Have you ever heard anyone say “Rock & Roll is my religion,” or, “The Beatles are my Gods?” Authors Jade Sylvan and Steve Wagner decided to seriously consider such statements, and All You Need is Myth is their entertaining and illuminating response.
Sylvan and Wagner will be giving a live presentation as preview of their upcoming documentary, All You Need is Myth, at the Somerville Theatre in Somerville, MA on February 9, 2014, the evening of the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ groundbreaking appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show.
All You Need is Myth offers a breakthrough perspective on the Beatles’ historic legacy, explaining how the onset of mass-media and and the spiritual thirst of the unprecedented 60s youth culture combined to produce a modern global rock mythology that continues to deepen and solidify with time.
The program on February 9 will be an immersive multimedia experience and dialogue that will include musical performances by a one-night-only supergroup of Boston musicians, lead by Brian King of What Time is it, Mr. Fox?, as well as dance by three of the most innovative artists in the alterna-burlesque world, Mary Widow, Jane Doe, and Honey Pie. The show will lead the audience on an exciting exploration through the Beatles’ deep mythic impact and wide-ranging cultural significance.
Utilizing over 200 visual images, audio recordings, and film clips, All You Need is Myth, will bring to light the enduring spiritual resonance of the Beatles, showing how their legendary story contains archetypes, symbols, and narratives that parallel classic savior mythologies of the past while offering a new mythic vision for the modern age.
“Imagine Joseph Campbell did a study on the Beatles and Rock & Roll,” says Sylvan, “and you’ll have a pretty good idea of our show.”
Praise for All You Need Is Myth at the Brava Theater in San Francisco:
“If you want to know why the Beatles captured the heart and soul of three generations, all you need is All You Need Is Myth. This brilliant and provocative production liberates mythology from the ancient Greek and makes it accessible to the modern geek.” –Steve Bhaerman aka Swami Beyondananda (Author/Humorist “Spontaneous Evolution,” “Duck Soup for the Soul”)
“I was blown away by the insight of All You Need is Myth. I couldn’t believe I hadn’t seen it before. You’ll never look at the Beatles in the same way again!” –Dennis Willis (Film Critic: KGO Radio; Host: Flick Nation Radio; Author: American Popcorn)