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SCREENING: Twist and Shout: The Beatles on Film SERIES at the Montauk Library
Sunday, January 26 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 2:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, February 9, 2020
Twist and Shout:The Beatles on Film
- Sunday, December 29: A Hard Day’s Night (1964) 2:30 to 4:00
- Sunday, January 5: Help! (1965) 2:30 to 4:00
- Sunday, January 12: Magical Mystery Tour (1967) 2:30 to 4:00 55 min.
- Sunday, January 19: Yellow Submarine (1968) 2:30 to 3:30
- Sunday, January 26: Let It Be (1969) 2:30 to 4:00
- Sunday, February 9: The Beatles: Eight Days A Week (2016) 2:30-4:15
Cost: FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Shake away the winter blues while you watch films in the series Twist and Shout:The Beatles on Film, at the Montauk Library. These innovative and fun movies featuring The Beatles – John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr- will be screened from late December to early February on consecutive Sunday afternoons at 2:30: A Hard Day’s Night on December 29; Help! on January 5; Magical Mystery Tour on January 12; Yellow Submarine on January 19; Let It Be on January 26; and The Beatles: Eight Days a Week on Sunday, February 9th. Admission is free and open to the public. The Montauk Library is located at 871 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY, 11954. For more information please see montauklibrary.org or call 631-668-3377.
THE BEATLES Film Series at the Montauk Library
Sunday, Dec 29: A Hard Day’s Night (1964) 2:30 to 4:00
A Hard Day’s Night (1964) is a British musical comedy film directed by Richard Lester and starring the Beatles at the height of Beatlemania. A financial and critical success, the film portrays 36 hours in the lives of the group. Forty years after its release, Time magazine rated it as one of the 100 all-time great films. In 1997, British critic Leslie Halliwell described it as a “comic fantasia with music” and awarded it a full four stars. The film is considered one of the most influential of all musical films. In 1999, the British Film Institute ranked it the 88th greatest British film of the 20th century.
A hard day’s night
Tell me why
I cry instead –
I should have known better
I’m happy just to dance with you
And I love her
If I fell
Ringo’s theme (This Boy)
Can’t buy me love.
Sunday, Jan 5: Help! (1965) 2:30 to 4:00
Help! (1965), directed by Richard Lester, was shot in various locations in the style of Marx Brothers zaniness: It was the first Beatles film shot in color. The film depicts the group struggling to record a new album while trying to protect Ringo from a sinister cult and a pair of mad scientists, who are obsessed with obtaining one of his rings. The film had its Royal World Premiere at the London Pavilion Theatre in the West End of London on July 29, 1965 in the presence of Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon and the Earl of Snowdon. While Help! did not receive the same level of critical praise as A Hard Day’s Night, half century later it is regarded as being as influential in the development of music videos.
You’ve got to hide your love away
I need you
You’re going to lose that girl
Ticket to ride
It’s only love
You like me too much
Tell me what you see
I’ve just seen a face
Dizzy Miss Lizzie
Sunday, Jan 12: Magical Mystery Tour (1967) 2:30 to 4:00 55 min.
Magical Mystery Tour (1967) was McCartney’s idea after a trip to the U.S. in the spring of 1967 when he read about Ken Kesey’s Merry Pranksters’ LSD-fuelled American bus odyssey. McCartney wanted to combine this with the English working-class tradition of charabanc mystery tours in which children took chaperoned bus rides through the English countryside, destination unknown. Magical Mystery Tour was dismissed by critics when it aired on BBC-1 on Boxing Day—the day after Christmas -when family entertainment was traditional.
Magical mystery tour
Fool on the hill
Blue jay way
Your mother should know
I am the walrus
Strawberry fields forever
Baby you’re a rich man
All you need is love.
Sunday, Jan 19:Yellow Submarine (1968) 2:30 to 3:30 )
Yellow Submarine (1968) is a British animated musical fantasy inspired by the music of the Beatles and directed by animation producer George Dunning. Yellow Submarine had little input from The Beatles except for a live-action epilogue and four new songs. Acclaimed for its innovative graphic style, the film received widespread acclaim from critics and audiences alike. Pixar co-founder John Lasseter credited the film with raising awareness of animation as a serious art form. Half a century after its release, it is regarded as a landmark of animation.
Only a northern song
All together now
It’s all too much
All you need is love
Sea of time
Sea of holes
Sea of monsters
March of the Meanies
Pepperland laid waste
Yellow submarine in Pepperland.
Sunday, Jan 26: Let It Be (1969) 2:30 to 4:00
Let It Be (1969) was an ill-fated documentary of the band shot over a four-week period in January 1969. Originally intended to chronicle the evolution of an album and raise the possibility of the band’s return to live performances, the footage captures the tension among the band members, and documents how their eventual break up began. The band initially rejected both film and album, recording and issuing Abbey Road instead. But with so much money spent on the project, it was decided to release the film and album in the spring of 1970. When the film appeared, the break-up had already been announced which lent poignancy to the film’s depiction of the band’s inability to recapture their earlier camaraderie.
Two of us
Dig a pony
Across the universe
I me mine
Let it be
I’ve got a feeling
One after 909
Long and winding road
For you blue
Sunday, Feb. 9: The Beatles: Eight Days A Week (2016) 2:30-4:15
The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years (2016) is a documentary directed by Ron Howard about The Beatles from their performances in 1962 at the Cavern Club in Liverpool to their final concert in San Francisco in 1966. Released theatrically on 15 September 2016 in the UK & USA, it started streaming on Hulu on 17 September 2016. It received several awards and nominations, including Best Documentary at the 70th British Academy Film Awards and Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special at the 69th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Award.
John Winston Ono Lennon MBE (October 9, 1940, Liverpool, UK – December 8, 1980, NYC)
was an English singer, songwriter and peace activist who gained worldwide fame as the founder, co-lead vocalist, and rhythm guitarist of the Beatles. His songwriting partnership with Paul McCartney remains the most successful in history.
Sir James Paul McCartney CH MBE (born 18 June 1942, Liverpool, UK) is an English singer, songwriter, musician, composer, and record and film producer who gained worldwide fame as co-lead vocalist and bassist for the Beatles. His songwriting partnership with John Lennon remains the most successful in history.
George Harrison MBE (b. 25 February 1943, Liverpool, UK– d. 29 November 2001, Los Angeles) was an English musician, singer-songwriter, and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles. Harrison embraced Indian culture and helped broaden the scope of popular music through his incorporation of Indian instrumentation and Hindu-aligned spirituality in the Beatles’ work. Although the majority of the band’s songs were written by Lennon and McCartney, most Beatles albums from 1965 onwards included at least two Harrison compositions including “Taxman“, “Within You Without You“, “While My Guitar Gently Weeps“, “Here Comes the Sun” and “Something“.
Sir Richard Starkey MBE (b. 7 July 1940, Liverpool, UK), known professionally as Ringo Starr, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor who gained worldwide fame as the drummer for The Beatles. An extraordinary drummer, he occasionally sang lead vocals with the group, usually one song per album including “With a Little Help from My Friends“, “Yellow Submarine“, “Good Night“, “Boys“, and their cover of “Act Naturally“. He also wrote and sang the Beatles’ songs “Don’t Pass Me By” and “Octopus’s Garden” and is credited as a co-writer of others, including “What Goes On”.
For a complete discography of The Beatles’ recordings. see
Note: “Twist and Shout” was written by Phil Medley and Bert Berns, (a.k.a. Bert Russell) in 1961and first recorded by The Top Notes. It became a chart hit as a single by The Isley Brothers in 1962. The song has been covered by several artists, including The Beatles on their first album Please Please Me (1963).