From Paperback Writer to the Rooftop Concert: Directing The Beatles

Wednesday, December 7, 2022
6:30 pm
The Paley Museum, 25 West 52 Street, NYC

The Beatles’ pioneering promotional films and videos helped to define the ways we experience music. Originally intended to reach international audiences on television, films created for many of the band’s songs were an influential precursor to the now-ubiquitous music video. 

Legendary film and television director Michael Lindsay-Hogg, joined in conversation by Apple Corps’ Jonathan Clyde, Rolling Stone’s Rob Sheffield, and moderator Joe Scarborough (Cohost, MSNBC’s Morning Joe), will discuss and screen some of the 1966 promo films he directed for The Beatles’ “Paperback Writer” and “Rain” singles during the band’s innovative and influential Revolver era. Highlights from The Beatles’ January 30, 1969, rooftop concert, also directed by Lindsay-Hogg, will also be screened. The Beatles’ final live performance, atop their Apple Corps headquarters in London, is beautifully restored and presented in its entirety in Peter Jackson’s acclaimed docuseries The Beatles: Get Back (Disney+), which recently won five Emmy Awards.

This event is presented in conjunction with Apple Corps/UMG’s newly mixed and expanded special edition releases for The Beatles’ Revolver, universally hailed as one of the best albums of all time.

This program is made possible by generous support from The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation.

In Person:
Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Television & Film Director
Jonathan Clyde, Apple Corps; Producer, The Beatles: Get Back
Rob Sheffield, Writer, Rolling Stone; Author, Dreaming the Beatles: The Love Story of One Band and the Whole World

Joe Scarborough, Cohost, MSNBC’s Morning Joe

Ticket Info

Paley Members enjoy discounted tickets.

Members, input your unique membership ID or the temporary code in your confirmation email into the access key field.

Paley Patrons Event presented by Citi. Paley Patrons are invited to a private VIP reception with the panelists before the event. Contact Michael J. Smith at 212.621.6612 to become a Patron for this and many other benefits.

Members: $32
General Public: $40

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