November 14, 2000
WONDERWALL, BRINGS SWINGIN' '60s LONDON TO LOS ANGELES FROM "AMERICAN
CINEMATHEQUE PRESENTS"/
VITAGRAPH PICTURES

'60s Psychadelic Fantasy Film Featuring Soundtrack by
Ex-Beatle George Harrison

Hollywood, November 20, 2000 ­ Like its present-day counterpart Austin
Powers, the head-tripping, surreal madness of Joe Massotıs 1969 film
WONDERWALL (1968) celebrates all that was groovy about the '60s. Following
its November 24th  New York re-release, WONDERWALL opens for midnight
screenings in Los Angeles starting December 1st at the Sunset Laemmle 5
(corner of Crescent Heights and Sunset Blvd., 323.848.3500) and at the New
Beverly (7165 Beverly Blvd., 323.938-4038) on Dec. 6th & 7th at 7:30 PM on 
a double bill with BLOW UP (also featuring Jane Birkin). The film is 
released through "American Cinematheque Presents..."/Vitagraph distribution.
WONDERWALL tells the tale of an eccentric scientist (Jack MacGowran) who
stumbles upon a secret window into the sex life of gorgeous nymph Jane
Birkin. Overflowing with psychedelic flashbacks, dream sequences and 
plenty of free love, the classic film features a shimmering, sitar-laced
instrumental soundtrack by former Beatle George Harrison. The film is
directed by Joe Massot who also directed the Led Zeppelin documentary THE
SONG REMAINS THE SAME.
In addition to the sitar-laced instrumental score by George Harrison, this
new print also includes a lost and previously unused "Blue Jay Way"-like
theme song which was recently discovered in Harrisonıs vaults. An 
outrageous journey back to the Age of Altered Consciousness, the screening will also
include Joe Massot's short film about Swinging London, REFLECTIONS ON 
LOVE,as a special bonus for audiences.
Another interesting note is that Roman Polanski was originally set to 
direct this film.
This film previously played in the Cinematheque's popular MODS &
ROCKERS series in June of 1999 and again in 2000.
WONDERWALL is available on tape for PRESS SCREENINGS from Vitagraph Films,
310.390.1916. Art is available by e-mail from Vitagraph.
For more information please see: www.egyptiantheatre.com.

 

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