The Hours and Times

1991, U.S., 58m, 4K DCP

Showtimes & Tickets

Screened March 1–7, 2019

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.

A film by Christopher Munch

The best American indie in many, many years… startlingly intelligent, graceful, and moving.”

Amy Taubin, Village Voice