With the popularity of our July presentations of these film lectures, we are pleased to offer another opportunity to catch them. Filmed on stage at the Jacob Burns Film Center in New York, these lively multimedia presentations by music expert Scott Freiman take fans young and old into the studio with The Beatles, exploring their compositions, performances and recording techniques.
ADMISSION TO THIS PROGRAM: $15 General | $10 CFI Members
DECONSTRUCTING THE BEATLES’ RUBBER SOUL
FRIDAY, AUG. 11 & SATURDAY, AUG.12 • 4:30
In October 1965, The Beatles were asked to produce a new album of original music for Christmas release. One month later, they emerged with Rubber Soul, which hit number one on the charts, along with the singles “We Can Work It Out” and “Day Tripper.” This educational journey explores the creation of these songs, as well as “Norwegian Wood,” “In My Life,” “Nowhere Man” and other classics. Writer/Presenter: Scott Freiman. (US 2016) 95 min.
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DECONSTRUCTING THE BEATLES’ REVOLVER
FRIDAY, AUG. 18 & SATURDAY, AUG.19 • 4:30
SCOTT FREIMAN VIA SKYPE AFTER SHOW ON AUG. 19
Often called one of the top albums of all time, Revolver launched a period of studio experimentation for The Beatles that coincided with their decision to stop performing live. With such memorable songs as “Eleanor Rigby,” “Yellow Submarine” and “Good Day Sunshine,” they pushed popular music to a place it had not been before. Writer/Presenter: Scott Freiman. (US 2016) 95 min.
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DECONSTRUCTING THE BEATLES’ SGT. PEPPER
FRIDAY, AUG. 25 & SATURDAY, AUG. 26 • 4:30
One of the most influential albums of our time, The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Band was described by Rolling Stone as “the most important rock ‘n’ roll album ever made, an unsurpassed adventure in concept, sound, songwriting, cover art and studio technology by the greatest rock ‘n’ roll group of all time.” This multimedia presentation explores the album from multiple angles. Writer/Presenter: Scott Freiman. (US 2016) 90 min.
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DECONSTRUCTING THE BEATLES’ WHITE ALBUM
FRIDAY, SEPT. 1 & SATURDAY, SEPT. 2 • 4:30
SCOTT FREIMAN VIA SKYPE AFTER SHOW ON SEPT. 2
The Beatles released their White Album in 1968, and it contained 30 songs spanning almost every style of music. This fascinating multimedia presentation transports us into Abbey Road Studio for a look at the innovative techniques used during the production of “Revolution,” “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” “Blackbird” and many other songs. Writer/Presenter: Scott Freiman. (US 2016) 90 min.
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