Within less of 24 hours of its release on Sept. 6, “Good Ol' Freda” is listed as the second most popular documentary and no. 47 overall on iTunes. The film is also playing in theaters and other video on demand services, including Amazon Prime and on DirecTV. (The full schedule of theaters can be found on the film's website.)
Meanwhile, journalist and veteran Beatles author Larry Kane, whose latest book is “When They Were Boys: The True Story of the Beatles' Rise to the Top,” told Beatles Examiner he believes “Good Ol' Freda” is worthy of talk for an Academy Award.
“As I said from the beginning, this film is going to be nominated for or win an Oscar,” he said. “There is simply nothing like it, no one like Freda, and it is true: No movie has ever captured the way it was for those early days of the Beatles. This is, without question, an understated masterpiece."
“Good Ol' Freda” became available in theaters, on iTunes and on some video on demand services, including Amazon Prime, on Sept. 6. Freda Kelly is in the States to promote the family. Freda and director Ryan White are appearing at a Q&A at the Sundance Cinema in Los Angeles Sept. 6 and 7.
A DVD will be released Dec. 3. According to an interview conducted by yours truly and Ken Michaels for an upcoming “Things We Said Today” radio show, the DVD release will have a lot of extras that could include deleted scenes.
The film, being distributed by Magnolia Pictures, tells the never-before-heard story of former Beatles Fan Club secretary Freda Kelly, who started working for the Beatles before they became famous until after they broke up.
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