SYNOPSIS

The film tells the fascinating story of the larger-than-life music producer and impresario Bill Graham, during the transformation of rock and roll music from an idealistic youth social movement into a cutthroat industry. Using the 3 short years that Graham’s Fillmore East was open as the framework (1968-1971), The film shows the myriad of forces that revolutionized the art, culture and business of rock music and set the course for everything to come. Directed by Academy Award winner Leon Gast (When We Were Kings, Smash His Camera) and photographer/filmmaker Amalie R. Rothschild, the film features Rothschild’s extraordinary archive of 16mm film footage and over 20,000 photos shot during that time.

Featuring footage and/or interviews with: John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Frank Zappa & Mothers of Invention, The Voices of East Harlem, the Allman Brothers, Taj Mahal, Peter Wolf, Jimi Hendrix, Sha Na Na, Albert King and many more.

CREDITS:

In early production (2017)

Directors:
LEON GAST
AMALIE R. ROTHSCHILD

Producers:
LORI CHEATLE
AMY HOBBY