The Hours and Times
$12 General Admission
** New 4K restoration from the original 35mm negative elements **
Christopher Munch’s boldly original debut, The Hours and Times (1992), is a fictional account of what might have happened in April 1963, when John Lennon and Beatles manager Brian Epstein traveled to Barcelona for an extended weekend getaway. In the four days they spend together, the suave Epstein (played by David Angus) and the provocative Lennon (Ian Hart in his first starring role) reflect on their lives, both private and professional, as they explore the unique bond they share. Munch’s sparse and intimate narrative, captured with exquisite black-and-white cinematography, is a thoughtful meditation on friendship and sexuality, crafted around a brief moment in the lives of two extremely well-known pop figures.
Description courtesy of Oscilloscope.
“Exquisitely written and performed. Munch’s understated vignette announced the arrival of a young but fully mature talent.” – David Ansen, Newsweek
“A spare, but highly polished examination. . . . Not only is the acting strong yet understated, but the script has the knack of creating both character and relationships through dialogue. This enhances the film’s sense of eavesdropping on an intricate psychological reality, something that is especially difficult to achieve when the fictionalization of celebrities is involved.” – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times