“Rockin’ at the Red Dog”
Were you at the dawn of Psychedelic Rock?
Written By: Mary Works, John Nutt
Starring: Narrated by Howard Hesseman, Music by The Charlatans, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Lynne Hughes, Mark Unobsky, Dan Hicks, Alice Stuart, Ph Phactor Jug Band, Final Solution, Wildflower, Boston Wranglers, Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service
Directed By: Mary Works
Description: Their names and music became legendary: Big Brother & the Holding Company, Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service, and
the house band - The Charlatans.
If the psychedelic sixties were born in the dancehalls of San Francisco,
then they were conceived in a saloon in Virginia City, Nevada where the
musicians carried Winchesters & the kitchen served French gourmet meals.
The psychedelic era fostered cultural growth and artistic expression.
The Red Dog Saloon was the incubator for the lightshow and psychedelic
poster art, an entire lifestyle that truly defined a remarkable era and
defied classification as it weaved it's tapestry of free love and music,
which the Grateful Dead would spread around the world.
Filmmaker Mary Works (assistant editor “Titanic”, “Saving Private Ryan”) was
entrusted with access to the lives, antics and attics of this unique
extended rock and roll family that grew out of these wild times.
Special Info: DVD Features -A conversation with the filmmakers, Where are they now?, Jim Marshall Photo Gallery and Interview
Quotes: “It’s an amazing little piece of Rock & Roll history – little known but with far reaching significance in the overall story of 20th Century America”
“The best documentary on the ‘60s ever made. Red Dog Saloon rocks!”
Rolling Stone, L.A. Weekly, High Times, BAM
“…engaging affectionate…full of characters whose eyes still gleam…”
Joel Selvin, San Francisco Chronicle