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The Hours and Times
Directed by Christopher Munch • 1991 • United States
Starring David Angus, Ian Hart
This much is known: in April 1963, John Lennon and Beatles manager Brian Epstein, the mastermind behind the band’s meteoric rise, travelled to Barcelona for an extended weekend getaway. What happened there is a matter of speculation that director Christopher Munch explores to the fullest in his bold, thought-provoking debut. Riffing on the real-life bond shared by the two vastly different men—one a worldly gay sophisticate, the other a rough-around-the-edges rocker on the cusp of superstardom—the recently restored THE HOURS AND TIMES probes the intricacies of friendship, love, and sex with nuance and piercing insight.