It is the best rock & roll comedy adventure, and probably the greatest historic sing along film of all time. And now, the Beloit International Film Festival invites you to dig out the Beatles wigs and relive the era.
This year’s BIFF Sing-A-Long film will be the classic Beatles 1964 hit A Hard Day’s Night, featuring more than a dozen early songs by the boys from Liverpool. Directed by Richard Lester, it captures the Beatles at their beginning, and London before it really learned to swing. The Beatles drew massive enthusiastic crowds, but they had not yet set the heavens ablaze.
The Sing-A-Long event is sponsored by the law firm of Brennan Steil, S.C of Janesville, WI.
The film will be presented on Saturday February 25th, 7 p.m. at Schubert’s Luxury 10 Cinema on Cranston Rd. in Beloit. Prior to the screening there will be costume and singing competitions with prizes awarded. Popcorn and soda will be provided, compliments of Luxury 10.
And don’t worry if you have forgotten some of the words to All My Loving and I Wanna Be Your Man. The words will be shown at the bottom of the movie screen. Girls will be encouraged to scream at random.
A Hard Day’s Night, is a frenetic cinéma vérité romp with the Beatles as they travel from Liverpool to London. Director Richard Lester is one of the most influential directors of the 1960s, and continued his career into the early ’80s with such films as The Knack…and How to Get It and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. His style in A Hard Day’s Night and Help!was seen by many as inspiring the music video.
The Beloit International Film Festival, celebrating its 12th year, is sponsored by the Hendricks Group in association with Beloit College and with additional support provided by Visit Beloit. Support for the Festival comes from area businesses and civic organizations, and individual support for BIFF is provided through membership in the BIFF Founders and the Film Society of Beloit.