Beatles Revolutions: Across the Universe
With the hallucinatory visual style of Revolver, the poppy sentiment of A Hard Day’s Night, and a songbook that spans the Beatles’ discography, Julie Taymor’s Across the Universe (2007) reimagines the Beatles music as the soundscape for art, revolution, and love in the 1960s. British dockworker Jude (Jim Sturgess) travels from Liverpool to the US in search of his father, but ends up he falling in love with a young upper-class American, Lucy (Evan Rachel Wood). The film pays tribute to the Beatles’ mythos and offers a testament to the way their music continues to inspire imagination and resonate through contemporary culture.
Music and cultural critic Greil Marcus will join Patrice Petro (Director of the Carsey-Wolf Center) for a post-screening discussion.
This event is sponsored by the Carsey-Wolf Center, the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music (CISM), and KCSB-FM.