MEDIA ALERT: UK Premiere of George Harrison: Living in the Material World
Sunday, 2nd October
Venue: BFI Southbank, London
Red carpet arrivals 4.00pm
GEORGE HARRISON: LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD focuses the imaginative and inspired eye of one of cinema’s most preeminent filmmakers on one of the world’s most influential men. The film takes viewers on the musical and spiritual voyage that was George Harrison’s life, much of it told in his own words. The result is deeply moving and touches each viewer in unique and individual ways.
Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese traces Harrison’s life from his musical beginnings in Liverpool through his life as a musician, a seeker, a philanthropist and a filmmaker, weaving together interviews with Harrison and his closest friends, performances, home movies and photographs. Much of the material in the film has never been seen or heard before. The result is a rare glimpse into the mind and soul of one of the most talented artists of his generation and a profoundly intimate and affecting work of cinema.
The film includes interviews with Eric Clapton, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, George Martin, Paul McCartney, Yoko Ono, Tom Petty, Phil Spector, Ringo Starr and Jackie Stewart.
GEORGE HARRISON: LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD will be in cinemas across the UK for one night only on Tuesday 4th October, available to buy on DVD and Blu-Ray from 10th October and will be shown on the BBC later this year. The book of unseen photographs and illustrations is available from 3rd October. For full details please see facebook.com/georgeharrison.