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Hail, Hail Rock & Roll Film Series: Let It Be
Thursday, May 8, 2014
6:00 PM-8:15 PM
Cost: Free and Open to All
Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903
Auditorium (3rd Floor)
Thu, 2014-05-08 18:00 - 20:15
Join us for a seven session documentary film series on Thursday evenings this spring. Focusing on American Rock and Roll, the series will look at the development of the genre from the 1950s through the late 1970s – with a grand finale screening of the classic spoof Spinal Tap!
Film Series Moderator:Dave Lussier, a Providence composer/arranger of over 350 songs. Dave has been a student of the “School of Rock” for over 35 years and brings his expertise to the PPL Film Series of classic Rock Docs.
Let It Be is a 1970 documentary film about the Beatles rehearsing and recording songs for the album Let It Be in January 1969. The film features an unannounced rooftop concert by the group, their last performance in public. Released just after the album, it was the final original Beatles release.
The film was originally planned as a television documentary which would accompany a concert broadcast. When plans for a broadcast were dropped, the project became a feature film. Although the film does not dwell on the dissension within the group at the time, it provides some glimpses into the dynamics that would lead to the Beatles’ break-up.
Running Time: 80 minutes
Parking is available at the Providence Hilton Parking Garage: $3/3 hours.
Bring ticket for stamping at the Library.