The Beatles Yellow Submarine

Dir: George Dunning
Cast: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr
90mins   1968   UK   U   English   

50th anniversary digitally restored version

An icon of psychedelic pop culture, Yellow Submarine is a colourful musical spectacle and an exhilaratingly joyful cinematic experience for all ages – filled with visual invention, optical illusions, word play, and glorious, glorious music.

Yellow Submarine is a landmark in animation, with Heinz Edelmann's inspired art direction conjuring up a non-stop parade of wildly different styles and techniques. From the paper-doll residents of Pepperland, to the tinted photography of the soot covered roofs and smokestacks Liverpool, the menagerie of fanciful characters in the Sea of Monsters, the kaleidoscopic colour-splashed rotoscoping of Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, the vertigo inducing op-art of the Sea of Holes, and the triumphant euphony of the It's All Too Much finale, the film is simply a joy.

Sunday afternoon's screening is followed by a Q&A with animator Gillian Lacey, who worked on Yellow Submarine. Following that she worked as an animator for many years and set up Leeds Animation Workshop.  Later she ran the Animation MA at the National Film and Television School and continued to make short films for TV.



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