(NR) UK/Netherlands – 1 hr 30 min
2003 · d. Bob Smeaton, Frank Cvitanovich
Starring Janis Joplin, The Grateful Dead, The Band, Buddy Guy
In the summer of 1970, a group of musicians (including Janis Joplin, The Grateful Dead, The Band, Buddy Guy, and more) packed into a freight train for a two-week railway tour across Canada, partying all the way. Rescuing and restoring loads of long-lost footage capturing the electrifying concert performances and behind-the-scenes jam sessions, Festival Express was hailed by The Village Voice as “the holy grail of classic rock docs.” All aboard!
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