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UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hammer Museum present

A Hard Day's Night

The Beatles
June 11, 2023 - 11:00 am

All Family Flicks screenings are free admission. Seating is first come, first served. The Billy Wilder Theater opens 15 minutes before each Family Flicks program.

A Hard Day’s Night

U.K., 1964

In the run-up to a live television performance, The Beatles—John, Paul, George and Ringo—find themselves caught up in a whirlwind of cheeky misadventure. They’re chased by screaming fans, beset by squares of all types and Paul’s notorious grandfather proves more incorrigible than any of the mop-topped rockers. The still brilliant buoyancy of Richard Lester’s pop music musical A Hard Day’s Night lies in Lester’s decision not to try to capture the energy of Beatlemania in a bottle but to instead cast cinematic form aside and just (rock and) roll with it.

DCP, b&w, 87 min. Director: Richard Lester. Screenwriter: Alun Owen. With: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr.

Recommend for ages 8+

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