Prytania Theatre & Bruce Spizer
The Beatles:Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years
Screenings Hosted by Beatles author/historian Bruce Spizer
September 23, 2016 thru September 25, 2016
Below are the special Screenings Hosted by Bruce Spizer-
Friday, Sept 23, 7:30 PM – Screening of Eight Days A Week and Shea Concert is preceded by Audio/Visual Presentation by Beatles author/historian Bruce Spizer on the convoluted story of how Beatlemania evolved in America.
Saturday, Sept 24, NOON – Screening preceded by Audio/Visual Presentation by Beatles author/historian Bruce Spizer on the Beatles Butcher cover, the controversial re-called album cover from 1966.
Sunday, Sept 25, NOON – Screening followed by a panel discussion on the film with Bruce Spizer, Eric Paulsen WWL-TV and Mike Scott Times-Picayune / NOLA.com movie critic.
Bruce Spizer is a first generation Beatles fan and a life-long native of New Orleans, Louisiana. He has an extensive Beatles collection, concentrating primarily on United States, Canadian and British first issue records, record promotional items, press kits and concert posters. A “taxman” by day, Bruce is a board certified tax attorney and certified public accountant. A “paperback writer” by night, he is the author of the critically acclaimed books, The Beatles Records on Vee-Jay, The Beatles’ Story on Capitol Records Parts 1 & 2, The Beatles on Apple Records, The Beatles Solo on Apple Records, The Beatles Swan Song: “She Loves You” & Other Records, The Beatles Are Coming! The Birth of Beatlemania in America and his latest project, Beatles For Sale on Parlophone Records.
Movie Synopsis: The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years is based on the first part of The Beatles’ career (1962-1966) – the period in which they toured and captured the world’s acclaim. Ron Howard’s film will explore how John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr came together to become this extraordinary phenomenon, “The Beatles.” It will delve into their inner workings – how they made decisions, created their music and built their collective career together – all the while, highlighting The Beatles’ extraordinary and unique musical gifts and their remarkable, complementary personalities. The film will focus on the time period from the early Beatles’ journey in the days of The Cavern Club in Liverpool to their last concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco in 1966