Go Go Mania
Location: Redstone Theater
Dir. Frederic Goode. 1965, 70 mins. Restored DCP courtesy of Kino Lorber.Originally released in the United Kingdom under the title Pop Gear, this brightly toned musical revue, a unique genre item presented in both ‘Scope and color, is bookended with rare live footage of The Beatles at the ABC Cinema in Manchester, November 1963. The rest of the show is a Who’s Who of British Invasion acts, from better-known bands The Animals and Herman’s Hermits to since-forgotten outfits like The Honeycomb, and change-of-pace interludes provided by cabaret crooner Matt Monro (“From Russia With Love”).