Please help me I am drownding: San Francisco’s Dark Decade
dir. Albert Maysles, David Maysles & Charlotte Zwerin
The greatest and scariest rock film ever made, GIMME SHELTER follows the Rolling Stones on their ill-fated 1969 tour.

When three hundred thousand members of the Love Generation collided with a few dozen Hells Angels at the Altamont Speedway outside of San Francisco, the filmmakers were there to immortalize the chaos that transformed a decade’s dreams into disillusionment (1970, 91 min, digital).

Preceded by Kenneth Anger’s satanic, shot-in-SF short Invocation of My Demon Brother, with soundtrack by Mick Jagger (1969, 11 min, 16mm)

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Credits

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is grateful to the City of San Francisco for its ongoing support.

YBCA programs are made possible in part by: The James Irvine Foundation.

Additional funding for YBCA programs: National Endowment for the Arts, Abundance Foundation, Grosvenor, and Members of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

Lead Image: Albert Maysles, David Maysles & Charlotte Zwerin, Gimme Shelter (1970); Courtesy Janus Films.

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