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In 1968, with the eyes of the world upon them, The Beatles traveled to Rishikesh, India, to study transcendental meditation with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. In one of the most anticipated Beatles documentaries, filmmaker Paul Saltzman retraces his journey of 50 years ago when he spent a life-changing time with John, Paul, George and Ringo. 50 years later, he reveals previously unknown details of this pivotal moment in the Beatles’ career and some keen insights behind the songs found on the masterful White Album.
Starting with “Bungalow Bill” in Hawaii; the film 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 George Harrison’s ex-wife Pattie Boyd and her sister Jenny Boyd, both of whom were at the ashram. The director’s daughter, Devyani Saltzman, put this film in motion by reminding him that he had put away and forgotten these remarkably intimate photographs of that time in 1968.
2020 / CANADA / 82 mins