Legendary songwriter, guitarist, vocalist, and late Grateful Dead leader Jerry Garcia is going to be the subject of a new documentary feature. Among the executive producers of the film will be Jerry Garcia Family LLC, and as reported by Deadline, the film will be directed by Jerry Garcia’s longtime collaborator, Justin Kreutzmann (Let There Be Drums!).
Kreutzmann stated that “it will be a wonderful honor that Trixie and the Garcia family have put that same faith in me to tell Jerry’s story. When people ask what I miss most about him not being around, I think it’s just missing Jerry, the person.”
“People like him don’t come around very often. It’s my dream to capture the feeling you got when you hung out with Jerry and listened to him play music. A lot of people have told the world what they thought of Jerry but I want to show what Jerry thought of the world.”
As Deadline notes, the film will be “opening up the Jerry Garcia personal archives for the very first time, the documentary will be an intimate look and the definitive story of the man, the father, artist, husband, musician, friend, and a guiding soul and co-founder of the Grateful Dead. Through this very personal portrait, Kreutzmann shares rare never-before-heard interviews with Garcia and those closest to him, as well as never-before-seen footage he filmed over years of time with Garcia.”
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