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Olivia Harrison, Beatle George Harrison’s widow and co-producer of the documentary “George Harrison: Living in the Material World,” which premieres tonight on HBO, and Martin Scorsese, the film’s director, appeared at the screening of the filmTuesday night at the New York Film Festival in a sold-out event at Alice Tully Hall.
“At the end, a spotlight was shown on Olivia and Martin, sitting up in the balcony box seat, and they received great applause,” said Kris Tash, who attended. “Then to our surprise, they brought chairs out on the stage and Olivia, Martin, and three others who worked on the film did a question-and-answer session.
“We were surprised to see them since they’d just been to the London premiere on Sunday, but it was a wonderful surprise. Olivia talked about how well Martin Scorcese captured the essence of who George was,” she said.
“Most of the questions came from the guy who led the discussion, but they also did take a few from the audience. The Q&A lasted about 20-30 minutes. Olivia was just so gracious and open about how happy she was with the finished product.
“I thought the film was absolutely incredible!!,” Tash said. “There was George’s amazing music, and much laughter, tears and just pure enjoyment!”
Patti Murawski, who also attended, said she also saw Eric Idle in attendance. Also there were the film’s co-producer Nigel Sinclair, plus actors Sean Young, Rita Wilson and Adrian Grenier.
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