‘CONCERT FOR GEORGE’: Saturday, March 10, 6pm, Bay Street Theater

HIFF presents an exciting new series of screenings, in partnership with Guild Hall and Bay Street Theater, that brings notable films currently in theaters to the East End. Curated by HIFF, the series features acclaimed first-run art house, independent, and world cinema.

Concert for George 650

“A celebration of Harrison’s own music, as well as the music of those whom he considered himself a fan… features some of the best artists of the 20thcentury performing some of the best songs of the 20th century.” —Film Threat


Saturday, March 10 | 6:00pm | Bay Street Theater
Director: David Leland | 100 minutes
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On November 29, 2002, one year after the passing of George Harrison, Olivia Harrison and​ ​longtime friend Eric Clapton organized a performance tribute in his honor. Held at London’s​ ​Royal Albert Hall, the momentous evening featured George’s songs,​ ​and music he loved,​ ​performed by a lineup that included Clapton,​ ​Joe Brown, Dhani Harrison, Jools Holland,​ ​Jeff​ ​Lynne, Paul McCartney, Monty Python, Tom Petty, Billy Preston,​ ​Ravi and Anoushka Shankar,​ ​Ringo Starr​ ​and many more.

Directed by David Leland​ ​(whose credits include the feature​ ​WISH YOU WERE HERE,​ ​HBO’s​ ​Band Of​ ​Brothers,​ ​and the Traveling Wilburys video​ “Handle With Care”),​ ​CONCERT FOR GEORGE​ ​captures​ ​​stunning renditions of some of the most significant music of the 20th century, including “While​ ​My Guitar Gently Weeps” (featuring​ ​Eric​ ​Clapton on guitar,​ ​Paul​ ​McCartney on piano and Starr​ ​on drums), “Taxman” (performed by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), and “The Inner Light”​ ​(covered by Jeff Lynne and Anoushka Shankar). Lynne, Harrison’s longtime friend and​ ​collaborator, produced the audio elements of the concert, while Clapton oversaw the entire​ ​proceedings as Musical Director.

Tickets are $15 for general admission and $13 for HIFF members. HIFF members, look for an email with your Members-only discount code. Enjoy! 

Other films in the series:
GRACE JONES: BLOODLIGHT AND BAMI on Sunday, March 18, 2018, at Bay Street Theater