Good Ol' Freda with concert by 1964: the TributeSaturday, June 14 | 7 pm
(Doors open at 5:30 pm. Concert begins at 7 pm; movie begins at 9 pm.)
$35 ($30 Members) Reserved
$25 ($20 Members) General admission
$12.50 Youth 7–18, General admission only
Children 6 and under free, General admission only
To mark the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ U.S. debut on the Ed Sullivan Show, the NCMA presents the group Rolling Stone magazine called “the best Beatles tribute on Earth,” a group that sold out Carnegie Hall 11 times. 1964: The Tribute captures the look and sound of an early 1960s Beatles concert with spine-tingling effect.
The live performance will be followed by a screening of Good Ol’ Freda, a new documentary about the Beatles’ official fan club manager, who became a confidante and friend to all four members of the band. Beatles manager Brian Epstein hired 17-year-old Freda Kelly as his secretary because she took the fans seriously and kept the band’s secrets with absolute integrity. She never wrote a book or allowed interviews after the Fab Four broke up, until now.
The film was made by Ryan White, a Duke grad and winner of the Directing Award at the Sundance Film Festival, with the blessing and support of Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.
“Pure joy for Beatles fans.”—Hollywood Reporter
“Good Ol’ Freda celebrates an intensely private witness to four of the most public lives in pop-culture history.”—New York Times
Watch the trailer.
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June 14, 2014