A Must See Film for Beetles Fans and Human Rights
I was honoured to preview the documentary BEATLES: EIGHT DAYS A WEEK will be in select Cineplex Event Cinema theatres for one night only on September 16th. Tickets are on sale at http://www.cineplex.com/ and around the world.
The documentary is directed by the well-known actor and director Ron Howard with the blessing of the existing band members and their families. It shows special footage and covers the challenges, the joy and the stress of performing to huge, enthusiastic audiences during their turning years from 1962 to 1966.
The music stole the show. Since I was in Latin America at the time, I had heard of the Beetles and their music but had no chance to hear it.
Also of interest was their unique creative process. It is fascinating to go behind the scenes and learn how they improvised and created their songs.
The loyalty and unity of the Beetles to each other was also emphasized in the film, they all had to agree on any decision they made. One such example was at the time of the Civil Rights Movement when the Beetles refused to play to segregated audiences in the United States. This decision opened up stadiums and venues for the first time which continue to this day.
As John Lennon said: “We never play to segregated audiences and we aren’t going to start now.”
A memorable moment was an interview with a lady who had never gone to an integrated show before and it was a life changing experience in her life.
Enjoy this fascinating Documentary!
Source: Elevation Pictures .