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Lost Paul McCartney film to be screened in cinemas this month

By | Published on Friday 11 January 2019

Paul McCartney

A previously unreleased concert/animated film hybrid made by Paul McCartney and Wings in the 1970s is to get its long-delayed cinema release later this month.

‘The Bruce McMouse Show’ features footage from the band’s 1972 European tour intercut with an animated story about a cartoon mouse called, well, Bruce McMouse. The lengthy production work involved in making the film led to it being immediately shelved upon its eventual completion in 1977.

However, it has now been pulled out of the vaults, remastered and will be screened in cinemas around the world on 21 Jan. It is being distributed by a company called Abramorama, which has worked on a number of Beatles-related film releases in recent years, including the 2016 Ron Howard-directed documentary ‘The Beatles: Eight Days A Week’.

“There’s no greater compliment than to be entrusted to oversee the global release of a Paul McCartney film and continue our long-standing relationship with The Beatles family”, says Abramorama’s Evan Saxon. “Fans attending these special screenings of ‘The Bruce McMouse Show’ will be transported to a Paul McCartney and Wings concert with the best seat in the house, just above Bruce McMouse and his family”.

In the UK, you’ll be able to catch it at the Everyman cinemas in Liverpool and Hampstead. More info on the film and other screenings here.

Here’s a short clip: