Spring, 1963: a young John Lennon, on the cusp of full-fledged stardom, took a four-day holiday with Beatles manager Brian Epstein to Barcelona. Despite their differing backgrounds—Lennon working class and straight, Epstein a cosmopolitan homosexual—their relationship flourished on this short sojourn. But what really happened? A fascinating speculative fiction filmed in stunning black-and-white, Munch’s lost classic of the New Queer Cinema returns in a new restoration, its revelations about friendship, fame, and sexuality as timely as ever.
New York premiere of 4K restoration by Oscilloscope Laboratories, the Sundance Institute and UCLA Film & Television Archive, from a new 35mm preservation fine-grain positive.
An Oscilloscope Laboratories release.
Q&A with director Christopher Munch on Fri 3/1 and Sat 3/2 at 6:50pm.