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Entertainment Corner: DKTR – A Hard Day’s Night

  • (photos Sal Gomez)
  • (photos Sal Gomez)

by Sal Gomez


Unless you spent too much time on the international space station, you have probably heard that 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the Beatles first appearance on the Ed Sullivan show as well as their introduction to American television audiences. The rest as they say is history. Along with that, it should also be noted that a little film starring John, Paul, George and Ringo also made its debut 50 years ago. A small budget feature entitled “A Hard Day’s Night.”
Now a newly re-mastered print with a remixed monaural soundtrack in 5.1 surround has been released on DVD and Blu-Ray to celebrate what many believe to be the greatest rock n roll movie ever made…some say the greatest film…period. It is also being released for a limited theatrical run so the fans can experience this film where it was meant to be seen…in a theater.
The Cinefamily at The Silent Movie Theater in Los Angeles has been playing the film since July 3rd when it kicked off the annual “Don’t Knock The Rock” summer film and music festival. Curated by film director Allison Anders and her daughter, music supervisor Tiffany Anders, the festival will mark its 10th anniversary this year. And a dream exhibit of the Beatles film was, well… a dream come true for Allison and Tiffany.
With a packed house of devoted fans, the film hit the screen with that famous opening cord of “A Hard Day’s Night.” And what a treat it was. The film has never looked better and indeed the soundtrack was amazing to experience. If you want to see this film in the theater, you still have time. The Cinefamily in conjunction with the Don’t Knock The Rock fest will run the film until July 17th so get out there and enjoy one of the most perfect, fun-filled films ever made. Oh, and The Beatles are in it, too!

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