Scorsese's George Harrison film gets Liverpool premiere

George and Olivia Harrison Olivia Harrison collaborated as producer on the film of her husband's life

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Martin Scorsese's profile of the late Beatle George Harrison is to have its UK premiere in Liverpool.

George Harrison: Living in the Material World will be screened at the city's Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT) on 2 October.

The film was made in collaboration with Harrison's widow Olivia and follows his life from his upbringing in Liverpool.

It includes interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and Yoko Ono.

'Deeply moving experience'

Scorsese, who won an Academy Award as Best Director for The Departed, said: "Like so many millions of people, I first came to know George through the music, which was the soundtrack of our world.

"George was making spiritually awake music, we all heard and felt it, and I think that was the reason that he came to occupy a very special place in our lives.

"So when I was offered the chance to make this picture, I jumped at it."

Chris Peters, general manager of Picturehouse at FACT said: "FACT is over the moon to be bringing Liverpool audiences the premiere of George Harrison: Living in the Material World in the city where George's story began.

"A spiritual and musical journey, the documentary places the imaginative and inspired eye of one of cinema's greatest filmmakers on one of the world's most influential men, and Liverpool audiences should expect a deeply moving and touching experience."

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