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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.