George Harrison doc, ‘Concert for George,’ at Laemmle Tuesday
The Laemmle Claremont 5 theater will screen a newly remastered print of “Concert for George,” the 2002 concert film celebrating the life and music of George Harrison, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 29.
The tribute concert, filmed at London’s Royal Albert Hall one year after the late Beatle’s death, features performances by the late Tom Petty, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Jeff Lynne, Dhani Harrison, Eric Clapton, Joe Brown, Jools Holland, Monty Python, Ravi and Anoushka Shankar, and more.
The event marks the 21st anniversary of Harrison’s death on November 29, 2001.
It will be presented for the first time in 2k and 5.1 sound and will feature an introduction from Harrison’s wife Olivia and son Dhani.
“The sweet, solemn music of George Harrison … has rarely sounded more majestic than in the sweeping performances of the enlarged star-studded band that gathered in London at Royal Albert Hall on Nov. 29,” wrote The New York Times in 2002.
Tickets are at laemmle.com/theater/claremont-5.