Netflix will premiere its documentary on Grateful Dead co-founder Bob Weir, The Other One: The Long Strange Trip of Bob Weir on May 22—yes, after the annual Meet-Up at the Movies but before the Fare Thee Well shows June 27th in Santa Clara, which are before the Fare Thee Well shows in Chicago over the Fourth of July weekend.
Mike Fleiss, who was also behind the camera for 2011’s God Bless Ozzy Osbourne, directed the in-depth look at Weir’s life from his Palo Alto childhood through the crazy trip (get it?) that was and still is being a member of the Dead.
The trailer surveys Weir, who was 16 (!) at the time the band formed, and his relationship with the band’s late frontman Jerry Garcia (“They say blood is thicker than water. What we had was thicker than blood,” he says), LSD, Weir’s special way with women (being better looking than the rest of the band does come up), and the group’s rise to fame. The fim will also feature interviews with bandmates Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann; conversations with Van Halen’s Sammy Hagar, Bruce Hornsby, and Phish bassist Mike Gordon; and archival performance footage and photography. “We certainly unearthed a lot of buried treasure from the Grateful Dead archive while making this film,” Fleiss said in a statement.