A Hard Day's Night
(Richard Lester, 1965). Richard Lesters mock cinema vérité account of a day in the life of the world's most famous rock band is not a great film, but it's laden with cultural significance. Forty decades after its release, A Hard Days Night has never seemed more familiar, nor more remarkably prescientMTV decades before its invention. Although the movie is all about image, whats amazing is that its self-reflexivity hardly seems cynical. The term innocent is barely innocent enough to describe the Beatless prehistoric antics.
Wed., June 17, 4:30 p.m.; Sat., June 20, 2 p.m., 2009
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