Tony Palmer

For the 2020 Festival we worked with the Harrogate Advertiser's Graham Chalmers in helping bring celebrated music documentary filmmaker Tony Palmer to Harrogate. He appeared at the Cold Bath brewery Clubhouse where an hour long Q&A was followed by a rare screening of his 1977 Beatles documentary - Mighty Good

The event was filmed and a feature-length documentary film titled All We Got Was Love is now complete.

All We Got Was Love - screening 20 July

The première screening of this documentary about music documentary filmmaker Tony Palmer will take place at 2pm on Tuesday 20th July at the Everyman, Harrogate. The filmmakers will be joined after the screening by Tony Palmer for a discussion and Q&A about the film. The event will be hosted by the Harrogate Advertiser's Graham Chalmers.

Tickets (£16) cover entry to the screening and the post-screening reception and Q&A. Some bubbly will also be provided for all to share in the celebration! The event will close around 4.30pm. The Film Festival, Harrogate Film Society and the filmmakers all hope very much that you will be able to join us to mark the occasion!

Tickets are available at the Film Festival website:

Please note that the sale of tickets presumes that the UK Government's covid restrictions will be lifted, as currently planned, on 19th July. If for any reason the restrictions were extended then current social distancing requirements would mean that the tickets would be voided and a full refund would be immediately processed.



On 12th March 2020, Tony Palmer appeared at a screening event at the Cold Bath Brewery, co-sponsored by Harrogate Film Festival, Harrogate Film Society, and Graham Chalmers of the Harrogate Advertiser to talk about his filmmaking career, including his time collaborating with John Lennon and the Beatles. A team of filmmakers recorded Tony's visit to Harrogate. The filmmakers then visited Tony at his home in London in September 2020 and recorded a further interview with him. All of the film material has now been edited into a 97 minute documentary.

The occasion in March 2020 turned out to be the last big cultural event in Harrogate before the lockdown and so it seems particularly appropriate that we should be marking the end of the restrictions with this screening on 20th July.

This work produced much more material than could be used in the main film and as a result, the producers have assembled a number of short vignettes taken from the cutting room. These short films provide further wonderful insights into Tony's career and projects he worked on.
Movie sound . . . 

Stanley Kubrick . . . 


Career direction . . . 

200 Motels . . .