Peter Jackson’s ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ Documentary Coming To Theaters
In 1970, The Beatles released Let It Be, their final studio album — though Abbey Road was actually recorded last. Director Peter Jackson put together a documentary on the sessions that led to the album entitled The Beatles: Get Back for Disney that will hit theaters on September 4.
Jackson’s film features a bevy of never-before-seen footage. The Beatles originally released the documentary Let It Be, directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg in 1970. Get Back takes a new look at the legendary sessions as well as the band’s famed rooftop concert in London that marked their final live performance.
Jackson culled the film from 55 hours of footage that was captured early in 1969. “No band has had the kind of impact on the world that The Beatles have had, and The Beatles: Get Back is a front-row seat to the inner workings of these genius creators at a seminal moment in music history, with spectacularly restored footage that looks like it was shot yesterday,” said Disney Executive Chairman Bob Iger in a statement. “I’m a huge fan myself, so I could not be happier that Disney is able to share Peter Jackson’s stunning documentary with global audiences in September.”
“Working on this project has been a joyous discovery. I’ve been privileged to be a fly on the wall while the greatest band of all time works, plays and creates masterpieces,” added Peter Jackson. “I’m thrilled that Disney have stepped up as our distributor. There’s no one better to have our movie seen by the greatest number of people.”
“I am really happy that Peter has delved into our archives to make a film that shows the truth about The Beatles recording together,” noted Paul McCartney. “The friendship and love between us comes over and reminds me of what a crazily beautiful time we had.”