Fillmore West documentary revived for DVD
Rhino will release the 1972 film in NovemberNEW YORK -- Nearly 40 years after it closed for good, famed San Francisco concert venue the Fillmore West will be back in the spotlight in the fall via the documentary "Fillmore: The Last Days."
Originally released in 1972, the film will make its DVD debut Nov. 11 via Rhino. "Last Days" boasts performances from the Grateful Dead, Santana, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Jefferson Airplane, Boz Scaggs, Cold Blood, Hot Tuna and Lamb during a five-day concert send-off in the summer of 1971.
"Fillmore: The Last Days," introduces viewers to the venue's history and its iconic founder, Bill Graham. Infamous house band Moonalice and guests talent like Ray Manzarek, Elvin Bishop and Dan Hicks also make appearances.
"Fillmore: The Last Days" will screen at the Mill Valley Film Festival in San Francisco on Oct. 3.