Director: Paul Saltzman
Documentary, Rated G, 82 min. (Canada)
Virtual ticket for MEETING THE BEATLES IN INDIA is $9.99 CDN. It is for a 5-day rental.
“It’s a lovely look back – happy memories are revived and wrapped in garlands, set to a sitar-and-tabla soundtrack.” – Brad Wheeler, Globe and Mail
“Saltzman’s observations and insight from Beatle historian Mark Lewisohn and TM practitioner David Lynch, among others, offer a window into this heretofore opaque time.” – Michael Ordona, Los Angeles Times
Filmmaker Paul Saltzman retraces his journey of 50 years ago when he spent a life-changing time with the Beatles at the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram on the banks of the Ganges River. In 1968, he discovered his own soul, learned meditation, which changed his life, and hung out with John, Paul, George and Ringo. Fifty years later, he finds “Bungalow Bill” in Hawaii; connects with David Lynch about his own inner journey; as well as preeminent Beatles historian, Mark Lewisohn; Academy Award nominated film composer, Laurence Rosenthal.: and Pattie and Jenny Boyd. And much of this is due to Saltzman’s own daughter, Devyani, reminding him that he had put away and forgotten these remarkably intimate photographs of that time in 1968.
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