free web

Movie Madness University: Online

MMU_hard days night

Movie Madness University is back with the perfect summer assignment: Join author and film critic Shawn Levy for a seminar on the breezy 1964 Beatles classic A HARD DAY’S NIGHT! Tickets available here. The virtual seminar takes place Thursday, July 9 at 7:30pm.

The film follows the Fab Four on a high-velocity romp through London on the day of a concert as the clock ticks down to showtime. Director Richard Lester’s snapshot of the exuberant young Beatles is part music video, part mockumentary, and pure, life-affirming fun to watch.

In this MMU Online seminar, Shawn will explore the cultural and historical context of the film, dig into what it tells us about the Beatles themselves, and examine how director Richard Lester’s stylistic innovations would influence music videos and filmmaking for years to come.

Your ticket provides access to a pre-recorded lecture and a spot in our virtual discussion on July 9. Please note that you will need to find and watch the film on your own.

Here’s how it works:

Purchase a ticket. With your purchase, you will receive access to a pre-recorded lecture to watch on your own. Tickets are $10 ($8 for Hollywood Theatre members)

Find and watch the film. Please note that MMU is not offering direct access to these films. All MMU featured films are available to rent on major VOD services for under $5. Contact us if you have difficulty finding a title.

Submit questions in advance. Email us any questions you’d like the instructor to answer! You’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions during the seminar, but giving us some advance notice helps us better prepare.

Join us for a virtual seminar on Thursday, July 9 at 7:30pm, where our instructor will discuss the film and answer your questions. The discussion link will be provided with purchase of your ticket.

We are committed to making our education offerings as accessible as possible. If cost is a barrier, please fill out this form to receive a full tuition waiver.

Buy tickets here!

For content considerations or information about age appropriateness, please email