- The band you know. The story you don’t.
- In 1962, four friends changed the world.
Director: Ron Howard
Writers: Mark Monroe, P.G. Morgan (story consultant)
Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr
Genre: Drama, History
From Academy Award winning director, Ron Howard, The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years is the highly anticipated documentary feature film about The Beatles’ phenomenal early career. It will be featuring rare and unseen footage when they toured and captured the world’s acclaim.
The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years is Ron Howard’s authorized and highly anticipated documentary feature film about The Beatles’ phenomenal early career. It is set for a global theatrical release on September 2016.
The film is based on the first part of The Beatles’ career (1962-1966) – the period in which they toured and captured the world’s acclaim. It will explore the band’s inner workings – how they made decisions, created their music and built their collective career together – all the while, exploring The Beatles’ extraordinary and unique musical gifts and their remarkable, complementary personalities. It will focus on the time period from the early Beatles’ journey in the days of The Cavern Club in Liverpool to their last concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco in 1966.
We all know the moment. February 9th, 1964, 8:12pm EST – after a brief commercial break, four young men from Liverpool step onto the Ed Sullivan stage, changing culture forever.
Seventy-three million people watched The Beatles perform that night, the largest audience in television history. It was an event that united a nation and signaled the birth of youth culture as we know it today. But while this single performance introduced The Beatles to America, what the band did next would introduce them to the entire world, permanently transforming the music industry and forever engraining them into the fabric of popular culture...
They went on tour.
By the time the band quit touring in August of 1966, they had performed 166 concerts in 15 countries and 90 cities around the world. The cultural phenomenon their touring helped create, known as “Beatlemania,” was something the world had never seen before and, arguably, hasn’t since. It was the first time much of the world felt truly unified – bound by aspiration and attitude, rather than divided by race, class, religion or nationality.
THE BEATLES: EIGHT DAYS A WEEK – THE TOURING YEARS will tell the story of the band’s exceptional touring years – from the perspectives of the band, its world, the fans, and their world. It will examine the impact of those years on each of The Beatles – the toll that touring took on their relationships and the effect it had on their musical evolution, as well as the colossal boost the tours gave to their lifestyle and fame. But while the band created the spark, it was young people around the world who created the firestorm. The film will also explore the incomparable electricity between performer and audience that turned the music into a movement – a common experience into something sublime.
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Philippine release date: September 21, 2016
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