The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week—The Touring Years

Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016

02:00 PM – 04:15 PM


From Academy Award–winning director Ron Howard, The Beatles: Eight Days a Week tells the story of the exceptional touring years—from the perspectives of the band, its orbit, the fans, and their world. The film re-creates the touring experience through the eyes of the band members themselves, where every stop was an adventure—from early performances in Hamburg to their January 1964 performance in France. It takes us all over Europe and the Far East to Australia—where the group was greeted by hundreds of thousands of avid fans—and Japan. Along the way, the film delves into the inner workings of the group, how they made decisions, created their music, and built a collective career together. It also looks at the effect those years had on their personal and musical evolution. Although the band created the spark, it was young people around the globe who created the firestorm. The film also explores the incomparable electricity between performer and audience that turned the music into a movement—a common experience into something sublime.

Drawing from more than 100 hours of rare and unseen footage collected from fans, news outlets, and national archives, as well as the Beatles’ own private collection, The Beatles: Eight Days a Week crafts a cinematic experience unlike any Beatles film that has come before, and unlike any other documentary. In addition to multiple new and in-depth interviews with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr as well as a host of names with direct experience of the times—Elvis Costello, Whoopi Goldberg, Larry Kane, and Kitty Oliver, among others—the film includes 12 full and partial performances from the concerts. The footage has been elegantly recut and remastered in high-definition and 5.1 surround sound, providing the closest experience possible to seeing the Beatles play live.

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