MAYSLES TRIBUTE/MEMBERS-ONLY: What's Happening! The Beatles in the U.S.A. (50th Anniversary, Albert Maysles in person!)

Albert Maysles in person! The most seismic events in modern American life can be traced back to single culture-altering calendar days of the Sixties: the day Man landed on the moon, the day JFK was shot, the day Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered “I Have A Dream” — and the day the Beatles first touched down on U.S. soil, ostensibly to play on The Ed Sullivan Show, but really to open the floodgates on our permanent obsession with all things boppin’ and British. Fifty years ago, on 2/7/64, the Beatles arrived in New York City — and lucky for fans of all ages, documentarians extraordinare Albert and David Maysles (the incredible minds behind Grey Gardens) were there to capture all the wonderful clowning, anticipation and frenzy surrounding their whirlwind five-day visit. From the crazed airport reception to unguarded moments inside the Plaza Hotel (including a brief glimpse of Lennon messing about with a proto version of “Strawberry Fields Forever” on a melodica), What’s Happening vaults over remaining a mere historical document to becoming a highly insightful prime example of the Maysles’ ability to capture candid gold anywhere they went.
Dir. Albert & David Maysles, 1964, digital presentation, 81 min.

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Watch an excerpt from the behind-the-scenes doc on “What’s Happening!”, featuring rare outtakes from the shoot!
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