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The Beatles Film Fest

The Beatles Film Fest

All films are free; registration requested

Beatles love will take over Delray Beach from December 15 through 18 when the Beatles on the Beach Festival returns with music and events galore at multiple venues around town.  We are partnering to offer five free films about the Beatles with our own Beatles Film Fest. See film listings and register here 

We are also planning some exciting author/speaker presentations and open book signings before and after the Beatles film screenings. See the schedule below. Registration is not required for the author/speaker events. Come and bring your friends. 

Beatles Author and Speaker Presentations: 

Thursday, December 15:  11:30 am-12:30 pm Meagan Paese (The History of Rock & Roll) with Mike & Bernadette Byrne (Book Presentation) 

Thursday, December 15: 3:00-4:00 pm Charles Rosenay (Book Presentation) 

Friday, December 16:  11:30 am-12:30pm Susan Shumsky (Presentation) 

Sunday, December 18:  3:30pm-4:30pm Susan Shumsky (Presentation) 

Open Book Signings in the Lobby: 

Thursday December 15: 3:30pm-4:30pm 

Friday December 16: 11:00am-12:30pm 

Saturday December 17: 2:30pm-3:30pm   

Sunday December 18:  12:30pm-1:30pm 

Invited authors: 

Susan Shumsky “The Inner Light: How India Influenced The Beatles” (2022; Permuted Press) 

Mike & Bernadette Byrne “The Birth of The Beatles Story” (2022; New Haven Publishing) 

Chris O’Dell “Miss O’Dell : My Hard Days and Long Nights with The Beatles, The Stones, Bob Dylan and Eric Clapton and the Women They Loved” (2010; Atria) 

Charles Rosenay “The Book of Top 10 Horror Lists” (2022; BearManor Media) 

For more information about Beatles on the Beach, be sure to visit 

Thursday, Dec. 15 @ 1 pm: Nowhere Boy

(Biography/Drama, 2009, 98 minutes, Rated: R)

A chronicle of John Lennon’s first years, focused mainly in his adolescence and his relationship with his stern aunt Mimi, who raised him, and his absentee mother Julia, who re-entered his life at a crucial moment in his young life.

Friday, Dec. 16 @  1 pm: Yesterday

(Comedy, 2019, 116 minutes, Rated: PG-13)

A struggling musician realizes he’s the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles after waking up in an alternate reality where they never existed.

Saturday, Dec. 17 @ 10 am:  I Wanna Hold Your Hand

(Comedy/Romance, 1978, 104 minutes, Rated: PG)

In 1964, six teenagers from New Jersey run off to see The Beatles perform on The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) in the hope of meeting their idols. However, they don’t have tickets. Along the way, they learn new things about friendship and growing up.

Saturday, Dec. 17 @ 1 pm:  Living is Easy with Eyes Closed

(Comedy/Adventure, 2013, 108 minutes, Not Rated)

Spanish with English subtitles

In Spain in 1966, an English teacher picks up two hitchhikers on his quest to meet John Lennon.

Sunday, Dec. 18 @ 2 pm:  Good Ol’Freda

(Biography, 2013, 89 minutes, Rated: PG)

A documentary in which Freda Kelly looks back at her career as lifelong secretary for The Beatles.