• A Hard Day's Night

  • Charlie Is My Darling: Ireland 1965

A Hard Day's Night: Free Outdoor Screening!


John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr,

“Though the motive behind A Hard Day’s Night was simply to generate new records, it turned out to be an extraordinarily original amalgamation of virtually all previous forms of rock ’n’ roll film. The combination of the Beatles’ music, Lester’s use of techniques associated with cinéma vérité and the French New Wave in a hybrid documentary/fictional form, and the photographer and editor’s audiovisual compositions made it enormously influential. The successful synergy between film and soundtrack album marked a major advance in the integration of the cinematic and musical components of the culture industries.”

David E. James
  • Alun Owen
  • Gilbert Taylor
Print Info
  • B&W
  • Digital
  • 85 mins
  • Janus Films
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Charlie Is My Darling: Ireland 1965

Peter Whitehead, Michael Gochanour, United Kingdom, 2012

Mick Jagger
Brian Jones
Charlie Watts
Keith Richards

The first of several projects the Rolling Stones undertook with director Peter Whitehead, Charlie Is My Darling is “a backstage musical that follows the band on a short Irish tour. . . . Whitehead creates mosaics of casually spontaneous observations of unguarded [offstage] moments. But the film’s desultory progress among fans and musicians is galvanized in their performances, where the boys and a couple of girls invade the stage before the security manages to rescue the musicians” (David E. James). In 2012 additional footage from the Stones’ Irish tour was discovered, which director Mick Gochanour and producer Robin Klein used to create this expanded, sync sound version.

  • Michael Gochanour
Print Info
  • B&W
  • Digital
  • 64 mins
  • ABKCO Films