City Paper is not for tourists
The AFI Silverdocs Festival kicked off last night with screenings of All Together Now. The documentary tells the story of Love, the Cirque du Soleil/George Martin collaboration, from conception (it was George Harrison’s idea) through rehearsals (with a cast and crew of 500) and diplomatic quagmires (Yoko complained that director Dominic Champagne had no appreciation for John’s songs) to a blissful opening night (complete with shots of Paul & Ringo singing along from the audience). The music is phenomenal, the camera work is solid, and George Martin & son steal the show.
On the whole, a neat process to watch—one that prompts Paul to remember that “we were a fucking great band.”
Will Mitchell, apparently, had a good time as well.