Beatles Revolutions: Across the Universe
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Date & Time
Wed, Feb 27 7:00 PM
UCSB Santa Barbara,CA 93101
With the hallucinatory visual style of Revolver, the poppy sentiment of A Hard Days Night, and a songbook that spans the Beatles discography, Julie Taymors Across the Universe (2007) reimagines the Beatles music as the soundscape for art, revolution, and love in the 1960s. British dockworker Jude (Jim Sturgess) travels from Liverpool to the US in search of his father, but ends up he falling in love with a young upper-class American, Lucy (Evan Rachel Wood). The film pays tribute to the Beatles mythos and offers a testament to the way their music continues to inspire imagination and resonate through contemporary culture. Music and cultural critic Greil Marcus will join Patrice Petro (Director of the Carsey-Wolf Center) for a post-screening discussion.Beatles Revolutions When the Beatles burst onto the musical scene in the early 1960s, they reflected the eras great idealism and its frenzy of political protest and debate, producing music that would become synonymous with the decade itself. The CWCs winter series Beatles Revolutions examines the ways in which the band was central to broader revolutions in music, culture, and politics. The series spans documentary, animation, and fictionalized versions of the Beatles lives, and will feature distinguished guests who have written about, toured with, and produced music for the Beatles. This event is sponsored by the Carsey-Wolf Center, the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music (CISM), and KCSB-FM.