'Tie-Died' follows fans of the Dead

THE BALTIMORE SUN

"Tie-Died: Rock 'n' Roll's Most Deadicated Fans," Andrew Behar's documentary about followers of the Grateful Dead, will open on Sept. 20 in New York.

Whittled from 20 hours of footage, the film, which had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January, takes a look at the caravan of Dead enthusiasts as they followed the group on a five-concert tour last summer.

Mr. Behar doesn't offer any Dead music or footage of band members; he focuses on the motley crew of fans -- which includes doctors, lawyers, computer geeks, wealthy suburbanites, the homeless and the hip -- and the controversial efforts to monitor drug use among them.

"Tie-Died" will open in other cities in October.

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