Deconstructing The Beatles: Magical Mystery Tour

Date: Friday, November 2nd, 2018
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Bow Tie Squire Cinemas (Great Neck) & Gold Coast Arts Center

Join us for the launch of the 2018 Gold Coast International Film Festival Enjoy an unforgettable night of BEATLEMANIA with a special screening of the exciting new release Deconstructing the Beatles: Magical Mystery Tour. Followed by a Q&A with the Beatles Expert himself, Scott Freiman, and a live performance of the album’s best tracks and more by Penny Lane!



In 1967, The Beatles embarked on an ambitious project, writing and directing a one-hour film, Magical Mystery Tour. The music written for the film is some of The Beatles’ psychedelic best. In Deconstructing The Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour, Mr. Freiman delves into the creative process behind The Fool On The Hill,” Blue Jay Way,” I Am The Walrus,” and other selections from Magical Mystery Tour. Scott will also “deconstruct” other songs from the Magical Mystery Tour album, including Strawberry Fields Forever,” Penny Lane,” and All You Need Is Love.”


PENNY LANE in ActionDirectly following the film, guests are invited to keep the party going and wander next door to the Arts Center where they can grab a drink and enjoy a live concert by Long Island’s very own Beatles cover band, Penny Lane! Penny Lane relies on their unadulterated sound and solid, tight vocal harmonies to reproduce the Beatles’ legacy, note-for-note! You will hear a selection of Beatles songs spanning their entire career which always leaves crowds cheering for more! A  Splendid Time Is Guaranteed For All! Come witness the Beatles’ music as you recalled it by taking a Magical Mystery Tour with PENNY LANE!

Post Screening Q&A With: Beatles Expert and Lecturer Scott Freiman

Scott Freiman may be the only person to have sold out Carnegie Hall and been a Finalist for Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year.  He is also an internationally recognized expert and lecturer on the music of the Beatles.

Mr. Freiman is the creator of Deconstructing the Beatles, a series of multimedia presentations about the composition and production techniques of the Beatles.  Mr. Freiman has presented his lectures to sold-out audiences at theaters nationwide and has spoken about the Beatles at colleges, universities, and corporations, such as Pixar, Google, and Facebook.  In the Fall of 2012, Mr. Freiman taught a semester course on “The Beatles In The Studio” at Yale University.  Mr. Freiman’s insights into the music of the Beatles can be found in the book All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Beatles Release published in October 2013 by Black Dog and Leventhal.

Previously, Mr. Freiman was the co-founder and CEO of Credit Management Solutions, Inc., a publicly traded financial software and services company and one of the earliest e-business successes. Mr. Freiman left CMSI in 2001 to pursue his dream of becoming a full-time composer and producer.  His first film scores were performed by an orchestra live with picture at Lincoln Center in New York.  Mr. Freiman composed music for more than ten films, as well as the Emmy®-award winning eleven-part BBC/Discovery series Life.  He also acted as sound editor and mixer on many films, including the first 3D made-for-television film, David Attenborough’s Flying Monsters, and the award-winning films Encounter Point and Budrus.  In September of 2005, Mr. Freiman’s sold out Carnegie Hall concert of original music featured a 17-piece orchestra and a children’s choir.

Mr. Freiman holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Music from Yale University and a Masters of Music Composition from New York University.   Mr. Freiman is married to Allison Fine, an award-winning writer and speaker.  He has three children, Maxwell (21), Zachary (19), and Jackson (16).  Mr. Freiman divides his time between Sleepy Hollow, New York, just outside New York City, and North Hollywood, CA.

Q&A Moderated by archivist/music historian Tony Traguardo

Tony Traguardo has been hosting radio shows on FM and the Internet since 1982. On WCWP (88.1 FM) he co-created and hosted the nationally recognized show ‘Beatletrax’, where he conducted the first lengthy interview with Beatles’ drummer Pete Best on U.S. radio. His most recent show, ‘4F’ (‘Free Format For Free’) has been running every from 7-9pm every Monday night since 2010 on WCWP, as part of the station’s ‘Rock Show’ format.

Tony is an archivist/music historian who has written and lectured professionally about the Beatles, popular music and pop culture for over twenty years. He is a Media Librarian at The Port Washington Public Library, and has presented programs at many libraries, universities and theaters throughout the tri-state area. He is most proud of the work that he did between 2007 and 2012 with his friend and mentor Pete Fornatale as co-producer of their touring multimedia programs. A Board of Directors Member Emeritus of the Long Island Music Hall of Fame, Tony was scriptwriter and director for the group’s first three gala events. He has been cited in Beatles-related books, has contributed as writer or editor to numerous music magazines and websites in the US and Holland, and is the author of two internationally performed children’s’ plays. Tony is also a co-host of the Beatles-related Internet radio show / podcast ‘Fab 4 Free 4 All’. He can be seen on stage as the narrator for legendary folk group Aztec Two-Step’s ‘Simon & Garfunkel Songbook’ concert performances, and as the lead singer of his band ‘Shindig!’. Learn more about Tony at


Film, Q&A, Concert, Drinks: $65.00 | $60.00 for members
Film, Q&A: $25.00 | $20.00 for members


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