Festival Express (2004)

Festival Express
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 30mins.
Genres Foreign, Documentary, Music
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Garth Douglas Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Anne Carli Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Gavin Poolman Producer n/a 3 3000002
James Cunningham Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Peter Biziou Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Eddie Kramer Music n/a 120781 8000001
Eamonn Power Editor n/a 172 7000001
John Trapman Producer n/a 3 3000001
Bob Smeaton Director n/a 2 2000001
Jerry Garcia Actor Himself 1 1000003
The Grateful Dead Actor Themselves 1 1000002
The Band Actor Themselves 1 1000004
Phil Lesh Actor Himself 1 1000005
New Riders of the Purple Sage Actor Themselves 1 1000007
Sha-Na-Na Actor Themselves 1 1000006
Janis Joplin Actor Herself 1 1000001
Synopsis
In 1970 a train journeyed across Canada carrying some of the greatest rock bands of all time. Janis Joplin, The Band, The Grateful Dead, Ian & Sylvia, Buddy Guy, Delaney & Bonnie, and others lived (and partied) for five days, giving concerts where and when they stopped. The train was called the Festival Express. Nicknamed the million dollar bash by Rolling Stone Magazine Festival Express was designated to capitalize on then-burgeoning craze for multi-day, talent heavy music festivals. Festival Express was planned as a festival with a difference--it would be portable. This proved to be stamp of genius, indelibly stamping the event with an aura of magic, as a large number of the performers signed on despite being offer fees substantially below their going rate. The musicians thought the train ride sounded like the party to end parties.