U.S., 2016, 129 min, 4K DCP, Dir. Ron Howard, Not Rated, Abramorama
“Fascinating, richly layered documentary. Fans should be mesmerized, but even those who don’t know the group ought to be seduced.” – Jordan Levin, Miami Herald
From June of 1962 to the time the band quit touring in August of 1966, the Beatles performed 815 times in 15 different countries and 90 cities around the world. From Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard, The Beatles: Eight Days A Week tells the story of these exceptional touring years - from the perspectives of the band, its orbit, the fans, and their world - drawing from more than 100 hours of rare and unseen footage collected from news outlets and national archives, as well as the Beatles' private collection. In addition to new interviews with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr as well as a host of names with direct experience of the times - Whoopi Goldberg, Elvis Costello, Larry Kane, Dr. Kitty Oliver among others, the film also includes 12 full and partial performances from the concerts in 4K picture restoration and digitally remastered 5.1 surround sound. The band you know. The story you don't.
A 30-minute concert of the Beatles' performance from Shea Stadium 1965 is an in-theater exclusive bonus.