Whitley Bay Film Festival with the screening of 'Across the Universe' with special guests Chris Phipps & Ian La Frenais
Friday 31st August 2012
Across The Universe, released in 2007, is a musical feast combining live action and animation to tell a love story with the help of songs by The Beatles. The film is set in the 1960s amid the turbulent years of anti-war protest, the struggle for free speech and civil rights, mind exploration and rock and roll. Gritty, whimsical and highly theatrical, the story moves from high schools and universities in Massachusetts, Princeton and Ohio to the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Detroit riots, Vietnam and the dockyards of Liverpool.
Ian La Frenais is Patron of the Whitley Bay Film Festival and this year will be joining us at the PLAYHOUSE Whitley Bay for this highly unique and exciting event. This brilliant film is written by Ian La Frenais and Dick Clement and will see Music and Media Historian, Chris Phipps (ex producer of The Tube) interview Ian as well as provide an opportunity for audience questions, following the screening.