Rare Beatles documentary to screen at LA film festival

Dylan filmmaker to be honoured at 'Mods & Rockers'

A rare Beatles documentary is one of the highlights of the upcoming Mods & Rockers film festival, set to take place July 13 through August 1 in Los Angeles.

The festival will open with ‘What’s Happening! The Beatles In The USA’, a documentary about the fab four’s first visit to the US in 1964. This screening will be one of the first occasions when the documentary has been shown in its entirety.

Renowned documentary filmmaker DA Pennebaker will be honoured at the festival. He will appear at screenings of his two Bob Dylan documentaries — ‘Don’t Look Back’ and ‘Bob Dylan ’65 Revisited’ — on July 20.

The 50th anniversary of Elvis Presley‘s ‘Jailhouse Rock’ will be celebrated on July 27 with a screening of the film and appearances by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, who wrote most of the songs Elvis sang in the movie.

The two-week festival will be held at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood and the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica. For tickets and further information, visit Modsandrockers.com.

–By our Los Angeles staff.

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