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Deconstructing the Beatles: White Album (2016)

Opens on September 14

Director: David Zellerford Run Time: 90 min. Release Year: 2016

Starring: George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Scott Freiman

Country: United States
Language: English

About the film:

With his Deconstructing the Beatles series, Scott Freiman combines his love of the band with his experience as a composer, producer and engineer to deliver unique educational lectures about their creative process. He moves past the personalities of the four Beatles to uncover the reasons why their music continues to be loved by millions.

Released in 1968, the “White Album’s” thirty songs span almost every style of music — from hard rock to country to chamber music to avant garde. Its recording took place during a remarkable year in Beatles history that included the death of Brian Epstein, the creation of Apple Corps, and a trip to India to study meditation.

In White Album (2016), Freiman transports his audience into Abbey Road Studio for a look at the revolutionary techniques used during the production of “Revolution,” “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” “Blackbird,” and other songs from the “White Album.” It’s an educational journey into the creative process of The Beatles performances and recording sessions, allowing the audience to see and hear the evolution of these groundbreaking songs and understand their lasting influence on popular music.

Scott Freiman is an internationally recognized expert and lecturer on the music of the Beatles. He is creator of Deconstructing the Beatles, a series of multimedia presentations about the composition and production techniques of the band. He has presented his lectures to sold-out audiences nationwide and has spoken about the Beatles at colleges, universities, and corporations, and contributed his insights into for the 2013 book All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Beatles Release. He also writes about music and “deconstructs” songs and bands for Culture Sonar and co-hosts the monthly Fab Four Master Class with fellow Beatleologist Kenneth Womack.

About the filmmakers:

Deconstructing the Beatles: White Album (2016) was filmed by director David Zellerford at the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville, New York.

David Zellerford is an award-winning producer, creative executive and production consultant with 15+ years experience having made a reputation delivering premium, multi-platform content engagements and experiences of varying size, complexity and cost. He  has overseen production on several continents and has created serial content for Fortune 500 brands and streaming digital platforms. He is the Producer of short and feature-length narrative and documentary films. He has been on panels and conducted workshops on Filmmaking, Digital Media and Entertainment at a number of international film festivals as well as UCLA and his alma mater NYU. He is a member of the Directors Guild of America (Commercials Category) and the Producers Guild of America (Documentary Committee).

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