The Beatles Conquer the Colonies
Tuesday, February 11, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
On February 9, 1964, The Beatles
invaded American television. Seventy-
three million people were tuned in to
Ed Sullivan Show
that evening. Sixty
percent of all TVs flickered with the Fab
Four. Amonth later, production began on
A Hard Day’s Night,
the band’s first film.
The script by Alun Owen, with its rapid-
fire comic dialog, paired with Richard
Lester’s cheeky directing, had the press
and public comparing The Beatles to the
Marx Brothers. Join us 50 years on as
we relive – in glorious black & white – the
music and the movie that changed a
generation, leaving no doubt The Beatles
had conquered the colonies!
Wednesday, February 12, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Rancho Mirage resident and filmmaker
called “The Docmeister
of the Desert” by
The Desert Sun,
present his annual evening of short film
documentaries, often described as “a
film festival in an hour.” It’s a stimulating
and entertaining cinematic smorgasbord
of twenty documentaries on a variety of
subjects. The ShortShorts, each with
running times from thirty seconds to five
minutes, range from comedy to drama
to romance to what happens in a dim
sum palace. The common denominator
running through the ShortShorts is
emotion—emotion in all its guises.
AmDocs Sneak Peek Event
Monday, March 24, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
The American Documentary Film
Festival (AmDocs) and the Library will
continue their collaboration with the
second annual “Sneak Peek” screening
of two dance-related films that will later
be showcased at the Festival, which
starts on March 27. The two films are
the 15-minute short of
56-minute feature film,
Dream I’m Flying
. A special live dance
performance will follow the screening.
Presented by the Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation