Grateful Dawg
Grateful Dawg (2000)

In the early '60s, David Grisman and Jerry Garcia were two bluegrass enthusiasts in their early twenties who met after they had seen each other perform. Garcia went on to lead the legendary psychedelic band the Grateful Dead, while… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 14, 2000
DVD Release Date: February 5, 2002
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Chicago Tribune

A multilayered documentary that explores music and friendship, and in its own quiet way, the battle with fame.

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Pam Sitt
Seattle Times

It may not be much in the way of documentary filmmaking, but for fans of Garcia, Grisman or good old-fashioned American music, it's enough to be grateful for.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's a laid-back musical documentary featuring the lead guitarist and singer for the Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia, and his friend, mandolin virtuoso, David Grisman.

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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

If you hadn't guessed already, this is a movie about the deep-reaching allure of roots music. However, the very fact that it's about the roots music performed by these two unlikely collaborators makes it something more.

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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

This one's for Deadheads and dawg-lovers only.

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Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

[W]hen your subject is as interesting as this, and when the music your camera catches is this lively and toe-tapping, you don't exactly have to be a brilliant or innovative filmmaker.

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Howard Cohen
Miami Herald

If you come to Grateful Dawg to hear a lot of wonderful music, you'll walk away satisfied.

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G. Brown
Denver Post

Though Grateful Dawg isn't a great documentary, it holds plenty of enjoyment for acoustic-music fans.

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Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

To hear these guys perform Off To Sea Once More, Friend Of The Devil, Sitting Here In Limbo and several other tunes is worth the price of admission.

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