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New Documentary About The Grateful Dead's Bob Weir Premiering Tonight in NYC

Image courtesy of TribecaFilm.com (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of TribecaFilm.com (via ABC News Radio)

A new documentary about founding Grateful Dead singer/guitarist Bob Weir gets its premiere tonight at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.  The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir will be shown at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center at 9:30 p.m. ET, and will feature a special musical set by Weir himself following the screening.

The movie follows Weir's life, from his early years as a high-school dropout following author Ken Kesey 's Merry Pranksters communal group, through his amazing 30-year adventure as a member of the world's most celebrated jam band and beyond.  The Other One features candid conversations with Bob, as well as interviews with his Dead band mates Phil Lesh , Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann ; various family members; and musical friends such as Sammy Hagar , Bruce Hornsby and Phish 's Mike Gordon .

In addition, the movie includes concert and behind-the-scenes footage, and takes a look at how the Grateful Dead was affected by and influenced the cultural changes the world underwent during the group's existence.

The Other One was directed by Mike Fleiss , whose credits also include the 2011 documentary God Bless Ozzy Osbourne .  The Tribeca Film Festival will host encore screenings of the movie this Friday evening and Saturday afternoon at the AMC Loews Village 7 theater.  The flick also will be shown at the San Francisco International Film Festival on April 29 and May 2.

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