There was a time when actual music captured America's attention, versus lip-synced chaos, so Gothamist encourages everyone to take advantage of the excitement around the 40th anniversary of the British invasion - when Beatles came to America, landing at JFK. The Daily News has a fabulous guide to Beatles happenings in town this weekend, including:
• The Museum of Television & Radio's Beatles exhibit.
• Makor will be showing Yellow Submarine tomorrow night.
• The Film Society of Lincoln Center will be showing a Hard Day's Night on Sunday at 8PM, with a panel discussion afterwards. Documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles, George's sister Louise Harrison, promoter of the Beatles' Shea Stadium concert Sid Bernstein, and many more will be speaking.
Richard Lester, the fabulous director of a Hard Day's Night, was interviewed by Steven Soderbergh in the Guardian. He's the subject of Soderbergh's bizarre but interesting book about making film: Getting Away With It: Or: The Further Adventures of the Luckiest Bastard You Ever Saw.