Gold Coast brings back ‘Deconstructing the Beatles’ series

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The "Deconstructing the Beatles" series is returning to the Gold Coast International Film Festival. (Photo courtesy of the Gold Coast International Film Festival)

The Gold Coast International Film Festival will be bringing back a bit of ‘Beatlemania’ to the North Shore starting this Wednesday, with the return of the ‘Deconstructing the Beatles’ series and a film premiere in November.

The Bow Tie Square Cinemas in Great Neck was scheduled to show “The Birth of the Beatles,” which recounts the rise of the international phenomenon, on Wednesday, July 25, at 7:30 p.m. “Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!”, analyzing the Beatles’ early hits in 1963, will be shown on Aug. 22 at the same time and place.

Both films feature the series’ creator Scott Freiman, a composer and Beatles expert, who breaks down the composition and production techniques.

He will be available over Skype for a question and answer session at the July 25 session.

“The series attracts musicians and Beatles fans, of course, but also non-musicians and people who don’t know much about the legendary group,” said Caroline Sorokoff, the festival director of the Gold Coast International Film Festival. “And the films appeal to audiences of all ages – not just those who remember the Beatles’ heyday.”

The Long Island premiere of “Magical Mystery Tour” during the 8th Annual Gold Coast International Film Festival in November will cap off the series.

The exact date has not yet been announced.

The Gold Coast International Film Festival first screened the “Deconstructing the Beatles” series last year, with films analyzing the albums “The White Album,” “Revolver,” “Sgt. Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band,” and “Rubber Soul.”

That year also featured a performance by Beyond Fab, a Beatles tribute band, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Sgt. Pepper album.

To buy tickets – $15 for adults and $10 for students – visit http://goldcoastfilmfestival.org/beatles/.

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