The unreleased Grateful Dead concert film Sunshine Daydream will open in select theaters on August 1st for a special screening at 7 p.m. local time presented by NCM Fathom Events.
The screening is a part of the “Grateful Dead Meet Up at the Movies 2013” series and tickets are available at theater box offices and at the Fathom website (where you can also check out a list of participating theaters).
Filmed at the Oregon Country Fair in Veneta, Oregon, in 1972, the Sunshine Daydream concert served as a benefit to save the local Springfield Creamery, and has since become one of the most talked-about shows in the Dead’s history. Along with the never-before-seen footage from the concert itself, the film will include recent interviews with Ken Babbs, Sam Cutler, Wavy Gravy and Carolyn “Mountain Girl” Garcia about the monumental concert.
Sunshine Daydream was first shot on 16mm film and has been restored to HD resolution for its theatrical release, while the audio has been completely remastered as well. The Dead’s setlist includes “Bird Song,” “Dark Star,” “Greatest Story Ever Told,” “Playing in the Band” and more. You can check out a clip from Sunshine Daydream that shows the band playing “China Cat Sunflower.”