Uber-Beatles fan and writer/director Seth Swirsky travels the world collecting and documenting a potpourri of peoples’ personal Beatles memories and stories.
(2011/85 mins) d. Seth Swirsky
Singer/songwriter Seth Swirsky grew up in the 1960s loving The Beatles – their songs, their sound and their style. He set out with video camera in hand, to talk to people who had crossed paths with his heroes. From Sir Ben Kingsley to Sir George Martin; from Beach Boy Brian Wilson to astronomer Brian Skiff, Seth filmed hundreds of personal recollections from people that knew them or those that just had an unforgettable encounter with them. Others who shared their personal recollections of the Fabs include: Henry Winkler, former Beatles recording engineers Norman Hurricane Smith, Ken Scott and John Kurlander; singer and tour-mate Jackie DeShannon, actor Jon Voight, Graham Nash, Davy Jones, Susanna Hoffs and Art Garfunkel among dozens of others. The result is Beatles Stories: A Fab Four Fan’s Ultimate Road Trip. Chosen as an Official Selection in many prestigious international film festivals, this documentary has been delighting audiences the world over. Longtime Beatles friend and personal assistant Tony Bramwell said, “Beatles Stories is a Magical Mystery Tour de Force!!” Academy award-winning director, Cameron Crowe said of Beatles Stories: “This film is fantastic, so from the heart and so wildly revealing.” It’s an epic and timeless masterwork that allays the guilty pleasures we all feel about our adoration for the band. Wherever you are on the spectrum of Beatles fan – from passionate to casual – you’ll really appreciate Beatles Stories and admire those who’ve shared them