The “quiet” Beatle as it turned out was hardly so when it came to his opinions about the world he grew up in and escaping the limelight of being one of the Fab Four.
In Martin Scorcese’s never- ending quest to document the lives of Classic Rock icons, his latest film George Harrison: Living In The Material World weaves together interviews with Harrison and his closest friends along with never seen before home movies, concert footage and photographs. Scorcese delves deeply into Harrison’s musical and spiritual voyage right up to his death in 2001.
The predictable interview subjects are here: Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Tom Petty, Eric Clapton, Yoko Ono, George Martin and even Eric Idle from Monty Python. (You might recall the satiric film about The Beatles called The Rutles which Harrison co-produced). But, much of the documentary is actually told in Harrison’s own words.
Scorcese leaves no stone unturned as the documentary extends to nearly 3.5 hours–perhaps why this film never made into cinemas, although it was released exclusively to HBO in late 2011.
Earlier this year the film was honored by Critic’s Choice as “Best Documentary Feature”.
You can see it free of charge at the Rock Hall on Wednesday evening, May 9th at 6:30pm in the Foster Theater but you must RSVP on Monday, April 30th starting at 10am by going to tickets.rockhall.com or by calling 216-525-8426.
Seating is limited and Rock Hall members will get first priority.