SIFF Cinema presents year-round film going experiences, including the best feature films and one of a kind special events.
January 30 - February 1, 2015
In the late fifties, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Richard Starkey were four teenagers with no formal training and no ability to read or write music who decided to emulate their American rock heroes. Within a few years, they would change music history-and the world-forever. Tracing the birth of the Beatles from their days as the Quarrymen to their first visit to EMI Studios, this multi-media presentation travels from Liverpool to Hamburg, then into the studio for the band's initial recording sessions, including "Love Me Do", "Please Please Me", "She Loves You", and "I Want To Hold Your Hand".
3 Hour Expanded Edition! The 1966 album "Revolver" launched a period of studio experimentation for the Beatles that coincided with the end of their concert performances. With memorable songs, such as "Eleanor Rigby", "Yellow Submarine", and "Tomorrow Never Knows", the Beatles pushed popular music to a place it had never been. This deconstruction explores the groundbreaking production techniques that went into producing this landmark piece of music history.
This vintage camp drug scare film (which later became an off-Broadway musical) warns that "killer weed" is more dangerous than any other drug, and shows how dopers lure children into an enslavement of dancing and piano playing. Horror of horrors! Preceded by a selection of vintage trailers and cartoons.