In the latest trailer for director Ron Howard’s new documentary,The Beatles: Eight Days a Week — The Touring Years, we’re given a glimpse of all the negatives that came with The Beatles’ swift and all-encompassing rise to fame. “We were kids,” Paul McCartney says in the trailer. “We were all pretty scared.”
Screaming fans might seem like a sign of success for many, but for the Fab Four, all that adoration shrouded the music. When you literally can’t hear the songs at a concert over the wails of fans, then it’s no longer about the songs. “We all started to get pretty fed up,” McCartney says. “We were looking for somewhere new to go.” That’s why Howard’s doc focuses just on the band’s early career, from when they began touring in 1962 until they stopped in 1966.
Utilizing rare and never-before-seen video alongside repaired and remastered concert footage, Eight Days a Week invites viewers to “experience the journey of the brotherhood that made it all possible.” New interviews with McCartney and Ringo Starr are also included as the film tries to examine the Beatles story in a historical cultural context. As George Harrison puts it in the new preview, “We were normal and the rest of the world was crazy.”
Watch the trailer above. The Beatles: Eight Days a Week — The Touring Years will see release in select US theaters on September 16th before streaming on Hulu a day later on the 17th.