"The Grateful Dead Movie Event," centered on the rockumentary culled from the group's 1974 Winterland concerts, will play one night only -- Wednesday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. -- at Columbia Mall 14, Cinemark Egyptian 24, Snowden Square 14, and Bel Air Cinema 14. Made under the direction of Jerry Garcia himself with co-direction by Leon Gast ("When We Were Kings"), the movie is said to capture the psychedelic chemistry of the actual events.

I've never seen it, but at the time of its original release (1977) my biggest Dead-head friends thought "The Grateful Dead Movie" was the best rock-concert movie ever made. They dragged me to one Dead concert in that era, in Boston, and all I can remember is a seductive yet somehow lulling beat, bodies shuffling and bobbing in loose unison for hours, and a genial haze. Actually, was that 1974, or 1973? Or '72?

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If like mine, your memory needs jogging, this screening will offer "exclusive, never-before-seen interviews with both Garcia and Bob Weir that were captured during the filming of this historic production." Tickets are available at www.FathomEvents.com.

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