Martin Davidson’s EDDIE AND THE CRUISERS & Robert Zemeckis’ I WANNA HOLD YOUR HAND
Martin Davidson’s EDDIE AND THE CRUISERS (PG, 1983, 95 min)
They say rock ’n’ roll never dies, but one dark night in 1964, Eddie Wilson’s car took a dive off a Jersey bridge with the troubled rock idol at the wheel. His body was never found. 20 years after the singer disappeared, the band’s songs are hotter than ever. And renewed interest in the band leads TV reporter to pursue a tantalizing mystery: What if Eddie is still alive? Tom Berenger, Michael Pare, Ellen Barkin, and Joe Pantoliano star in this cool, compelling classic that really rocks!
Robert Zemeckis’ I WANNA HOLD YOUR HAND (PG, 1978, 104 min)
The year is 1964. The Beatles are about to arrive in the U.S., and young America has gone wild. Hoping to be a part of this historical moment are six hysterical teenagers (Nancy Allen, Bobby Di Cicco, Mark McClure) who will stop at nothing to see the Fab Four in person. Embarking on the first road trip of their young lives, the friends reach NYC where they are determined to beat the odds and see the band in their first Ed Sullivan show appearance in this delightful coming-of-age dramedy. Featuring 17 songs by The Beatles!
Friday, November 1