Rockford, IL – Rockford Public Library is pleased to be providing a month long celebration of the Beatles.
Don’t forget…it’s nearly time for the Fab 4 Film Festival. On Sunday May 22nd, the Rockford Public Library presents a Beatles Fab 4 Film Festival. Starting at noon we will show back to back Beatles movies and a special 4 part viewing of Ed Sullivan Show appearances. The movies are FREE! We suggest that people get their early as only about 220 seats have a great view of the movie screen.
At the Nordlof Center
J.R. Sullivan Theater
118. N. Main Street Rockford, Illinois
12:00 Noon, A Hard Day’s Night 2:00 pm, Magical Mystery Tour
4:00 pm, The Beatles In Their Own Write
6:00 pm, George Harrison Living in the Material World
Excerpts from the Ed Sullivan shows starring the Beatles will be shown between films!
All month long we will feature music CDs, books and DVDs featuring the Fab 4. Watch our website and Facebook pages for books, and more.
About The Movies:
A Hard Day’s Night.
A lively, good-natured spoof of "Beatlemania" portraying a frantic 36 hours in the lives of the rock group.
Magical Mystery Tour.
The Beatles charter a special bus and embark on a magic journey through the English countryside. Features popular Beatles songs including 'The Fool on the Hill,' 'Blue Jay Way,' 'Your Mother Should Know,' 'I Am the Walrus,' and 'Magical Mystery Tour.'
The Beatles In Their Own Write.
(This film investigates and discovers the story of The Beatles via their own music and in so doing reveals, in a way previously undocumented, just how this unlikely collective came to write the songs that made the whole world sing.)
Complete Ed Sullivan shows starring the Beatles.
Now viewers can experience the moment music changed forever! When the Beatles stepped onto Sullivan's New York stage on Sunday, February 9, 1964 to make their American TV debut, 86 percent of all TVs on at that hour tuned in. The Beatles appeared on the Sullivan show four times!
George Harrison Living In the Material World.
Using unseen photos and footage ... director Martin Scorsese traces the life of George Harrison in a personal film, weaving together performance footage, home movies, rare archival materials and interviews with his family and friends"
About the Library
The Rockford Public Library, founded in 1872 as the second library in Illinois, currently has seven facilities, including the Nordlof Center, Main Library and five Branch Libraries. The mission of the Rockford Public Library is to educate, inform, entertain and culturally enrich the people of our community.