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Rock Hall Showing Scorsese's George Harrison Documentary on May 9

By Rich Heldenfels Published: April 24, 2012

The production has also aired on HBO and will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on May 1.

The official word: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is pleased to host a film screening of Martin Scorsese’s George Harrison: Living in the Material World (2011, 210 minutes) on Wednesday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the Foster Theater. This event is free with a reservation. Seating is limited. RSVP information is as follows:



Rock Hall Members can RSVP starting at 10 a.m. EST on Friday, April 27 through the Rock Hall website at https://tickets.rockhall.comor at the Rock Hall Box Office.



Non-Rock Hall members can RSVP starting at 10 a.m. EST on Monday, April 30 through the Rock Hall website at or at the Rock Hall Box Office.


A limited number of tickets will be available for those without internet access through the Rock Hall’s RSVP phone system by calling (216) 515-8426.



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 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 filmmaker. Scorsese weaves 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. They speak honestly and frankly about Harrison’s many talents and contradictions.


Harrison was bold, an iconoclast. His platinum-selling solo record All Things Must Pass was released as a triple album and featured the hit single “My Sweet Lord.” He organized the landmark benefit Concert for Bangladesh—the first major rock concert to address a world crisis. He launched HandMade Films, a key factor in the revival of the British film industry in the 1980s. He spent 30 years restoring Friar Park, one of England’s great estates and gardens. In every aspect of his professional, personal and spiritual life, until his final hours, Harrison blazed his own path.


Earlier this year, the film was honored with the Critic’s Choice Award for Best Documentary Feature and short-listed for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award for Best Documentary Film.


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