After Hours Film Society 25th Anniversary Celebration!
The Beatles in A Hard Day's Night - In glorious Black & White!
Established in 1989, The After Hours Film Society screens foreign, classic and specialty films at the Tivoli Theatre in Downers Grove, each presentation followed by a lecture or group discussion led by educators and film professionals. Meeting at the beautifully restored Tivoli (Built in 1928) on the second and fourth Monday of the month (except May and December - second Monday only).
25th Anniversary Celebration Admission is $8.00 for AHFS Members, $12.00 non-members.
THIS EVENT WILL LIKELY SELL OUT! You can purchase tickets ahead of time (RECOMMENDED) at the Tivoli box office when the theater is open. Call (630)[masked]
AHFS Membership details - Click Here. Complimentary coffee and cookies after the film. Live pre-film entertainment on a 1924 Wurlitzer theatre organ.
Meetup at 7:00 - Seated at 7:15 - Showtime 7:30. Purchase your ticket (IF THERE'S ANY LEFT!), get your popcorn and Twizzlers, and meet in the theater lobby near the little counter where they sell wine & beer. Look for a guy with a Meetup sign. PLEASE BE ON TIME!
Don't rush off after the film. Organized discussion of the film in the theatre follows coffee and cookies in the lobby.
July 28th : A Hard Day's Night
From Rotten Tomatoes movie review site: During the first worldwide flush of Beatlemania in 1964, United Artists wanted to ship out a movie with The Beatles before their vogue was over. Working within a tight $500,000 budget, director Richard Lester turned out A Hard Day's Night in a fast 6 1/2 weeks; the picture was in the theatres three months after shooting commenced. 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, with screenwriter Alun Owen, fashioned an exhilarating study of a "typical" 36 hours in the lives of the Fab Four. Onto a plot about getting to the Big Show on time are hung a series of instant-reaction gags, character vignettes, and musical setpieces. Much of the humor arises from Paul McCartney's efforts to keep his grandfather (Wilfred Brambell), a "clean old man," from getting into mischief. Also good for several laughs is the hookey-playing Ringo Starr, whose mistimed declaration of independence lands him in jail. We are also treated to a war of nerves between the unflappable John Lennon and an uptight TV director (Victor Spinelli), who worries that, should the Beatles not show up at broadcast time, he'll be demoted to "News In Welsh." George Harrison stars in a sequence in which he is mistaken for an auditionee by the producer (Kenneth Haigh) of a superficially trendy, teen-oriented TV weekly. The songs include "I Should Have Known Better," "And I Love Her," "Tell Me Why," "If I Fell," "Can't Buy Me Love," and the title song.