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Directed by Richard Lester

1964

UK

B/W

87 minutes

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RESTORATIONS & REVIVALS

A Hard Day’s Night

The MFAH proudly serves as the exclusive Houston venue for the U.S. release of the 50th anniversary restoration of A Hard Day’s Night. Experience this digitally restored classic in 4K resolution, enhanced by a new 5.1 sound mix produced by Giles Martin, son of longtime Beatles manager George Martin.

When worldwide Beatlemania hit in 1964  United Artists wanted to ship out a Beatles movie before the vogue was over. Working within a tight $500,000 budget, director Richard Lester turned out A Hard Day's Night in a fast 6½ weeks. Using a variety of techniques cribbed from Hollywood slapstick comedies, the French New Wave movement, and his own experiences as a TV-commercial director, Lester fashioned an exhilarating study of a "typical" 36 hours in the lives of the Fab Four. Songs include "And I Love Her," "Can't Buy Me Love," "I Should Have Known Better," "If I Fell," "Tell Me Why," and of course, the title song "A Hard Day’s Night."