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CONCERT FOR BANGLADESH
Directed by
Saul Swimmer
USA / 1971 / 99 minutes minutes


SPECIAL SCREENING
Screening Times and Venues:
Bearsville Theater
9/30/2005, 10:00PM
$12
Qty
SYNOPSIS:
This is a special screening / dance party.

The Concert For Bangladesh was the first benefit concert of its kind in that it brought together an extraordinary assemblage of major artists collaborating for a common humanitarian cause - setting the precedent that music could be used to serve a higher cause. The concert sold out Madison Square Garden and along with the Grammy ¨ Award-winning triple-album boxset, and the feature film, has generated millions of dollars for UNICEF and raised awareness for the organization around the world, as well as among other musicians and their fans. It is therefore acknowledged as the inspiration and forerunner to the major global fundraising events of recent years. To quote the United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, "George and his friends were pioneers."

Besides George Harrison himself, the concert film features some of his friends, including: Ravi Shankar, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Leon Russell and Billy Preston. Performances include Here Comes The Sun, Something, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, My Sweet Lord, Just Like A Woman, Blowin In The Wind and A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall.

During the struggle for independence from Pakistan millions of refugees ßed to neighboring India to escape hunger, disease and bloodshed. The crisis was deepened when massive ßoods hit the region. Alerted to the scale of the suffering by his friend Ravi Shankar, George Harrison organized The Concert For Bangladesh at Madison Square Garden on August 1st, 1971 with the proceeds going to UNICEF.

The DVD will be released by WSM (Warner Strategic Marketing) on October 25th, 2005, as a 2-disc package, including the original 99-minute film restored and remixed in 5.1, as well as 72-minutes of extras. All artists' royalties from the sales of the DVD and the CD will continue to go to UNICEF.

BIO:
MAIN CREDITS:
Cast/Featuring: George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Jim Keltner, Billy Preston, Leon Russell, Klaus Voorman, Jesse Ed Davis, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Badfinger, Ravi Shankar
Director(s): Saul Swimmer





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