Watch "The Crystal Ball" (1943), dir. Elliot Nugent, on YouTube
Hey everyone! Guess what, Rick and Ilsa are making a comeback this Friday!
It’s been forever since we’ve done a liveblog and we’re really excited for this week’s double feature, Tim Burton’s short “Vincent” (available on YouTube) and Tomas Alfredson’s “Let the Right One In” (available on Netflix). If you want to join us we’ll be announcing the time of the liveblog and posting a link to the short later this week.
"Don’t take that tone with me, young man. I fought the war for your sort."
"I bet you’re sorry you won."
A HARD DAY’S NIGHT (1964) - 50th Anniversary
Plus the short ‘Welcome to Pepperland’
Thursday, October 9 - 7:30PM Aero Theatre, Santa Monica
The annual Fest For Beatles Fans (formerly Beatlefest) began in 1974 in New York City, and arrives in Los Angeles this weekend, with special guests, nightly concerts, exhibits and more. Celebrate the Fest’s 40th anniversary - and John Lennon’s birthday – with a Fab Four favorite!
Program includes “Welcome to Pepperland” (1974, 21 min.), a rarely seen documentary about the very first Beatlefest in 1974.
Director Richard Lester’s brilliant, carefree comedy set the tone for the rest of the 1960s and captured The Beatles at their best, clowning (as one respected reviewer said) like the new Marx Bros. From Lester’s restless, handheld camerawork to writer Alun Owen’s surreal, day-in-the-life script and George Martin’s sprightly score (both Oscar-nominated) to the Beatles themselves - exuberantly singing “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “She Loves You” and 10 other Beatles classics - this is the essence of the ’60s.