New Beatles Documentary Set for September Release
Beatles fans will be treated to a virtual at home event with the release of a new documentary, “Meeting The Beatles in India,” on Sept. 9.
Emmy Award-winning Canadian filmmaker Paul Saltzman’s new film offers first hand details and over 40 never-before-seen photos of the Fab 4 in India.
Saltzman learned transcendental meditation while spending a week in 1968 at the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram in Rishikesh on the banks of the Ganges River along with John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. The film–narrated by Oscar® winner Morgan Freeman with executive producers including Pen Densham and David Lynch–“adds vital details and context to one of the seminal cultural events of the 20th Century,” according to a release.
The movie offers insight into the songwriting process of The Beatles, the truth behind the split with the Maharishi, the revelation of the “real Bungalow Bill” in Hawaii, and the the actual spot at the ashram where Paul and John first sang Dear Prudence for one of their group, Prudence Farrow, sister of Mia Farrow, who was most devoted to her daily meditations…so much so that the group worried for her well-being.
Presented by Gathr Films, the virtual World Premiere will give fans a chance to chat via a Live Filmmaker Q&A directly following its airing on its Gathr At Home™ platform.
The film will then be available virtually through art house film platforms around the world.
Watch the trailer HERE.