Melena Ryzik, New York Times culture reporter, hosts an advance screening of the new romantic comedy “Yesterday,” followed by a Q&A with Academy Award®-winning director Danny Boyle (“Slumdog Millionaire,” “Trainspotting,” “28 Days Later”), Academy Award®-nominated screenwriter Richard Curtis (“Four Weddings and a Funeral,” “Love Actually” and “Notting Hill”) and lead actor Himesh Patel (BBC’s “Eastenders”).
“Yesterday” is the story of struggling singer-songwriter Jack Malik (Patel) who wakes up after a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout to discover that The Beatles have never existed. Performing songs by the greatest band in history to a world that has never heard them, Jack’s fame explodes. But as his star rises, he risks losing his childhood best friend— the one person who always believed in him.
With a cast that also includes Lily James, Ed Sheeran and Kate McKinnon, “Yesterday” features new versions of The Beatles’ most beloved hits. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to be among the first to hear from the filmmakers and see this eagerly anticipated new movie, fresh from its world premiere as the prestigious closing night attraction at the Tribeca Film Festival.