A "photofilm" by ex-Beatle Paul McCartney about the
Grateful Dead? Yep, you heard right. The short film makes use of four rolls of
still photos taken by McCartney's wife Linda in 1966. "If Andy Warhol can film
the Empire State Building for three hours, I figure I can do something with
four rolls of film," McCartney told Neil Strauss of the New York Times.
The film had its U. S. premiere this past Saturday at the New York Film
Festival. McCartney said he's been working off and on on the project for many
years, and that it was not made to exploit the death of Jerry Garcia. He also
said that he has other ideas for photofilms including one that would be about,
you guessed it, the Beatles.