Good Ol' Freda
7 pm Wednesday, Nov. 12
at Malco's Studio on the Square (2105 Court Ave.)
6 pm Pre-Screening Reception with Freda Kelly, producer Kathy McCabe, and special guest Nancy Lee Andrews. A noted photographer, Nancy will be signing copies of her books Ringo Starr: Photographs and A Dose of Rock & Roll, which reveal the intimate access to music royalty she had while engaged to Ringo Starr for six years.
Tickets are $8 each / $6 for Seniors / Free for Indie Memphis members and students with valid ID. Get yours before they sell out!
Freda Kelly was just a teenager when she was asked to work for a local band hoping to make it big. Though she had no concept of how far they would go, Freda had faith in The Beatles from the beginning, and The Beatles had faith in her.
History notes that The Beatles were together for 10 years, but Freda worked for them for 11. Many people came in and out of the band’s circle as they grew to international stardom, but Freda remained a staple because of her unfaltering loyalty and dedication. As the Beatles’ devoted secretary, Freda was there as history unfolded; she was witness to the evolution – advances and setbacks, breakthroughs and challenges – of the greatest band in history.
In Good Ol’ Freda, Freda tells her stories for the first time in 50 years. One of few documentaries with the support of the living Beatles and featuring original Beatles music, the film offers an insider perspective on the beloved band that changed the world of music.
ABOUT THE FILMMAKER: Kathy McCabe is an award-winning photographer and Beatles expert with widespread experience in the music industry. She has worked as a publicist and manager, a music video and album producer, and also a recording studio manager. She was a publicist and marketer for Pelada and initiated and engineered the production of Good Ol’ Freda.