. 23 is the deadline to donate to the project. Look for the flick to arrive by September of 2013.


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