Festival Express (2003)

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The filmed account of a large Canadian rock festival train tour boasting major acts like Janis Joplin, The Grateful Dead and The Band.


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  • Janis Joplin in Festival Express (2003)
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  • Jerry Garcia and Janis Joplin in Festival Express (2003)
  • Jerry Garcia in Festival Express (2003)
  • Jerry Garcia in Festival Express (2003)
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Directors:

Bob Smeaton , Frank Cvitanovich

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14 September 2004 | ctade
See the film and take an amazing ride back to the 60's.
I recommend this film not only because I am a fan of most of the people that gave performances, but the creator of the film captured footage of the performers that was exceptionally good. The "young" Grateful Dead gave a tighter performance than I had ever seen them perform live. "The Band" also surprised me. They performed very well and they too seemed tighter than when I saw them live 30-plus years ago. However, Janis stole the show. She was wonderful! You must see the movie just for her performances alone. What a trip! The in between shots of all the musicians riding on the train was fun and full of energy and a real bonus to the film (the concert footage was enough to bring me in to see the movie). If you are a fan of the 60's and you enjoy Janis Joplin and the Grateful Dead, you must see this film. The only time I felt disappointed was when the movie ended. I could easily have watched two or three more hours of concert footage.

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Release Date:

29 April 2004

Language

English


Country of Origin

UK, Netherlands

Filming Locations

Canada

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,074 25 July 2004

Gross USA:

$1,174,079

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,281,754

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