Cleveland International Film Festival } March 29 – April 9, 2017 Presented by Dollar Bank

Good Ol' Freda


Year: 2013
Run Time: 86 minutes

Good Ol' Freda
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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 Cavern Club, 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 Cavern Club, 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. – T.W.

Good Ol' Freda

CIFF37 Screenings

Screening @ Cedar Lee Theatre

Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 7:20 PM

Tower City Cinemas

Friday, April 12, 2013 at 7:45 PM

Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 12:20 PM

Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 9:45 AM

Music! Movies!
Women of the World

Recommended for Middle School +

Nesnadny + Schwartz Portrait Documentary Competition

Related Daily Postings
A Fan of Freda

Ryan White

Ryan White, Kathy McCabe, Jessica Lawson

Austin Hargrave

Helen Kearns

Director Bio
A graduate of Duke University's Literature, Film & Video, and Documentary Studies programs, Ryan White has long been a successful television documentary producer. He is a Sundance fellow for his upcoming doc on a same-sex marriage case currently before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Select Filmography
"Pelada" (2010), GOOD OL' FREDA (2013)

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Film Sponsors

Donna and Stewart Kohl

Community Partners

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame + Museum

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