Ron Howard premieres his Beatles documentary Eight Days A Week
Ron Howard might be best known for directing big budget epics such as Apollo 13, The Da Vinci Code and In The Heart Of The Sea, but he’s turned his attention to music for a new documentary.
Ron was in London for a special screening of his hotly anticipated documentary about the Fab Four, The Beatles: Eight Days A Week
His authorised documentary about the early years of The Beatles features exclusive footage and is produced with the full cooperation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison.
The London screening drew famous faces including Julie Walters and Notting Hill director Richard Curtis.
Julie Walters (Ian West/PA)
The doc reflects on the first part of The Beatles’ career between 1962 and 1966 and will explore how John, Paul, George and Ringo came together.
Richard Curtis (Ian West/PA)
The title is taken from a 1964 hit single by the group.
It hits UK cinemas on September 15.
The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years
180 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)
George Harrison; John Lennon; Paul McCartney; Ringo Starr
United Kingdom, United States
A film by Academy Award®-winning director Ron Howard, with World Premiere Event broadcast live – only in cinemas September 15.
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. But it is what the band did next that 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.
This is the not-to-missed story of the band's exceptional touring years – an intimate portrait of the band, and a behind-the-scenes look at The Beatles on tour. Exploring the effect it had on their relationships, as well as their musical evolution, and looking at how they transformed the world of music, the film features interviews, unheard music and exclusive concert footage from the biggest band of all time.
This main presentation is preceded by a 45min live broadcast from the Leicester Square Red Carpet Premiere event. The main feature will commence at 7pm.