Best Music Docs of 2017

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Long Strange Trip
Jim Marshall/The Grateful Dead, via Amazon Prime Video3/6

Long Strange Trip

A sprawling history of the Grateful Dead that mirrors their musical explorations, Amir Bar-Lev's four-hour doc follows Jerry & Co.'s evolution from psychedelia radicals to corporate touring juggernaut. It's a behemoth of a film that doesn't shy away from the darkness that surrounded the Dead, especially their leader, and that makes it all the more powerful. 

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