In between the blockbusters and the indies, this summer is going to have a delightful re-release with A Hard Day’s Night returning to theaters for its 50th anniversary. The very loose plot is about The Beatles coming to America, but it’s really just an excuse to have the group engage in utterly delightful antics and shenanigans. Obviously, the music is excellent, but it’s a surprisingly witty and vibrant piece of filmmaking, and I hope people make some time to see this restored version.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. A Hard Day’s Night opens July 4th, and stars John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. And if fans happen to miss out, they can pick up the new Criterion Collection Blu-ray, which will be released on June 24th.