(Robert Zemeckis, US 1978, 104 min., 35mm)
Before Bridesmaids. February 9, 1964: The Beatles are set to appear on The Ed Sullivan Show for their first US appearance. Four teenagers from Maplewood, New Jersey, set out for the Big Apple to see the Fab Four in person. Led by the soon-to-be wed Pam, the group includes Grace, hopeful to advance her photography career; Rosie, intent on meeting her soul mate Paul; and Janis, who happens to find their music dangerous and distracting. Together they hope to infiltrate the hotel where the Beatles are staying. Zemeckis’s debut film captures the frenzied and exciting time when Beatlemania captivated the world.