Gimme Shelter (1970 film)

Gimme Shelter is a 1970 British-American documentary film directed by Albert and David Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin chronicling the last weeks of The Rolling Stones' 1969 US tour which culminated in the disastrous Altamont Free Concert. The film is named after "Gimme Shelter", the lead track from the group's 1969 album Let It Bleed. Gimme Shelter was screened out of competition as the opening film of the 1971 Cannes Film Festival.[1]

Gimme Shelter
Original film poster
Directed byAlbert and David Maysles
Charlotte Zwerin
Produced byPorter Bibb
StarringThe Rolling Stones
CinematographyAlbert and David Maysles
Edited byEllen Hovde
Charlotte Zwerin
Maysles Films
Distributed byCinema 5 (US)
20th Century Fox (UK)
Release date
December 6, 1970
Running time
91 minutes
CountryUnited States