24  May  Posted by filmlounge

THE BEATLES: EIGHT DAYS A WEEK – THE TOURING YEARS (Ron Howard, 2016, Cert 12) + Q&A with Mark Hart

STOW FILM LOUNGE @ MIRTH, MARVEL & MAUD (SMALLER CINEMA ON THE LOWER LEVEL IN THE FORMER GRANADA), 186 HOE ST, WALTHAMSTOW E17 4QH. To mark the 54th anniversary of The Beatles playing the Walthamstow Granada venue (now Mirth, Marvel & Maud) on Hoe Street we are delighted to be screening this BAFTA nominated film with a post-film Q&A, as well as a small exhibition of the people’s history of the venue.


In 1962 four young men – John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr – came together to form the 20th century musical phenomenon known as ‘The Beatles’. The band stormed Europe in 1963 and, in 1964, they conquered America. Their groundbreaking world tours changed global youth culture forever and, arguably, invented mass entertainment as we know it today. All the while, the group were composing and recording a series of extraordinarily successful singles and albums.

However, the relentless pressure of such unprecedented fame (which in 1966 became uncontrollable turmoil) led to the decision to stop touring. In the ensuing years The Beatles were then free to focus on a series of albums that changed the face of recorded music. Master storyteller and Oscar winner, Ron Howard, explores this incredible journey in his own unique way: How did The Beatles do this? How did they cope with all the fame and pressure? How did they not only survive, but go on to revolutionise popular music? With original interviews, footage, staggering live performances, and the intimate study of character that Ron Howard is known for, he puts us right inside this extraordinary adventure, answering the question everyone always wants to know: What was it like to be there?

Copyright : © 2016 Apple Corps Limited. Distributed by STUDIOCANAL LIMITED.

Doors 19.30, Film 20.00, Q&A, Close 23.00

£8/£6 (conc) available online, at the Mirth bar or on the door

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