Series Celebrates Pop Culture of 1968-69 

Grab your friends and hop into the Yellow Submarine for a weekend of pop culture reverie with Norfolk Collegiate on Nov. 16 and Nov. 18. The weekend festivities kick off with a FREE screening of the digitally remastered “Yellow Submarine” on Friday, Nov. 16, at 6 p.m. with an opening narrative provided by English teacher Evan Benedict ’04.

First released in November 1968 and remastered for its 50th anniversary, “Yellow Submarine” is an animated cult classic in which the Beatles accompany Capt. Fred in his yellow submarine to free Pepperland from the music-hating Blue Meanies.

Following the screening, audience members are encouraged to join a question-and-answer session with complimentary concessions. Guests also are encouraged to enjoy an exhibition featuring Collegiate’s upper school students as they showcase their interpretations of the art of album covers, concert posters and other genre released in 1968 and 1969 before and after the movie screening.

Come back and wrap up the weekend with the sounds of 1968 and 1969! Join local musicians Jim Newsom, Dan Pellegrino ’99 and Nate Sacks as they share the stories of the times through a memorable sing-a-long on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 3 p.m.

This weekend of pop culture marks the second and third installments of the four-part 2018-19 Betty M. and William B. Jones Humanities Speaker Series. Now in its fifth year, the series journeys back 50 years to a time punctuated by assassinations, protests, rock 'n’ roll and moonwalks and explores how the turbulent times of 1968 and 1969 shaped the world we live in today.

 

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