Comic Gems


Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 1 Wed, Jun 7, 2023 7:00 PM


Comic Gems
Wednesday, June 7th at 7:00 PM
Introduction by Glenn Andreiev

With Q&A and book-signing with Steve Matteo, Author of Act Naturally: The Beatles on Film

Pursued by their zealous fans, the Beatles - Paul, John, George, and Ringo - board a London-bound train to do a television program. They are accompanied by their manager, his assistant, and Paul's cantankerous grandfather. What follows next is a series of misadventures that end with the gang rescuing Ringo from jail and a wild chase to return to the studio just in time for their next performance! Packed with hilarious cinematic gags, A Hard Day’s Night is one of the most influential of all musical films. (UK, 1964, 92min., English, G | Dir. Richard Lester)

Steve Matteo is the author of Act Naturally: The Beatles On Film (Backbeat/Globe Pequot/Rowman and Littlefield), Let It Be (33 1/3/Bloomsbury) and Dylan (Sterling). He recently contributed to The Beatles in Context, which was published by Cambridge University Press, is Contributing Editor with The Vinyl District and has written for such publications as The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, New York magazine, Time Out New York, Rolling Stone, Spin, Rock's Back Pages, Relix, Goldmine, Interview, Elle, Citizen Truth, Literary Hub and Salon. He has worked for Pete Townshend of the Who in various capacities for Left Field Services, Towser Tunes and Trinifold. His radio career includes working at WLIR-FM, WNYT and FM Odyssey and he often appears on radio, including on the Sirius XM Volume Channel, Q104, Joe Johnson's Beatle Brunch, Talk More Talk: A Solo Beatles Videocast, 21st Century Radio, WAAM, WFUV, WUSB, WPPB and WHPC and television in his capacity as a music journalist and an author. For nearly twenty years he worked in book publishing and public relations as a Publicity Manager for Barron's and Publicity Director for Finn Partners. He has lectured on Bob Dylan at the New School for Social Research in New York and journalism at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. He holds a B.F.A. in Communication Arts from the New York Institute of Technology.

Still from A HARD DAY

Film poster for A HARD DAY