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A Hard Day’s Night


A Hard Day’s Night

This boldly contemporary rock n’ roll comedy follows “a day in the life” of John, Paul, George and Ringo at the height of Beatlemania. Guest Curator, choreographer Mark Morris.


Loew Auditorium




Meet the Beatles! Just one month after they exploded onto the US scene via The Ed Sullivan Show, John, Paul, George and Ringo began working on a project that would bring their revolutionary talent to the big screen. In this exuberant tale, the bandmates play cheeky comic versions of themselves, capturing the astonishing moment when they officially became the singular, irreverent idols of their generation—and changed music forever. Directed with raucous, anything-goes verve by Richard Lester and featuring a slew of iconic pop anthems, including the title track, “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “I Should Have Known Better,” and “If I Fell,” Hard Day’s Night reconceived the movie musical and exerted an incalculable influence on the music video. It is also one of the most deliriously entertaining movies of all time.

2014 digital restoration. D: Richard Lester, UK, 1968, Runtime: 1h27m

Part of SHIFT: an array of live arts that kick off summer at the Hop, harkening back to the creative disruption of the 1960s and shifting how we think about music, drama, and identity.
Shift 2018