«Structured as a two-days-in-the-life portrait of the ‘real’ Beatles, Richard Lester’s film follows John, Paul, George and Ringo from Liverpool to London by train, up to a fancy hotel, out to a nightclub and off to the BBC. Along the way, they’re pursued by hordes of screaming girls. They have to bust Ringo out of chokey. And they suffer the taunts of Paul’s scheming granddad (Wilfrid ‘Steptoe’ Brambell).
Inspired in equal measure by Godard and the Goons, the film is best remembered for its herky-jerky camerawork and mile-a-minute banter. So it’s easy to forget that this cheeky romp also contains a rabid speech about police brutality and a scene where the lads sneeringly harass a member of the aristocracy. Add to that a stream of homoerotic asides from Lennon and an almighty swing at commercial teensploitation and the film’s just-a-bit-of-fun reputation looks increasingly shaky.» (TimeOut, London)
1964 Richard Lester 1.85:1 B&W dcp 87 min.
BRISTOL BLUE will play an acoustic set before the Wednesday night show!
MUSIC BEGINS AT 6:30
FILM AT 7:30
Bristol Blue has performed at the Abbey Road on the River (Beatles Festival) multiple times both at the National Harbor and in Louisville. Bristol Blue has released four albums to date and several singles. The February 6th performance before «A Hard Day's Night» will be their third pre-movie performance at the Senator Theatre.
STUDENT/ SR $9
5904 YORK ROAD