Sedona International Film Festival is proud to be the official host of the new “Deconstructing the Beatles” series, joining hundreds of theatres around the country for this special four-part event.
The first in the series — “Deconstructing The Beatles: The White Album” will show in Sedona on Tuesday, June 6, at 7 p.m. at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
In “Deconstructing The Beatles: The White Album,” composer/producer Scott Freiman takes Beatles fans young and old into the studio with the Beatles as they create their bestselling album, The Beatles — commonly referred to as the White Album.
Released in 1968, the White Album’s 30 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 this multimedia presentation, 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 will be 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 their lasting influence on popular music.
Freiman combines his love of the Beatles with his experience as a composer, producer and engineer to deliver educational lectures about the creative process of the Beatles. He moves past the personalities of the four Beatles to uncover the reasons why their music continues to be loved by millions.
The remaining titles and show dates in the “Deconstructing The Beatles” series include:
n Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band: Tuesday, June 13, at 7 p.m.
n Revolver: Tuesday, June 20, at 7 p.m.
n Rubber Soul: Tuesday, June 27, at 7 p.m.
“Deconstructing The Beatles: The White Album” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Tuesday, June 6, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 general admission, or $9 for Film Festival members. Tickets are available in advance at the Sedona International Film Festival office; by calling 282-1177; or online at SedonaFilmFestival.org. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. SR 89A in West Sedona.