SOURCE: Filmmaker Seth Swirsky

April 12, 2011 15:31 ET

Five Years in the Life Results in 'Beatles Stories'

Award Winning Singer-Songwriter and Bestselling Author, Seth Swirsky, Reveals Untold Stories About the Iconic Pop Group in His Fascinating New Documentary, Making Its North American Premiere With Two Showings at the Newport Beach Film Festival April 29 and May 2

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 12, 2011) - Decades pass, musical and cultural trends come and go, new generations grow up and the world becomes ever more complicated -- yet the love of The Beatles endures.

More than four decades after Seth Swirsky used to jump up and down on his bed to his favorite Beatles songs during the '60s, the critically acclaimed, award winning songwriter, recording artist, author and indie filmmaker celebrates John, Paul, George and Ringo with "Beatles Stories" (, a fascinating documentary featuring interviews Swirsky conducted over a five year period with 55 famous (and not-so famous) people who had a unique or intimate encounter with one or all of the Fab Four during their heyday and beyond.

After receiving a rousing reception at its World Premiere at the European Independent Film Festival in Paris on April 3, the 75-minute film makes its NorthAmerican debut with an unprecedented two showings at the Newport Beach Film Festival. The first screening is Friday, April 29 at Triangle Square 7 at 6 p.m. The second is at Triangle Square 2 on Monday, May 2 at 3 p.m.

During his five year labor of love journey to document "Beatles Stories," Swirsky ( found that everyone from legendary pop and rock stars to early recording engineers and former girlfriends had incredible and animated tales to offer. The 55 edited interviews were chosen out of an incredible 110 he shot everywhere from Los Angeles to New York to London and Liverpool. Taking an intimate grassroots approach, Swirsky worked with only a handheld camera he personally operated and an HD camera he placed in the room for potential cutaway shots.

The diverse array of subjects who lent their joyful recollections to "Beatles Stories" is a testament to Swirsky's passion. Among them are renowned cultural icons such as: Sir Ben Kingsley, Graham Nash, Smokey Robinson, Brian Wilson, Jon Voight, former First Daughter Luci Baines Johnson, Donovan, Henry Winkler, Ray Manzarek, Art Garfunkel, Peter Noone, Rick Nielsen from Cheap Trick, Susanna Hoffs from The Bangles and Joey Molland from Badfinger.

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