Past Film/Video | Series & Festivals

Gimme Shelter

(Albert Maysles, David Maysles, and Charlotte Zwerin, 1970)

35mm print!

Opening band: DANA | 8 PM

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Kick off a summer of free Wex Drive-In concert films with one of the greatest American documentaries ever made. Gimme Shelter follows the Rolling Stones on their 1969 tour that culminated in the infamous Altamont Free Concert, where a crowd member was murdered (on film) by a member of the Hells Angels. The concert-doc classic is filled with Stones hits and many now-famous moments, including footage of their show at Madison Square Garden, the band recording “Wild Horses” and “Brown Sugar” in Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, and the behind-the-scenes deal that led to the Altamont show. (91 mins., 35mm)

All Wex Drive-In movies start at dusk (generally around 9 PM), but you’re invited to come at 8 PM to choose your spot. Pack up a few blankets or lawn chairs, and get ready to enjoy pizza from Mikey’s Late Night Slice, food bowl from Hai Poke food truck, beer from Seventh Son Brewing, and Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams. Members, visit the Wex membership table for your free scoop and other perks. All films are screened in 35mm!

Film still of a musician standing in front of a crowd wearing an Uncle Sam hat

Gimme Shelter, courtesy of Janus Films.

Film still of musicians performing on stage

Gimme Shelter, courtesy of Janus Films.

SEASON SUPPORT FOR FILM/VIDEO

Rohauer Collection Foundation

 

SUPPORT FOR THE FILM/VIDEO STUDIO PROGRAM

Institute of Museum and Library Services

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

National Endowment for the Arts

 

LEAD SUPPORT FOR WEX DRIVE-IN

Kaufman Development

 

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR WEX DRIVE-IN

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

 

COMMUNITY PARTNERS FOR WEX DRIVE-IN

Ace of Cups

Seventh Son Brewing Co.

Mikey’s Late Night Slice

Hai Poke

Elizabeth's Records

Radio 614

 

SUPPORT FOR FREE AND LOW COST PROGRAMS

Huntington Bank

Cardinal Health Foundation

 

GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER

Greater Columbus Arts Council

Ohio Arts Council

Columbus Foundation

Nationwide Foundation

 

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Gimme Shelter