SCREEN: GOOD OL’ FREDA, Documentary about The Beatles Trusted Friend and Assistant Freda Kelly (Premier at SXSW)
by Jon "Law" Heredia
Premiering at SXSW this week is the thoughtful documentary of The Beatles’ trusted assistant – Freda Kelly. Mitch Meyers gives us a little bit more background on who Freda Kelly is and what she means to the Beatles:
“Freda Kelly was a secretary who worked for The Beatles from 1962 until 1971, which is just a little longer than the band was actually together. Hired by Beatles manager Brian Epstein when she was just seventeen Freda performed office duties, took over the band’s fan club, and was a thoughtful liaison between management and the Fab Four’s own families. Freda remained loyal to the group in the decades since her employment — staying silent, never selling out or airing dirty laundry — and always respecting the personal privacy of the celebrated band.”
Enjoy their kickstarter trailer and if you’re in Austin for SXSW this week be sure to catch this special documentary.
Good Ol’ Freda will be showing in Austin the following dates:
3/12 at 9:15 pm – Topfer Theater at ZACH
3/16 at 4:00 pm – Stateside Theatre