2007, Sony Repertory, 133 min, USA/UK, Dir: Julie Taymor

Acclaimed director Julie Taymor adapts The Beatles songbook as a romance set in the 1960s. Liverpool dockworker Jude (Jim Sturgess) travels to America in search of his estranged father and meets the privileged Lucy Carrigan (Evan Rachel Wood); as anti-war protests, music and drugs swirl around them, the two fall in love. More than 30 Beatles songs are heard in this joyous and visually dazzling rock musical, whose story of young people finding their way in a turbulent world remains universal.

2013, 95 min,

This new concert film distills highlights from the legendary Amnesty International concerts 1986-1998, including stirring performances and unique collaborations by Bruce Springsteen, U2, The Police, Radiohead, Peter Gabriel, Sting, Jimmy Page & Robert Plant, Lou Reed, Jackson Browne, and Alanis Morissette and many more.

U2 3D
2008, National Geographic, 85 min, USA, Dir: Catherine Owens, Mark Pellington

This dazzling concert film follows one of the world’s biggest rock bands performing to stadiums full of fans in South America and Australia in 2006 during the Vertigo tour. Along with selections from their then-current album, How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, the 14 songs heard here include such U2 classics as “Sunday Bloody Sunday,” “Pride (In the Name of Love)” and “One.” Cutting-edge digital 3-D technology and 18 cameras were used to capture all the excitement from Bono and the band and produce an experience “even better than the real thing.”

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