The Brian Epstein Story

This is the story of a man who had a hand in changing the world. His discovery of the Beatles burst open the door to a British invasion of pop and rock musicians the United States has not seen since. In the process, Eptstein’s life was changed dramatically. By 1963 he had become the most successful pop manager in history, with clients like the Beatles, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Cilla Black, Billy J. Kramer or the Dakotas dominating the United States pop charts in the number one spot for 37 weeks that year. Tracing the rise and fall of the man behind the biggest cultural revolution of our time, director Anthony Wall reveals Epstein's profound sense of himself as a Jewish and homosexual outsider. The realization that he was gay during the 1950s and 60s in the working-class city of Liverpool, before the emergence of the gay rights movement and the normalization of homosexuality, only increased his despair. He was able to rescue himself and break out of his provincial existence by reinventing himself through his association with the Beatles. With an incredible archive of early Beatle footage and interviews with Paul McCartney, Gerry Marsden, Billy J. Kramer, George Martin and Epstein's Aunt Stella, this one should not be missed by any fan of the Beatles and 1960s rock and roll.
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