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UKAFF presents The Beatles and India

UKAFF presents The Beatles and India

Sat 29 May 2021
  • Drama

This event takes place at Belgrade Theatre B2 Stage

Presented as part of UK Asian Film Festival 2021.

Part of Belgrade Theatre’s Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 programme. Funded by BFI Audience Development Fund and Arts Council England. Produced by Tongues on Fire. Presented by Phizzical.

The film is a unique historical chronicle of the enduring love affair between The Beatles and India that started more than half a century ago.

Rare archival footage, photographs, eye-witness accounts and expert comments along with location shoots across India bring alive the fascinating journey of John, Paul, George and Ringo from their high octane celebrity lives in the West to a remote Himalayan ashram in search of spiritual bliss that inspires an unprecedented burst of creative song writing.

The Beatles and India is the first serious exploration of how India shaped the evolution of the greatest ever rock band and their own pioneering role bridging two vastly different cultures across the universe.

The UK Asian Film Festival (UKAFF) is the world’s longest running and UK’s most loved South Asian film festival. At a time of global unrest, the curation of UKAFF this year is inspired by the theme Ray Of Hope. The five films selected to appear have been selected by five Coventry locals, after training in film curation.

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