a-ha: The Movie

Norway/Germany, 109m, DCP

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Screened April 8–21, 2022

When a-ha’s breakthrough hit “Take On Me” shot to #1 on the Billboard charts in 1985, it turned its three young band members into global superstars overnight. While the iconic song and its groundbreaking music video remain ubiquitous to this day, the story of a-ha didn’t end there. After 35 years, a deep catalog of 11 studio albums, 55 million units sold, and over 1 billion views on YouTube – despite controversies and disagreements – a-ha continues to record music and play to packed arenas around the world. Following Mags, Morten and Pal over a period of four years, a-ha: The Movie provides unprecedented access to the inner workings of the band as well as a career spanning look at one of the most enduring and beloved acts in pop music history. A Lightyear release

In German, English, and Norwegian; with English subtitles

Official Selection: Tribeca Film Festival, New Horizons Film Festival, Glasgow Film Festival

A film by Thomas Robsahm Aslaug Holm

Takes on much more than the one song you know… A compelling tale of three perfectionists who consider music to be their bond, but don’t work together very well unless they have to.”

Luke Y. Thompson, The A. V. Club