A Hard Day’s Night
Richard Lester’s music-comedy Beatles classic, restored by Janus Films!
As our summer of film & music programming continues*, we revisit Janus Films’ 4k restoration of the comedy-music classic A HARD DAY’S NIGHT. When the Beatles made their feature debut 50 years ago, nobody expected much. The rock ‘n’ roll musical had been around for a decade without producing many great films. A HARD DAY’S NIGHT changed all that. Directed kinetically by Richard Lester. Given that the other main offering that weekend is going to be “Transformers: Age Of Extinction,” we really can’t stress enough how much you should come and see Richard Lester’s brilliant slice of 60s pop culture, which still feels incredibly fresh, and which has been entirely and elaborately restored (both sound and picture) for this anniversary. (1964, Richard Lester, UK, 92 min, G, DCP)
“One of the great life-affirming landmarks of the movies.” -Roger Ebert