The Beatles’ New Documentary Premieres on Thanksgiving

Three years in the making, The Beatles’ new documentary, Get Back, will finally premiere this week.

Originally scheduled to be just a few hours long, it was supposed to first open in theaters in August of last year, until COVID pushed it to this past August.

But that was also scrapped when it was expanded to six hours, which is why it will now stream in three two-hour segments on Disney+ this Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting at 3 a.m. ET.

Director Peter Jackson went through close to 60 hours of unreleased footage leftover from the filming of the Let it Be movie — which was originally supposed to be titled Get Back — to paint an accurate picture of what actually happened in January 1969 as they set out to write, record and perform an album in one month. The film is now in chronological order ending with the complete 40-plus minutes rooftop performance atop their Apple office in London.