Wednesday, June 19, 2019

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Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years, The (2016)*

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Title: The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years
Rating: NR
Directed by: Ron Howard
Written by: Mark Monroe and P.G. Morgan
Starring: Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon and George Harrison
Release Date: 9/16/2016
Running Time: 99 minutes

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We all know the moment. February 9th, 1964, 8:12pm EST – after a brief commercial break, four young men from Liverpool step onto the Ed Sullivan stage, changing culture forever.

Seventy-three million people watched The Beatles perform that night, the largest audience in television history. It was an event that united a nation and signaled the birth of youth culture as we know it today. But while this single performance introduced The Beatles to America, what the band did next would introduce them to the entire world, permanently transforming the music industry and forever engraining them into the fabric of popular culture…

They went on tour.

By the time the band quit touring in August of 1966, they had performed 166 concerts in 15 countries and 90 cities around the world. The cultural phenomenon their touring helped create, known as “Beatlemania,” was something the world had never seen before and, arguably, hasn’t since. It was the first time much of the world felt truly unified – bound by aspiration and attitude, rather than divided by race, class, religion or nationality.

THE BEATLES LIVE FILM PROJECT will tell the story of the band’s exceptional touring years – from the perspectives of the band, its world, the fans, and their world. It will examine the impact of those years on each of The Beatles – the toll that touring took on their relationships and the effect it had on their musical evolution, as well as the colossal boost the tours gave to their lifestyle and fame. But while the band created the spark, it was young people around the world who created the firestorm. The film will also explore the incomparable electricity between performer and audience that turned the music into a movement – a common experience into something sublime.


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Memoriams:
This film is dedicated to the memory of
Sir George Martin
1926 – 2016

With special thanks in the memory of
Neil Aspinall
Mal Evans
Derek Taylor

In loving memory of Nick Valner and Peter Shukat


Good Ol’ Freda (2013)*

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TITLE: Good Ol’ Freda

RELEASE DATE: 9/6/2013

RATING: PG

A documentary in which Freda Kelly looks back at her career as lifelong secretary for The Beatles.

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