Campus film series concludes with Beatles movie musical

May 02, 2003

Penn State Altoona's spring film series wraps up this weekend with a showing of "A Hard Day's Night" on Sunday, May 4 at 7 p.m. in the Downtown Conference Center Cinema. "A Hard Day's Night" (1964) stars John, Paul, George and Ringo in their first film, a comedic romp directed by Richard Lester. Roger Ebert calls it "One of the great life-affirming landmarks of the movies." Alun Owen's script wisely builds on the Beatles massive celebrity at the time and much of the film has them trying to escape from mobs of teenage girls. Since the Beatles are playing themselves, they don't really have to act. All they have to do is be who they are—four funny, personable, likeable young Brits.

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