In 1966, The Beatles paid a visit to Anchorage, Alaska. It wasn’t for a cease on a tour, although; as a substitute, the group was en path to Japan when a storm prompted their flight to make an unscheduled cease. The band’s sudden go to grew to become the stuff of native legend, and offered an exhilarating second for a whole lot of native Beatles followers who caught sight of the members of the group.
Now, that odd piece of musical historical past is ready to function the backdrop for a brand new film, titled Revolver. On the heart of the movie is a teen named Jane with a really explicit purpose: lose her virginity to George Harrison. Jane lives in Alaska in 1966; the Beatles are in Alaska in 1966 — you may most likely inform the place that is all going.
Taking this unlikely yarn to the large display screen is a gifted group of filmmakers, together with director Andrew Stanton, whose earlier credit embrace WALL-E and John Carter. Taking part in Jane will probably be Maya Hawke; enjoying Jane’s father will probably be Ethan Hawke. As Stereogum’s Chris DeVille notes, “So Ethan is performing in a film about his daughter’s quest to sleep with a Beatle.” While you phrase it like that, it does sound a bit awkward, sure.
Nonetheless, there’s an extended historical past of intriguing Beatles-adjacent films out on the earth, and each Hawkes are gifted actors — so this one might be an fascinating foray right into a previously-obscure chapter in musical historical past.
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