The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum

Cleveland International Film Festival: "Good Ol' Freda" (sponsored by the Rock Hall)

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is proud to once again serve as a Community Partner to the Cleveland International Film Festival.

Good Ol’ Freda

Directed by Ryan White
86 minutes

When it comes to the women of the Beatles, everyone knows about Linda and Yoko. But the woman people may not know is the one who may have had the biggest impact on the Fab Four.  In the dark damp underbelly of the Liverpool bar, The Cellar,Freda Kelly was one of many young girls who fawned over the new band and would later become the heart and soul of their rise to fame. Working in a secretary pool in town, Freda would be recruited to work in the same capacity for the up-and-coming group and continue to do so for the next 11 years until the Beatles’ break up. One of the only documentaries to be given the full blessing of the living band members, GOOD OL’ FREDA is a must-see for Beatles fans who think they’ve seen it all. Beginning with the early days in The Cellar, this documentary recounts the days of four guys looking for their next gig. And it continues all the way to the end when the fame had become too much to bear. It’s been 50 years of silence for the always trustworthy and loyal Freda Kelly and now we get to hear her story. An incredibly insightful and rare look behind the scenes of the world’s biggest band, GOOD OL’ FREDA is the all-access pass that Beatles fans have been waiting for.

As a friend of the Rock Hall, you can also purchase tickets to any Festival film screening at a $2.00 discount. Restrictions may apply.

Here's how to purchase:

Online: Use the code ROCK10 when purchasing tickets at (available 24 hours a day).

Phone: Use the code ROCK10 when calling the Ulmer & Berne Film Festival Box Office at (877)304-FILM (3456). 

In-Person: Use the code ROCK10 at the Ulmer & Berne Film Festival Box Office in the lobby of Tower City Cinemas (230 W. Huron Rd., Cleveland, OH  44113).


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