Festival Express

Director: Bob Smeaton, Frank Cvitanovich Year: 2003 Run Time: 90min

In 1970 a train journeyed across Canada carrying some of the greatest rock bands of all time. The Grateful Dead along with Janis Joplin, The Band and many others lived (and partied) for five days, giving concerts where and when they stopped. The train was called the Festival Express. This rock-filled documentary combines live footage shot during the concerts, as well as footage aboard the train itself, interspersed with present-day interviews with tour participants sharing their often humorous recollections of those crazy days.


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Ratings by Province:

14A Alberta
NR British Columbia
PG Manitoba
PG New Brunswick
NR Newfoundland and Labrador
PG Nova Scotia
14A Northwest Territories
14A Nunavut
PG Ontario
PG Prince Edward Island
G Québec
NR Saskatchewan
NR Yukon