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Peter Jackson, the three-time Oscar-winning director who presented late last year the eight hour docuseries about the best-known band on the planet, now redoubles the bet with the premiere, on a giant screen, of a fragment of that documentary” class=”com-link” data-reactroot=””>fragment of that documentary: the last concert of The Beatles.

The recital, filmed on a terrace in January 1969, captures unique moments of the band that, even without knowing it, was composing its last bars as a group.

Although the concert is part of the original docuseries, available on Disney+, the same was adapted for IMAX screens, where it will run from February 10 to 13. Digitally remastered for improved picture and sound quality, the show will make its debut as a 60-minute feature film.

After the show, each room (in our country there is only one, in the Norcenter complex in Olivos) will broadcast a special question and answer session with Peter Jackson. “I am very happy that the concert on the roof of The Beatles: Get Back you will be able to experience in IMAX with that giant screen. It’s the last Beatles concert, and it’s the absolutely perfect way to see and hear it.” said its director in relation to the premiere.

IMAX Entertainment President Megan Colligan added, “Since the premiere of Peter Jackson’s beautiful and insightful docuseries, we’ve had incessant messages from fans asking to experience this unforgettable rooftop concert in IMAX”.

The docuseries, edited and remastered by Peter Jackson, shows the creative process of The Beatles as they try to write 14 new songs in preparation for their first live concert after more than two years. With all eyes on them and faced with an almost impossible deadline, the four members of the band, which some do not hesitate to describe as the best of all time, are put to the test.

Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison, and front to back, from left to right, Yoko Ono and John Lennon in a scene from the Get Back documentary
Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison, and front to back, from left to right, Yoko Ono and John Lennon in a scene from the Get Back documentary

Compiled from a material that includes almost 60 hours of unpublished video and 150 hours of unknown audio captured for 21 days by the director Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Get Back resurfaces as an incredibly intimate and unique portrait, edited by the incomparable eye of Jackson, who was given unique access to the raw material that it was stored for almost 50 years.

What emerges demonstrates how The Beatles, even in a difficult situation, could rest on his friendship, good humor and creative genius. And also in their small great rivalries, which were already making themselves felt, but which did not prevent them from compose and perform, in that same period, some of the most iconic songs in rock history.

The documentary presents the complete version of the group’s last live performance, the unforgettable concert on the terrace of the building on Savile Row in London, and hints at the grueling conflicts that led to the breakup of The Beatles, announced just a year after the recital. In Jackson’s words, Get Back “shows everything Michael Lindsay-Hogg could not show in 1970″.

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