New Beatles Documentary Released in Cinemas on May 28th
Celebrating 50 years since the release of the Beatles' groundbreaking album, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band, a new documentary will be hitting UK cinemas on the 26th May.
The cinematic release of It Was Fifty Years Ago Today! The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper & Beyond will be appear on digital 1st June and DVD 3rd July. An exclusive image can be seen above, courtesy of Getty images.
From the Emmy nominated director of Monty Python: Almost The Truth, Alan G. Parker, the film features rare archival footage unseen since the 1960s. The film also features rare interviews with The Beatles’ original drummer Pete Best, John Lennon’s sister Julia Baird, Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein’s secretary Barbara O’Donnell and Steve Diggle of the Buzzcocks, amongst others.
The documentary examines the twelve months (Aug 1966 - Aug 1967) that would arguably be the most crucial in the band’s career, a year in which they stopped being the world’s number one touring band and instead focused on pushing the boundaries of what could be achieved in the studio.
Alan G. Parker has also commented: “We’re combining first-hand accounts of the events that allowed ‘Sgt. Pepper’ to happen with rare and unseen footage that we’ve forensically unearthed from mainstream archives and private collectors. The last days of touring…. the execution of the album…. and the aftermath that it left behind will, I hope, give the audience an intimate sense of the band, the time and the impact of this extraordinary album.”