Dawn of the Dead is the story of the Grateful Dead, psychedelia, San Francisco’s 60’s shangri-la, and the resulting social and cultural implications. This documentary gives sense and description to a time when the story transferred from the beats to the hippies and the Grateful Dead were right at the center of things as it all culminated. The Dead themselves were all uniquely driven characters whose individual refusals to compromise musically resulted in one of the greatest bands ever. This film delves into that early history and offers insight through interviews with several of the characters who were peripheral to the Grateful Dead story. Overall, an enjoyable documentary to tell the tale for the newly interested as well as fill in some gaps for the more familiar.