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Sunday, June 11, 2023
11:00am - 12:30pm
Billy Wilder Theater
UCLA Film & Television Archive

All Family Flicks screenings are free admission. Seating is first come, first served. The Billy Wilder Theater opens 15 minutes before each Family Flicks program.

A Hard Day’s Night

U.K., 1964

In the run-up to a live television performance, The Beatles—John, Paul, George and Ringo—find themselves caught up in a whirlwind of cheeky misadventure. They’re chased by screaming fans, beset by squares of all types and Paul’s notorious grandfather proves more incorrigible than any of the mop-topped rockers. The still brilliant buoyancy of Richard Lester’s pop music musical A Hard Day’s Night lies in Lester’s decision not to try to capture the energy of Beatlemania in a bottle but to instead cast cinematic form aside and just (rock and) roll with it.

Recommend for ages 8+

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Event Organizer

Senna Hanner-Zhang