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MMU Online Archive – A HARD DAY’S NIGHT

MMU Online Archive – A HARD DAY’S NIGHT

Author and film critic Shawn Levy hosts this seminar on the breezy 1964 Beatles film A HARD DAY’S NIGHT! 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.

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

The lecture is meant to be watched before watching the film. Then, find and watch the film on your own, and finish up with the recording of the live Q&A (where spoilers will almost certainly be discussed!)

For each course, the "click to stream" button will take you to a Vimeo showcase that contains two videos. Watch the lecture first, and then select the discussion from the dropdown menu in the Vimeo player.

In general, the Hollywood Theatre does not provide content advisories about the subject matter shown in our theatre. Films exhibited don’t necessarily reflect the views of the Hollywood Theatre. Information about content and age-appropriateness for specific films can be found on Common Sense Media and